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May 16, 2014

Clinton trio staying close to home

CLINTON — Gabby Haan and Shannon Shovlain are attending college not far from where they went to high school. Make it three blocks away. And they’ll still play on the same court.

Haan and Shovlain formally announced that they have signed with Clinton Community College to play in the swan-song season for volleyball. Meanwhile, Griffin Rasche signed her letter-of-intent to play tennis at St. Ambrose. All three were starters on Clinton’s state championship tennis team last spring.

“These are some of the finest citizens you could ever meet,” Clinton tennis coach Cindy Rasche, Griffin’s aunt, said. “I would easily take them as my own if I could.”

As a relative speaking, Rasche spoke highly of her niece.

“She comes from a good breed of tennis,” Cindy Rasche said in front of family and students. “I’m excited for Griffin to be continuing her career at a good program; she’s a good leader who will impact St. Ambrose.”

The biggest selling point for Griffin was when she first stepped onto campus, she knew that’s where she belonged.

“The professors really loved what they do, and I could tell that right away,” she said. “I only went there once, and I knew that’s where I wanted to be.

“I really like the coach when I met him — he was so genuine and warm — so I’m really excited to sign on with him,” Rasche said. “I really like the team, and I’m really excited to see what’s to come.”

Meanwhile, for the two volleyball girls, being a part of the final season of CCC volleyball was a selling point to keep playing in Yourd Gym.

“It’s pretty important,” Haan said. “I think it’ll be a lot of fun, and we’ll play well. I also get to play with one of my best friends, which I’m really excited about.”

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