A key member of the Langley Saints is marching to Burnaby and the SFU Clan.
Kalyn Hartmann, captain of the LSS senior girls volleyball team, signed her national letter of intent to join the Burnaby-based university in the fall.
The six-foot-two middle blocker is an honour roll student and has served as the Saints captain since Grade 8.
She was the LSS junior girls athlete of the year award in 2015 and last fall, earned MVP honours as the Saints won the senior girls AAA Fraser Valley banner, a first in school history.
“Kalyn brings a great mix of physicality, athleticism and versatility to the court. She has played as both a middle blocker and an outside hitter during her high school career and this will allow her to contribute to our team in a multitude of ways,” said SFU coach Gina Schmidt in a press release announcing the signing.
“Kalyn is an exceptionally hard worker both on the court and in the classroom and we look forward to having her work ethic in our program for years to come.”
Hartman also won gold with her club team, Team Academy, at the 2017 provincial club championships, earning all-star honours along the way. She also represented Team BC at the 2017 Canada Summer Games.
“Being able to compete in the NCAA while staying in Canada to get my education was a huge draw to SFU for me,” said Hartmann, who plans on pursuing a major in behavioural neuroscience.
“The strong academic reputation of the university and the unique and diverse courses that are offered played a big part in my decision making. After attending a summer volleyball camp at SFU, I loved working with the coaching staff and knew they would help me become the best player I could be.
“Gina is building a great volleyball program and I’m really excited to join the team next year.”