Montana State University-Northern volleyball coach Lisa Handley announced her team has added immediate size and power to its squad with the signing of Canadian Jasmine Mitchell.
Mitchell, a 6-foot-2 player from Winnepeg, Manitoba, signed a national letter of intent to play for the Skylights next season.
"Jasmine is a 6-2 power hitter with a vertical (leap) to match her size," Handley said. "She is able to touch 9 feet, 10 inches with an approach and is very fluid when it comes to the game of volleyball."
Mitchell has been playing volleyball for seven years and was recently named one of Manitoba's top 20 athletes her senior year.
Along with her MVP achievements at her high school Dakota Collegiate Mitchell was a three-year club member of Team Manitoba.
"Jasmine was a year-round volleyball player," Handley said. "She possesses the knowledge of the game and the athletic ability to make an impact in the Skylights program immediately."
Mitchell also enjoyed success in the provincial championships through Canada.
She played for the University of Winnepeg's first-place club team in 1999, as well as the University of Manitoba club team that placed second in the championships last year.
She was also a soccer player for seven years and also competed in track and field and basketball.
She is a level-three lifesaver and took advantage of superior flute playing to take a trip to Japan.
Mitchell will attend Northern's spring collegiate tournament April 7 at Northern Gym.