Another piece of the 2011 East Central College (ECC) volleyball puzzle fell into place with the team’s second signing of Lutheran High School South senior outside hitter Katie Egart, announced ECC Head Coach Brad Bruns.
Bruns hopes Egart can contribute right away. “She is incredibly talented. We’re looking for her to contribute defensively as well,” said Bruns.
As a junior, Egart led the Lutheran South Lancers in kills with 193 while hitting .257. She also had 188 digs, 32 solo blocks, 39 block assists, 14 aces and nine assists. That helped to land her on the AVCA Under Armor Girls High School All-America Watch List published before this season. During her senior season, Egart led Lutheran South with 254 kills while hitting .357. She also had 31 solo blocks, 41 block assists, 83 digs, 13 assists and eight aces. Egart caught the eyes of the coaching staff last winter when she was playing with the H2 Saint Louis Volleyball Club in an event at East Central College.
“I am very excited. I can’t wait,” Egart said. “We are very excited to sign Katie. She is an incredible athlete who has a very good work ethic. We are looking for her to make an immediate impact on the court,” said Bruns.
At East Central, Egart hopes to get her general education requirements done before focusing on her area of major. She also hopes to play volleyball beyond ECC. “I just want to get my general education done,” said Egart. “Hopefully, I can get a volleyball scholarship after that. I want to study interior design or do something with kids with special needs.”
Egart said her first contact with Bruns was memorable. “The first time I talked to Brad, I was at a tournament in Union at East Central. I guess I was playing really good and he started talking to me about East Central and asked if I was looking anywhere for college. He gave me some information and it went from there. I ended up getting a scholarship,” said Egart
She is currently playing on the H2 Saint Louis 18 Cardinal team this season. “Hopefully, we’ll be able to do really well this year and make it to nationals,” Egart said about her club squad.