Crown Point’s Alwine Signs With Pioneers [January 27, 2015]

Caitlin Alwine Signing
Caitlin Alwine (left) recently signed a
National Letter of Intent to play
collegiate volleyball for the first-year
PSC head coach Tom Ryan (right)
in the fall of 2015.

One of Tom Ryan’s top selling points when he was hired as the fifth head volleyball coach in Prairie State College history last December was his ability to recruit high-quality student-athletes.

 Since accepting his new position he has hit the ground running and his efforts along the always-competitive recruiting trail have already begun to pay off in a big way.

 The first-year PSC head coach recently signed Crown Point High School standout defensive specialist Caitlin Alwine to a National Letter of Intent.

 The 5-foot-5 Alwine’s volleyball resume is impressive, to say the least.

 Alwine, who played at Goshen High School (Ind.) for her first three seasons of prep volleyball, was her squad’s Most Valuable Defensive Player her sophomore and junior seasons as well as the recipient of both Goshen and Crown Point’s Captain’s Award her freshman through senior seasons.  She also was a Northwest Indiana Times All-Area selection her senior campaign.

 A strong student to boot, Alwine is also a Kiwanis Scholar-Athlete.

“Having transferred to Crown Point high School for her senior year, which was arguably the best defensive team in Northwest Indiana even before her arrival, Caitlin had to make a great impression on her coaches in a short period of time if she wanted to get on the court,” Ryan said. “She did exactly that, taking over the starting libero position by midseason and showing a ton of resilience in doing so.  I am excited to have her competitive level on my side of the court next year.”

 Alwine is the daughter of Jeff and Jennifer Alwine and will be pursuing an Associate’s Degree in Communication.

2015 Volleyball Letters of Intent Signees

The following student-athletes have signed NJCAA letters of intent to continue their academic and volleyball careers at Prairie State College beginning in the Fall 2015 semester:

  • Caitlin Alwine (Crown Point H.S., Ind.)
  • Alexandra Sullivan (Munster H.S., Ind.)