Wildcat Trotter Commits To St Clair

Madison Trotter has signed a Letter of Intent to play for the St Clair Saints in the 2016-17 season.Contributed image.

Madison Trotter has signed a Letter of Intent to play for the St Clair Saints in the 2016-17 season.
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(WINDSOR, ON) – The St Clair College Department of Athletics and women’s volleyball program have announced the signing of 5’ 4” setter Madison Trotter, to a Letter of Intent for the 2016-17 season.

Trotter, a native of Windsor, is currently finishing up her high school diploma at St Thomas of Villanova. She started playing volleyball at the age of 5 and has spent several years playing for the OVA South County Bandits. Trotter has also been named a WECSSAA All-Star four times.

Additionally, she was nominated for the female volleyball player of the year twice at the WESPY awards, including this upcoming ceremony on March 28.

Trotter was a member of the Windsor team for the International Children’s Games and also made the OVA Region 3 U16 team for south western Ontario.

Madison was accepted to the Pre-Health Science Program at St Clair and plans to enrol in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing after that.

“After carefully considering my options to continue my education and volleyball career, I can’t wait to get started at St Clair,” Trotter said. “There were many factors involved in this decision, including the great scholarship program, sport and education facilities that are second to none, and playing for a top end coach like Jimmy El-Turk.”

St Clair head coach El-Turk is looking forward to having Trotter on the team next year.

“We are thrilled to have an athlete with such experience and pedigree as Madison,” he explained. “It’s rare that you find an athlete who has the skill, the experience, and the leadership that Madison possesses and we are very lucky that she has decided to attend St Clair College next season. It’s always great to add local athletes to the roster, and it’s even better when they are of the quality of Madison, as an athlete, a student, and most importantly as a person.”

St Clair finished the 2015-16 regular season with a record of 10-8 in the OCAA West Division and tied for 4th place. However, due to tiebreakers, the Saints ended up in 6th place and had to travel to Trent to take on the 3rd place Excalibur in a playoff cross over match, which they lost.

Trent finished their regular season with a record of 16-4.


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