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Ex-Red Devils spikers to take game to college level

Nile C. Kinnick seniors Exotica Hall and Jade McGinnis have received partial scholarships to play volleyball in college, McGinnis at Paul Quinn College in Texas and Hall at Carlow University in Pennsylvania. At left is Kinnick assistant principal Craig Maxey; at right is Kinnick principal Dr. Jacqueline Ferguson.

PHOTO COURTESY OF TONY SAN NICOLAS

By DAVE ORNAUER | STARS AND STRIPES Published: June 10, 2018

In their last official act as volleyball players at Nile C. Kinnick High School, Red Devils spikers Exotica Hall and Jade McGinnis each committed to partial scholarship offers to play in college.

Hall, an outside hitter, has signed to play at Carlow University, just outside of Pittsburgh. The Celtics are part of the NAIA River States Conference and the United States Collegiate Athletic Association’s national championship tournaments. The Celtics last season went 10-24, 3-13 in the RSC and 7-7 in USCAA play.

McGinnis, a middle blocker, is joining Paul Quinn College, an NAIA school just outside of Dallas. The Tigers play in the Red River Athletic Conference.

McGinnis was a three-sport star at Kinnick, also playing basketball and track and field, while Hall was a Far East record-setting high jumper for the four-time Division I track and field champion Red Devils.

“They both have a strong foundation of the basics to help them prevail and hopefully become more proficient at the next level,” said Red Devils volleyball coach Tony San Nicolas, a former Guam National Team coach.

San Nicolas coached and Hall and McGinnis led the Red Devils to the Far East Division I volleyball championship match last Oct. 28, where Kinnick lost to Seisen.

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