Anna Mapstone, who has played volleyball at PCS for six years, signs with her father (left), mother (center), and athletic director Glenn Redmon (right).
There are a number of high school senior athletes in the area that have plans to play collegiate sports next year. One local senior, Anna Mapstone, is very excited about her opportunity to continue her athletic career next year at college.
Mapstone, a senior at Providence Christian School in Riverview, will be playing volleyball at Brewton-Parker College in Mt. Vernon, Georgia, in the fall. She received an $8,000 scholarship, and she is very excited to contribute to Brewton-Parker’s athletic program.
“I really like the coach and all of the players there,” said Mapstone, “My goal is to do well and help my team out as much as possible.”
Mapstone, a resident of Valrico, has attended Providence Christian School (PCS) her whole academic career. PCS enrolls K-12 and allows 7-12 grade students to play sports. This gave Mapstone the opportunity to play volleyball for six years. During her time on the team, Mapstone was a part of a FCC state championship team. She also was team captain, and was voted to be an all-conference athlete multiple times.
“My favorite part of playing volleyball is the excitement of getting a good spike,” said Mapstone.
Along with playing volleyball, Mapstone also had the opportunity to play basketball, cheerleading and softball.
Mapstone is one of the few athletes in the past few years at PCS to take her athletic abilities to the next level.
Mapstone is known for her hard work and her passion to excel in whatever sport she is playing. She is a leader on and off the court. In addition to being a team captain for various sports, Mapstone is also the senior class president for the graduating class of 2012 at PCS. She is a faithful member at Victory Baptist Church in Valrico, a member of the National Honor Society, and has a strong history of community service.
Mapstone will not only be playing volleyball at Brewton-Parker. The elementary education major will also be playing softball for the Barons. She is aware for the challenges ahead, but she is looking forward to the opportunities that will come her way next year and in the years to come.