Caspers chooses Kent State

West Fork senior Jacqlyn Caspers, second from left, signed to play volleyball at Kent State on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at the Wharf in Sheffield. She is joined, from left, by her father Ed, her mother, Rebecca, her brother Edison and her sister Emily. (Kristi Nixon/Hampton Chronicle)

SHEFFIELD – The academic choice for West Fork’s Jacqlyn Caspers was Kent State University in Ohio.

The Warhawk middle hitter signed her national letter of intent to play volleyball at the Division I school on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at the Wharf in Sheffield with family surrounding her.

But when asked why Kent State, Caspers' first words out of her mouth were because of the school's pre-med program.

“I love the girls, the school, they are a great school for academics,” Caspers said. “I can become a factor there and I’ll be able to play volleyball.”

The full story appears in the Nov. 22 print and online editions of the Hampton Chronicle.