GSSM Student, Leland Hartzog, Named 1A All-State Volleyball Player

October 29, 2015

The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics (GSSM) is pleased to announce that Leland Hartzog, daughter of Robert L. and Kara J. Hartzog of Lexington, South Carolina, is one of 18 volleyball players across South Carolina who received recognition as a 1A All-State Volleyball Player. 

Hartzog, a senior at GSSM, was nominated by the School’s Girls Volleyball Coach, Hillary Pratt. Coaches from across the region voted to award the honor to her based on her athletic ability, good sportsmanship and leadership qualities.

“To be noticed by coaches and players outside of my own team is such an honor and I’m very proud to know that I was remembered positively by teams we have played against,” Hartzog said. “I feel very blessed to be the recipient of such an award and it is something I won’t soon forget.” 

Hartzog has been playing volleyball for more than seven years and was voted GSSM’s volleyball team captain by her teammates. Coach Pratt believes Hartzog has been instrumental in the team’s success throughout the season.

“Leland is an exceptional young lady to coach and I could not be prouder of her accomplishments this year,” Pratt said. “I am confident that the region made a sound choice in appointing her as an All State Player this season.” 

She will be recognized and presented with a plaque at the North/South All-Star game on November 21 at Erskine College in Due West, South Carolina

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