FLINT TWP. – Carman-Ainsworth senior and volleyball player, Deja Lester, signed her national letter of intent to play collegiate volleyball at Arizona Western College last Wednesday.
Arizona Western is a Div. 1 junior college that is ranked No. 6 in the nation. Lester is a three-year varsity starter at Carman Ainsworth where she earned all conference honorable mention in 2012, was named to the second team in 2013 and made first team this past fall.
Lester plays for Oakland Elite Volleyball club in Waterford, one of the premiere volleyball clubs in Michigan. She has played for Oakland Elite for four years and played nationally for three years.
Lester had offers from the University of New Orleans, Wallace State, Lourdes University, Oakland and Mott Community Colleges, Missouri State University-West Plains and several other.
“She works very hard and is a skilled player. Her drive and determination is outstanding,” said Carman-Ainsworth coach Barb Hurrand.
Lester signed in the athletic office surrounded by parents Tracee and Steven, Carman-Ainsworth athletic director Kevin Foltz and Coach Hurrand.