Heather Shulke the Latest to Decide on Palm Beach Atlantic Volleyball
July 1, 2009
Written By: Michael Brown, Palm Beach Atlantic University SID
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- As the summer months go by ever so quickly, it reminds each of us that the fall sport seasons will be upon us soon enough. When that time arrives, there will be plenty of new faces arriving on campus to be apart of the Palm Beach Atlantic University volleyball team. One of the new players will be Heather Shulke who has signed a national letter of intent to play as a Sailfish in the fall.
Shulke hails from southwest Washington state in a rural farming community of Castle Rock, Washington where she competed for the Castle Rock High School Rockets.
Named her high school’s most valuable player and team captain all four years as a setter, Shulke also spent time as a libero for her club team, the Cowlitz Volleyball Club. During her seven year tenure with her club, they traveled to many regional and national tournaments throughout the northwest as well as nationwide.
During her senior season, Shulke helped lead CRHS to a runner-up finish at the state tournament while also bringing home All-State honors.
“We really like what Heather brings to the table as a player and we feel she will be yet another positive addition to our young team for this upcoming season,” said second-year head coach Beth Avila.
“I’m very excited about coming to PBA. I look forward to the change in climate and extending my volleyball career at Palm Beach Atlantic,” said Shulke.
Heather is the daughter of Joe and Debbie Shulke and the middle of five children. She has two older sisters, Megan, 23, and Danielle, 21. And two younger siblings, Max and Olivia, who are 11-year old twins.