LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN -- The Covenant volleyball program has added five players to its varsity roster as head coach Joanna Ehman announced her 2019 recruiting class. Anna Baldwin, Heidi Burkett, Taylor Caldwell, Jess Chesrown, and Grace Logterman are all set to join the Scots in the fall.
The five players join a Covenant team that secured its fourth straight USA South regular season division title last season. Covenant has strung together nine consecutive winning seasons that includes five conference regular season titles, two conference tournament championships, and a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances.
Anna Baldwin - Hendersonville, N.C. - North Henderson High School
Baldwin comes to Covenant from Hendersonville, N.C., and North Henderson High School where she lettered in volleyball, basketball, and track. A decorated volleyball player, Baldwin can play multiple positions on the court and she was a three-time all-conference performer, while earning all-area and all-region honors twice. With her accomplishments through her high school career, Baldwin was a Wendy's High School Heisman Award winner.
Baldwin was a member of the National Honor Society.
Heidi Burkett - Jacksonville, Fla. - Beaches Chapel School
A 5-foot-10 middle, Burkett comes to Covenant from Jacksonville, Fla., and Beaches Chapel School. Burkett also had a successful high school career as she earned honorable mention on the Florida Times Union All-First Coast team following her senior season. She helped lead her team to an eighth-place finish in the 2A state tournament and a conference championship in 2018. Burkett played three years with Powers Volleyball Club.
Burkett was also a member of the National Honor Society as she held a secretary position with that organization and the Student Government Association. She plans to major in pre-physical therapy at Covenant.
Taylor Caldwell - Cumming, Ga. - South Forsyth High School
Caldwell was a two-sport athlete at South Forsyth High School where she competed on both the volleyball and basketball teams. At 5-foot-11, Caldwell has the ability to play both the middle and outside hitter positions. She helped her team to multiple state tournament appearances, including reaching the Elite Eight in 2017. Caldwell played club volleyball with A5 and GA5.
She plans to major in biology and chemistry at Covenant. Caldwell earned academic honors in both French and art during her high school career.
Jess Chesrown - Fort Collins, Colo. - Fossil Ridge High School
Chesrown adds more height to the recruiting class as she stands at 6-foot and plays primarily in the middle. She was also a multi-sport athlete in high school at Fossil Ridge where she competed in volleyball, basketball, track and field, and cheerleading. In her senior season, Chesrown was a key member of Fossil Ridge's region championship squad. Chesrown played three years with the Colorado North Stars volleyball club.
At Covenant, she plans to major in biology.
Grace Logterman - Chattanooga, Tenn. - Chattanooga Christian School
A local product, Logterman comes to Covenant from nearby Chattanooga, Tenn., and Chattanooga Christian School. Logterman helped guide the Chargers to a district championship and the quarterfinals of the state tournament as she earned all-district honors.
Logterman plans to major in business and biology at Covenant.
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