Lutheran West announced on March 16 that Laura Thrasivoulou, who has spent the past 11 seasons as an assistant at Avon Lake, will take over the Longhorns volleyball program.

Thrasivoulou was a part of two Southwestern Conference championships and made three appearances in the district final–including one district title–during her time with the Shoregals. She is also the head coach of the Boss CLE Athletic Company club team. From 2012-19, she coached the Lakeshore Volleyball Club.

A Phoenix, Ariz., native, Thrasivoulou attended high school at Valley Lutheran High School, where she won a state championship. She played collegiately at Phoenix College for two seasons before transferring to the University of Oregon for a year. She finished up her eligibility at Purdue University.

Last season, the Longhorns went 14-9 overall, falling in straight sets to Buckeye in a Division II sectional final on Oct. 24.

College commitment

On March 19, Bay guard Ashton Price announced his commitment to NCAA Division III Baldwin Wallace University to continue his basketball career.

Price recently completed a standout senior season for the Great Lakes Champion Rockets, and was named the league’s Most Valuable Player, as well as to the Northeast Lakes All-District First Team.

College signing

On March 16, Bay senior Nick Buttari signed his National Letter of Intent to continue his football career at NCAA Division III University of Mount Union. Buttari was a team captain this season, and was named to the All-Great Lakes Conference First team, as well as the Northeast Lakes All-District Second Team.

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