US move proves successful
Kelsie Wills has made a name for herself in New Zealand volleyball circles and now she is doing the same in the United States.
The 19 year old has completed the first six months of a four- year indoor volleyball scholarship at Hofstra University in Long Island, New York and was back in Matamata for her holiday break when the Chronicle caught up with her.
Wills has been playing volleyball since she started high school at Matamata College and by 2010 she Jersey Institute September 22.
Wills said since starting the scholarship her volleyball skills had improved a lot after stepping up her fitness and training. ‘‘It is really competitive over there and we have coaching every day with a lot of fitness, so it keeps you going,’’ she said. ‘‘But I love it over there. New York City is very exciting.’’