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HOLLY TOBIAS COMMITS TO EDISON...
After a stellar high school career at Covington, Holly Tobias committed to play volleyball at Edison Community College.

MAY 12, 2009 - COVINGTON
By Rob Kiser, Piqua Daily Call

Holly Tobias is not comfortable talking about herself.

But, if she was, she would have plenty of superlatives to choose from.

A four-year starter for the Covington volleyball team, the daughter of Mike and Denise Tobias will take her considerable talents to Edison Community College for the next two years.

"It came down to Edison and one other school," Tobias said. "It was just a matter of deciding which school would be best for me. I do (plan on going to a four-year school to play after two years at Edison). I always hoped I would play volleyball in college."

Tobias was a four-year starter for the Lady Buccs. She had a breakout season as a junior when her 100 blocks demonstrated her ability to play much taller than her 5-9 height.

She was named All-Cross County Conference and second team All-District 9.

Tobias followed it up with an even better senior year. While she has no weakness in her game, her dominance at the net, both block and hitting, led to her being named CCC Player of the Year and first team All-District 9 as she led Covington to the Division IV district finals, before they lost to eventual state runner-up Jackson Center.

Edison coach Carrie Snider-Dearth is happy Tobias decided to keep her talents close to home, giving her a two-year scholarship.

"She is a great athlete," Snider-Dearth said. "She is a strong player and she is a lot of upside. With their athletic ability, we feel like she can be a very good player for us."

And that is just a small part of what Tobias will bring to the Chargers.

If you are looking for a player more interested in what the team accomplishes than their own personal stats, along with making her teammates better and being an outstanding student, Tobias is the player you are looking for.

"There is no question she is a great kid," Snider-Dearth said. "She is a good student and very well-rounded. We are excited to have her."

And Tobias is excited about the opportunity as well. And she is familiar with some of her new teammates.

"I played JO with one of them," Tobias said. "I played against some of them (at Covington). When I met the coaches (at Edison), I really like them."

And Edison, after two years of going to the NJCAA Division III Nationals, is looking to do the same thing in its second year at Division II.

"I definitely think we can play at a high level," Tobias said.

And with several weeks to go before graduation, she is happy to have her college choice made.

"I am glad to have the decision made," Tobias said. "It will allow me to focus on school and everything else I have going on the next couple of weeks."

Which she is much more comfortable with than talking about herself.

Holly Tobias' ability at the net and her athleticism is what attracted Edison.