Maria Cristina Negron, a 5'10 setter/right side hitter from Camuy, Puerto Rico, has signed her letter of intent to continue her academic and athletic career at Ellsworth Community College.
Negron grew up playing volleyball in Puerto Rico, starting at just five years old. She was a four-year varsity starter and team captain for her high school, Colegio San Felipe in Arecibo, PR. She played numerous years in junior Olympic club volleyball for various teams as well. From 2007-2013, she played club volleyball for Capitanas, Alivah, Arsel, Manati and Nitrosa clubs in Puerto Rico. In 2012 she was awarded MVP honors at the Jeep Junior National Tournament in Puerto Rico, and was a part of the All-Star Team at the Jeep Junior National Tournament for the years of 2010, 2011 and 2013. Most recently, in 2013, she took away MVP awards at the Totin Matos Tournament in Puerto Rico. She's also traveled to Florida to compete in the AAU Junior National Tournaments.
"Cristina is a versatile and fundamentally sound athlete," Panthers Head Coach Melanie Lane stated. "She's been playing volleyball for many years and has developed into a deceptive setter and smart hitter."
Cristina is daughter to Kenneth Negron and Nydia Urdaz, and sister to Kelly and Ashley. Cristina will major in Biology at ECC.
PHOTO CAPTION: Cristina Negron