Rush City three-sport standout Jamie Guptill recently made a college decision and is now working towards skill improvement in preparation for the next level. “I am going to lessons at Minnesota Select,” Jamie said. “I have been going to many…
Rush City three-sport standout Jamie Guptill recently made a college decision and is now working towards skill improvement in preparation for the next level.
“I am going to lessons at Minnesota Select,” Jamie said. “I have been going to many lessons and getting into the gym hoping to improve my technique and endurance. I have learned many things and am very excited to see what next season holds.”
This winter Guptill was a Class A first team all state player from MNVBCA and she led the Tigers to a 22-4 fall that ended in a second place finish in the section final. So what’s next for Jamie and Rush City?
“Our team is looking pretty good,” Jamie said. “Although we lost our setter, we are training two other people to fill that setting spot.
“Our serving and offensive game will be very strong. We have very good hitters and servers. We will need to increase our intensity during defense, but I’m sure we will get the hang of it by the time season comes.”
Rush City will be strong again (Shawna Mell also returns). They have a leader in Guptill who is a top 25 level prospect in the state who has have received the All-Conference honor four times plus has been named Conference MVP, GRC Best Hitter, Class A All-State team, and Class AA Volleyball Showcase All-Tournament.
Jamie was also pursued by several college programs but made her choice during the winter.
“I have been in contact with multiple different colleges, some of which include Southwest Minnesota State, Minnesota-Duluth, and Concordia St. Paul.
“A few months ago, I committed to Concordia St. Paul and will continue my education and volleyball career there.”
Everything now is about getting ready for college and preparing for the senior season. Guptill patterns her game after two of the best.
“My idols are the Tapp sisters (Hannah and Paige) from the Minnesota Golden Gopher volleyball team.”