Ben Hamsho, a 6-6 middle blocker from Wheaton, IL near Chicago, has signed a NCAA National Letter of Intent to play for the North Greenville University men’s volleyball team for the 2016-2017 season.
Hamsho attends Wheaton North High School and plays for Coach John Noe IV. He was selected to the DuPage Valley All-Conference team in 2015, and also made the All-Academic team. He was an Illinois High School All-Area Honorable Mention last season as well. In 82 sets in 2015, he had 164 kills, 66 blocks, 30 aces and established numerous school records. Ben earned an academic scholarship from NGU as well.
During the club season, Ben competes for the Hitmen Volleyball Club and his coaches have been Alec Palmer and Matt Wilkins
A well rounded student-athlete, Ben has been involved in music at Wheaton North and was named to the 2015 ILMEA All District choir. An avid outdoorsman, Ben will enjoy the beauty of the Upstate South Carolina and Western North Carolina.
“When Ben made his official visit to NGU, there were two things that made me want to make him a part of our program,” said Crusader Head Coach Dr. Fred Battenfield. “He had a bit of a swagger and air of confidence about him and had great intensity on the court going up against my older guys. He has the desire to get better and should thrive in our program with NGU’s outstanding strength and conditioning program. Ben will anchor the middle for us, and he comes from an outstanding family. We are very excited about bringing Ben to Tigerville next year as we continue toward our objective of winning Conference Carolinas.”
Ben is the son of Eric and Stacia Hamsho, and he has a brother, Jaimeson and a sister Elliana. He plans to major in business or marketing at North Greenville. Ben’s grandparents are also residents of Asheville, NC.