Tigerville, SC – Jarvis Benito, a 6-3 160-pound middle hitter from Kea’au, HI, has signed a NCAA National Letter of Intent to attend North Greenville University on a men’s volleyball scholarship it was announced by Head Coach Dr. Fred Battenfield.
Benito plays for Kamehameha Schools on the Big Island of Hawaii, and he was a First Team All-Big Island Interscholastic Federation (BIIF) selection last season. His high school season for 2017 is ongoing, and he is projected to have high honors again this year.
He also plays for the Southside Volleyball Club under renowned Hawaiian coach Guy Enriques. “Jarvis is definitely one of the best middle hitters in Hawaii, and he should be an immediate impact player for North Greenville,” Enriques said. “It will be really fun to watch his career in South Carolina.”
Also a stellar scholar-athlete, Jarvis has made the Headmaster’s List (4.0+ gpa) several times.
He has made the Principal’s List (3.5 – 3.99 gpa) every semester in high school at Kamehameha.
“We had a great deal of success with Luuga Vailu’u, who was from Honolulu, the first two years
of our program and signing another talented Hawaiian middle is a huge bonus for NGU,” Battenfield said. “Jarvis is an extremely quick attacking middle and has exceptional timing with his blocking. He will give us another option to Matthew McManaway and Ben Hamsho next season, and we might be able to move them around to make our lineup more versatile. Jarvis is very intelligent and will thrive in the rigorous academic environment at NGU, but more importantly, he is going to continue to grow and will get much stronger once he gets into our strength and conditioning program. Jarvis also attends a Christian school in Hawaii, and he fully understands the mission of NGU, and that is to carry the gospel of Jesus Christ with us everywhere we go. We are very excited to get him to South Carolina in August.”
Jarvis is the son of Tyrell and Brianne and Yockeman.