Carter Eby, a 6-5 middle hitter from New Holland, PA, has signed a NCAA National Letter of Intent to play for the North Greenville University men’s volleyball team for the 2018-2019 season.
Eby, who attends Garden Spot High School in New Holland, PA, is a four-year starter for Coach Ben Rutt. He has been the team captain both his senior and junior seasons. He has been a First Team All-League selection the last two years and will compete for the final time next spring. He also earned the Spartacus award, which is presented to the most valuable player for the team.
He has been very active in junior national club volleyball the last three years. He played with the Spooky Nook Volleyball Club his sophomore year for Coach Blake Youndt, and competed with the Yorktowne Volleyball Club his junior year under Coach Matt Marshall. This season, he will play for the Red Rose VBC 18’s team for Youndt and Goran Skinder.
A highly accomplished scholar-athlete, Carter has taken AP and Honors courses in high school, along with dual enrollment for college credit. Possessing a 3.97 grade point average, he will continue a string of very talented scholars who have joined the NGU program in recent seasons. He is a member of the ELANCO Student Health Council, is a representative for the Senior Class of 2018, and has managed the girls’ volleyball team at his school. He also played soccer and basketball during his high school years. Carter attend the Worship Center and is very active in the church’s youth group. He also is a small group leader for the fifth and sixth grade ministry.
“Carter contacted me some time ago about watching him play at nationals, and when I did I thought, now here’s a pretty good player; a bit undersized, but he can play at a high level,” said NGU Head Coach Dr. Fred Battenfield. “However, he has gotten bigger and stronger and now is a very viable middle hitter at the national level. I met his incredible family when we played at Princeton a year ago, and I am very excited to have them all become part of the Crusader family. Carter brings an intelligent, physical approach to the game, and comes in as a legitimate candidate to replace Matt McManaway next year. He is exactly the type of young man I want to bring to Tigerville to continue to build our young program.”
Carter is the son of Galen and Kim Eby, and he has an older brother Logan who plays baseball at Cedarville University. He also has a younger sister named Brielle. He plans to major in Accounting at North Greenville University.