Saturday, November 27, 2021

Beachwood’s Tamarea Townes signs with Shaw University

Tamarea Townes on Wednesday became the third member of Beachwood’s volleyball team to sign a National Letter of Intent.

Townes, a right side hitter, signed with Shaw University.

“I picked Shaw University because when I went to visit it was very nurturing,” Townes said. “Everybody there is like family. They’re all friendly and as far as the coach, the team, they are wonderful. They’re attitudes are great. The coach, she really wants to take me in and teach me. That’s what I was really looking for.”

Townes helped lead the Bison to a school record 15 wins in 2014.

She finished third on the team with 92 kills, 39 blocks and 122 digs and was fourth on the team with 29 serving aces.

In 2014, she was named second team All-Chagrin Valley Conference, honorable mention all-district and earned Ohio Varsity Athlete of the Week honors. She was honorable mention all-CVC in 2013.

“Tamarea was one of the seniors that was a very valuable part of our team this year,” said Beachwood coach Sarah Schoenhagen. “As a leftie that could jump out of the gym, she was very consistent and effective all season with her offensive and defensive game. She always brought a lively, competitive nature to practice and in games that I am sure will bring her lots of success at the next level. She will be missed.”


Steve Hare
Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference's Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes, an online publication dedicated to providing hyperlocal coverage to area high school athletic programs. Hare began covering high school sports for the Lake County News Herald in 1997. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.

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