Presbyterian College and head volleyball coach Korrinn Burgess announced the signing of setter/outside hitter Erin Cooke (Davidson, N.C.), outside hitter Lauren Talbert, and outside hitter/defensive specialist Trinity Williams (Anderson, S.C.) to National Letters of Intent to join the Blue Hose in the fall of 2018.

Erin Cooke - S/OH - 5-11 - Davidson, N.C./William Amos Hough

High School: Her HS team was IMeck4A regular season and tournament champion in 2014, 2015, and 2017, and regular season champion in 2016 ... The HS team was West Region Semi-finalist in 2016 and West Region champion in 2017 ... She was 4A state runner up in 2017 ... Cooke was a three-year letterman and a member of the IMeck4A First team ... A member of the 2016 All-Charlotte Observer team and was a four-time MaxPreps of the Match ... Team Captain in 2017 ... Cooke finished with 594 career kills, 150 career aces, 111 career blocks, and 296 career digs …

Club: Clubbed with the Carolina Union Volleyball Club ...

Personal: Born Erin Elise Cooke Oct. 13, 1999, in Charlotte, N.C. ... Daughter of Susan and Dick Cooke ... Father played baseball at Richmond and was a member of the Boston Red Sox organization ... He is in his 28th year as head baseball coach at Davidson ... She chose PC because she's used to growing up around a small school and it feels like home ... Intends to major in Art.

“We’re excited about Erin’s versatility as a setter and attacker,” said Coach Burgess. “There will be some great competition between our setters next season! Her ability to swing will add some excitement to our offense as well.”

Lauren Talbert - OH - 5-11 - Hampton, Ga./Community Christian

High School: Played volleyball at HS and was a six rotation outside hitter ... Her team was a three-time state champion and a four-time region champ ... Her team went undefeated during the 2016 and 2017 seasons ... She was a four-time All-Region Team member, as well as a four-time All-State awarded recipient ... A four-year Letterman earned the 2014 Coach's Award and the Offense Award ... She was a member of the GICAA All-Star Team ... A Beta Club inductee, a Dual enrollment student, and a member of the A/B Honor Roll ...

Club: Clubbed with the Tsunami Volleyball Club as an outside hitter ... she medaled at every tournament and was a member of the first Tsunami team to qualify for open at nationals ...

Personal: Lauren Jade Talbert was born April 5, 2000, in Atlanta, Ga. ... Parents are David Talbert and Sherita Braden ... Her uncle Pierre Braden, played football at Kansas, while her cousin Chris Gaynor played basketball at league school Winthrop ... She chose PC because of its sports, the environment, the academics, and the coaching staff ... Intends to study in the pre-med tract.

“Lauren is coming to us from a great club and high school program. She just won a State championship and will add another solid six-rotation outside hitter that will add much needed depth to our outside hitter corps.”

Trinity Williams - OH/DS - 5-10 - Anderson, S.C./ Westside

High School: Played HS volleyball for six years with one year on JV team and five years on Varsity as a six rotation outside hitter ... Her team qualified for the playoffs this past season ... She earned several accolades in HS, was a member of the All-Region, All-State, FCA All-Stars, AAU All American, and the All-Tournament teams ... Was a Wendy's Heisman High School Winner and a member of the HS 1000 Point Club for kills and digs ... Williams was on the AVCA Phenom Watch list and the JVA Watch list ... She was five-year letter-winner ... Finished with a career-high 1,403 kills and 1,552 digs ... Williams was also a member of the Track and Field team, running the 4 X 100 Meter Relay that was region champion and a state finalist in 2017 ... As a Long Jumper she was a state finalist and region runner up in 2016 and a region champion in 2017 ... She was an Upper State Qualifier from 2015- 2017 ... As a high jump she was region runner-up in 2016 and 2017 ... As a 100 Meter Runner her team was region runner up in 2016 and region champ in 2017 ... She was a member of the All-Region team ... Was a member of the National Honor Society and the Beta Club ... She was president of the Speech and Debate Team which ranked 12th out of 323 students in the Class of 2018 ... Volunteered with many organizations, including Relay for Life and United Way ...

Club: Clubbed with Axis Elite as an outside hitter and the Spirit Volleyball Club which is now Vision Volleyball Academy ... While at Vision her 12U and 13U teams were Palmetto Region Runner-Ups ... At the Axis Elite Volleyball Academy her 15U open team was third in the nation in Premier Division at the AAU National Championships in Orlando, Fla. ... Williams was a Palmetto All-Region member and on the AVCA Phenom Watch List and the JVA Watch List ... She earned the Palmetto Region Hardest Hitter Award ... Her team was Palmetto Region Champion and a Palmetto Region Runner Up ... Her 15U team was third in the nation in the Premier Division, while her 16U team was11th in the nation in the Premier Division ... She also played AAU Basketball for two years ... She was an AAU All-American and AAU All-American Academic team member ...

Personal: Born Trinity Andrea Williams Sept. 12, 1999, in Anderson, S.C. ... Parents are Dr. Cory and Andrea Williams ... Father played basketball at Southern Wesleyan, while her mother played volleyball, as well as basketball, there ... Her sister LaChrista played volleyball at Claflin, while other sister played basketball at North Greenville and is a current student-athlete at Savannah State ... She chose PC because she fell in love with the family atmosphere it provides ... The team seemed to have great chemistry and a lot of PC alumni also enlightened her with the great career opportunities provided after attending PC ... PC was the perfect place for her because of the small town aspect that makes her feel more at home ... She got along very well with the volleyball coach at PC which is a very important quality for her ... Intends to major in pre-law with Political Science, with a minor in Psychology.

“Trinity is a very athletic outside hitter with a heavy arm. She’s a solid six-rotation player. Along with adding depth to our offense, she’s a very consistent passer.”