A Letter of Recommendation
May 20, 2013
Hi Coaches!

I thought I would share one of my letters of recommendation written by Nate, my strength and conditioning coach.

To Whom in May Concern:
This serves as a letter of reference for Ms. Hannah Sholtis. It is my honor to recommend Ms. Sholtis. I have known her since March of 2009 as her performance coach and trainer at the Orthopedic and Sports Enhancement Center in Bloomington, IL.
Hannah has been a committed off-season athlete at the Orthopedic and Sports Enhancement Center for over four-years. She has demonstrated an ability that rivals any high school or collegiate athlete I have trained in my ten years with the company. Though not an outspoken individual, Hannah’s competitiveness shows on a daily basis. I have always felt she made the athletes around her work harder leading by example. When training to make herself jump higher, run faster, become stronger and more agile, Ms. Sholtis never takes a day off. Hannah has served as a mentor to many of the younger athletes that train with us daily, and I will be forever grateful for that.
As the Director of Sports Performance, I closely follow the athletes after they leave our facility to begin their season or seasons. I have watched many athletes that have trained with our company go on to all levels of collegiate volleyball. Hannah’s athleticism is well above average from the pool of Division 1 volleyball athletes I have trained in recent years. Her vertical jump (lower body power) of 18” is above the average of 16, standing broad jump of 6’4” is also above the average of 5’11”. Her speed and strength, however, I believe are her greatest assets. Her 10-yard dash time of 1.83 is well above the average of collegiate athletes at our facility in any sport (1.92).. When training our volleyball athletes, we focus on conditioning the stretch reflex more than anything. Each athlete also does a 15-second timed 12-inch box jump test to see how well conditioned this stretch reflex is. Hannah’s score of 22 is currently the top of any female athlete that has trained at the Orthopedic and Sports Enhancement Center. I think that speaks volumes about her first step quickness.
Ms. Sholtis has, in my opinion, all the tools to succeed and thrive at the collegiate level. Descriptions of Hannah’s many good qualities could go on forever. I would simply like to say how much I think of Ms. Sholtis, and I strongly believe in her ability to succeed at the next level.
Nate Henry, MS, CSCS Director of Sports Performance
2406 E. Empire Bloomington, IL 61704 (309)-664-1399 nmhenry25@hotmail.com

I hope to see some of you at the upcoming National Junior Classic hosted by Sports Performance May 25-27, and please let me know if you plan to attend!


Blog Posts

Hannah Sholtis Leads The Area in Total Digs (10/16/13)
October 18, 2013
Posted online, in the Bloomington/Normal newspaper (The Pantagraph), are the central Illinois area high school volleyball leaders. These stats are reported by the coaches. A link can be found...
A Letter of Recommendation
May 20, 2013
Hi Coaches! I thought I would share one of my letters of recommendation written by Nate, my strength and conditioning coach. To Whom in May Concern: This serves as a letter of reference for Ms....
National Junior Classic May 25 - 27, 2013
May 5, 2013
Hi Coaches! I just wanted to update everyone on my next big tournament and invite you all to come watch me play! We will be playing at the Schaumburg Convention Center in the National Junior...
2013 JVA World Challenge (Day 2 Update)
April 14, 2013
HI COACHES! Well . . . The line up and rotation changes posed some challenges. We ended the day 1-2. On the positive side (because that's the type of girl I am) . . . :) . . . I passed all 2's and...
2013 JVA World Challenge (Day 1 Update)
April 13, 2013
HI COACHES! In case you didn't have a chance to stop by . . . Day 1 at the 2013 JVA World Challenge was Great!!! Illini Elite 17 Black is 3-0 on our first day of play (That's right . . . Gold...
NEW VIDEO (2013 Club Volleyball Season)
April 11, 2013
HI COACHES! Great news! We were able to put together our first video of the 2013 Club Volleyball season. These highlights are from one of the larger tournaments, early in the Club Season...
Hannah Sholtis' Tournament (JVA Mid Year Event) in Louisville, KY (04/12/13-04/14/13)
April 10, 2013
HI COACHES! The club season is going great! Just as an example . . . At last weekend's AAU Super Regional (held at Illini Elite in Bloomington, IL (and surrounding areas)) I passed a 2.19 for the...
Hannah Sholtis' Next 3 Tournament Dates (02/16/13-03/03/13)
February 12, 2013
HI COACHES! I have a busy next few weeks and would love to invite you to visit me at my next tournaments. Team - Illini Elite 17 Black President's Day Tournament 02/16/13 through 02/18/13 at the...

Our Privacy Policy and Cookie Notice were updated on June 1, 2021. View both pages to learn more about the recent changes.