Volleyball coach Claire Lessinger announced Sunday that Winthrop freshman Janice Rivera has signed grant-in-aid documents and will transfer to USF.

Rivera earned All-Big South honors in 2008, averaging 4.65 digs per game. She’s a native of Windermere.

“Janice will immediately help this squad with her ball control skills and defensive consistency,” Lessinger said in a statement.  “Individually, she had an extremely successful freshman year at Winthrop.  Her statistics and accolades speak for themselves. We are inheriting a feisty competitor that loves the game and can flat out play.”

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