On hand at GNTC for the signing of Mikiah Treece (seated, center) were Bobcats athletic director David Stephenson and Lady Bobcats volleyball coach Carrie Powell, Wendy Moore, Renee Weathers, Gabrielle Allison, Gracie Allison and Nikita Allison.
On hand at GNTC for the signing of Mikiah Treece (seated, center) were Bobcats athletic director David Stephenson and Lady Bobcats volleyball coach Carrie Powell, Wendy Moore, Renee Weathers, Gabrielle Allison, Gracie Allison and Nikita Allison.

(Rock Spring, GA) – The home school-based Chattanooga Patriots have made their mark in high school athletics over the past several years and now one of their own will be looking to make her mark at Georgia Northwestern Technical College.
Lady Bobcats head coach Carrie Powell announced the signing of Mikiah Treece following a ceremony at the college last Wednesday. Treece, a
5-foot-6 outside hitter, will give the Lady Bobcats power on the front row and a solid defensive player in the back.
“I’m really looking forward to having Mikiah,” Powell said. “She’s a really strong power hitter with all the potential to be a good outside player for us.”
It was Treece who first contacted Powell about the possibility of joining the Lady Bobcats and Powell said she was glad she did.
“She was wanting to come to Georgia Northwestern and further her volleyball career and luckily it all worked out,” said the coach. “I think it’s a really good fit for all of us. She’s really outgoing and a very sweet girl.
She’s been to some of our open gyms this summer and the other players have already taken to her really well.”
Treece attended Heritage Middle School and went to Heritage High School for one year before leaving to be home-schooled. In addition to playing with the Patriots, Treece also played some club volleyball under the direction of Coach Paul Brock.
She said joining the Lady Bobcats was a dream come true.
“My sister also played volleyball and ever since I was in the second grade, my goal has been to be a college volleyball player,” she explained. “I was looking around at colleges and heard about (Georgia Northwestern’s) program. I liked that fact that it wasn’t too far from my house, so I figured it wouldn’t hurt to give it a try. I talked to Coach (Powell), had a tryout and she liked me and wanted me to sign.”
Treece said even though the season is still a couple of months away, she already feels like part of the team.
“I love the other girls,” she said. “They are all awesome and have great personalities. We’re all getting along really well so far. They’ve been encouraging and I think we’re going to have a great season.”
In addition to her hitting and other skills, Treece says she hopes she can bring positivity to the squad.
“I hope I can bring a good attitude, encouragement and just lift everyone up,” she explained. “Even if we can’t win, we can still have a good attitude and do it for the honor of God.”
Treece wants to become a paramedic and later a pediatric nurse.