Union’s Andrews to play volleyball at Webber
BY CLIFF SMELLEY
Union County High School senior volleyball player Kayla Andrews signed a letter of intent to play at Babson Park’s Webber International University during a ceremony at the UCHS media center on Dec. 17.
“It’s awesome,” Andrews said. “I’m beyond thankful and happy. I think I’m going to be a great fit at Webber. I can’t wait to get there and play ball for them.
“I’m so happy, and I thank God that he put Webber in my life.”
UCHS head coach Trudy Andrews, who is also Kayla’s mother, said, “It’s always, always exciting when any of the girls I’ve coached get to fulfill their dreams and play at the next level.”
Kayla Andrews played outside hitter the past three seasons for the Tigers, but her natural position is defensive specialist, which she played during her freshman year and in travel ball. She will play that position at Webber as well.
This past season, Andrews led Class 1A with 554 digs, which was also good for eighth overall in the state regardless of classification. She also led District 7 in kills with 178.
During her signing ceremony, UCHS Principal Mike Ripplinger presented her with a plaque for being named the American Volleyball Coaches Association Player of the Year in Class 1A-Region 3.
Webber head coach Brian Goodhind said, “I think that after maybe a year, she’ll be able to make a pretty good impact at our university. She just seems like that kind of kid who’s going to put in that hard work.”