MHS Graduation Year: 2009 MHS Sports: Volleyball, Basketball, & Softball MHS Awards & Honors: Three-year letter winner at Murphysboro for Volleyball Head Coach Mike Layne... earned All-Conference and All-South honors as a senior after recording 311 assists, 309 digs and 105 service aces while owning a serving percentage of .937... named team's MVP and honored with setter's award as a senior... posted 246 digs as a junior... helped team to a 24-14 record as a junior and a 27-6-2 record as a senior (including a 36-4 record in conference sets played)... team was IHSA Regional champions and SIRR champions as a senior... helped team to three conference and four regional titles... also played softball and basketball for the Red Devils, earning All-Conference honors in both sports How did Murphysboro HS prepare you for college? MHS prepared me in a sense of staying aware of time management. It also gave me the ability to be open and social with all of my professors if and when I had an issue and needed to talk with them.
Most Memorable Red Devils Athletic Moment? Its between having 18 consecutive serves in one volleyball game or hitting a double against Johnston City to put us ahead and win.
What does being a Red Devil mean to you? Being a Red Devil means to be loyal to my hometown and what it provided me through high school, college, and for my future. Although a few years out, I still support all of the athletics of MHS and stay up to date with their accomplishments.
What advice would you give to the current Red Devil Athletes? Take away from it as much as you can. Friendships and connections with not just your teammates, but also the coaching staff and teachers of MHS. Do not take for granted the games you play and the time and effort you put into your sport for one day you will only have them to look back on, not forward to.
Played two years at John A. Logan Community College under Head Coach Bill Burnside... earned First Team All-Conference and All-Region 24 honors... averaged 5.5 digs per set, which ranked seventh nationally in NJCAA Division I... helped team to two NJCAA Region 24 championships.