Feb. 11, 2013
Lady Bulldog Hali Adams signs letter of intent to play volleyball at Alice Lloyd College;
LOUISA, KY – Lawrence Co. High School recieved their second signing in one week this past Friday. Senior Hali Adams signed a letter of intent to further her volleyball career at Alice Lloyd College. Parents Donald and Rachel Adams were by Hali’s side as their daughter made a major step from playing in high school to the college role in the 2013-14 season for the Eagles. Family and friends also gathered around in the library for support of Hali’s signing.
Coach Lambert, LC’s volleyball coach, talked highly on Hali’s two years that he got be around her and the ability she brings on the court.
“I’m very proud of Hali, she came out her senior year and worked extremely hard,” said coach Lambert. “I’m happy for her, her famliy, our school and our program here at Lawrence County. Hopefully Hali’s signing will inspire some other volleyball athletes to continue down the same road and work hard or even harder to chase their dream as Hali done hers. In the ten years that I’ve coached volleyball, Hali is the fourth player that has signed to play at the college level. No matter how good of a coach you are, you have to have athletes to compete or you’re not going to go very far.”
Hali’s senior season on the court saw some impressive numbers on the court and around the net. She had 60 aces, 343 sets/assists, 73 kills, 36 blocks, & 15 digs. Hali will begin the 2013-14 playing on a young Eagles team for the head coach Jolene Watts. Watts’ 2012-13 season consisted of 14 players, 10 of those freshman. The Eagles are in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (KIAC).
“We are pleased with the addition of Hali to our volleyball program. She is a strong player both offensively and defenseively, and we anticipate great things form her during her volleyball career as an Eagle,”coach Watts said. “I look forward to watching her grow and mature as a collegiate level player. I expect her to be a tremendous asset to our team and look forward to the 2013-2014 season.”
Hali is a dominate player on the net as she can take a block or smash a line shot back into the opponents face. She was a good teammate on the court and contributed to one of the leaders on the Bulldogs squad this past season.
“It is a wonderful oppurtunity to get to play for Alice Lloyd and I am blessed to be able to take this chance and further my career to play volleyball,” said Adams. “There will be many things I will have to work harder and not show any slack to be able to get a starting position at Alice Lloyd. My goals as a player is to be a leader and gain respect from my fellow temamates and my coaches.”