Sharla Quick signs with Fort Scott Community College
By Eric Wade
Nevada Daily Mail
The first of head coach Ashley Thoreson's senior Nevada Lady Tigers volleyball players has made official her intent to continue her playing career in college.
Sharla Quick signed a letter of intent to play volleyball for Fort Scott Community College Friday afternoon, in the library/media center at Nevada High School.
As a member of the Lady Tigers volleyball squad, Quick was selected to the 2012 All-Class 3, District 12 volleyball second team and led the Lady Tigers in digs this past season.
Quick said there were a number of factors that led her to decide to sign with Fort Scott, but the biggest was the simple fact that the Lady Greyhounds have a very strong program already in place.
"The campus and the really good program," she said. "They have a really great volleyball program."
The list of possibilities when it comes to what Quick might study in college is equally long and though she isn't quite sure yet, there are a couple of frontrunners in that category. "I was thinking business or medicine, but I'm not really sure," she said.
Though the excitement of moving on to college life is always in the back of every high school senior's mind, there are a number of things Quick said she will miss about her high school day and specifically, about being a member of the Lady Tigers squad. At the top of that list was the coaching staff, which consists of Thoreson, Megan Krogen and Ranea Schulze.
Not far behind on the list, Quick said, are her friends, teammates and "good support" the team received from the school and community.
As a team, the Lady Tigers finished the season 19-9-4 and were eliminated in the semifinals of the Class 3, District 12 tournament by Carl Junction on Oct. 24, after entering the tournament as the No.3 seed and being forced to play two matches on the same night.
The Lady Greyhounds volleyball team is coached by Lindsay Hill, the wife of former Nevada Griffons head coach John Hill. The Lady Greyhounds finished 23-12 overall last season and 4-6 in the Eastern Division of the Jayhawk Junior College Conference.