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Radford signs with LCC becoming Greene Central’s first collegiate volleyball player

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History was made at Greene Central’s first signing day of the 2019-20 school year.

Rams senior Madalyn Radford signed to play volleyball at Lenoir Community College on Monday. With that, she became the first volleyball player from Greene Central to sign and play at the collegiate level. 

“It really means a lot,” she said. “It was great having my family, coaches, and teammates there. We had an up and down season, but my teammates and I made a lot of great memories.”

Radford played on both the front and back row for the Rams this season and she led the team in kills. The Rams finished the 2019 season with an 8-14 record under first year head coach Emily Lahr. That’s double the amount of wins Greene Central had in 2018.

“She’s the most highly motivated volleyball player I’ve ever coached,” Lahr said about Radford. “Madalyn always boosts her teammates confidence and she works hard. I think that makes a big difference at any level and she’ll impact LCC volleyball right away.”

Radford will study nursing at LCC. She’s been taking classes there since she was a sophomore and now she’ll be playing for Lancers head coach Lee Avery. LCC went 10-13 and is filled a lot of former high school standouts in Eastern North Carolina. Former Rosewood volleyball standouts Kari Drake and Toree Morak along with former Eastern Wayne athlete Emily Newsome were a part of the Lancers volleyball team this season.

“I’d like to play on the front row,” Radford said about her goals with LCC volleyball, “but I’ll play wherever (coach Avery) needs me. I’ll definitely be ready for anything.”

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