Wando's Morris commits to Carson-Newman

  • Thursday, July 10, 2014

Wando's Megan Morris digs for the ball during their match against Aiken Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 at Wando. PAUL ZOELLER/POST AND COURIER

Wando rising senior Megan Morris committed to Carson-Newman University volleyball's 2015 recruiting class this week.

Morris, a 5-foot-6 libero, guided Wando to 48 wins and a Class AAAA Lower State championship in 2013.

“Carson-Newman felt like the best fit for me,” Morris said. “I loved the school, the team and the coach. I could just see myself there the next four years.”

She finished the 2013 season ranked No. 2 in SCHSL state standings with 541 digs. She tallied 140 more digs than any other player on her team and finished ranked No. 4 in Class AAAA with 4.3 per set. Morris was named to the Tournament of Champions All-Tournament team in September and Class AAAA All-Region VII.

This summer, Morris and her AAU club team, the Carolina Islanders, finished second in the nation at the AAU National Championships.

“(Committing to a college) is a huge burden lifted off my shoulders and now I can put all of my focus on the upcoming Wando season,” Morris said. “Our rising varsity class is some of the best talent in the state for our age group. The expectation is to win state. Everything we do as a team and as individuals is geared toward that goal.”

Wando opens the 2014 season Aug. 29 in the Porter-Gaud Invitational.

Carson-Newman competes in the NCAA Division II South Atlantic Conference. The Eagles finished 12-17 overall, 7-15 in conference, last season.

Frankie Mansfield, the sports reporter for the Moultrie News can be seen all around the state following teams to meets, games, and matches. For score updates, breaking sports news, and more, follow @fjmansfield on Twitter and like Moultrie News Sports on Facebook.

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