Another sophomore from the volleyball team has signed to extend her career at the next level.
Kylie Martin, a radiography major and a native of Gypsum, Colorado, has signed her letter of intent to play at Augusta University. AU plays in NCAA Division II, going 24-8 last season and winning the Peach Belt Conference Tournament Championship before falling to Georgia College in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
According to former LCCC coach Austin Albers, the difference between Martin and her former teammates is that Martin never led headlines but always could lead her team to victory.
“She’s a really special player; not the biggest kid out there, she doesn’t jump the highest, but she is a mature leader and presence out there. She is steady and reliable. Last year in the conference championship, (Sheridan College) kept trying to block Avery (Nelson), and Kylie quietly went for 17 kills,” Albers said.
Albers went on to say that Martin isn’t afraid of the big stage as she performed well at the 2017 National Junior College Athletics Association national tournament. That would remain the same for her final NJCAA tournament appearance in November of 2018.
In the Golden Eagles’ first match of the tournament, Martin was held to just four kills against eventual champion College of Southern Idaho. She would bounce back against New Mexico Military Institute with 14 kills. In the ninth-place match she recorded 11 kills as she helped LCCC take home ninth place.
Martin would then rack up the awards. She was named to the Region IX north team and to the Region IX tournament team.
Martin is one of nine players to sign for a four-year college.