Area volleyball players sign on to next level

Eastside volleyball player Lindsay Smith is heading to Hannibal-LaGrange University in Missouri.

Mike Powell/Special to The Sun
Published: Friday, January 27, 2012 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 12:12 a.m.

Sydney Maynard

School: Gainesville

Sport: Volleyball

Position: Setter

Height: 5-foot-7

College chosen: St. Thomas University, Miami

Other schools considered: Indian River College, Winthrop, Florida Southern

Stats: Led Class 6A with 1,049 assists along with 278 digs, 256 service points, 55 aces, 107 kills and 28 blocks during her senior season in which the Hurricanes, under first-year coach Eddie Maynard (her dad) reached the state semifinals. Named first team all-area.

Quotable: "Definitely will miss all the fans supporting us. Especially during my senior year when we went all the way to the final four. No way I will ever forget that. And being coached by my dad. Also my freshman year, being here with my sister (Erin), that was incredible. I was really happy my freshman year when I found out that I made varsity and we were finally able to play together again.”

— Sydney Maynard

Lindsay Smith

School: Eastside

Sport: Volleyball

Position: Outside hitter

Height: 5-foot-8

College chosen: Hannibal-LaGrange University, Hannibal, Mo.

Other schools considered: Eckerd College (St. Petersburg), Berry College (Rome, Ga.), and Valdosta State (Ga.)

Stats: Second team all-area as a senior with 183 kills, 180 digs, 160 service points, 28 aces and 17 blocks for the Rams, who reached the Class 5A regional semifinals. She was named first-team all-area as a junior with 272 kills and 197 digs.

Quotable: "I picked this school because the girls on the team and the coach are really nice. I liked all of it. I am really excited to go there. We went further than we had in last three years. With all the different coaches (three in three years), I learned a lot of different styles.” — Lindsay Smith

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