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By Alex Kuhn
Sports Editor 

Jones to continue volleyball career at Sheridan College

 

March 22, 2018

DAILY NEWS/ Alex Kuhn

WHS senior Saige Jones signs her letter of intent to play volleyball for Sheridan College with her parents Robyn Jones (left) and Jeramy Jones (right) Tuesday afternoon at Worland High School.

WORLAND - Worland High School senior Saige Jones signed her letter of intent to play volleyball and continue her education for the Sheridan College Generals.

"I'm super excited because I love volleyball and I'm thankful for the opportunity to play for another two years," said Jones.

During her Worland Lady Warriors volleyball career, Jones was a part of the 2015 3A State championship team as a reserve and was a reserve on the 2016 team that lost in the semifinals.

In her senior season, Jones started and led the Lady Warriors in kills with 276, kill percentage at 38.9 and hitting percentage at .306; she was also second-leading ace server with 48.

Jones' leadership in 2017 was instrumental in the Lady Warriors finishing third at the 3A East regional tournament and pushing Douglas, 3A's state champions, to a fifth game in the 3A State semifinals.

Having watched and coached Jones all through her high school career, WHS volleyball coach Brittany Miller was excited about her former player continuing her volleyball career.

"Absolutely," said Miller when asked if she plans on using Jones' career as an example of where hard work can bring you. "Saige wasn't always where she wanted to be at times because she had a very talented group of girls ahead of her but she never let that hinder her. She had a growth mindset, she was coachable and she has this opportunity today cause of what she put into it. It's exciting to see because the best is yet to come for her."

Added Miller, "It means a lot for Saige because she's bought into our high school program of getting better each day and having a growth mindset. She did that. Her growth over four years, words can't describe it. Her goals, she worked really, really hard to achieve, being All-State and a force at the net. To see this happening for her was because of the hard work, determination, sacrifice at times and always having a growth mindset."

Jones will close out her WHS athletic career as a thrower for the track and field team.

When she arrives on the Sheridan campus hard work, as it always has been, will be her driving force to make it on the court for the Generals.

"I'm just going to keep an open mind, it would be ideal to play but even if I don't play my first year, just setting the goal of getting on the court and playing," said Jones.

 
 

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