The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

January 10, 2014

H.S. Volleyball: Cayuga's Anderson, McCulloch sign with Cisco College

By BRYAN URBACH
Palestine Herald-Press

PALESTINE —

Choosing what college to attend is a difficult decision for most athletes who get the chance.

Cayuga teammates Danielle Anderson and Cory McCulloch decided to stick together as they signed their letters of intent to continue their volleyball careers at Cisco College in Abilene.

“It’s fantastic for our program,” Cayuga athletic director Russell Holden said. “These girls have had an incredible run. They’re both All-State players and to see them recognized and getting scholarships to play at the next level is tremendous for them and speaks volumes to their work ethic and the amount of effort they put into their sport.

“They’re great character kids and they’re good players,” he added. “They represent Cayuga very well.”

Cayuga coach Magen Humphreys said these two players were ones that she was proud of and was glad that they were able to move on to the next level.

“Obviously, having both of our seniors moving on and playing at the college level looks great for our program,” Humphreys said. “We’re really proud of them and I think they’ve worked hard to be at this point.”

Cisco College is based in Abilene and the two players were able to both get scholarships from the college.

“We’re really proud of them,” Humphreys said. “It makes me feel good that they’re able to move on and still play volleyball. I think Cisco is an amazing fit for them. We looked at multiple colleges and multiple coaches came and looked at them and talked to us, and I think that Cisco is the best fit for them. Again, it puts Cayuga back on the map, which is great.”

Anderson and McCulloch were both All-Staters in their time at Cayuga and the players said they are excited to be able to move on and play at the next level, especially with each other.

“It means a lot for us,” Anderson said. “Not just to go on and play, but to be able to play together and to play with someone you’ve played with all your life.”

“Even during regular season volleyball, we were each other’s spark,” McCulloch said. “If one of us was playing down, we helped each other out.”