By Sue Moore
Vicksburg’s Morgan Preston signed a letter of intent to play volleyball next year at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. “I met their coach at a big national tournament, then visited the school and really liked it,” she said. “It’s small. They compete in Division II with a team that was eighth in the nation in this division last year. I’m excited to go there and want to help however I can with the team.”
Preston also excels in academics with a 4.35 GPA and is first in her 2018 graduating class. She has taken eight AP exams and will take four more this year, thus pushing the GPA even higher. Her plan in college is to major in English and political science with a goal of taking pre-law courses while competing in volleyball. She will get athletic and academic scholarships.
Katrina Miller, Preston’s coach, says, “She is like my daughter. I’ve never had a player believe so much in me as a coach. She never doubted me. I’ve been coaching her for over six years. She could play any position. She has a huge vertical jump for a player who is only five foot two.
“She started this year as a hitter because we needed her there in the front row. Then we moved her to libero, her natural position, by the middle of the year and she did a phenomenal job there. The team placed second in the conference and that’s a testimony to our two seniors.”