Derrick Webb, Staff Writer
CHILLICOTHE — In her four-year career at Southeastern, Skylar Hice did everything she could to leave her fingerprints on the Panthers’ volleyball program.
When it was all said and done, Hice tallied 1,026 kills, 162 aces, 132 blocks and 1,620 digs. Adding to that, with Hice on the court, the Panthers pieced together an overall record of 80-25 and a 40-16 mark in the Scioto Valley Conference … including a share of a conference title in 2018.
Southeastern also won three district titles and made two Elite Eight appearances during that time.
That’s quite the resume.
Friday, Hice made a decision to continue her academic and athletic careers at Marietta College.
“Right from the start, Marietta felt like home. I spent a lot of time up there watching my cousin [Carson Stauffer] play football, and I absolutely loved the atmosphere and people,” Hice said. “[My family and friends] have meant everything. Without them, none of this would be possible. I’ve been lucky enough to have this support system that pushes me to be my best.”
Hice finished her senior year with 355 kills, 35 aces, 32 blocks and 531 digs. Her Panthers finished 13-13 and made a fourth straight appearance in a Division III district final.
Now, she’ll join a team that finished 14-16 last season and 3-6 in the Ohio Athletic Conference.
“I’m looking forward to getting to play with a new team and coaching staff, and having the opportunity to play the game I love for four more years,” Hice said. “To be a college athlete means everything to me. When I was in the eighth grade, I decided this was a dream I wanted to follow, and Marietta has made that eighth grade dream come true.”