Red Hawks add Harrington to 2018 volleyball line up

Red Hawks add Harrington to 2018 volleyball line up

HICKORY, N.C. — Catawba Valley Community College head volleyball coach Shannon Hudson announces the addition of Alexander Central standout Sage Harrington to her fall 2018 line up.

Harrington officially joined the Red Hawks during a special signing ceremony held by the Cougars on Wednesday morning in Taylorsville, N.C.

"Sage is a wonderful late addition to our fall roster," Hudson said. "She is a consistent, dominating middle who doesn't let her size deter her from scoring. Sage's speed and experience work to her advantage on the net and we are excited to utilize those attributes this upcoming season."

Harrington led the Cougars this past season on the volleyball court with 218 kills, and she also tallied 94 blocks, 38 digs and 24 aces.

Behind Harrington, Alexander Central finished its fall 2017 season with a 17-8 overall record, 10-4 mark in conference games and made a trip to the second round of the 3A state playoffs.

Harrington is the third member of the Alexander Central volleyball team to play at Catawba Valley, joining teammates Kelsea Dejarnette and Chesney Millsaps, who signed with the Red Hawks on Nov. 7, 2017.

"It's always nice to bring local players onto the roster and in this case, it's a huge gain for Catawba Valley athletics," Hudson said.

Harrington joins a 2018 Catawba Valley volleyball recruiting class that also includes Fred T. Foard's Jayln Rice, First Assembly Christian's Anna Clarke, North Buncombe's Bre Myers, North Henderson's Zoe Phillips, North Surry's Paige Sizemore, St. Stephens' Madison Bolch, Watauga's Emma Clark, West Iredell's Macy Pope, West Stokes' Abigail Gordon and Rachel Delcamp, Willamette's (Ore.) Sophie Brennan and West Virginia Tech transfer Lauren McCall.