By Melica Allen
ADDISON - Wearing her two state championship rings and the state trophies flanking each side of the table, Macey Butler signed her scholarship to play volleyball at Snead State Community College on Friday, Dec. 6.
The signing ceremony was held in the Addison High School library. The AHS senior said she is very excited to play at the college level. “I will be a setter,” said Butler. “I am looking forward to the new experience and getting to know everyone. I‘m not sure what I am going to major in yet, so I will go in undecided.”
Her high school career began in the seventh grade. She is a multi-sport athlete, playing basketball, softball, track and volleyball.
Butler said the coaches at Snead really made an impression on her. “I went to a camp there this summer. I enjoyed how Coach (Angie) Sanders related to everyone. The girls on the team were so helpful and I loved the campus. It has a very friendly atmosphere and it just felt like home.
“I want to thank my parents for their love and support,” Macey commented. “I want to thank my coaches Kayla Woodard and Pam Wilkins, as well as my junior varsity coach Susie Brewer and junior high coach Lana Hines. They have made a major impact in my life. Coach Hines was the first one to say that I needed to be a setter. She got me started.
“My teammates will always have a special place in my heart. We are close and work well together. The school has been a big part of my life.”
In her spare time, which is not very often, Macey enjoys listening to music and hanging out with her friends.
Macey’s parents are Danny and Lori Butler. She has an older brother, Reilly and a younger sister, Hadley.
Addison High School head volleyball coach Kayla Woodard commented at the ceremony, “Macey has been a great asset to our team and program for several years now. She has always been a good leader, pushing herself and others in the weight room. She leads by example. We definitely are going to miss her next year. I am really proud of her and excited for her future. We always want to see our players take their volleyball career to the next level.”
Snead assistant volleyball coach Cristie Brothers said they first saw Butler this summer at a prospect camp. “She stood out among the 76 players that were there,” Coach Brothers said. “She was a good all-around player and definitely has great skills that can benefit our team. We are excited about the potential that she has to play in a variety of areas for us.”
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