Three more Caldwell County High School student-athletes announced that they are signing to continue playing at the collegiate level.
Girls’ soccer seniors Kelsie Adams and Kaylee McEnaney announced they will continue their studies at Campbellsville University-Harrodsburg next year, while volleyball senior Olivia Mitchell will be playing at Georgetown College.
Adams and McEnaney said they wanted to pursue a career in nursing, Adams studying to be a neonatal nurse and McEnaney studying to be an esthetician.
“We are very excited and ready to go,” Adams said. “When we went for a visit, the campus had a great atmosphere and it was very nice and welcoming.
“This is (CUH’s) second year playing, and their schedule was cut pretty short, so they haven’t played a lot of games. We were told that when we come in, with the right mindset, we would be definitely get some playing time.”
Both players said their parents were excited for the opportunity.
“Both of my parents were just very excited and proud of me for being able to follow through with my playing experience to play in college,” McEnaney said. “They’re excited to come and watch me play. We’ve both been playing since we were 8.
“We’re super-excited and really can’t wait to start.”
McEnaney led the Lady Tigers this season with 11 goals and eight assists, while Adams played in the middle of the field at fullback and was instrumental in redirecting opponents’ scoring drives in Caldwell County’s favor.
CCHS finished the year with a 6-6-1 record, winning the District 7 regular-season title but falling in the district tournament championship game. The Lady Tigers lost in the first round of the Second Region Tournament to Henderson County.
Campbellsville-Harrodsburg is in Division II of the NCCAA.
Mitchell led the Lady Tiger volleyball team with 5.71 kills per set and was second on the team with 14 blocks and 237 digs. She also added 21 aces to the CCHS offense.
She was named first-team all-state, guiding CCHS to the state tournament this season.
Mitchell said she wanted to study nursing and minor in Spanish.
“Georgetown is a smaller school, which is what I was looking for,” she said. “I played volleyball since eighth grade, and it was always my dream (to play at the collegiate level).
“I was very excited and very happy (to hear about the scholarship). My dream was fulfilled.”
Mitchell said her parents were excited as well, but weren’t very happy about her playing far from home. Georgetown is a member of the NAIA.
The three student-athletes join football player Tripp Branch, who announced signing with Centre College earlier this month.