BATESVILLE, Ark. – Lyon College volleyball head coach Ray Green announced the signing of two more members to the Scots volleyball squad for next fall. Taylor Williams and Shelby Powell, both Arkansas natives, will add more depth to an already strong group of players for the upcoming 2017 fall season.
5-10 Outside Hitter
Jessieville High School
Williams attended Jessieville High School where she played volleyball for the Lions during her sophomore year, up until her senior year. While playing for the Lions, she was named to the All-Conference team her sophomore and junior seasons, while garnering Arkansas All-State honors as a junior.
Green said she will be a great addition to the Scots program and exemplifies what being a student-athlete is all about.
"As a left-handed attacker she will bring variety to our outside hitting," Green said. "She also has experience as a middle hitter. Academically, she will be a great fit while being the type of student-athlete we want in our program."
Williams also played softball and competed in Track and Field in high school. On the track, she earned All-District honors as a freshman and junior. She also helped the Lions to a 3A state runner-up finish as a junior.
Outside of athletics, Williams was involved with Student Council, Art Club, Beta Club and the Class President. She was also a member of the Leadership Hot Springs and FCA.
Williams plans to major in Political Science and Psychology while attending Lyon College.
Hot Springs, Ark.
5-11 Outside/Right side Hitter
Lake Hamilton High School
Powell attended Lake Hamilton High School where she played volleyball for two years. While playing volleyball, she earned Arkansas All-State honors.
Green said Powell will be another piece who can play different positions as a high-level attacker.
"She is the type of player who will be hitting her potential while playing the game at the collegiate level," Green said. "She is a well-rounded player who can attack from all three positions on the net, and can play along the back row effectively. We're excited to have another strong, academic student-athlete joining us this fall."
Powell also brings a high demeanor in the classroom, as she was in the Top 25 of her class academically as a sophomore and junior.
Powell was also involved in various activities outside of varsity volleyball including Beta Club, Spanish Honor Socitey and was also a member of the Little Rock Juniors volleyball club.