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Volleyball - Mon, Apr. 7, 2014

CIRCLEVILLE, OH - Megan Morrison is the latest addition to OCU volleyball.  The All-State senior signed her letter of intent at Spring Valley High School in a special ceremony attended by OCU assistant coach Ally Hall.  Morrison was heavily recruited by several schools and decided on Ohio Christian University.

As a sophomore, Morrison and the Lady Timberwolves won the West Virginia Class AAA championship. During travel volleyball, Morrison suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in her knee and missed her junior season, but was still voted captain by her teammates.

After being sidelined for 6 and 1/2 months, Morrison returned to play for River Cities and her senior year for Spring Valley. The Lady Timberwolves won another regional title, but lost to Greenbrier East in the semifinal round in the State Tournament in Charleston

Morrison made Class AAA All-State first team, All-Mountain State Athletic Conference, played in the North-South All-Star Game and was nominated for Gatorade player of the year for West Virginia. Whatever tournament the Lady Timberwolves played in, Morrison almost always made the all-tournament team.

"She's come a long way," Bailey said of a player who filled the roles of the 5-foot-9 setter, middle blocker and setter again. "She's a coach on the floor and I appreciate that."

Taylor Strickland, who played for Spring Valley and then at Marshall and now is an assistant coach for the Thundering Herd, isn't surprised by Morrison's success once she gave up cheerleading for volleyball.

"I've watched her grow as a player," said Strickland, who's also been a coach for River Cities Volleyball Club. "She didn't let the injury bring her down. She's so determined."

Coach Ally Hall watched Morrison in action in club volleyball and liked what she saw.

"I fell in love with her," Hall said. "She has what we look for in our program and we are happy to welcome her to our OCU family."

 
 
 
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