After helping lead Greenbrier High School’s volleyball team to a 38-2 record and a trip to the GHSA AAAAA Elite 8 in 2012, Sarah Sather will have a new challenge to face next year.
On Thursday, the senior libero inked her letter of
intent to play volleyball
for Georgia College and
State University in Milledgeville.
“My dream was always to play college volleyball,” said Sather. “Being able to attain that goal was amazing. Plus, I love the school and campus. It was the only school I visited and I was completely sold the first time I visited. Not a lot of people can say that.”
Sather’s mother, Betsy Linder, was proud her daughter was able to get what she wanted.
“It’s nice to see her reach the goal she set for herself in sixth grade,” said Linder.
Sather will be a part of the Bobcat squad that will play its inaugural season as a member of the Peach Belt Conference in 2013. That was also a plus.
“It actually played into it a lot because being able to be part of an inaugural team takes a lot of character to be able to build a team from nothing,” Sather said.
Sather gave Greenbrier head coach Debbie Born a lot of credit for getting her ready to play college volleyball, and Born was just as complimentary.
“She’s probably developed into the best back-row player I’ve ever coached,” said Born. “She’s just a great kid. She deserves to go play at a higher level.”
While at Georgia College, Sather plans to study pre-med to become a nurse.
Playing at a school that will make trips to the area is just a nice added bonus.
“I’m really excited to be able to travel and play big teams, but being able to travel back home and have my friends and family be able to watch is very important, too,” she said.