Taylor Willis commits to Flagler College
Zephyrhills High volleyball player Taylor Willis signed her letter of intent April 14 to play at Flagler College. She plans to study sports management and wants to be an agent for professional athletes. Willis is seen with her parents, James Willis and Jane McCraw.
The 6-foot-2 middle blocker helped Zephyrhills finish 18-6 and reach the regional tournaments as the Class 4A, District 8 runner up. She led the team last season with 100 blocks and 250 kills. The middle hitter and co-captain has been a starter for the Bulldogs the last three years.
“If I had a team full of Taylor Willises we’d win the state championship each year,” said Zephyrhills volleyball coach Dan Muir. “She’s a great player and leader.”
Laura Ackart commits to Southeastern University
The outside hitter and co-captain led the Cowboys her senior season with 231 kills and 44 aces while adding 161 digs. Her efforts helped Gaither win its first district volleyball championship since 2003.
Ackart will be able to help Southeastern with both its volleyball program and its academic standards. She is also Gaither’s salutatorian and has a 6.6 weighted grade point average. She will study elementary education while at Southeastern.