St. Michael senior Sadie Edmonston signed her college letter of intent to play volleyball for Cumberland University in Nashville, TN.
Sadie started playing volleyball in 5th grade, taking her passion for the sport to the club level in 7th grade. Since then, she says volleyball has become a huge part of her life.
“I first started playing because my mom played. Once a week she would take me to open gyms after work where I watched her play with her colleagues and friends. That’s when I decided volleyball was something I wanted to pursue,” she said.
Sadie also said she’s dreamed about playing at the collegiate level since childhood. “What I am looking forward to most, is being able to compete at the next level and gain experiences I wouldn’t be able to get otherwise. I can’t wait to discover what I am possible of accomplishing not only in the classroom but on the court,” she said. Sadie plans to major in business administration with a minor in art and design.
SMHS volleyball coach, Robert Smith, coached Sadie all four years of her high school career. “She has helped guide the volleyball team to 3 district titles in 4 years, as well as 4 state playoff appearances, including being the State Runner Up this past season,” he said. “She has both the physical and mental skills to break down a defense and run a fast paced offense. Her skill set made her one of the top setters in the state and will allow her to excel at the next level as well.”
Sadie played varsity volleyball four years at St. Michael, lettering in three. She is a three year high school District Honorable Mention, and a club volleyball National Champion and All-American player. She is also a three year letterman for the St. Michael softball team.