The wait was finally over Thursday for Glynn Academy volleyball standout Morgan Overly. With one flick of a pen, her college future was settled for good.
Glynn’s dynamic outside hitter signed her letter of intent Thursday to play for Georgia College in Milledgeville.
“I’ve been waiting for a long time to do this and now it’s finally happening,” Overly said. “I’m really happy and excited. It’s time for the next chapter.”
Lady Terrors coach John Ricketts said during the ceremony at the school’s auditorium that Overly was the complete student athlete with her demeanor, her hard work in the classroom and her performance on the court.
Overly leaves Glynn Academy with her name atop the record books for kills with more than 1,200 in her career.
This year, she was key to helping lead Glynn to a region championship and a playoff run that ended in the quarterfinals.
Even though the Terrors lost in the quarterfinals, Overly was thrilled the squad made it that far. It was her first time advancing that far in the playoffs.
“I couldn’t ask for anything better,” Overly said.
When it came to choosing where she’d spent the next four years, the senior said Georgia College had exactly what she was looking for in her recruitment.
“When I was looking at the schools, it was everything I wanted in one package,” Overly said. “I wanted a good social life. I wanted really good academics and I wanted good athletics. Milledgeville had everything.”
She will be joining one of the best NCAA Division II volleyball programs this season. The Bobcats are 20-5 so far in 2017 with two regular season games remaining.
Despite her success on the court, Overly said what she has valued most throughout her Glynn Academy career is the relationships she’s built wit her teammates and her coach.
“I have so many friendships that I’m going to have forever,” Overly said. “I love all of these girls. I’m going to remember Coach Ricketts and all his good team talks and what he had to say to us because he’s a really good coach. I really loved playing for him.”
Judging by all the teammates that joined her on stage for a photo after the ceremony, the feeling is mutual.