All-Conference Setter Caitlyn Andrews Commits to Lady Flyers

Photo: (Seated) Curtis Andrews, Caitlyn Andrews and Jessica Andrews; (Standing) Coach Riggan, ECHS Assistant Coach Courtney Rabon, Head Coach Morgan Jacobs and Athletic Director Brad Smith
Photo: (Seated) Curtis Andrews, Caitlyn Andrews and Jessica Andrews; (Standing) Coach Riggan, ECHS Assistant Coach Courtney Rabon, Head Coach Morgan Jacobs and Athletic Director Brad Smith

The recent commitment by Caitlyn Andrews of East Columbus High School brings another complete player into the fold for next fall's Sandhills Community College volleyball team.

The 5-foot-8 All-Three Rivers Conference first-team setter was credited with 349 assists last season. She was first on her team in service aces and second in total blocks.

"This year we are filling a lot more spots and trying to add size and depth to our program," says Lady Flyers' Coach Alicia Riggan who had seven sophomore's on the 2018 squad that finished with a record of 24-5. "Caitlyn will bring size to the front line as a setter and can put up a big block against an opponent."

Andrews is the daughter of Curtis and Jessica Andrews. Also present for the signing of the letter-of-intent at the high school were Riggan, East Columbus Head Volleyball Coach Morgan Jacobs, Assistant Coach Courtney Rabon and Athletic Director Brad Smith.

Honors earned by Andrews include Offensive Player of the Year, Scholar Athlete and The News Reporter (Whiteville) Athlete of the Week. She is also a member of the softball and cheerleading squads at the school in Lake Waccamaw. Her other activities include National Honor Society, Beta Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, FFA and a Helping Hand.  

Andrews plans to pursue an Associate Degree at Sandhills and then transfer to a four-year college to study political science. She said that she loved the atmosphere at Sandhills. She also felt very welcomed on her first visit and saw how close the team was.

C.Bergmann