On Monday, Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen Head Volleyball Coach Ashley Dyer added two area players for the teamâ€™s 2012-13 roster.
Outside/right-side hitter Ramie Hutto of Pampa High School signed to join the Plainsmen after helping them earn Lady Harvesters back-to-back District 1-3A titles. Hutto was named First Team All-District in 2010 and 2011, selected as the win of the teamâ€™s offensive award in 2011, and was named Lionâ€™s Club Sweetheart. Off the volleyball court, Hutto was involved in SADD (Studentâ€™s against destructive decisions), the Math academic team, concert choir, Leoâ€™s Club, and works as a tutor in the high school Help Center.
Dyer expects Hutto to be a great fit for the Lady Plainsmen volleyball program, saying, â€śRamie is an all-around utility player. I know she will be very versatile so I will be able to play her in different positions that will help the team out most.â€ť
Also joining the Lady Plainsmen is defensive specialist Megan McCook from Amarillo Highland Park High School.
McCook was named First Team All-District in 2010 and 2011, Second Team All-District in 2008 and 2009, Highland Park Volleyball MVP in 2010 and 2011, and was named Highland Park MVP in track and tennis her junior year.
McCook brings a lot of athleticism to the Lady Plainsmen but will also be a natural leader on the court. Dyer commented, â€śMegan is a very loud player!! Even on her recruiting visit, she was talking and encouraging the entire time. She will help the team out most with her communication skills. I know that when we get in tough, tight games, she will continue to communicate with the entire team and encourage, which can really help win us points.â€ť
Hutto and McCook are the second and third Texas Panhandle area players to sign with the Lady Plainsmen this spring, joining Dumas outside hitter Allison Kiewiet.