West Stanly volleyball standout signs with Augusta
Published 11:08 am Thursday, February 17, 2022
- West Stanly volleyball standout, Kayli Cleaver, signed her letter of commitment Monday to play volleyball for Augusta University. From left, seated: father Jeremy Cleaver, Kayli Cleaver and mother Nikki Cleaver; standing: sister Randyl Cleaver, West Stanly head volleyball coach Stephanie Dutton, WSHS principal Anne McClendon, travel ball/sand volleyball coach Eric Laskowski and brother J.D. Cleaver. (Contributed)
West Stanly volleyball standout Kayli Cleaver will be a Jaguar next season.
On Monday, the senior signed her national letter of intent to attend and play volleyball at August University, a NCAA Div. II school and member of the Peach Belt Conference.
Cleaver posted more than 1,000 kills in her time with the Colts. Playing varsity four seasons, West Stanly amassed a 78-15 overall record, winning three Rocky River Conference regular-season titles (2019, 2020, 2021) and four RRC tourney titles.
West Stanly has not lost a conference regular-season matchup in three straight seasons, a 29-game win streak. In four seasons with the team, Cleaver and the Colts were 38-1 in regular-season RRC games.
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Charles Curcio has served as the sports editor of the Stanly News & Press for more than 16 years and has written numerous news and feature storeis as well. He was awarded the NCHSAA Tim Stevens Media Representative of the Year and named CNHI Sports Editor of the Year in 2014. He has also won an award from Boone Newspapers, and has won four North Carolina Press Association awards.
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