McKenzie Reynolds signs to continue volleyball career at Glenville State

McKenzie Reynolds (seated center front row) recently signed to continue her volleyball career at Glenville State College during a special ceremony at the high school. With Reynolds on the front row is her mother Nikki Reynolds and father Rick Reynolds. The back row is her grandmother, Lois Casto, grandfather Scott Casto, Buckhannon-Upshur head volleyball coach Ashley Stanton and Buckhannon-Upshur assistant coach Lisa Crites.

TENNERTON – Buckhannon-Upshur multi-sport athlete McKenzie Reynolds picked her sport and her college recently at a special signing ceremony at the high school.

Reynolds, who is a standout swimmer, volleyball and basketball player announced that she will continue her volleyball career at Glenville State College.

“Of all the sports I participate in, volleyball is my favorite,” commented Reynolds. “I would probably consider it my best as well.”

Reynolds is coming off a speculator senior season as the team’s middle hitter where she led the Lady Bucs in four categories – aces (61), kills (148), blocks (22) and digs (174).

For her efforts on the court, she was named to the West Virginia Sports Writers Association’s Class AAA All-State Second Team, the Big 10 All-Conference First Team and was selected for the North-South Volleyball All-Star roster.

Reynolds said that Glenville State will be a perfect fit for her.

“It’s close to home but not too close,” said Reynolds. “It’s a small school and I know there are lot of current students there from Buckhannon-Upshur, so it felt a little bit like home. I also have several former teammates on the Glenville State squad.”

The soon-to-be Pioneer said she plans to major in pre-pharmacy.

Reynolds said while she is excited to begin her collegiate career at Glenville State College, she will miss wearing the Blue and White at Buckhannon-Upshur.

“The B-U volleyball team was always like family,” explained Reynolds. “We weren’t always the greatest team out there but we were always there for each other and always supportive of each other.”

One person that will certainly miss her and her game at the high school level will be Buckhannon-Upshur head volleyball coach Ashley Stanton.

“McKenzie has been a great asset to the volleyball team,” said Stanton. “I am honored to have coached her through her middle school and her high school careers. I wish her nothing but the best in her future endeavors. I am sure she will be a great contributor to the Glenville State volleyball team and their campus community.”

Reynolds with join a Glenville State volleyball program that is in a rebuilding phase under second-year head coach Madison Gargus which could give her a chance to see some playing time as a freshman.

“I hope so, but it is hard to tell at this point,” concluded Reynolds.

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