Surry to hold volleyball tryout Jan. 23 for unsigned seniors

Any unsigned high school volleyball senior hoping to make it to the next level will be presented with an incredible opportunity January 23 in Dobson.

On that Saturday, Surry Community College will be hosting an open tryout/workout from 12-2 p.m. in the campus gymnasium. All seniors who have not signed for the upcoming 2016 volleyball season are invited to attend. There will be a workout with the team and also a tour of campus for those interested in attending Surry Community College next fall.

“We have always had really good local players and I hope this will raise awareness for players that are still undecided and give them an opportunity to come out and have a Saturday to play and look at the team we have,” Surry volleyball coach Jan Marion-Kiser said. “Some of my returning players will be there and this will be an opportunity for high school seniors to show what they have and see if they are junior college material.”

The Knights completed another outstanding season in 2015, finishing with a 25-9 record as one of the top teams in Region X. But despite that success, Marion-Kiser said Surry is still in need of plenty of talent, especially local talent.

“I am still recruiting and looking for a few players and I’m hoping this will draw girls who haven’t signed and are possibly interested in attending,” she said. “We had a great season last year and we hope to build on that with the players we have coming back and have an even stronger team for the upcoming season. I am losing some starting positions and we still have a few spots to fill. We would really like to do that with local players if we can.”

Interested players are encouraged to contact Marion-Kiser with any questions at (336) 468-7191 or by email at

“We would like to have a total on how many will be attending so please RSVP to me on or before January 20th,” Marion-Kiser said.

About Surry Community College

Surry Community College was founded in 1964 and is located in Dobson, North Carolina. As one of the state’s 58 community colleges, it serves Surry and Yadkin counties. Currently, Surry offers 29 degree programs, 14 diploma programs, and 32 certificate programs along with hundreds of continuing education courses and seminars. The college, under the direction of President Dr. David R. Shockley, has a mission to promote personal growth and community development to a diverse population through excellence in teaching, learning, and service.

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