North Stokes senior Megan Condon recently signed a letter of intent to become a two-sport athlete in volleyball and track at Montreat College alongside her family, friends, coaches, and school administration.
The senior came to North Stokes two years ago and since then has left her mark on a number of sports. Last spring, in the discus event at the NCHSAA state championship she placed fourth. During the indoor season she qualified at the state level in shot put and discus.
“Her technique has grown and she’s gotten stronger muscle wise,” said Vikings track coach Rodney King. “She’s really helped us and been a big part of our program.”
Although Condon quickly excelled in track, she’s had her sights set on playing college volleyball since she was 12 years old.
“I always wanted to play at the next level. When I first started, I remember telling my mom I want to go somewhere and do this,” Condon said. “Knowing that early on definitely made me focus on the academic side. I knew if I wanted to keep playing I couldn’t go anywhere if I didn’t have the grades.”
Along with playing high school volleyball, Condon has been part of a JO travel volleyball club that participates in multi-day tournaments and showcases.
“It gave me a lot of experience and I was able to meet some great coaches and play alongside really competitive athletes,” she said.
That commitment to the sport was recognized over the summer when she was named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association Under-Armour Watch List.
Condon’s coach and mother, Christine said her daughter is a force on the court and has continued to improve over the years.
“We saw potential when she was young, especially when coaches would tell us to keep working with her. For us, we’re proud of her and one of the nicest things to hear is that she’s polite and a nice girl.”
Condon’s parents believe Montreat is a good fit for their daughter.
“We love the school and we’re excited that she gets to take it to the next level and also play two sports. It’s something she’s wanted for a long time. Megan has an incredible drive and works so hard. This is a great opportunity for her.”
Amanda Dodson can be reached at 336-813-2426 or on Twitter at AmandaTDodson.