LONGVIEW - Tiffany Pauly, named Most Valuable Player on the Naselle Comette's volleyball team last season, has signed a letter of intent to attend Lower Columbia College [LCC] in Longview.
Pauly, who also helped to lead the Naselle girls basketball team to a seventh place finish in the state basketball tournament, withdrew from NHS shortly after completion of the state meet.
According to a story published in the June 2 edition of Longview's Daily News, Pauly is one of six all league players who have agreed to play volleyball at LCC this fall. The article states that Pauly moved to Horseshoe Bend, Idaho in March to finish high school with a lifelong friend but will be back for classes at LCC this fall
Pauly is quoted as saying, "Volleyball has always been a passion for me. Its like writing poetry because it comes more natural than basketball. When I moved to Naselle three years ago, the coaches made me learn a new approach to the game. I'm looking forward to playing for Jaws (Price) and Bill because they know their stuff and are fun people."
LCC coach Jocelyn Price states Pauly's work ethic has made her into an excellent front-row player.
"She comes from a very good program at Naselle. (Comets coach) Doug Rogers has had a lot of his players move on to the college level," Price said. "Tiff is a great middle hitter who wants to become a nurse, and I believe she has the personality to be successful at both."
Pauly, a two-time all Pacific League performer, will join South Bend's Kristina Reed, who also was a force for the last two years in the Pacific League and four other first year recruits new to the LCC roster as they attempt to improve on their second place Western Division 11-3 record and their fifth place postseason tournament finish.