Christiansburg High School’s Peyton King will continue her volleyball career at Lynchburg College. She said that she believes the school is a perfect fit for her.
“When I was there on my official visit, I got to play in an open gym with the girls and they seemed so tight-knit and I knew it was like a big family. On my tour, I sat in on a class, and there were only 15 people in the class, so I felt like I will be able to do very well with my academics with a smaller class setting. I loved the campus, the coach and, most of all, the girls,” she said.
King averaged double figure assists in almost every game in 2016 including three with 30-plus assists. She was a four-year starter on varsity and was a captain her senior year being named to the all-conference and team most valuable player.
Lynchburg is a Division III member of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) and only loses one player from a team that finished 19-10 this past season. Elizabeth Ellinger is in her 11th season at the school as the head coach.
The team lost in the ODAC tournament semi-finals this past year to W&L.
King learned how to be a leader playing at CHS. “I think leadership is a very important quality to have. I also learned how to be positive no matter how the season was going so I feel like that will be helpful because teams definitely have their ups and downs,” she said.
For now, she is undecided about her major in college. King is also a member of the Christiansburg High School National Arts Honor Society.