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Carroll Community College Women’s Volleyball Team Will Close Inaugural Season at Home on October 19th

Westminster, MD─ Carroll Community College (Carroll) women’s volleyball inaugural season is coming to a close with only two matches to go.

Head Coach Teri Leatherwood is pleased with the team’s cohesiveness and commitment to improvement after each match. She is known as an advocate for students in school, sports, and life.

Alma Huffer, a volleyball player majoring in Early Childhood Education, hadn’t considered trying out for the volleyball team until she met coach Teri Leatherwood.  Alma was homeschooled, and after hearing her siblings talk about the great experience they had while attending Carroll, she decided she would give it a try. After speaking with Teri, she decided to go for it. “This has been a great experience, and I love the team,” Huffer said.

Another player, Payton Zepp, joined the team after discovering all the opportunities at Carroll. A graduate of Francis Scott Key High School, she wasn’t sure she wanted to attend college, but when she found out all Carroll had to offer, she couldn’t pass it up. The volleyball team was a big factor in her decision to attend, as she really wanted to play the sport again.  “I am so honored to be on Carroll’s first team and that my teammates are such great people,” she said.

Seeing this historical team come to fruition and watching the students, faculty, and staff celebrate is a wonderful experience. The volleyball team also enjoyed great camaraderie and participated in the Fallfest held in Westminster. They represented the college, rode on the float, and volleyed the ball, showcasing their skills during the parade.

The team is in the final stretch of its inaugural season, looking to improve on its 6-8 record, having lost some very close matches to more experienced teams. Leatherwood commended the team for pioneering a path forward for people like her to express her love for the game and to share it with future generations of Lynx student-athletes.

“We appreciate the people that made this possible for us,” Leatherwood said. The final game for this season is Thursday, October 19th, against Hagerstown Community College at the team’s home location at 1400 Panther Drive in Hampstead.

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PHOTO CAPTION:  Carroll Community College Women’s Volleyball player, Karley Badorf, digs a ball during a competitive match this season.


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