NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - NPCC sophomore Sydney Mullin signed to continue her volleyball career at Hastings College on Monday.
(L to R) Hastings College head volleyball coach Alexandra Allard, Sydney Mullin, and Hastings grad assistant Levi Pollreisz at Mullin's signing Monday. (Credit: Patrick Johnstone/KNOP-TV)
Mullin, a graduate of Maxwell high school, said staying local, and the pedigree of the program, are what drew her to the Hastings program.
"Obviously, it's close to home, I'm super excited to be close to my family, and they can come watch my games. Hastings is a really nice school and they have a winning heritage, you hear a lot of good things about the volleyball program, so I'm excited to be a part of it," Mullin said.
Hastings head coach Alexandra Allard said she watched the Knights’ game against the Bronco JV team and saw Mullin causing problems, and knew she was a player to recruit.
Mullin hopes her experience during her two years at NPCC will help make her transition to Hastings a little easier.
"I think it will help a little bit. Ultimately, it comes down to that first day of practice, and me stepping into the gym and deciding the player I want to be. I do think as a player, and experience-wise, coming to a JuCo and having those years under my belt helped, but like I said, first day in the gym, it's fair game," Mullin said.
Mullin averaged 2.68 kills per game as a middle hitter for the Knights in 2019, but said the plan is for her to move to outside hitter at Hastings.