When Kaley Remley missed her club volleyball season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, she realized how much she loved the game she had dedicated so much time and energy to over the past several years.
On Monday, the Southmont committed to continue her volleyball and academic careers at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana.
“Before quarantine I was kind of iffy about it,” Remley said of her decision to play at the next level. “But when my club season got canceled and I went back to open gym I told my mom to sign me up for try-outs because I knew my life would be boring without it.”
Remley followed a 307 kill junior campaign as the Mounties No. 2 outside hitter with a 213 kill shortened senior season to lead Southmont. She also led the Mounties with 59 aces and was second on the team with 192 digs helping Southmont to a 12-9 record.
Remley played in the middle as a freshman before moving to the outside her last three years as a Mountie. Southmont coach Lauran Nichols believes her ability to play multiple positions will allow her to make an immediate impact at Earlham.
“She’s such a versatile player,” Nichols said. “She can play anywhere and do well. She’s just a smart player. She has that court awareness that really just comes with playing. She’s such a great passer. She can literally play anywhere.”
Remley, who plans to study either Athletic Training or Psychology, is enthusiastic about the opportunity to play collegiate volleyball.
“I’m just ready to play,” she said. “I’ve already met some of the girls and I’m just ready to be with them and play.”