EA’s Huskey signs with JDCC

Published 9:12 am Monday, June 27, 2011

Former EA Lady Cougar Amber Huskey signs to play volleyball with JDCC, while her parents Ashley Strawbridge and Ronnie Huskey and head coach Misti Nims look on.|Submitted Photo

Former Escambia Academy Lady Cougar Amber Huskey will suit up for a different team this fall when she hits the court for the Jefferson Davis Community College volleyball team.

Huskey recently received a scholarship offer from JDCC and signed her letter of intent on Wednesday to play for the Lady Warhawks and head coach Misti Nims.

The former Lady Cougar who participated in three AISA All-Star games during her senior season gets the chance to perform at the college level after receiving tryouts at a couple of different places.

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The opportunity to play volleyball came after receiving a tryout for softball, which Nims also coaches, Huskey said.

“I went to a tryout for their softball team, and the coach Nims who coaches softball and volleyball told me she wanted me to come out for a volleyball tryout,” she said. “

At her tryout, Huskey went through several drills including serving and spiking to show her skills to her new coach.

The opportunity to continue to play is exciting and something that she strived to do, Huskey said.

“I’m really happy that I get to continue to be a part of athletics,” she said. “This is something that I wanted to do, and knowing that I get to keep playing is a great feeling.”

With Huskey signed on to play volleyball at JDCC, the chance remains for her to play softball as well.

The decision on whether she will play softball will be decided after working out with the rest of the team, Huskey said.

“Right now, I’m focused on playing volleyball because that’s what I signed on to play,” she said. “Coach Nims wants me to play softball too though, but after working out with the team I’m going to make a decision on that.”

Once she begins playing, Huskey is hoping to earn her spot somewhere in the starting roster.

Earning a starting spot as a freshman is a goal that has to be achieved, Huskey said.

“The one thing that I would really like to accomplish is the chance to start in college,” she said. “I’d like to start as a freshman, but I just want to start sometime before I am done playing for JDCC.”