Sydney Mossman patiently waited for her opportunity to start for McPherson High’s volleyball team.
She was a key role player for Bullpup state tournament teams as a sophomore and junior and when the time came for her to start in her senior season, she stepped right in as MHS made state for a seventh straight year.
Mossman’s patience was rewarded Tuesday as she signed a volleyball letter of intent with Cloud County Community College, where she’ll rejoin former Bullpup standout Katelyn Ruth, who saw some key minutes for the T-Birds as a freshman.
“I just really, really liked the community feel of the campus and the school,” Mossman said. “I know that they have a good volleyball program and I really enjoyed talking to them (during the recruiting process).
MHS coach Christy Doile is a former Thunderbird herself and she had positive things to say about the school, as did Ruth, who Mossman consulted during the process.
Mossman earned honorable mention AVCTL for a team that advanced to Salina and competed in pool play, but did not advance.
“Sydney has a true love for volleyball that just pours out of her when she plays,” Doile said. “She was very versatile as a hitter for our program, hitting in all three positions in her career. As she competed for varsity playing time with two older grades loaded with talent, as a sophomore and junior she actively embraced her role. She was a positive contributor at practice and from the bench. Her senior year she made an immediate impact on our team and was completely prepared for her starting position.”
Mossman was third on the team in kills and fourth in blocks as a senior.
She’s been playing with the Jets during the offseason and has one more tournament. She’ll be majoring in communications, with perhaps a minor in education.
She is a member of KAYs, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and took part in track, cheerleading and theatre.