Today sophomores Maranda Koch and Miranda Gallagher signed their National Letters of Intent to continue their academic and volleyball career at NAIA powerhouse Rocky Mountain College. After finishing 2nd in their conference the Generals and Coach Stadler are excited for the next step for their sophomores. "One of our jobs at this level is to help kids move on to play and I am excited that these two found a home that fits their academic, career and athletic needs."
Koch is a 5-foot-10 outside hitter from Kaycee. As a senior, she averaged 22 digs, three stuff blocks, 16 kills and six points from serve as she led the Lady Bucs to the state championship match.She was named all-conference and all-state two years in a row and was named 1A Northeast Conference Player of the Year the last two seasons, and played in the All star match. During her freshman season at SC she tallied 197 kills at 2.07 kills per set, 67 digs and 15 blocks to help us finish 4th in the conference. Her sophomore year she tallied 213 kills at 2.03 kills per set, 88 digs and 35 blocks helping us finish runner up. She is part of the academic all region team for both seasons. Last season she was 3rd team academic all American.
Gallagher 5'11" middle hitter from Spearfish South Dakota and attended Lead-Deadwood High School. Miranda notched her 1,000 kill. Gallagher also made the all-state team, all conference and was asked to play in the all state games in South Dakota. She was also a finalist for South Dakota's volleyball Gatorade player of the year. During her freshman season she tallied 197 kills, 67 digs and 92 blocks. She was also award all conference and academic all region. Her sophomore year she tallied 183 kills, 128 digs, 114 blocks at .90 blocks per set. She was named to the all conference and all tournament team.
"It's great to see kids have the ability to move on to pursue their goals but academically and athletically but its extra sweet that they will continue to play together. Both players have made a positive impact on our program and really have helped build it to where it is today." Said head coach Jennifer Stadler " "I can not wait to see the success they have with Rocky. RMC is a great program and I believe they both will excel tremendously."