Yellow Jacket senior signs with CCCC volleyball

Dec. 22, 2013 @ 05:02 AM

The Central Carolina Community College Lady Cougar volleyball team signed Lee County's Karey Beth "K.B." Howard to a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) National Letter of Intent on Thursday at the college's Lee County Campus.

Howard played as a setter and a defensive specialist for the Lady Yellow Jackets and played on the Lee County Heat Volleyball Club team, coached by her father, Robert Howard, and Frank Swindell.

Her parents, Robert and Lisa Howard, and several other family and friends attended the signing, as did Swindell and her coach from East Lee Middle School and Lee County, Carolyn Fowler. Robert thanked the coaches and friends who have been a part of her athletic career to date for all that they have done.

K.B. will enter the University Transfer program at CCCC. Her plan right now is to major in Marketing at a senior university. The college program allows students to change their major and still work on the first two years of generalized classes.

Cougar head coach Bill Carter said he is very pleased with the skills Howard brings to the court. The team has signed several players who will add very well to the returning players next year. The team played all freshmen this fall so all members are athletically eligible to return next year. The new Lady Cougars will add to that strength. The coming season shows great promise for the Lady Cougar volleyball team.