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Salem’s Bryanna Young joins volleyball team

February 23, 2016

MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Second-year Patrick Henry Community College (PHCC) volleyball coach Kelly Proffitt continues to stack her roster for the 2016 season, as the Lady Patriots look to defend their NJCAA Region X, Division III championship.

Proffitt recently signed Salem High School senior Bryanna Young on Feb. 18 to play for the Patriots this fall. Young enters with several years of experience playing in a highly competitive River Ridge District and VHSL Conference 24.

Proffitt said Young will add more support and stability to the backcourt. Young helped the Spartans earn Conference 24 titles in 2013 and ’15. Salem finished as the runner-up in the conference tournament in 2014. The Salem senior also looks to round out a solid track and field career. She placed second in the shot put during the 2015 Conference 24 championships along with serving as a sprinter and component to several relays.

“We are very excited that Bryanna chose us,” Proffitt said. “We saw her play this past season in the Salem/Bassett match and again when she came to PHCC’s showcase for seniors Feb. 4. She will be an invaluable asset to us in our backcourt as a defensive specialist.

Young has been playing volleyball since 7th grade. She hopes to complete her general studies degree at PHCC and then transfer to a four-year college to study psychology.

The Lady Patriots finished their inaugural season unbeaten at 18-0 in Region X. They lost just five games all season in conference play and finished 19-7 overall. PHCC fell 3-0 to North Hampton Community College in the District H championship. Proffitt was named the Region X Coach of the Year while the team garnered five all-Region X selections, including two on the first team.

PHOTO CAPTION: (Center) Bryanna Young; (Back Row, from left) Kelly Proffitt (PHCC volleyball coach), John Bracken (PHCC assistant coach), Scott Young (father), Russ Danstrom (Salem volleyball coach), Joyce Young (mother), Nancy Page (Salem middle school coach), Madayla Tolley (friend), Beth Denton (Salem JV volleyball coach).

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