Last updated: May 23. 2014 10:59AM - 950 Views
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Logan County senior Victoria Cates signed to play college volleyball and softball on Thursday with Lincoln Trail College.

Cates, who starred for the Lady Cougars on both the diamond and on the court, said she was glad to get the opportunity to play both sports in college because it would be too hard to pick just one.

“This has been a dream come true,” she said. “I have always wanted to be able to play in college and now I am getting to chase that dream.”

During her four years with the Lady Cougar volleyball program, Cates saw the team record a 117-38 record with one elite eight finish in the KHSAA state volleyball tournament (2013), one regional championship (2013), two regional runner-up finishes (2011 & 2010), and four district championships (2010-2013).

“We’re all very excited for Victoria,” Logan County volleyball coach Steven Lyne said “This all started when we started working with her as a fifth grader and this is the result of all that hard work.”

In softball, Cates has helped Logan County see steady improvement over the past few seasons.

“When I took over as the softball coach three years ago, I realized pretty quick that she is one kids that is always going to lay it all out for us,” softball coach Michael Crawford said. “She was always very good with the other girls and I couldn’t ask for a better kid.”

Cates said that she never would have been able to accomplish her goal of playing college athletics without a lot of support along the way.

“I really want to thank all my family and teammates and coaches for always having my back no matter what,” Cates said.

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