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By Mike Motz
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Sylvester Commits to Black Hills State


November 16, 2018

Mike Motz

Sidney senior Katelyn Sylvester (center) signs her letter of intent with Black Hills State University with her mother Jill, her father Eric, her sister Karly, and volleyball coach Lucia Howard in attendance.

Sidney senior Katelyn Sylvester signed a letter of intent to play volleyball for the Black Hills State University Yellow Jackets in Spearfish, South Dakota as a member of the class of 2022.

The 5'9" senior plans on studying pre-Dentistry at the university.

"I just feel that Black Hills State is a really good fit for me and I really love the town of Spearfish. I went to (volleyball) camp there this summer, and I really liked the team and got to meet a lot of the people there," Sylvester said about her decision.

Although she did look at a few other colleges, she quickly made her decision to go to Black Hills State, mainly because of her experience at the summer volleyball camp.

"It's good because I won't be too far away so my parents can see me play. We play a lot in Denver during the season," she added.

Although she is also a standout in basketball, she plans on only playing volleyball while working towards her undergraduate degree.

Katelyn is the daughter of Jill and Eric Sylvester, and is a member of the National Honor Society, vice president of the student council, and class treasurer. A four-year honor roll member, she has also been named a Western Conference Scholar-Athlete. She led the Lady Raider volleyball as a setter with 849 assists. She is a three-time All-Conference honoree and was named All-State Honorable Mention in 2016.

Black Hills State head volleyball coach Kristin Carmichael is excited to have Sylvester join the team.

"Katelyn gained valuable experience as a high school setter, running a 5-1 offense. She brings a calming presence and steady leadership to the court,"

she said.


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