Shining Star: University High's Kayleigh Valley

Published On: Oct 23 2012 05:58:54 PM PDT   Updated On: Oct 24 2012 12:53:12 AM PDT
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Duck and cover... that's probably your safest bet every time Kayleigh Valley attacks the net.

"I don't know the adrenaline starts pumping," Valley said.  "It feels like you're actually going to win the match, that you got that set, so it's kind of exciting."

Kayleigh's also been exciting to watch on the basketball court, which is where she will continue her career at the next level.

"I've actually made a commitment to play basketball at the University of Montana," said Valley.

 "A kid that can go play division one in either sport, volleyball or basketball, it doesn't happen very often, " said Titans head coach Mark Weis. "We've had a few of them come through University, but for me, this is my first one."

That wasn't the only tough decision Kayleigh had to make.  She was also responsible for selecting the team shoes, a choice that stood out in the GSL.

"At the beginning of the season I picked those out  and just thought it would be fun to go out as seniors having crazy shoes." Valley said.

"I'm telling you what, that was a great call, " Weis said. "At first people were like coach are you really going to let them do that? I said 'hey it's their call, its their season. Its synonymous with us just being different and wanting to have fun."

Now, U-High's hoping those same qualities help them make a post-season push.

 "Our whole team goal is to make it to state and to do well there," said Valley.

"To get there we obviously have to get through districts and regionals and just keep playing the way we play."

Which is exciting, in crazy shoes.