Leland grad plans to double up at Macomb
The hard work has already begun for the 19-year-old freshman, who is on the volleyball team at the Livoniabased, two-year school.
“Two-a-days, seven hours,” said McKee, who also plans to play women’s basketball in the winter season. “And I thought three hours at Leland was long.”
McKee, who helped lead the Comets to the girls Class D quarterfi- nals in volleyball and basketball in her senior year, likes the new routine.
“I’m enjoying myself,” McKee said. “It’s nice to be playing with girls the same age that want to compete.”
McKee chose Macomb because of second-year volleyball head coach Holly Plieth. The Monarchs finished third in the Michigan Community College Athletic Association Eastern Conference last season and qualified for postseason play.
“It’s a good volleyball program and the coach is very driven to be successful,” McKee said.
McKee, Macomb’s top recruit, will be an outside hitter and expects to play all-around.
The Monarchs, who are coming off of a 21-17 season, open their season Friday, Aug. 24 with a tournament at Lansing CC.
“It’s definitely a faster game,” McKee said. “You have to be able to read the ball and consistently.
“Otherwise you’re not going to be there when the ball gets there.”
McKee said Leland coach Laurie Glass had prepared her to go to the next level.
“We were learning things in high school that most other teams hadn’t even heard of,” McKee said. “We were reading the hits and knowing where to be when blocking.”