McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

August 17, 2013

Kylie Murdaugh ready for new season

By Matt Goisman
Sports Writer

McALESTER — As student at Frink-Chambers, Kylie Murdaugh had tried all the sports the Lady Falcons had to offer, but none of them seemed to work out. When she got to McAlester High School, Murdaugh went to a volleyball practice almost on a whim one day early in her freshman year.

Now a senior, Murdaugh finds herself as one of the Lady Buffaloes’ starting middle hitters.

“I just love it,” Murdaugh said Thursday.

“I’ve grown more aggressive throughout the years of playing volleyball. I like being in the middle. I like to hit.”

Murdaugh said she first started playing volleyball with her mother, Satina Murdaugh, in recreation-league games at the J.I. Stipe Recreation Center. She liked the game, but at times found it difficult to mesh her position’s aggressiveness with her naturally shy personality.

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