Growing up, senior Keaton Chastain was always in sports. Whether she was playing basketball, softball, or volleyball, she always loved it. However, volleyball was always her favorite.
Chastain discovered her love of volleyball when she was in the fifth grade. She has now finished her senior year of volleyball with as much love for the game as she had when she started.
Chastain filled the role on the court as right side hitter and as a back row player for the varsity team.
“It’s so much fun and became my favorite thing to do,” said Chastain.
She has also taken volleyball to the next level by playing on a club team during her offseason for the past three years. Club volleyball has given Chastain the opportunity to play with new girls and experience volleyball all year-round.
Chastain first became involved with club when former volleyball coach Alicia Clark got her to play on a club team out of New Albany called Union. This gave Chastain many opportunities to play volleyball rather than just regular season games.
After high school, Chastain is hoping to continue her volleyball career at Hanover College.
“I really like the coach, and it seems like a good fit for me,” said Chastain.
Story by Maggie Vincent