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Thursday, March 14, 2013 12:34 PM

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KALIDA — Bailey Dangler and Kayla Siefker have played a lot of volleyball together over the years and shared a lot in common.

Perhaps it was no real coincidence that the Kalida LadyCat senior duo would decide to continue on in their careers at the same college.

Both signed their national letter-of-intent Wednesday afternoon to do just that, electing to attend Owens Tech Community College and play volleyball for head man Sonny Lewis and assistant coach Denny Caldwell.

“I thought first of going to Owens but Bailey committed first,” Siefker explained. “I had other schools I thought about, especially Ashland and Muskingum, It’s close to home for my family to come and watch and yet far enough away; it’s just right.”

Dangler concurred.

“When I visited, I just felt right at home right away. Everything about it: the financial, the academic, the location; was a good fit for me,” she explained. “They have a good program in exercise science, my intended major, and it was the only school I really wanted to go to.”

The Express play in the All-Ohio Community College Conference

Siefker, an intended mathematics and secondary education major, knew she wanted to play volleyball at the next level.

“I wanted to do this since I was little,” she added. “I contacted them last summer.

“I played outside/middle/right-side hitter in high school but as of now, I’m not sure where I’ll be playing. I’ll worry about that when I get there. This is a 2-year commitment — get my associate’s degree first — and then see where I go from there.” Dangler did a little bit of everything in high school: outside/middle/right-side hitter and setter.

“More than likely, I imagine I’ll end up as a setter at college. Like Kayla, that is to be determined,” Dangler added. “It was a perk to have Kayla interested in the same college and it will be nice to play alongside her for at least the next two years. When I get my degree, we’ll see what happens then.”Kalida classmate Bailey Dangler, seated middle, joined Siefker in signing to play volleyball for Owens Tech Wednesday afternoon. With her are her parents, Brian Moore and Meggan Dangler, seated; and standing from left, Lewis, Luebrecht and Caldwell.


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