Allison Waters of Underwood High School, seated at left, has signed a national letter of intent to attend Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) and play volleyball. Seated with Waters is her mother, Lois Waters. Standing from the left are assistant DMACC volleyball coach Darcy Christensen, DMACC head volleyball coach Patty Harrison and Underwood High School volleyball coach Paula Carmen.
Allison Waters of Underwood High School has signed a national letter of intent to attend Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) and play volleyball.
Waters said factors in her decision included DMACC's small campus and the volleyball team chemistry.
"I come from a small high school and when I visited (DMACC), I first loved the small atmosphere," Waters said. "I'm undecided on a major and I feel DMACC will put me on the right career path.
"When I first met the volleyball team, I loved the chemistry the had. It reminded me of my high school team and I felt like I fit right in. I also like how competitive the volleyball program has been. I'm excited about what the team can do this year."
Waters helped Underwood to a 62-29 record during her three seasons on the varsity team, including being a starter the past two seasons. The Eagles were 48-15 during Waters' junior and senior seasons, including a 25-6 record in 2013, and have won the past two Western Iowa Conference championships.
Waters, an outside hitter, finished her high school career with 373 kills, 63 ace serves, 225 digs and 69 blocks. As a senior, she had 178 kills, 53 ace serves, 20 assists, 138 digs and 25 blocks, including 12 solo blocks. Waters has earned all-conference honorable mention and was named to the academic all-conference team as a senior.
Waters also participated in basketball, soccer, softball and club volleyball at the high school level. She was a two-year starter in basketball and earned three varsity letters. Waters was the top rebounder in the state in Class 2A as a junior and received second-team all-conference, all-district and academic all-conference honors. She was a four-year starter and four-year letter winner in soccer and a four-year starter and a five-year letter winner in softball, earning postseason first team all-conference and all-district honors. Waters' other high school activities included Spanish Club, JOOI Club, Flags, marching band, pep bad and yearbook. She served as the yearbook editor as a senior and was named to the honor roll all four years of high school.