Parents: Don and Amy Leach
High School: Corinth Holders
Club Team: N.C. Elite 18 Black
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Also Considered: Lindsey Wilson College (Ky.), Lees-McRae College
Why Pembroke? “I liked the environment the coaches have created there. I just felt like I found my perfect fit there.”
Notable: Katelynn was an all-conference selection for the Pirates as a senior and a three-year varsity contributor. … Her biggest memories of her senior year are beating Cleveland and Triton. … As a middle hitter, Katelynn led Corinth Holders with 48 blocks as a senior and contributed 80 kills. … Katelynn said working with N.C. Elite 18 Black coach Tristy Bittikofer was also key in her development into a college recruit. … She wants to work on playing at a faster pace as she gets ready for college. “I need to be faster at getting open and being ready to hit every chance I get.”
Corinth Holders coach Charles Riley: “Katelynn has always had the potential to develop and it was great to see her work hard for that opportunity. After travel ball last season, she came back as a more fit player and ready to contribute in a larger role.”