Megan Beiriger, a former volleyball standout at Sangre de Cristo High School in Mosca has chosen to extend her volleyball playing career into college.
Beiriger, a recent graduate of Sangre de Cristo in 2010, has chosen to play for Dodge City Community College in Dodge City Kansas.
Beiriger was originally enrolled at the University of Wyoming until she received a call from Dodge City coach Shaun Pohlman asking her to join his squad. "I visited once and signed the next day," says Beiriger of the experience.
"I was totally surprised by coach Pohlman's phone call," she recalls. "What I think helped me the most was posting my stats and position on a recruiting website: berecruited.com."
Beiriger was not only impressed with the school, but was also impressed by the team dynamics. "I love my new team," she said. "We all really click and know where each player is going to be on the court."
This season, Beiriger looks to make an immediate impact on a team that has only two returning players from the previous seasons. "Obviously our main goal is to go to nationals this year and win," she said, "But our first goal is to win our conference."
Beiriger credited her coaches and her family for helping her get this far in her volleyball career. "My high school coach (Keeli Ford) helped me to prepare to play at this level both physically and emotionally, and my parents helped prepare me emotionally by supporting me and driving me to practices." Megan's mother, Loretta Beiriger, stated, "We are really excited for her."
Her family, friends, and supporters will have a chance to see her play once more when the Dodge City Conquistadors play in Lamar, Colo. from August 27th-28th at the Lamar Community College Running Lopes Invitational. The Conquistadors will also play a regular season game against Lamar Community College on October 21st, also to be hosted in Lamar.