BEAUFORT – From the age of nine, when she first picked up a volleyball, Caroline Malphrus can thank her sister for helping her fall in love with the game of volleyball. While mostly playing soccer growing up, her sister asked for a pepper partner and though she loved soccer, volleyball became her sport.
Fast forward eight years, Malphrus will get the opportunity to continue her volleyball career at Brevard College.
“I love volleyball,” said Malphrus. “It’s been a part of my life forever. I haven’t stopped because I don’t see a life without it.”
Malphrus helped lead the Dolphins to a 9-6 record and she sat close to the top in all statistical categories. She collected 75 kills during the season while averaging 1.8 kills per set, finished second on the team in digs with 47 and third on the team with 30 aces.
The senior had a couple of options to continue her playing career, however, when Brevard offered, Malphrus knew that the small school feel was for her. She immediately felt welcomed by her new coach and teammates.
As for Torri McCullough, her coach for the last three seasons, he could not be more proud and excited for Malphrus’ journey to the next level.
“She’s meant stability, she’s meant courage and at the end of the day I can count on her to come in clutch,” said McCullough. “I love you. Be great. Play every game as if it’s your last. Play to your fullest.”