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College signing: Owensboro Catholic’s Lilly Farmer (Missouri Baptist)

May 3, 2021 | 12:04 am

Updated May 3, 2021 | 12:16 pm

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This is a story in a series on local high school athletes signing to continue their athletic and academic careers at the next level.

Owensboro Catholic’s Lilly Farmer is taking her talents on the volleyball court to Missouri Baptist next season as she’s going to be a Spartan in the fall.

Farmer finished second on the Lady Aces last season in assists as she finished with 193 to go with 30 digs and 17 aces.

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How does it feel to finally know where you’re going to attend next year and to make it official?

I am thrilled. Everything is just beginning. There will be all kinds of new opportunities. I can not wait to see where God takes me. 

Why did you choose the school you did?

After eight years of travel volleyball, I was looking for a competitive school to challenge me. It needed to have biology for me to major in and I also wanted to try something new in the city of Saint Louis. 

What stood out about the program and the coaches?

I wanted to play for a coach and with teammates that want it as bad as I do. I met Coach Nichols and knew he could push me and teach me more about the game. The program plays at a high level and yearly competes for a national championship. 

What are you going to study?

I am going to major in biology and then pursue a degree in optometry. 

What are you going to miss about your team and school?

I am definitely going to miss playing with the same group of girls I started playing with in the third grade. I will also miss the family I have formed at Catholic High that have supported me greatly from the beginning. 

May 3, 2021 | 12:04 am

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