Local talent signed a letter of intent to join the Hawkeye Community College Volleyball team. Ryleigh Atkins of Waterloo West High School joins the RedTails for the 2019-2020 season.
"I am excited to add Ryleigh to our RedTail Volleyball family. We had the chance to watch her play and compete; Ryleigh is a spark plug, a firecracker so to speak. She goes after everything and throws her body around to get a ball. She comes from a great program and club where they stress fundamentals. She has a great serve receive platform is a tremendous communicator on the floor and regardless of the situation, always smiling. She will be a valuable asset to our program and what we want to achieve moving forward!," shares head coach Scott Weston.
For the past two years she has participated in a mentor program at her high school called Link Crew. With the help of upperclassmen the program assists incoming freshman with their transition into high school.
Atkins is the daughter of Tammy Baker and Mark Atkins. She will enroll in the Business Administration Transfer Program.