Reed City volleyball standout signs to play at Adrian College

REED CITY — Jacolyn Mullins is ready for the next step in her volleyball career.

The all-Central State Activities Association first-team standout signed a letter of intent to play volleyball at Adrian College on Monday.

Mullins had 371 kills, plus a .250 hitting percentage and had 581 digs, and served almost 90 percent for the year and had 61 aces.

“Jacolyn had a pretty amazing year,” said Reed City coach Don Patterson. “She was also our top passer.”

Adrian coach David Kwan is going into his third season at Adrian and was present for Mullins’ signing at Reed City High School.

“We saw her play online,” said Kwan. “We saw her play in some club tournaments. We were really excited when she came to visit the campus. She loved it.”

“I really fell in love with the campus, it’s beautiful,” Mullins said. “I also fell in love with the team. I stayed with them the beginning of December, and then in open gyms and felt really connected, I felt included and excited. The coach is really nice. We seem to get along.”

Mullins visited Adrian prior to Christmas.

“She’ll be a contributor, outside hitter right away from us, I think,” Kwan said. “Our program since I took it over has changed a lot of its culture. We’re hoping she’s a part of that culture change.”

Mullins will receive academic aid at Adrian. She’ll major in biology to fall into the pre-med program.

Adrian was above .500 last year.

“We’re in a tough conference with the MIAA,” Kwan said. “Calvin just won the national championship. Hope is No. 2 in the country. We’re trying to make a run into the conference tournament. My first recruiting class will be all juniors. It will be a decent veteran group.”

“I’ll be getting a workout schedule from them,” Mullins said. “I plan on working out myself before I get their schedule. I want to improve myself so I can help my team when I get there.”

Mullins anticipates still being an outside hitter.

“I want to keep playing my game,” Mullins said. “I want to improve myself and keep getting better and better.”

Mullins said playing college volleyball has been a personal dream for a long time.