\u00a0ADRIAN \u2014 Former Reed City volleyball athlete Jacolyn Mullins is home during the summer getting ready for what she\u2019s confident will be a banner junior season at Adrian College. Mullins completed her sophomore season last fall. As a freshman, she played in 60 total sets and finished sixth on the team with 82 kills while also having five assists, 13 service aces, 101 digs and 12 blocks. At Reed City, Mullins lettered in both basketball and volleyball and received all-league honors. \u201cJac\u2019s been great,\u201d Adrian College coach David Kwan said. \u201cThe kid works really hard. We have some pretty good outside hitters that were upperclassmen. But she moves into her junior year and we\u2019re expecting some big things, especially out of the back row, from her, defensively and serve-receive wise. We\u2019re expecting some good things from her in that area of the game. \u201cI think she\u2019s been really successful both athletically and academically here at Adrian College. I can\u2019t say enough good things about her.\u201d Kwan said Mullins has been working hard during the spring to play six rotations and become a terminating hitter. \u201cShe was actually one of the leading candidates in the spring for us in the front row,\u201d Kwan said. \u201cShe was having to change her approach as a leftside hitter for us and she did a great job with it. We played a spring tournament in Toledo. As she comes back, this fall, it will be interesting to see if she can be a terminating hitter for us. Even without that, she does great things for us in the back row.\u201d Mullins said she sustained a concussion at the start of the season and missed some playing time. \u201cIt took me awhile to get back at playing,\u201d she said. \u201cBut I\u2019ve been doing good.\u201d As a freshman, \u201cIt went really well,\u201d Mullins said. \u201cI stepped into a role that I was playing very nicely. I played defense very well.\u201d From freshman to sophomore, \u201cI improved some for the mental part of the game,\u201d she said. \u201cI started to realize I needed to keep my mind open to it with college volleyball. Things are faster. \u201cNext year, I\u2019ve definitely gotten stronger, so I\u2019m excited to see how that plays into my abilities. I\u2019ll be an outside hitter and looking to play all around. My serve has gotten tougher, so little things like that gets me into rotation.\u201d Adrian was third in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association last season, Mullins said. \u201cWe got to the tournament and played Hope, but lost to them,\u201d she said.