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Davidson signs with Cisco

BRYSON – From a Cowgirl to a Wrangler.

For the second time in less than a year, a Bryson athlete will be going on to further their athletic endeavors on the collegiate level.

Senior volleyball player Sydney Davidson, fresh off a State Tournament appearance, signed her national letter of intent to play volleyball at Cisco College in front of a full house in the school gym Wednesday afternoon.  Former quarterback Braden Houser signed a letter of intent to play football for Wayland Baptist and was reportedly redshirted this year.

Bryson Volleyball Coach Chelsea Kincaid said she remembered the first day she met Davidson three years ago.

“I was there for a camp and she was standing there with the goofiest smile on her face,” Kincaid recalled. “She told me she was going to be one of my middles (blockers). I told her she was going to have to go out and prove it to me. She and I worked together over the last three years but she proved it to me.”

Having the signing done before the entire school, as was Houser’s last Spring, will hopefully show the younger students what they can accomplish with a lot of hard work and dedication.

“A lot of you tell me you want to play Sports,” Kincaid said. It takes a lot of hard work but if you’re willing, in a few years, you can be doing what Sydney’s doing today.”

Kincaid told Cisco Coach Susan Moore, who was in attendance for the signing, that she hopes Davidson will “work as hard for you as she did for me.” Moore said she was impressed with Davidson’s aggressiveness during a workout.

“She was very aggressive during her workout for us,” Moore, who has been with the school for 24 years, said. “She is quick for a middle blocker and runs the slide, which we like. With the setters we have coming in, she’ll do fine.”

Moore said she is losing a middle blocker to graduation which she hopes Davidson can step in and fill. Davidson is not the first Cowgirl to play for Moore. Paige Hauger, a Bryson grad, went to Cisco College and has gone on to coaching in nearby Newcastle.

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