Reynolds named to AISA All-Star team

Published 9:10 pm Tuesday, November 1, 2011

While Pike Liberal Arts volleyball season came to an end this week with a loss to Hooper Academy in regionals, one Patriot will play one final match.

Senior Jaylan Reynolds was selected to represent Pike on the AISA All-Star team as a member of the South squad.

“It’s an honor,” Reynolds said. “There are a lot of good players in the state and it feels good to be recognized with them.”

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Reynolds helped lead the Patriots to a 9-8 mark in 2011 as the team’s only senior but volleyball is one of many talents for the 17-year-old.

Reynolds was recently awarded the Chancellor’s Award at Troy University for her academic work.

While playing collegiate volleyball is uncertain, Reynolds concentration will be, as always, on her school work.

“I’m going to school to work in forensics,” Reynolds said. “I became interested after watching CSI and how they could put the pieces of a crime scene together like a puzzle.”

The 5-foot-11-inch middle hitter is also an avid writer. This month, as a part of National Novel Writing Month, Reynolds will challenge herself to write 50,000 words in 30 days.

“My friends have always told me that I come up with some interesting plot lines,” she said. “So I started writing them down.”

Reynolds will report for 9 a.m. practice at Kingwood Christian in Alabaster before playing the All-Star match at 2 p.m. the same day.

Reynolds averaged over 10 kills, seven digs, four blocks and two aces per match during her senior campaign.