Lady Mohawk Signs with WBC

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Those on hand as Piggott's McKenzie Hopkins signed her letter of intent to attend, and play volleyball for, Williams Baptist College included, from left: Front-Hopkins and her mother, Melissa Hopkins-Turner. Back-WBC Coach Lee Moore and PHS Lady Mohawk Coach Nikki Speer.(TD photo/Tim Blair)

Lady Mohawk McKenzie Hopkins signed her letter of intent Tuesday, April 28, to continue her education, and her volleyball career, as a member of the Williams Baptist College Lady Eagles. Hopkins, the daughter of Mohawk assistant coach Melissa Hopkins-Turner, took part in the signing ceremony in the library of Piggott High School with her coaches, teammates and supporters in attendance.

Addressing the crowd of students on hand, WBC Volleyball Coach Lee Moore noted, "You younger students who are volleyball players, McKenzie is the perfect example of what hard work can do for you. She's a good player and a good student, and just what we're looking for as a member of our team."

Hopkins was a multi-sport athlete throughout her time at PHS, playing volleyball, basketball and softball.

As a member of the Lady Mohawk volleyball team she participated in the state tournament all three years, and as a senior was recognized with numerous post season honors. At the conclusion of her senior season, she was chosen as both All-Conference and All-State. She was also chosen to play in the annual Queen's of the Hardwood at Jonesboro High School earlier this month, but was unable to attend due to a conflict with the PHS prom. Hopkins has also been invited to play in the annual Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star volleyball game, set for June in Conway.

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