Altus’ Lexie Kelley – Athlete Spotlight Presented by Chad Lee, State Farm
Altus High School senior and varsity volleyball player, Lexie Kelley, is not only a great player on the court, but she’s great in the classroom and a popular player with the fans. Kelley was recently in a preseason MVP volleyball poll online for VYPE and the response was overwhelming. “The entire town liked and shared the link and I received more votes than I could have ever hoped for,” said Kelley. “I love the family-like atmosphere the entire town gives off. And how on a game day everyone comes together as one.”
Kelley plays outside hitter and defensive specialist, but she admits she is more of a six-rotation player. She works to show leadership whether she’s on or off the court. “To me leadership means communication, to lead others and strive for us all to be the best we can be,” said Kelley.
She is involved in many other activities including tennis, the student newspaper and FFA. “I’m involved in National Honor Society and I am the senior class President and student body President. After graduation I hope to continue my volleyball career in college. I hope to attend SWOSU and become a Physical Therapist Assistant and then work towards becoming a Physical Therapist,” said Kelley.
As a member of the volleyball team, Kelley said she just loves being part of an amazing team. “I’ve had the opportunity to grow closer to many girls and coaches/teachers. I would have never had the chance to without volleyball. We have all been together from the very beginning of the volleyball program here at Altus (this is only our second season). I know that even after I leave, the impact I’ve had on Altus volleyball, and the impact it’s had on me, will last a lifetime,” said Kelley.
She also mentioned another person who has made an impact on her at Altus High. “The most influential person in my life has definitely been my eighth grade history teacher, Mr. Garrison. He was also my track and volleyball coach.”