Nov 17 2009
Seward County Lady Saints middle hitter LaKendra Sanders has made her college choice and Southwestern Oklahoma State University will get the services of the 6’0 sophomore next season as she signed her National Letter of Intent today to join the Bulldogs. Sanders played two solid seasons for the Lady Saints, being named 2nd Team All-Region in both campaigns. She leaves Seward County as one of the top blockers in school history, registering 289 blocks in her two seasons, good for 5th all-time. Her 620 career kills put her in the top 15 and a 69 point jump in her hitting percentage from her freshman to her sophomore year is one of the finest improvements in school history. “LaKendra will be missed in the middle next season” Seward Head Coach Bert Luallen said. “She came in right away as a freshman last season and made an impact and was one of the more dominating players in the conference this season when she was at the top of her game” he continued. Sanders was the kind of player that stepped up for the Lady Saints in big situations registering her 5 highest kill totals of her career in matches against the NJCAA top 20 or in the Region VI Tournament. When asked why she chose SWOSU Sanders said, “I really like their Pharmaceutical program and if I play well then I should get the chance to see a lot of time on the court in the next two seasons.” Sanders will hope to start her SWOSU career next fall how she ended her Seward County career as the sophomore pounded out back to back 15 kill matches for the Lady Saints in the Region VI Tournament.