Frontier’s Logan Haught to play volleyball at Davis & Elkins
NEW MATAMORAS — Three-sport Frontier High School standout Logan Haught made it official Friday that she’ll continue her career as a student-athlete at Davis & Elkins College for head volleyball coach Jordan Willis.
Although Haught earned three letters each in basketball, which she took off this year, softball and volleyball, sticking with battling at the net is what was most dear to her heart.
“I had my times at each of them where I don’t really like this and then I’m like I love this,” said Haught, who also visited West Liberty, Ohio Valley, Muskingum and Hocking College. “Volleyball always stayed where I really liked it. I always got excited for the year. I feel like I do volleyball better all around.
“I’m good at reading the court. I like volleyball because it’s kind of different. I’ve always had it in the back of my head to play volleyball in college, but I don’t want to just go in debt because of volleyball. I want to go for education first, but I always thought it would be cool to go for a sport.”
Haught, who carries a 3.3 GPA and plans to major in business, said she talked to a lot of coaches before opting to become a Senator.
“It just felt real welcoming and the history up there, everything is old looking,” said the Cougar of the Division II Mountain East Conference school.
“They have a meaning to everything they have.
“It’s kind of like downtown Marietta, all the cool building and stuff. There are stories to everything there, but they were really welcoming and it kind of felt like home.”
Following her senior volleyball campaign, Haught was named the District 12 Division IV Player of the Year and also earned first team all-Ohio Valley Athletic Conference honors. She was the OVAC 1A Player of the Year as a sophomore.
She played the full rotation and also was a setter in the Cougars’ 6-2 offense.
“It’s going to be a new experience,” she added. “I know (St. Marys’) Wiley Houser. I saw he signed for wrestling. Some people I know actually do know where the school is. It will kind of be a fresh start. It will be something new and it will be good.”
When asked how she became interested in D&E Haught said “my stepdad’s sister went to Davis & Elkins and she still lives up in Elkins.
“I’m still trying to cherish the moments I’m having right now, but I’m excited to see how it will be. It will be something new. You don’t really get to see new people where we live. I’m excited.”
The Cougar also admitted, “I’m a little nervous going there. I’ll be like a little fish up there. Here I’m one of the big people that everyone knows, and they won’t even know me. It’s like a new start, which is nice, but it’s kind of nerve-racking as well.”
Haught said she expects to be a hitter in college and noted she can be a solid spiker and usually has good timing.
“I need to work on my hitting and snapping through and being quicker on my feet and everything like that,” she said.
“I think the good thing was I know every position so no matter where I’m thrown at, I’ll do decently at, hopefully.”
She also knows she needs to get in the weight room and add more muscle mass.
One of the reasons she loves volleyball is because “even if we weren’t winning, I always had those people that got me up. One of my old coaches, Mike Lamp, he ended up passing away last year and he always helped me out when I was down.
“He’d give me a little shout go get up there and it was a hard time when he passed. I’m really close to his wife now. My coaches made a big impact on my life helping me become a better person, player, leader and everything.”
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