After a successful four-year career with the El Dorado volleyball team, Sydney Scanlon will stay in her hometown and continue her volleyball career at Butler Community College.

“"I'm excited to be able to further my career at the collegiate level,” said Scanlon.

“I’m looking forward to all the traveling we will be doing and the higher level of competition I'll be going against.”

Sydney leaves EHS as the record-holder for assists in a season with 848 in 2017, breaking her record of 831 from 2016.

She started all four years, and was named first team all-league in the AVCTL III as a setter in 2016 and 2017. Sydney was also instrumental in helping the Wildcats reach the state championship in 2017. El Dorado’s state tournament appearance marked the first time the Wildcats had qualified in 32 years.

"Her leadership is something I have seen her improve on throughout the four years here at EHS,” said El Dorado head coach Chelsea Helena.

“She first came in a little timid to run the court, which is what you need in a setter. She built her confidence, though, and really became a good example to the younger girls. As an athlete, she continued to develop. She came in her senior year knowing her goals and where she wanted to go to college. I think that is what kept her motivated, kept her on her toes."

The Butler volleyball program will be going through some changes as Lisa Lichtenberg will be taking over as head coach, after Rick Younger retired following a 15-year career as head coach of the Grizzlies.

Butler finished last season with a record of 25-11, while going 10-6 in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference.