Cann signs to play volleyball at Presbyterian

Published 9:42 pm Tuesday, November 17, 2009

One would expect any athlete with six state championship rings to have a heavy hand, and Landrum Highs Caroline Cann brought just that to her opponents during her Cardinal years on the volleyball court.

At a press conference Thursday at the high school, Landrums power outside hitter announced she will be taking that weapon with her as she carries on a family tradition at Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C.

Cann led her team in kills this year and nearly led the Cardinals to a fourth consecutive state title. She described her semifinal loss as really tough I was senior captain, but she remembers the first championship as the sweetest.

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Kayla Wilson came into serve and I was able to get the last point for our first state title in 2006, she said.

Coach Denise Riske commented that, she definitely gave us four years of her greatest effort. I remember her as a junior high player and telling her dad, shes gonna play varsity. Its also been four years of watching her mature and shes been a pleasure to coach. Im looking forward to seeing her play next year.

Cann, an outside hitter, was the Class A State Player of the Year last season and was named to the AAU All-America team. She is also a Wendys High School Heisman representative.

Cann was a member of three state champion track teams, and played on the Cardinal basketball team for two years as well.

Her parents, John and Nancy Cann, played football and basketball for Presbyterian, respectively, and her brother Mark is a collegiate standout for the Marshall Thundering Herd football and baseball teams.

Her mom and I are awfully proud of this accomplishment, her father said Thursday.

John Cann is the athletic director at Landrum and he added that not in his wildest dreams did he think he would see the time go this quickly our allegiance to Presbyterian College makes it even more special for us.

According to the Blue Hose website, Caroline has declared English as her major.

She chose Presbyterian because she loved her visit, and said, I felt really involved, which is exactly what I need; the coach trying to make me better as a player.

As an All-American, All-State, three-time state champion, shes off to quite a start.