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Corey Nichols of Clinton, who played volleyball last year at Spartanburg Christian Academy, was named Volleyball Player of the Year by the Spartanburg Herald-Journal.

The daughter of Harold and Dee Nichols, Corey finished with 407 digs and led the Warriors to a third straight S.C. Independent School Association (SCISA) 2A state title.

She commuted from Clinton every day to attend SCA and play for the Warriors.

“I love playing for my teammates, and I love the school,” Nichols told the Herald-Journal. “I think it’s the best thing I’ve ever done. My junior and senior year made my high school career so much better, and I’m happy that I got to finish my high school career at SCA.”

Nichols will play at Lander next year, where she plans to major in psychology.

The senior libero – a position designated as a defensive specialist who can take the position of any backcourt player but cannot block or return the ball when it is higher than the next – took over team leadership from graduated senior Peyton Thompson, who is now player at South Florida.