“Volleyball’s been part of my life since middle school,” Bradshaw said. “I never thought I’d be able to play in college at first, but starting varsity as a freshman really picked my head up.”
Bradshaw, who transferred to Trigg from Hopkinsville High School before her junior season, said the help of Trigg coach Kimberly Mangers was instrumental to her ability to play in college.
“She was the first person to introduce me to the college atmosphere,” Bradshaw said. “She gave me a lot of tips about it.”
Mangers said she believes Bradshaw has the potential to be a solid player for Mid-Continent.
“She’s very intense, always goes out with 100 percent and has a good attitude,” Mangers said. She’s a really positive person. I enjoyed coaching her. Her leadership and ability to pump up her teammates and get them excited to play will be important.”
Mid-Continent volleyball coach Christa Bakemeier said she saw Bradshaw play at a tournament in Caldwell County last year and became interested in adding her to the team.
“She had five aces in a row at one point, and that’s mainly what caught my eye,” Bakemeier said. “Her hitting was a strong point, too.”
Bakemeier said Bradshaw’s signing shows Mid-Continent’s continued interest in finding local athletes.
“We’re looking to build morale and support from local communities,” Bakemeier said.