Vale’s Graviet Signs To Play Collegiate Volleyball Times Two

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VALE – After spending countless hours on the volleyball court for the Vale Vikings, senior Sadie Graviet will add time on the beach as she signed to play volleyball, both on the court and beach volleyball, for College of the Siskiyous in California on Tuesday, March 19.

“I really like the coach and the community is small,” said Graviet on her decision. “I spent some time with the team and they are just a real cohesive unit and I really fit in with what they do.”

Even with all those hours on the court, Graviet stated she has not played competitive beach volleyball, a sport which she will enter for the first time for the Eagles.

“I am excited to try it,” she said of her new sport.

Graviet’s future volleyball team wrapped up a season going 12-14 while beach volleyball is currently 3-7 with over a month left to play before tournament action begins April 25.

While taking the court for the College of Siskiyous, Graviet will also be working on her career goal of nursing in a neonatal intensive care unit.

Moving to Vale in her eighth-grade year, Graviet said she has many memories of her time as a Viking and countless people to thank for her success.

“The one memory that sticks out is a time in Medford when the team dressed up in rainbow afro wigs,” she said. “I am here today because of my parents, my coaches, my teammates and fans of the Vale nation.”

The signing ceremony was attended by Graviet’s parents, coaches and numerous teammates to celebrate the Viking senior’s accomplishment.