CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Charleston Southern volleyball team and coach Kim Lissinna announced the signing of Taylor Allman to a National Letter of Intent for the 2013-14 school year.
Allman comes to Charleston, S.C., by way of North Myrtle Beach High School and Little River, S.C. where she played under head coach Estelle Barentine.
During her career with the Chiefs, the 5-8 athlete was named the 3-A South Carolina State Player of the Year, leading North Myrtle Beach to the S.C. State Volleyball Champions, earning Tournament MVP honors.
She was a five year varsity player with the Chiefs, earning All-Region honors four times during her career at North Myrtle Beach. A two-time team captain, Allman earned multiple accolades in her senior season including Region VII Player of the Year honors and Toast of the Coast Player of the Year honors, as well as being selected to the North/South All Star Game. She also earned All-State and All-Region honors, earning the Region Tournament MVP recognition, as well as the All-Tournament team at the Carolina Invitational.
In her junior season, she also earned All-Tournament and Team MVP honors, receiving All-State recognition and Toast of the Coast honors.
In addition to her playing career at North Myrtle Beach, she also was a standout player of the Grand Strand Juniors Volleyball Club, playing with the GSJ for each of the past five seasons. She has received All-Region honors at the Palmetto Regionals every year, as well as serving as the Team Captain.
Among her accolades on the volleyball court, she is also a standout athlete on the basketball court for the Chiefs, earning playing team over the past four seasons. Among her accolades on the hard wood, she was a McDonald's All-American nominee, scoring over 1,500 career points. In her senior season, she earned Regional Player of the Year honors and was selected to the North/South All Star Game.
Allman has been active off the court as well, serving in the Student Government, as well as National Honor Society, National Honor Social Studies, Mu Alpha Theta and the Senior Beta Club.
She was also recognized with the 2012-2013 DAR Good Citizenship Award and was named a 2012-2013 Wendy's Heisman State Finalist.
An active volunteer, she has completed over 120 hours of community service, serving among various organizations including Relay for Life, mentoring elementary school children, Walk for Lupus, "Christmas Angels" and Feed a Family, as well as serving as a youth league basketball and volleyball coach.
Charleston Southern opens up the 2013 season on the road at the Davidson Tournament on August 30th. For the full 2013 schedule, click on the link here.