Markie Schaedig Ready to Join Red Wolves

Nettleton coach Vickie Davis has seen enough of Markie Schaedig over the years on the volleyball court.

"She is about the same age as my child so I remember seeing her when she was young in junior olympics,'' said Davis. "I know how good a player she is. I heard rumors that she looking at Arkansas State and I was hoping she would end up in Jonesboro."

Davis, whose team defeated Schaedig and Little Rock Christian for the Class 5A title last fall, got a closer look this week at the Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star camp in Conway.

"I have always known what a good player she was, but this week I got to see what a super kid she was," said Davis. "I did not know that about her.She is so even keel. Not a diva like you can sometimes get with kids that talented."

In the All-Star game played Wednesday, she was named the Outstanding Player for the East team, which lost to the West 3-2.

The 5-foot-6 Schaedig is expected to be a defensive specialist when gets to Jonesboro.,

"I just really liked the town, the school, it was a good fit,'' she said. "I visited other campus and I liked the openness at ASU. You didn't get a cramped feeling like you do at other schools."

She said she considered the UALR, Central Arkansas and the University of Arkansas.

"I think one thing you can say about me is I am loud when I play," she said. "I am enthusiastic about playing the game. I can get excited. "I think the best part of my game is my passing ability."

She joins a team that has several returners.

"I know they have some players back," she said. "I hope to get to play some next year but if I don't I will not be bummed out. I will just work hard to get some playing time."