PREP VOLLEYBALL: Fairview’s Manasco signs with Wallace State

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Fairview’s Daisy Manasco signs a volleyball scholarship to play at Wallace State in the Fairview High library Friday. Daisy is joined by her mother and father Jennifer and Jason Manasco and Lady Aggies head coach Tracy Means. (Nick Griffin/The Cullman Tribune)

FAIRVIEW, Ala. – Friday was another special day at Fairview High School as another Aggies standout signed a scholarship to continue their athletic career at the next level. Daisy Manasco officially signed to play for the Wallace State Lady Lions and is leaving behind a lot of friends, memories and some school records. Manasco racked up 1,871 kills in her four years at Fairview, setting a new school record and helped lead the Lady Aggies to the state tournament three years in a row.

Fairview Head Coach Tracy Means has seen Daisy’s impact on the court for the last four years and knows that Wallace is adding another big piece to its already successful program.

“She’s been a huge part of it, she’s been a key player since the ninth grade. You have players as ninth graders that come in and play a little bit, but she’s been a huge impact every year and a big part of our success these past four years,” Means said. “Getting a scholarship is huge but I have one other thing I wanted to give her. During the season I’m not really as worried about stats, y’all know I’m more about the Ws and Ls, but I finally got the stats together and I went back and added up her kills. Daisy Manasco has 1,871 career kills and that’s a school record.”

Manasco has gotten used to winning in her time with the Lady Aggies so she’s excited to join a program that has won its conference title 11 of the last 12 seasons.

“I’m very excited and very honored to get that chance to go play there considering they’ve won so many conference titles,” Manasco said. “I hope that when I get there we can continue to carry on the tradition. I’m excited, I think its going to be a lot of fun.”

Daisy is going to miss her days playing at Fairview and the friends she made along the way but she’s also looking forward to hitting the court at Wallace and getting her career underway with the Lady Lions.

“I will miss my teammates and all the practices and all the memories we made together but I’m also very excited to make new memories with new teammates.”

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