Back row: Tara Lamb, Geoff Davis
Front Row: Dement family

(IRONTON) Arcadia Valley volleyball senior Karson Dement signed today (Wednesday) to play at the collegiate level. Dement will be joining St. Louis Community College – Meremac for the upcoming season and Archers head coach Geoff Davis says Dement is a special player that he’s been in contact with since her freshman season.

Dement is the recent in a trend of Tigers signing to play at the next level. AV head coach Tara Lamb says the versatitlity of her second-team MAAA player is what makes her stand out.

Dement tore her ACL her sophomore season which caused her to miss a final four game in the state tournament. Since that time, she has rebounded to reach her goal of playing collegiate volleyball. She says her community around her was a factor in acheiving her goals.

The Archers are in a rebuilding process and Davis says he expects to see his new signee on the floor right away due to her leadership abilities. Meramac finished 5-25 in 2017.