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BATESVILLE, Ark. - Lyon College head volleyball coach Ray Green hopes to bolster his front-line play with the signing of Flippin (Ark.) High School four-sport and all-state athlete Stephanie Jones to a national letter of intent recently.
Jones played volleyball in all four years of her high school career, while participating in bowling for three seasons (sophomore-senior), track & field for one (senior) and softball for one year (freshman). She was also a member of the Flippin cheerleading squad her freshman, sophomore and senior seasons.
A standout in both volleyball and bowling, Jones was named Arkansas All-State in her junior (2011) and senior (2012) seasons in volleyball, while being named to the all-conference team in those two years as well. She was also all-state in bowling during her junior and senior years, as well being tabbed all-conference.
Not only a standout on the court, Jones was an Honors graduate, after spending her sophomore, junior and senior years as a member of the National Honor Society.
Stephanie is the daughter of Max and Susie Jones of Flippin.
Jones joins a Lyon College program that graduated only one senior, while posting a 14-27 mark a year ago. The Scots were 6-12 in its first year as a member of the NAIA's American Midwest Conference. Lyon will open the 2013 season on Aug. 24 in Siloam Springs, Ark., at the John Brown University Tri-Match. Lyon will take on Benedictine College at 5 p.m. and John Brown at 7 p.m. The first home action will be on Sept. 3 against Harding University at 7 p.m.