All good things, as they say, must come to an end and for two exceptional college student athletes who originated from Plainview High School and played their prep careers as part of the Eads Lady Eagles’ program, the time for fond endings is at hand.
Alyssa Splitter and Paige Specht, both former Plainview students, travelled every day during the volleyball seasons to Eads in order to play varsity volleyball on a team that, at that time, was on a mission aiming at a strong finish in the 1A state tournament. During the 2012 and 2013 seasons a number of players went through the Eagle program including Specht, Splitter, Natalya Weber, Dorian Ray, and Tanaia Hansen. Weber went on and became an All-American at Oklahoma Panhandle State University, Ray played for two varsity seasons at Adams State University, and Hansen played two seasons as the starting outside hitter at Lamar Community College.
The years were good for the Plainview girls in Eads and their love of the game never ceased as they transitioned to college volleyball. Both girls ended up at Calvary University, and both would earn spots on that college’s varsity volleyball team where they have played now for the past four seasons.
Their final home game was played this past weekend.
Calvary University, located in Kansas City, Missouri, has one more regular season game on Tuesday in Manhattan KS. Then they travel to Dubuque, IA, and then to Watertown, WI for post season play for the next few weekends. Calvary University is a NCAA Division II team. Splitter will graduate in May with a Biblical Counseling degree including a minor in Organizational Leadership. Specht will graduate next December with an Elementary Education degree.