Taylor Shilling signs a scholarship with SMC

Taylor Shilling is going from SCA to SMC.

 The Spartanburg Christian Academy outside hitter signed to play the next two years at Spartanburg Methodist College during a ceremony on Wednesday.

 Shilling recorded 57 aces, 137 kills and 324 digs last year. She plans to move over to libero or defensive specialist with the Pioneers. Shilling will major in sports management.

 “It’s a good transition for me,” she said. “I really like the coach and the athletic program. They are really good at marketing their athletes. They knew I didn’t want to go far away and that the talent level in Spartanburg County is high.”

 Shilling was a five-year member of the volleyball team and won three state championships. She said SCA helped her know what to expect at the next level.

 “I think it’s prepared me really well,” Shilling said. “It’s given me a winning mentality. I know that it takes hard work to win championships.”

 Shilling is also thankful for the opportunity that SCA provided her to play collegiately.

 “I’m just ecstatic really,” she said. “I’m blessed to play volleyball. God has given me the talent, and SCA is the best family in the world. I love my team. We’re all best friends and just so close.”