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Jamestown's Kelly Esch commits to LSU

Jamestown's Kelly Esch commits to LSU

— Last year, Kelly Esch emerged as the go-to weapon for Jamestown High's volleyball program.

The rising senior's performance didn't go unnoticed as she announced Tuesday that she had committed to play Division I volleyball at Louisiana State University as a committed walk-on.

"Playing in college has always been one of the biggest goals I have wanted to achieve," said Esch in an interview Tuesday. "It was a far-fetched dream when I first began playing in third grade, but with all the amazing coaches I've had throughout club (season) and (at) Jamestown with Coach Stephenson, as well as all my fantastic teammates I have been able to reach my...