Mia Bolechowski has had a lot of help in her career as a volleyball player.
She started playing volleyball five years ago, so through middle school, high school, and travel volleyball leagues, Bolechowski has learned a lot during her time playing volleyball.
And throughout her high school career, Bolechowski has developed into a solid, dependable all-around player that C.B. Aycock has depended on throughout the last two seasons of her high school career.
Bolechowski will get the chance to extend that career, as she signed a letter of intent on Wednesday to play volleyball at Lenoir Community College.
“It feels really good because ever since I was a little girl, I wanted to play at a higher level,” Bolechowski said. “To able to continue my career, especially after this year, with COVID cutting games short. So, it just feels good to play again.”
Bolechowski reached out to Lenoir Community College after playing in a tournament with her travel volleyball team. She was also acquainted with the Lancers through former teammate Jenna Oliver, who currently attends Lenoir Community College.
She plans to major in mathematics at Lenoir Community College and hopes to become a teacher. After attending Lenoir Community College, Bolechowski would like to attend East Carolina University.
“Through the grapevine, I heard about Lenoir, and I thought I’d reach out after I got some film together,” Bolechowski said. “About a month ago, I got to practice with the team, and I got a tour of the school as well. It went very well, and right then and there, they offered me.”
Bolechowski, who attended Wayne Country Day during her freshman and sophomore seasons, was a two-year starter for the Golden Falcons, and as a junior, she helped lead the Golden Falcons to the playoffs. C.B. Aycock also won the Wayne County Volleyball Championship.
Bolechowski also had 157 digs during her junior season.
“It always makes me proud to see a girl play beyond the high school level,” C.B. Aycock head coach Kimberly Hughes said. “She’s a very hard worker. She’ll hit the floor if you need her to hit the floor, and she does anything to try to get the ball.
“She’s very dedicated.”
She credited her coaches for molding her into the player and leader she has become, and as she heads off to college, Bolechowski will hold the memories of playing volleyball at C.B. Aycock close to her heart.