Presbyterian College and head volleyball coach Korrinn Burgess announced the signing of Libero Taylor Farmer (Pickens, S.C.) and Setter Sarah Lankford (Mount Airy, S.C.) to National Letters of Intent to join the Blue Hose in the fall of 2017. They join Middle Blocker Sydney De Jong (Mt. Pleasant, S.C.). Libero Caroline Henderson (Knoxville, Tenn.), and Middle Hitter Allie Wright (Simpsonville, S.C.), who signed this past fall.

“We had to replace several key positions from last season and I feel with this class coming in, we've done a good job,” said Coach Burgess. “Adding a libero and setter this signing period gives us some much-needed depth. With their experience playing club, and their success at the high school level, Taylor and Sarah will be able to help our program right away. I am excited for the future of PC volleyball with all five players that are joining us.”

 

Taylor Farmer - L - 5-8 - Pickens, S.C./Pickens

Club: Played three seasons for Carolina One and one season for Excel Storm ...

High School: At Pickens HS she played outside hitter her sophomore and junior seasons before moving to play libero as a senior ... Started every game since her sophomore year ... Helped lead the team to three consecutive undefeated Region Championships, three consecutive Upper State final appearances, and one State Championship appearance, while winning one Upper State final game and winning one State Championship sophomore year ... Her senior season was named a SCHSL AAAA All-State player and a AAAA All-Region selection ... As a junior she was named to the Dorman Tournament of Champions All-Tournament team and also received the South Carolina Scholar Athlete Award ... As a sophomore season she was selected as an AAA All-Region player, selected to the Blue Flame Brawl All-Tournament team and received the 2014 Community Pride Award ... Her freshman year Farmer was awarded the Game Changer award Her senior year and as an eighth-grader she received the schools Most Athletic superlative ... Farmer finished with over 1,000 career digs, and had at least a 98% serve accuracy her last three years ... A 2015 JVA Player to Watch List member ...

Personal: Born Taylor Faith Farmer March 7, 1999, in Greenville, S.C. ... Parents are Billy and Cindy Farmer ... She was involved in Beta Club all four years of high school and was an Honor Graduate of Pickens High School ... Chose PC because it was a Division I volleyball school with great academics ... Intends to pursue a Dental profession.

 

Sarah Lankford - S - 5-9 - Mount Airy, N.C./Mount Airy

Club: Lankford clubbed for the Set Point Volleyball Club and the Twin City Volleyball Club … She won the 18U QUEST tournament, were West Regional Champions, and won several Regional tournaments as well …

High School: Her high school team won at least 21 games each of her last two seasons, including her junior year, which saw the team go 21-6 and win the conference for the first time in 25 years … The team reached the third round of the play-offs her last two years … Lankford set several school records, including career assists (2,940), and season assists (892) … All-Conference selection all four years and made the All-Tournament team as a junior … She was Team MVP and Conference Player-of-the-Year as a junior and senior, and started every game in high school, serving as team captain her last three … Played basketball as well … Her senior year the team went 30-2, won the conference regular season and tournament title, taking the 1A State Basketball Championship … She was named All-Conference Honorable Mention as a junior and senior … She also played soccer, garnering Honorable Mention honors and the Most Hustle award as a sophomore … Lankford was a charter member of the sand volleyball team as well … She was a Junior Marshall and a member of the National Honor Society, CTE Honor Society, and earned the Academic Award all four years …

Personal: Born Sarah Danielle Lankford July 28, 1999, in Mount Airy, N.C. … Parents are Karen and Jamie Lankford … She was a member of HOSA, INTERACT, and the Spanish Club … Volunteer work included the Special Olympics, and work in several volleyball and basketball camps with the elementary and middle school age girls … She chose PC because of the size of the campus its Pharmacy School … Intends to major in Pre-Pharmacy.