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HILLVIEW - Just two weeks after being a key part of a second straight State Championship team at Mercy, north end resident Madison Hardy kept the good news coming last Wednesday when she signed to continue her volleyball career at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Hardy is a life-long resident of Bullitt County who is the daughter of Mark and Leann Hardy. She attended St. Aloysius in Shepherdsville and Hebron Middle before moving on to Mercy.
Hardy had committed to play for head coach Carolyn Condit’s team back in the spring. She is one of three players the RedHawks signed last week as they also got the signatures of Kayleigh Cox and Madison Dodd, both from Illinois.
“Madison is a powerful left-handed hitter who plays the game with much savvy and game intelligence,” Condit said. “She knows how to score points and her presence adds an immediate dose of competitiveness to the game environment. She will also contribute in our backcourt with her solid platform skills.”
When not playing for Mercy, Hardy was part of her KIVA club volleyball team that won the Junior Volleyball Association National Championship in 2009, a tournament in which she earned Most Valuable Player honors.
Hardy was named first-team All-State in Kentucky this season after earning second-team honors at the end of her junior season. She has been an AAU All-American in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2008.
“Madison is one intense competitor who loves to win and goes after4r it every day,” Condit said. “She is a crafty hitter, a fine passer and an excellent ball control player. She is no stranger to Championships and always influences her teams in this direction.”