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Audrey Dail, center, a Charles B. Aycock High senior, signs a national letter of intent to play volleyball for the Pitt Community College Bulldogs. Her parents, April and Christopher Dail, were on hand for the signing Monday in the high school gymnasium.

PIKEVILLE — Audrey Dail made it official on Monday that she is going to attend Pitt Community College when she signed her national letter of intent to play volleyball at the Winterville college.

Pitt Community College plays in the Region X conference at the Division 2 community college level.

This signing comes after a season for Dail in which she excelled individually, even when the team sometimes struggled. The senior was one of the leaders for Charles B. Aycock High School in aces, kills and digs.

Dail said she was excited to finally sign her letter of intent.

“It’s really exciting,” she said. “I’m glad to be taking this new step into a new chapter of my life, and see where it brings me.”

The senior also said that it was difficult to play this season in the midst of the pandemic.

“We fought through it,” Dail said. “Volleyball is really my coping mechanism. It lets me be myself. I moved here from the West Coast a couple of years ago, and the girls are all very welcoming. They are like my second family.”

C.B. Aycock head volleyball coach Kimberly Hughes said she was proud of Dail.

“It’s exciting,” Hughes said. “She’s very talented. She’s very coachable. She takes constructive criticism very well. She’s probably the one girl that was most helpful. I could ask her to help anybody, and she would do it.

“She’s all around just a really good person.”

Audrey’s parents, Christopher and April Dail, were on hand during the signing at the Charles B. Aycock High School gymnasium.

Dail plans to major in radiology at Pitt Community College.