Fulton inducted into volleyball hall of fame


Esmeralda Flores

Assistant varsity volleyball coach Lacey Fulton is sporting her Dig Pink/ Spike Blue shirt during the Dig Pink/ Spike Blue game against Urbandale. Fulton will be recognized on Nov 13. before the Class 5A girls’ state volleyball title game.

Will Reiher, Staff Writer

High school volleyball record breaker and teacher Lacey Fulton had been playing volleyball before she had even started school. Nov. 13 she will be inducted into the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union Volleyball Hall of Fame.

Her mother, a volleyball coach, introduced her to the game and her enjoyment for it grew as time went on. “I loved the game, I was around it so much and had learned a lot about it from a very young age,” Fulton said. Being a varsity player all four years of high school she accumulated various records including most career kills, kill attempts, career ace serves, career digs and average digs per game in a season, many of which are still upheld today. She was selected t0 Elite Team All State and First Team All State Class 3A junior and senior year.

Fulton attended Drake University on a full-ride athletic scholarship graduating with a bachelor’s degree in education and then attending nursing school. Fulton is currently a health and P.E. teacher alongside being a volleyball coach. Johnston is 12-3-0 in their current season. “Our girls now have a ton of potential, we have a great team with lots of room for improvement,” Fulton said.

She will be recognized before the Class 5A girls’ state volleyball title game.