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CCA’s Pollock makes it official

Clipper senior will play volleyball for Western Illinois University
Hailey Pollock slams the ball into Center Point-Urbana’s Kylie Henry and Terra Fink as Lauren Riggle watches Tuesday, Sept. 22, at home. Pollock recently signed a letter of intent to play volleyball at Western Illinois University, in Macomb.

TIFFIN– In August of 2019, at the age of 16, Hailey Pollock verbally committed to Western Illinois University to play volleyball. On Wednesday, Nov. 11, the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) senior made it official as she signed the letter of intent.
Pollock was the second highest in kills for CCA in a COVID-19 shortened 2020 season with 221, produced eight assists and led the Clippers in solo blocks with 17. In addition, she made 62 block assists, 54 digs and made 36 ace serves.
Pollock was a four-year varsity starter for the Creek Girls, appearing in 374 out of 389 sets. An ankle injury her freshman year and a fractured hand last year slowed her down but she still amassed 848 career kills, 250 blocks (69 solo), 17 assists and 227 digs. She made 863 out of 989 serves with 136 career ace serves.
“I chose Western because over the summer going into my junior year I went to their camp. The moment I was in the gym with the girls the energy was great and the coaching staff was so fun to be around! The campus (located in Macomb, Ill.) was also just what I was looking for because it wasn’t too big or too small,” Pollock said.
She plans to major in biology with a future goal of becoming a radiologist.
“Playing for CCA volleyball and being a Clipper is something that will always be a part of me,” she said. “We have accomplished so many things in my four years at CCA and those are memories I will never forget. The chemistry between us girls really helped us become a great team, especially this year with the record of 25-6.”
Pollock credited her Clipper and club team coaches for helping her become the player she is today.
“Even on my worst days they still expected the most out of me and that has made me come so far in volleyball,” she said. “My teammates were a huge part of it, too. They are the greatest support system and best group of girls I could ask for.”
Pollock was among five Clippers earning WaMaC All Conference Volleyball honors recently and was named to the WaMaC West Division First Team along with junior Calia Clubb, who also is a Division I commit after recently announcing intent to play at Illinois State University.
Pollock expressed her gratitude to her parents: “My parents have helped me a ton. From driving long hours to club tournaments to supporting me with everything I do, I wouldn’t be going to play at the next level without them.”
The Fighting Leathernecks compete as an NCAA Division I program in The Summit League.