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MYRTLE POINT — Meghan Price started life thinking she would be a “Major League Soccer” player.

But there wasn’t a soccer program for her to join in junior high so she tried volleyball.

“The rest is history,” she said.

That history will include the Myrtle Point Bobcat playing for the local Southwestern Oregon Community College Lakers volleyball team next fall and as she starts working on a degree in early childhood education.

“I grew up in this community and I really love it,” Price said. “I’d been to SWOCC a few times for some events and it’s a gorgeous campus.”

Price joins a program headed by Michael Edmond that went winless last fall.

“I love the team,” Price said. “All the girls are super nice. The coaches are super clear about what they want out of the team. It’s just a great program.”

As a freshman, Price was invited to follow the Bobcats to the state tournament and loved every second. She created a goal that she would play in that tournament as a senior.

Unfortunately, Myrtle Point got bounced out of the playoffs in the first round, leaving Price short of her goal.

It created some trepidation that she might not have the opportunity to continue playing volleyball, something she’s been working for since she turned in her shin guards for knee pads. It was the one moment of doubt that SWOCC’s offer washed away.

“I was worried that colleges wouldn’t look at me or see my potential,” Price said. “SWOCC did and I’m grateful.”

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