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Libby’s Mehki Sykes signs with University of Providence volleyball team

Posted: 4:49 PM, May 10, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-10 18:49:34-04

(Editor’s note: University of Providence athletics release)

GREAT FALLS — Argo volleyball announces the addition Mehki Sykes to their 2019-20 roster, released by head coach Arunas Duda on Friday.

“We are so excited with the person we are getting in Mehki,” expressed coach Duda. “We’ve been recruiting her for a while now and had her on campus in the fall, and from the minute she stepped on campus she impressed everyone she came across.”

Sykes, a middle blocker and right-side hitter from Libby, Montana, joins the Argos following her career at Libby High School. During her senior season, Sykes played 53 sets for the Loggers as she tallied 231 total kills, averaging 4.4 kills per set and earning a hitting percentage of .401. On the defensive side of the ball, Sykes tallied 55 total blocks, 33 solo and 22 assisted during the Loggers’ 2018-19 season. Sykes was named All-State and All-Conference after leading Libby to a fifth-place finish and 2018 state tournament appearance.

“Mehki has a big presence at the net at 6-foot-3, a great growth mindset about the sport, and will excel academically as a chemistry major,” said coach Duda. “Her personality and presence will have a huge impact on our program for years to come.”