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Dacula's Shead, McIntyre sign with college volleyball programs

Dacula seniors Kimberly MacIntyre (left) and Avery Shead have signed letters of intent with the LaGrange College volleyball program.

Dacula seniors Kimberly MacIntyre (left) and Avery Shead have signed letters of intent with the LaGrange College volleyball program.

Dacula seniors Avery Shead and Kimbo MacIntyre signed letters of intent Friday with the LaGrange College volleyball program. They were co-captains of the Falcons' team last season.

Shead and MacIntyre were co-captains of the Falcons' team last season. They now will be teammates and roommates at LaGrange.

MacInytre, the daughter of Sydney and Howard MacIntyre, also played two years of club volleyball. She was voted team captain two consecutive years by her high school teammates as well as team captain by both of her club teams. She was selected MVP both her junior and senior seasons of volleyball by her coaches.

MacIntyre, an outside and middle hitter, was one of only two students to earn the Presidential Scholarship to LaGrange this year and it gave her more than $138,000 for four years toward her college education. She plans to pursue a degree in biology in hopes of becoming an orthodontist.

Shead, the daughter of Vicki and Alex Shead, ranks third all-time in Dacula history with 577 sets, as well as ranking fourth in career aces (147) and second in season aces (81). These records include only her junior and senior year statistics. She also was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes for two years and a leader of the club her senior year as well as a member of Dacula Leadership Team for two years and Student Council.

Shead played club volleyball for three years and was the captain of her national club volleyball team for two years with Prolink Atlanta as well as the captain of her club team Atlanta Extreme. She was awarded several academic, Christian leadership and art and design scholarships, which amount to more than $90,000 over the span of four years toward her college education. She plans to be a setter for the LaGrange volleyball team and pursue a degree in graphic design/marketing.