Riverton’s Thomasson, Compton sign to play college volleyball

Jacy Thomasson and Morgan Compton sign Wednesday afternoon.

RIVERTON, Kan. – Riverton High School seniors Jacy Thomasson and Morgan Compton signed on Wednesday afternoon to continue their volleyball careers in college.

Both will be staying in southeast Kansas, with Compton signing to play at Labette CC and Thomasson signing to play at Pittsburg State University.

“I love coach Gomez, first of all. She immediately drew me to Pittsburg State. I love their team and I love their culture,” Thomasson says on why she chose Pitt State, “I think everyone around here knows that Pitt State has a culture that you can’t beat. Apart from that, it’s just thirty minutes down the road. My family is very important to me. They’ve pushed me to be the person I am today. I owe it to them to stay close to home.”

“The coaches were always really friendly to me. They reached out to me and they were close to home,” Compton says of choosing Labette, “It’s a nice and new facility, and the new dorms are nice. It’s just a great environment for me to be in.”

Both Thomasson and Compton are headed to the college game – but they certainly left their mark at Riverton High School.

Compton leaves Riverton as the school’s all-time leader in assists, while Compton finishes her high school career as Riverton’s all-time leader in kills.

“Riverton has been my whole life K-12. I’ve put all my blood, sweat and tears into athletics here. I will miss it dearly,” Thomasson says of leaving Riverton, “It’s been a great experience and some of the best memories of my life. I know that a new chapter is beginning and I’m excited for that, but I’ll never forget the memories and the accomplishments for me and my team.”

“It’s a great feeling to know that my name will always be remembered,” Compton says, “My sisters made that mark. I feel great to make my own mark in volleyball and not other sports like them. So yeah, it’s a great feeling.”