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Mount Vernon's Patterson Named Athlete Of The Month

Megan Patterson, left, and her sister and teammate, Anya,   celebrate the Scarsdale Tournament victory.
Megan Patterson, left, and her sister and teammate, Anya, celebrate the Scarsdale Tournament victory. Photo Credit: Mount Vernon Volleyball

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. – Mount Vernon senior volleyball player Megan Patterson helped lead the Lady Knights to a postseason playoff berth for the first time and has been named The Mount Vernon Daily Voice Athlete of the Month for November.

Patterson, a middle blocker who Mount Vernon volleyball coach Tashi Tullovh-Campbell called "an all-around player," led the front-line defense and also played back line. Her size and front-line skills helped her lead the team in blocks and kills.

"The team really worked well together and I'm happy that I could be a leader," Patterson said. "Getting into the Section 1 tournament is a big thing for our school and winning a tournament at Scarsdale got us our first trophy."

Patterson, who has been playing volleyball since taking up the game as a seventh-grader, has been with Tullovh-Campbell through her coach's tenure and matured as a player and leader.

"Megan is an important leader on the team and as a senior helped us get into the playoffs for the first time since I have been coaching the team (seven years)," Tullovh-Campbell said.

The senior said she is working on her game, getting into top shape and hoping to find a good college volleyball program where she can continue playing.

"I am working hard to be in the best shape of my life," Patterson said. "When I started I was kind of shy and Coach (Tullovh-Campbell) told me I had to be more aggressive and tough on the floor. Being a front-line blocker has helped me develop as a leader."

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