Lia Ramos to Continue Volleyball Career at William Carey
First four-year signee from 2022 squad
Photo: Lia Ramos (front row, center) is joined by coach Allison Burchyett and her Northwest teammates in signing with William Carey University. (Credit Brian Lentz/nwccrangers.com)
Northwest setter Lia Ramos is continuing her playing career with William Carey University next season after officially signing with the Lady Crusaders over the weekend.
Ramos, a native of Daphne, Ala., is the first member of the Lady Rangers’ historic 2022 squad to sign with a four-year program.
“Originally, I didn’t expect to come here, but I thank God that I did,” Ramos said, reflecting on her time at Northwest. “Northwest opened a lot of doors for me, not just in volleyball. I came here to play volleyball, but found so much more. It’s been an amazing experience and I am so thankful for my experiences here.”
In her two seasons in Senatobia, Ramos played in 44 matches with 604 assists, 228 digs and 36 service aces. In a road match at Rust College last September, Ramos totaled a whopping 38 assists with 14 digs, helping Northwest to a win against the NAIA program. She also finished with a career-high 15 digs in a road loss at Frontier last October.
Ramos helped Northwest to a 15-14 final record, helping coach Allison Burchyett’s team capture the first Region 23 title in program history. The Lady Rangers advanced to the FCSAA/NJCAA Division II Gulf District Tournament in November, where the team lost in the opening round to St. Johns River State.
Ramos is also a member of the Northwest women’s tennis team, which is in the midst of its regular season.