Drayton Green, a 5-10 libero/defensive specialist from Mt. Pleasant, SC, has signed an agreement to play for the North Greenville University men’s volleyball team for the 2018-2019 season.
Green attends Wando High School in Mt. Pleasant, which is near Charleston. His school does not sponsor boys’ volleyball, but he plays junior club volleyball for the rapidly emerging Carolina Union Volleyball Club under the direction of Coach Dylan Mulkey. His team finished 17th in the nation in the 18 Open Division at the Boys’ Youth National Championships in Columbus, Ohio last summer. He also has participated in USA Volleyball’s Youth National A3 Training Program in Illinois. He started playing volleyball for Coach Pam Cenkner and the Carolina Islanders and was a setter, outside hitter and a libero.
A standout scholar-athlete, Drayton has been heavily involved with activities and academic achievements during his high school years. He is a member of the National Honor Society, Young Life, and the Health Occupations Student Association (HOSA) at Wando HS. He also has participated in swimming, wrestling, beach volleyball, and was in the Air Force Junior ROTC. He also won the Golden Warrior Award, which is given by his high school’s faculty for academic excellence, attitude, respect, and responsibility, service and school pride.
“Drayton Green will be one of those players where you go, ‘where did that guy come from?’” said NGU Head Coach Dr. Fred Battenfield. “He is a very level headed, intelligent young man with a thorough grasp of the game. Playing the libero position usually brings with it a bit of fearlessness from the player, and Drayton will definitely bring that to my team. One of my central goals is to keep more South Carolina players in the state where we play a very high level of NCAA Division I volleyball. Drayton is definitely one of our state’s finest players, and I’m honored he will bring his impressive volleyball skills to Tigerville.”
Drayton is the son of Bobby and Wendy Green, and he has a sister named Ashley, who is a junior at Clemson University. He plans to major in Health Science at North Greenville, and he is interested in a career in Sport Medicine.