High Five-Buck joins Panthers for senior season

Published 11:11 am Friday, September 24, 2021

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After three years at Unity Christian, Shyanne Buck decided to transfer to Northside for her senior season. She’s a volleyball outside hitter, a basketball post player and a softball first/third baseman. So far, so good as the Panthers volleyball team is 9-1 and ranked second in the East among 1A teams.


  1. Why did you decide to leave Unity Christian?


Shyanne: I miss my school friends, but I also missed my point guard, Paige Sawyer, who transferred here to Northside last year. We’ve played together for a long time and my goal is to play college basketball, so Northside is the right spot for me for my senior year.


  1. What makes Paige so much fun to play with?


Shyanne: She just makes everybody better, if it’s basketball or volleyball. I’m tall (6’2 and a half) so I play down low. Paige knows how to get the ball to me and when I’m not open, she knows who is. She’s a great volleyball setter and sets me up perfectly for a kill.  She has a knack for making the offense flow, no matter the sport.


  1. Which sport would you pick if you could only play one?


Shyanne: Basketball, because I’m hoping it will be my sport in college. UNC Wilmington has offered me (a scholarship) along with a couple other small schools, but I’m keeping my recruitment open for now. I also like the physical contact aspect of basketball. It’s an adrenaline rush and helps keep my temper in check.


  1. When did you start playing sports?


Shyanne: My family moved to Washington from Hanover, Va., which is about 45 minutes from Richmond, when I was 10. My mom signed me up for the Washington Youth Basketball League so I could make friends and I’ve been playing ever since.


  1. What do you do when you are not playing a sport?


Shyanne: I work at Parley’s Sip & Steam in Washington and I like to ride my horse, whose name is Aubrey. I also like to hang out with my friends and listen to Morgan Wallen who is a country singer.