Susquehannock High School graduate Melanie (Bull) Lewis is set to be inducted into the Clarion University Sports Hall of Fame on Friday, May 4.
Bull was one of the best women's volleyball players in Clarion history. An outside hitter, she set six Clarion volleyball records. Playing from 2000-2003, Bull set school career records for kills (1,926), digs (2,000) and attack attempts (5,018). She also owned the single-season records for kills (584) in 2003, attack attempts (1,605) in 2003 and digs in (602) in 2001. In her career she totaled 1,926 kills, 2,000 digs, 187 service aces and a 26.7 percent kill percentage.
The team captain in 2002 and 2003, she helped lead the Golden Eagles to a school-record 31-5 mark in 2002 and the team's first NCAA Division II playoff berth. Bull was named a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference West Division First Team choice, as well as earning American Volleyball Coaches Association and Daktronics All-Region honors. She was also an honorable mention All-America choice.
In 2003 the Golden Eagles were 26-10 and earned another NCAA postseason invitation. Bull again earned first-team PSAC West, Daktronics and AVCA All-Region and honorable mention All-America honors.
A 2000 graduate of Susquehannock, Bull, husband Jamie Lewis and daughters Ava and Lana reside in Mooresville, N.C.