Ember Canty signs her National Letter of Intent as her parents, Blake and Cathy Canty of Sanford look on. (Photo courtesy of Centauri High School)
LA JARA — Ember Canty signed on with Metropolitan State University -Denver to play Volleyball. Canty will study Chemistry at the next level, an interest she credits to her high school teacher Mrs. Stephanie Parrish.
Up in Denver the Roadrunners are fresh off a 22-9 season that ran into the playoffs. In the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference tournament MSU was the runner-up to the Regis Rangers in the championship game. Beyond the RMAC, MSU made it to the second round of the Division II National Championship before falling to West Texas A&M in three sets.
In her time at Centauri Canty has lettered and started for the Volleyball team all four years. During that time she was named first team All-Conference 2015-2017. All this has gotten the attention of different Colorado organizations. Canty was selected in All-State games for the Colorado Coaches of Girls' Sports and the Colorado High School Coaches Association.
The Falcons with Canty on the roster have made it to the regionals all four years, hosting their Regional Triangular this past fall.
While her college career will likely consist strictly of volleyball Canty has achieved plenty on the basketball squad as well. The Falcons have been state qualifiers all four years and Canty is tied for fourth place in the CHSAA record books with 394 blocks.
Canty's achievements span beyond the court, the Centauri senior is also a member of the National Honor Society.
Canty has qualified for state a combined seven years during her time with the Future Business Leaders and Family Career Community Leaders of America.
The Centauri senior was also a member of the Future Farmers of America, learned to do by doing in 4-H as well as taken an interest in her community and class through clubs- SHOTS and SADD.
"I chose Metro because I loved the team and the atmosphere within it. All the players are so close, it reminds me of a family", said Canty of her future team. Though the school itself is not without it's own charm, sitting in the Pepsi Center's backyard.
Canty went on to say,"The campus is pretty and unique, with all the culture. I am a big fan of the city. It is close enough to home so that I can still see my family often. I am honored that I have been given this opportunity to keep playing the sport I love! I’m excited for the adventure that lies ahead of me, go Roadrunners"