Versailles’ Briscoe to play volleyball at High Point University

She competes at a high level, she is elite and we’re very excited to see where it’s going to take her ... Coach Liz McNeilan

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Brooke Briscoe signs with High Point University volleyball program. (front L-R) Jackie Briscoe (mother), Briscoe, Jared Briscoe (father), (back L-R) Marcus Briscoe (brother) and Brynn Briscoe (sister). Gaylen Blosser photo)

VERSAILLES – The Versailles Lady Tigers’ Brooke Briscoe signed to play volleyball for the High Point University Lady Panthers while continuing her education.

The High Point, North Carolina University has a full-time faculty numbering nearly 300, and approximately 4,600 students are enrolled in a wide variety of programs.

“It was hard deciding where I wanted to go, how far I wanted to go,” said Briscoe. “When I visited campus I really liked the atmosphere and the people were really nice so I decided it would be a good fit for me.”

“Brooke has put in so much time and commitment to the game of volleyball itself and not only just our program but it’s been bigger,” said Versailles volleyball coach Liz McNeilan. “Her experience at Muncianna and Mintonette has grown her knowledge and depth of understanding the game. She competes at a high level, she is elite and we’re very excited to see where it’s going to take her.”

Brooke Briscoe signs with High Point University volleyball program. (front L-R) Jackie Briscoe (mother), Briscoe, Jared Briscoe (father), (back L-R) Marcus Briscoe (brother), Brynn Briscoe (sister) and Coach Liz McNeilan. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Briscoe plans for studies in Biology with a possible future in the advanced medical field.

“Continue to work hard and hopefully get opportunities to play volleyball and gain opportunities academically,” Briscoe said of her choice of schools,” to further my education and hopefully get into medical school.”

Coach McNeilan has high hopes for Briscoe’s volleyball career at the next level of play.

“I think she’ll jump right in – it’s going to make her dig deep,” McNeilan stated. “She’s going to be surrounded by girls that can play at her level. It’s going to make her find, how she bring out that leadership at a different level that looks a little different than the high school experience so I am excited for her to experience that.”

“Volleyball is bigger than the game itself so all these experiences and hard work have put her in this position and now she can go and experience it on all levels,” added Coach McNeilan. She’s a good athlete, she always wanted to get better, she’d dive in, her mindset was always right there, ready to go, driven and wanted to get better every day she was in the gym.”