Posted 10 months ago
By Robert Lovell
St. Patrick’s senior volleyball player Brittany Lawrence signed her national letter-of-intent on Wednesday to play college volleyball at Creighton University.
Lawrence led the Lady Irish to a 17-12 record this season. St. Pat’s earned the No. 1 seed in the sub-district tournament but lost to fourth-seeded Sutherland in the semifinals to end their season.
Lawrence had 358 kills this season to average nearly five kills a set at 4.7. She also had 241 blocks to average 3.2 blocks per set. Lawrence finished the year with 145 digs and 57 aces. Lawrence said she is excited to continue her volleyball career at a good academic institution.
“It feels great knowing that I am going to be able to continue playing volleyball throughout college and get a great education too,” Lawrence said.
Brittany appreciated the coaching she got at St. Pat’s from Lady Irish head coach, Shelly Byrn.
“I learned a lot of stuff like discipline and hard work from coach Byrn and she always had us work hard in practice and in the weight room,” Lawrence said. “That’s going to be something I’m going to carry over to college.”
Creighton is currently 18-6 this season and has been in and out of the national rankings. The Bluejays are 9-3 in the Big East with four regular season matches remaining before the conference tournament. Lawrence is looking forward to playing for such a quality program.
“They have a really good sports program and they work hard and all of their girls have that desire to win that I have, so it should be a pretty good fit,” Lawrence said.