Crosby senior Brooke Oney signed a letter-of-intent Wednesday to play volleyball at Victoria College.
CROSBY – The Victoria College Pirates added the fourth player to their inaugural National Junior College Athletic Association volleyball team on Wednesday by signing Crosby middle blocker Brooke Oney to a letter-of-intent.
“What excites most about Victoria College volleyball is the ability to play the sport that I love at the next level at a college that has everything I was looking for - a remarkable nursing program, beautiful campus, and smaller class sizes,” Oney said. “I am so incredibly excited to be on the first NJCAA Division I team from Victoria College. I know that there will be lots of challenges ahead, but I'm so grateful that I get to face them as a Victoria Pirate.”
The 6-foot Oney was an honorable mention selection on the All-District 21-5A team her senior season. She was also named to the academic all-district team the last three seasons.
“What influenced me most to play volleyball was the simple fact that I wasn't ready to be ‘done,’ ” Oney said. “I didn't want my career to end when I knew I still had so much potential. I also feel like playing collegiate sports is a huge privilege, so I am glad that I was good enough to make it.”
The Pirates will begin the 2019 season at home on Aug. 22 against Wharton County Junior College.
Photo caption: Seated with Oney are her parents, Eric and Traci Oney. Standing are, from left, VC Assistant Volleyball Coach Skylar Chreene, VC Head Volleyball Coach Josh Moore and Crosby Assistant Volleyball Coach Marissa Simmons.