Brown transfers to LCSC to play volleyball
Brianne Brown, who has been a sprinter on the Washington State University track team for the past two seasons, has transferred to Lewis-Clark State College where she will play for the Warrior volleyball program starting this fall, Warrior assistant coach Burdette Greeny has announced.
Brown, a 5-foot-10 right-side hitter, was an outstanding volleyball and track athlete at Shadle Park High School in Spokane and graduated in 2008. She then ran track for the Cougars, specializing in the 200 and 400 meters.
“We are excited to have Brianne join our program,” Greeny said. “She is a superb athlete and we want players that have the ability to move around the court. She has been away from the game for two years, but her heart seems to be set on the game of volleyball. This desire and her competiveness will help propel Brianne to get reacquainted with the game she had so much success with in high school. We see her as someone that can transition well, play solid defense, plus move her around on offense. It helps that Brianne is left-handed. In all, she is a different look than the right-side (hitters) we have had in our program in our first three years.”
During her senior year at Shadle Park, she was named the team MVP and a first-team all-Greater Spokane League pick in volleyball where she helped the team to an eighth-place finish at the Washington State 4A meet. She also was the team’s MVP as a junior and also won the Sportsmanship Award as the team again was eighth at state. She also was the Team’s MVP as a sophomore on the varsity.
In track, she earned all-league honors her final two years and finished eighth in the 400 meters. As a junior, she was third at state in the 400, second in the 1,600 relay, and eighth in the 800 relay. She also placed sixth in the 1,600 relay as a sophomore when she also was eighth in the 800 relay and ninth in the high jump. She was a member of the fourth-place 1,600 relay team at state as a freshman.
In college she had season-best marks of 25.9 in the 200 and 55.3 in the 400 at a sophomore. As a freshman, she had top times of 26.54 and 57.57 respectively.
“Brianne liked what our program stood for and how our players treat each other,” Greeny said. “I remember the look in Brianne’s eyes when we were talking to her in our offices and I could tell we had someone who wanted to be part of something bigger than herself. She wanted to play volleyball on a team with good chemistry, coaches who cared about the character of their players, and a program that hungered to win. We like what Brianne is going to bring to this team. A competitive, athletic, hard working, student athlete who cares about the things we care about and will fit right in with the team of players who, for the first time in our three years here, are all ours. We are fortunate and very happy to have a person such as Brianne be one of us.”
Brown is the daughter of Tony and Angela Brown and she has two younger brothers, Anthony and D.J. She plans to pursue a degree in the medical field.
LCSC began fall workouts on Monday. The Warriors have tied or won the Frontier Conference regular season title the last three year and also have won three straight FC Tournament titles.