Hill, Knight to participate in volleyball all-star game
One standout volleyball player each from Berwick High School and Central Catholic High School will participate in this weekend’s Louisiana High School Volleyball Coaches Association All-Star game Saturday at Isidore Newman High School in New Orleans.
Brie Hill of Berwick High School and Meo Knight of Central Catholic will participate in the 3 p.m. event.
Hill, who led her squad to the regional round of the Division 3 playoffs this season, said she was “really excited” about the opportunity.
“I get to play with a lot of the girls I played club (ball) with,” she said.
She also will be reunited with Knight, who she played with at Central Catholic before transferring to Berwick this past summer.
“I’m really excited to play with her since I didn’t play with her this year,” Hill said.
Berwick volleyball coach Heather Blanchard said the match is a chance for Hill, a recent University of Louisiana at Lafayette signee, to play with the state’s elite senior players.
“It should prepare her to play at the next level,” Blanchard said. “Having Brie represent Berwick shows the program that we are building. It will encourage others to work hard to achieve success and represent our school. We look forward to watching her play.”
Knight, who recently signed to play basketball with the University of Alabama, also was a standout on the volleyball court this year and one of two main threats at the net for the Lady Eagles along with Gee Garrett.
“It’s an honor to be able to play in the volleyball all-star game this weekend,” she said.
Knight led the Lady Eagles to the state semifinals this year for the fourth consecutive season.
Central Catholic volleyball coach Latashia Wise said Knight will play with “some of the best athletes in the state in volleyball and athletes in general” at this weekend’s contest.
“Anytime a player gets nominated or gets the honor to play in an all-star game that represents the state of Louisiana, first off, it’s a very, very good honor,” Wise said. “For Central Catholic, it’s a very, very good honor to actually have someone go represent the school as well.”