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Posted: March 7, 2012 12:00 a.m.

Alcovy's Jacobson signs on with Point volleyball

By Josh Briggs/

Alcovy volleyball player Brittany Jacobson signed with Point University on Friday. In the bottom row are: sister Ashley Jacobson, father Rick Jacobson, Brittany, mother Tracy Jacobson and grandmother Jean Wilson. In the top row are: Alcovy coach A...

Brittany Jacobson signed a letter of intent to play volleyball at Point University Friday.

Jacobson joins her older sister, at LaGrange, as Alcovy players who have signed to play volleyball in college. Jacobson finished the 2011 season with 147 kills and 59 aces for the Tigers.

"She is a stud for the program," Alcovy coach Amanda Briggs said. " She is reliable, she is energetic and she is able to be relied upon. If things are going badly she steps up to help."

Jacobson has been coachable and a team player in her four years at Alcovy, attributes that Briggs feels will help her succeed at Point.

"I feel she will do well in college," Briggs said. "She is determined and wants to win. She is a team player and knows how to play her part."

Jacobson's enthusiasm will be an asset at Point, where the Skyhawks are a relatively young program, who finished 5-16 in 2011. Point restarted its volleyball program in 2004.

Lora Sarich is entering her first year for the Skyhawks, who compete in the NAIA in the Appalachian Athletic Conference. Sarich served as an assistant coach at Austin Peay State University before being hired at Point in January.

"She is a fighter and a scrapper," said Briggs of Jacobson. "(Her biggest contribution to Alcovy) is her enthusiasm for the sport; her competitive attitude and determination.

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