Elyse Story becomes first Lady Wildcat to sign volleyball scholarship

Elyse Story made history on Monday.

The senior standout for the Lady Wildcat volleyball team became the first member of the fast rising program to sign a scholarship. Story committed to Southeastern Baptist College in Laurel.

The commitment caps a career that saw Story win a Tippah County title, a district title and a state championship a season ago. She was chosen to play in the NEMVCA all start game as well.

Head coach Kelley Hopper spoke high praise of Story at her commitment ceremony.

“We are so very proud of and for Elyse. She has worked extremely hard over the course of her high school career to be allowed the opportunity to continue her volleyball career at Southeastern. We appreciate her hard work and dedication to our program. We are grateful to her parents, Emily and Cameron, for continuing to push Elyse when times were tough and encouraging her to keep fighting for what she wanted,” Hopper said.

For the season, Story registered 120 kills, 25 digs, 18 aces, 9 assists and 5 blocks.

Story is just the second Tippah County player ever to earn a chance to play college volleyball after Ripley’s Lexi Page signed with Northwest a season ago.

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