Leesburg, Va. — Loudoun County High School senior Rebecca Frey has made a commitment to continue her volleyball career at Christopher Newport University starting in the 2018-2019 school year.
Frey made it clear that she didn’t pick CNU solely because of their athletic program.
“It was really important to me when making my college decision that I pick the school I would be most happy at, regardless if I was playing volleyball or not,” Frey said.
A key factor in her decision was CNU’s beautiful campus. Frey remembered visiting Christopher Newport and being in awe of what she saw.
“The campus was stunning, and the buildings were beautiful,” she said.
Frey joins a CNU team that has dominated the USA South Athletic Conference and more recently, the Capital Athletic Conference. Since head coach Lindsay Birch took over in 2002, the Division III Captains have finished first in their conference 14 times. Their record in that span is a whopping 441-103.
The defensive specialist said that she hopes to bring a strong work ethic to the team, citing the importance energy and momentum have in volleyball.
“I look forward to contributing my serve receive and defensive skills,” Frey said.
Volleyball has been a part of her life for a very long time. Frey was hooked on to the game after her sister began playing in middle school.
“I used to beg her literally every day to come outside and pass with me on our driveway after school,” Frey said. “We did that for years, and eventually, I was old enough to join the middle school league as well.”
One of Frey’s favorite things about volleyball is there’s always something new to learn. She learned a lot about work ethic, dedication and perseverance in her four years at Loudoun County from her teammates Taylor Borup and Hailey Rubino. Frey put those lessons to good use, helping the Lady Raiders to three VHSL 4A State championships.
“I had so much fun playing for County,” Frey said. “I am so grateful for the experience.”