Senior volleyball player commits to Ole Miss


Avery Degenhardt

Senior volleyball player Jordan Fate has changed her commitment from Mississippi State University to Ole Miss.

Nick Smith, Staff Reporter

After a change in the volleyball head coaching ranks at Mississippi State University, senior setter Jordan Fate has changed her college commitment to in-state rival Ole Miss.

“I think whenever there’s a coaching change, it’s always best for both sides to reevaluate where they are at, as far as the recruiting process goes,” Leopard head coach Jason Nicholson said. “I actually think it’s a great thing for Jordan. I think she’s a better fit at Ole Miss as far as the institution goes as well as the volleyball program. In the long run it will end up being a great thing for her.”

Fate said her friends and family were very supportive with her decision and said she felt Ole Miss was the place for her.

“We believe everything happens for a reason and we were all pleased with where I ended up,” Fate said. “My friends were all very happy for me and were there for me when I had decommitted.”

Within Jordan’s three seasons on varsity, the Leopards won the 2013 State title. Jordan also was awarded MVP honors at the 2014-2015 state win.

“Jordan is super athletic on the court as well as very competitive,” said Sarah Lang, a close friend of Fate on the varsity squad. “I think her best quality as a player is her leadership skills to keep the team playing at its best.”
The next home game for Fate and the varsity squad is Sept. 22 as the Leopards face Wylie East in their quest for a seventh state title.