A three-sport athlete at Southern Wayne High School, Alexus Elliott has decided to take her talents to Elizabeth City.
The senior signed her national letter of intent to play volleyball at Elizabeth City State University.
“It’s exciting, and I feel utter joy,” said Elliott, who plans on majoring in biology and one day becoming an orthodontist. “My decision was based on location. I wanted to stay close to home and close to my family because I love them.”
When deciding where she wanted to go to school, Elliott kept her options open. When she visited Elizabeth City State University, Elliott said the school’s atmosphere and meeting her future teammates solidified her decision.
“Elizabeth City was nice. I love the area and the beach. Being near the beach is awesome” Elliot said. “The last time I visited, I got a chance to meet some of my future teammates, and they were awesome, and they were really nice, cool girls.
“I knew that was it, and that I could go there and be a part of the community.”
Southern Wayne head volley coach Jamie Williams said Elliot had made a tremendous impact during her time at Southern Wayne, and watching her grow has been a pleasure.
“She is so true to herself, and that’s what makes her special on and off the court,” Williams said. “She has never let one thing break her. She never gives up and watching her grow from her 10th-grade year to now has been fun.
“We’re going to miss her tremendously.”
On the volleyball court, ECSU compiled a 4-23 record, including a 4-13 mark against CIAA Conference opponents in 2018. The Vikings have one senior, one junior, four sophomores and six freshmen listed on their fall roster.
Elliott will have no problem finding her onto the volleyball court. A versatile player, Elliott can do it all on the volleyball court.
Southern Wayne assistant basketball coach Takisha Vann said Elliott is a great athlete, who could play multiple sports at the college level.
“It’s a great accomplishment being that she’s a three, four-sport athlete that really had options that’s awesome,” Vann said. “She really could have played at the next level at any sport, but volleyball is her passion. It’s great to see her move onto the next level.”
Over the past two seasons, Elliott has 239 kills, 145 blocks, 64 aces, and 53 digs. From 2016-2017 Southern Wayne won four games, last season Elliott helped lead the Saints to a 6-15 record.
“Playing volleyball at Southern Wayne was amazing,” Elliot said. “It was four years of hard work. My teammates were amazing, and I’m going to miss them.”