EDMOND — Jordan Spence is only a junior, but the Edmond Santa Fe volleyball star knows where her college future is.
Right at home in Edmond.
The athletic, 6-foot-1 middle hitter could probably go to a lot of places to continue her volleyball career at the next level, but she's perfectly comfortable staying at home, which is why she has verbally committed to Central Oklahoma.
There's no doubt about what would make Spence, The Oklahoman's All-City Volleyball Player of the Year, attractive to college programs. She set single-season school records for hitting percentage at .499 and blocks with 119.
She added 397 kills and 28 aces while helping Santa Fe to the Class 6A state title last month.
“I like UCO because it's close to home, and family is very important to me,” Spence said of her commitment. “And UCO has one of the best nursing programs in the state, which is what I want to do. I'm really excited, because I've always wanted to go to UCO, so it'll be a dream come true.”
Santa Fe was loaded with talent this season, but Spence was the difference-maker. Her play in the middle allowed her to take over matches.