BY VAL TSOUTSOURIS
Sports Editor, RTC
Pioneer’s Brooklyn Borges verbally committed to Ohio Christian for volleyball on her Twitter account Wednesday.
A 6-0 middle hitter and outside hitter, Borges was voted first-team all-Hoosier North in the fall of 2022 and honorable mention all-Hoosier North in the fall of 2021. She will be a senior this fall.
Borges had 260 kills, 39 blocks, 79 digs and 48 serves received last season. She suffered a torn ACL during basketball season and underwent surgery in December 2022. Borges said in a tweet dated May 26 that she had been “fully released” from her ACL surgery.
She had 117 kills, 34 blocks, 20 digs and nine serves received as a sophomore in the fall of 2021.
“I want to first thank God for giving me the ability to play the game I love,” Borges said in her announcement.
She thanked her parents Jason and Holly for their “countless sacrifices” and her sister Ally “for pushing me to be my best throughout this journey.” She also thanked Pioneer coach Rod Nies and her teammates.
“A big thanks to my Pioneer community for their support throughout my career and for pushing me every day,” Borges said.
Borges was a freshman on Pioneer’s Class 1A state title team in the fall of 2020. Madison Blickenstaff, a teammate with Borges on the 2020 Pioneer team and a 2021 Pioneer grad, currently plays at Ohio Christian.
“I am thrilled to announce that I will be continuing my academic and athletic career at Ohio Christian University,” Borges concluded.
Ohio Christian is an NAIA school located in Circleville, a city approximately 30 miles south of Columbus.
Coach Ally Coyle will start her third season at Ohio Christian this fall. The Trailblazers are coming off a 9-23 season last year.