Fransee, Bailey headed to next level
Published 10:13 pm Friday, March 29, 2019
Jordan Fransee and Meghan Bailey signed letters of intent Friday afternoon to compete in college in their respective sports.
In the signing ceremony at King’s Fork High School, Jordan Fransee and Meghan Bailey made their college decisions official. Bailey has signed to play field hockey at Bridgewater College, while Fransee has signed to play soccer at North Carolina Wesleyan College.
Bailey described her recruiting process as fast. She reached out to Bridgewater around August of 2018, and it laid the foundation for her deciding to play field hockey there. Because she got started late in the process, Bailey wanted to make sure she had the desire to continue with her field hockey career. After she decided that she wanted to, she was comfortable with playing at Bridgewater.
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“After talking to Coach (Allyson) Kenyon and visiting the campus, I knew that I really wanted to continue my field hockey and academic career at Bridgewater,” Bailey said.
Bailey finished up her senior season in the fall, and she felt good about what the team was able to accomplish, even though she felt personally she could have played better. Now that she has signed, she feels a sense of relief and is motivated to come in her first season and try to make an impact.
She has plans to major in health and exercise science.
Fransee will be joining her former Lady Bulldog teammate Cydney Nichols at North Carolina Wesleyan College. She said North Carolina Wesleyan College had been interested in her since she was a freshman, so the head coach there has seen Fransee grow as a player since a freshman.
“I knew for a fact once I stepped foot on the campus that that’s where I wanted to go,” she said. “Every other school I went to, I was comparing it to Wesleyan.”
Fransee said she also considered Lynchburg College and Randolph-Macon, but ultimately Wesleyan had a home feel to her. Also, Fransee has played with Nichols at King’s Fork and club soccer.
“I think it’s going to be fun to say I played club ball, high school and college ball together,” Fransee said.
Right now, Fransee is in the midst of her senior season, and she wants to finish out strong before heading off to college. She plans on majoring in chemistry and criminal justice.