(PERRYVILLE, Mo.) – One of the Perryville Pirates‘ standout volleyball players, Sydney Spears, will soon get a chance to play the sport at the next level. Last week, Spears decided to continue her volleyball career at Lindenwood University in Belleville, Ill. Spears said Lindenwood has everything she would want in a school.

Spears said volleyball has always been a large part of her life.

Spears is also following in the footsteps of her sister, Alex, who also played collegiate volleyball at the College of the Ozarks.

Spears said she plans to pursue a business degree at Lindenwood-Belleville. The Lynx volleyball team went 14-15 in the NAIA last season.