Britney Bailey

Spotlight on You: Britney Bailey

Girls' Volleyball: Yokota's Bailey has picture-perfect ending

by: Dave Ornauer | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: November 03, 2017

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan – No sooner had the last spike of Britney Bailey’s high school career come thundering down to the floor, than a cascade of emotions washed over her.

Happy that her Yokota team had repeated as Far East Division II Tournament champions. But sad, she said, that her four years on the volleyball court were finished.

“Conflicted,” the Panthers senior middle blocker said on Tuesday, three days after Yokota capped a 29-8 season by beating Christian Academy Japan in the final.

“I felt good, that we had accomplished our goals, but I was like, ‘I’m so empty. I don’t want it to end. My last point. I’m done playing in high school.’ First word I thought of, ‘depressed.’”

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