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Big day for Lafayette Christian standout

By KEVIN ECKLEBERRY

Daily News

Savanna Bryant has found her college home.

Bryant, a multi-sport standout at Lafayette Christian, has signed a letter of intent to join the softball program at Point University, and she celebrated that decision during a ceremony on Thursday afternoon.

For Bryant, finding a school with a Christian foundation was important, and she found that in Point.

“One of the main things was going to a Christian college,” Bryant said. “Basically keeping my faith in the Lord.”

Bryant excelled in volleyball and basketball at Lafayette Christian, and while the school doesn’t have a softball program, she was able to sharpen her skills in that sport as a member of the Easton travel-ball organization.

On Friday, Bryant and her teammates on the basketball team will play Flint River for a region championship, and Lafayette Christian will host a state-tournament game next week.

“Savanna will hold many of the school records,” said Lafayette Christian girls’ basketball coach Rene Gomez. “She’s played her three years and has steadily gotten better and better, and she’s made her teammates better. In two years, we’ve won an average of 11 games, and hopefully we’ll win a few more. It’s a testament to having good athletes and good leadership. She’s leaving a legacy for the athletes that are coming behind her.”

Bryant was also a three-year member of the volleyball team, and head coach Katie Firth was grateful to have her in the program.

“She hustles everywhere she goes. She’s been fun to coach,” Firth said. “She’s been fun to watch her grow and mature, not only on the court, but off the court.”

Firth added that “we are super-excited for her to go to Point and get to use her God-given gifts, and spread his name as she goes off into this world.”

Bryant, who attended Ballard Christian School before transferring to Lafayette Christian, is appreciative of the time she’s had at the school.

“It’s been great,” she said. “It’s helped me grow in sports, and in my faith.”