Crossroads News
Wed, Sep. 13, 2017 - [Volleyball]


AVON, Ohio – Kelsey Bryte of the Mount Vernon Nazarene volleyball team is showcased in this week's Crossroads League Spotlight. The weekly feature highlights some of the finest student-athletes from around the league.


Bryte is a journalism and media production major, who is minoring in music business at Mount Vernon Nazarene. The senior middle hitter earned All-Crossroads League honors last season, after helping the Cougars to a second-straight appearance in the NAIA National Championship Tournament.


Bryte and the Cougars are off to a 9-5 start this season, and boast a record of 97-25 since Bryte joined the program prior to the 2014 campaign.


Crossroads League Spotlight
Kelsey Bryte
Mount Vernon Nazarene University


What attracted you to Mount Vernon Nazarene? The small community and friendliness of the campus. My aunt went here and played volleyball for Coach Swanson, so naturally this was my first college visit and I fell in love.


What do you hope to be doing in five years? I hope to have a steady job doing something that I love. I also hope that in five years my relationship with God has grown more than it already has while being here at MVNU.


What has been your favorite moment so far at MVNU? When we were playing Indiana Wesleyan in the Crossroads League Tournament Championship my sophomore year in order to decide who would go to NAIA Nationals. The whole student body and even some community members and families came out to support us. Our gym was packed and I will never forget that day.


Are you involved in any other groups on campus or in the community? I am involved with our campus radio station called WNZR. I have been on the radio for two years as well as the video team for sports. Sometimes they want me to be the voice of the Cougars during basketball games. I am currently one of the video assistants for my final semester at MVNU and I love it.


One word that describes your team and why? Faithful. What I love most about my team is the fact that no matter if we win or lose, our faith in God never waivers. We know that we use our talents that God has given us as athletes to glorify Him.


Other than your own, what is your favorite Crossroads League school to play at and why? I love playing at Bethel. I have family members that went to school there and still live in Indiana, so sometimes they can make the games and it is fun to see them. Once, when we were there our men's soccer team was there as well for a match and they came to cheer us on before they went and played. Lastly, Ashley Gingerich's, or our former teammate, Bridget Troyer's, family normally brings us the best donuts ever when we go to Bethel.


Do you have any pregame routines or superstitions? I have to braid my hair for every game, otherwise I feel like I do not play as well as I can!


If you could change one rule in your sport, what would it be? I would change the rule so that you could touch any part of the net except the top of the tape.


Sport – Volleyball
Vacation Spot – West Virginia
Holiday – Christmas