Fairfield’s Britton Signs with Lincoln Memorial

Brian Turner
For Section618.com

Her Lady Mule career may wind up being a short one, but Fairfield senior Chloe Britton signed Friday to extend her playing career at the next level, inking with the Lincoln Memorial Railsplitters.

Britton moved to Fairfield before her junior year, coming over from Lawrenceville after playing her freshman and sophomore years for the Lady Indians.

Britton has racked up multiple awards and honors in her career, showing natural touch around the net as a setter, while using her length to defend the net as well for Chet Snyder’s Lady Mules.

She helped lead the Lady Mules to a school-record 37-3 record last year as they won their second straight Sectional championship. In that season, Britton was named all-BDC, SICA All-South, News Gazette All-State Special Mention 50, Illinois Prep All-State third team and was named to a slew of watch lists and all-tournament teams as a junior.

Heading into her senior year this year, if they get the chance to play, Britton is already on the 2020 AVCA Under Armour All-America watch list.

While playing for Lawrenceville as a sophomore, she was also named to the All-State special mention team and was an All-State honorable mention by the Illinois Prep Volleyball, as well as all-conference first team honors in the LIC.

She also has spent years playing club volleyball.

“I believe they found me from my travel ball playing and then the recruiting sites I was on,” Britton said.

Chloe is the daughter of Thad and Trinity Britton, who have both coached her throughout her 10-year playing career as well.

Lincoln Memorial is a NCAA Division II university in Harrogate, Ten. They are coached by Alison Williams, who is entering her second season at LMU. It is Williams that drew Britton to the Tennessee school.

“I knew the coaches and they remind me so much of my parents,” Britton said. “And on the court, that is a good thing. My parents taught me everything I know about volleyball, besides the coaches I have had opposite from them. It is good to have a coach like that six hours from home.”

Britton was originally set on playing for Martin Methodist, where Coach Williams was previously, but followed Williams to Lincoln.

She is undecided on her major.

FCHS senior Chloe Britton signed her Letter of Intent to play volleyball at Lincoln Memorial University next year. Pictured at the signing are, front, from left: FCHS coach Chet Snyder, Thad Britton, Chloe Britton and Trinity Britton. Back: Natalie Brassard, Corry Britton, Jeanie Britton, Darlene Weir and Pat Weir. (Photo by Brian Turner)