GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — The high school volleyball season is complete for J.H. Rose after falling in a five-set thriller to North Iredell last Saturday in the Class 3-A state final.

However, the volleyball careers of Amelia Taft and Forbes Hall are not over. The two seniors will play beach volleyball at LSU, one of the top programs in the country, after they graduate from high school.

WNCT spoke with Hall about their future after high school. She said having Taft decide to join her means neither will have to experience college volleyball or moving away from home alone.

“So I was really, really nervous about that because I am a big homebody. But once she committed, like, all those emotions went away, I knew that I had so much comfort in my heart knowing that one of my best friends for a very long time was coming with me and staying with me,” Hall said.

“And, you know, we have this like a connection that really makes it special that she’s coming with me just because I know that when I’m down, she’s going to be there for me. When I’m up, she’s going to be encouraging me, just everything in between. Like we’re going to have each other.”

Taft said having Hall join her at LSU was a dream come true.

‘It means a lot to take such a big step together,” Taft said. “I’m really, really excited to be roommates with her. We’ve been friends since we were like 12, so it’s really exciting and yeah, it is comforting going so far away and having someone so close to you.”