Being able to play club volleyball in the winter and spring helped make Abby Speer a better high school player because she was around the game for more than just three months in the fall.
“Playing club helped me because without it I would just become rusty,” the Seymour senior said. “It just keeps you going, keeps you working on your skills. It keeps you having a feel for the game.”
Speer said she began playing volleyball in second or third grade. She has been in the regular varsity rotation for three years.
“I’ve always been a middle hitter, even when I was young,” she said. “I’d have to say the biggest thrill is getting a block because you just get so pumped up knowing you just stuffed somebody.
“When we set up blocking, the middle hitter looks at the setter’s hands because if they’re going to set middle, they’ll have their hands one way, and if they’re going to set outside, I have to go block outside. There’s not really any set way you set up. There are rotations so we’re in certain spots, so whoever the person is standing next to me has to be still on that side of me. We can’t cross.”
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