|Posted/Updated: 1/6/2022 8:37:17 AM|
High school girls volleyball: Parkland’s Brynn Dreisbach is The Morning Call player of the year
By DANTE TERENZIO
Parkland’s Brynn Dreisbach has a rare skill set in the sport of volleyball.
It’s rare to come across a six rotation player, who excels in all aspects of the sport.
Whether it's putting down a big spike, diving for a tough dig, or stringing together a series of well-placed serves, Dreisbach can do it all.
Those qualities, along with impressive leadership skills, are what helped Dreisbach’s team win Eastern Pennsylvania Conference and District 11 titles this season.
For having the most impressive skill set in the Lehigh Valley, Dreisbach is the Morning Call Girls Volleyball Player of the Year.
"We could count on Brynn to do everything and do it well, and most importantly, she did these things when it mattered most," Parkland head coach Mike Krause said. "She is the type of athlete you could always count on for consistency, but at a very high level. That is what great players do and Brynn is a great player. And her greatest asset was her attitude toward the team. It was never about what she did in the statistical category, it was more important for her to get a team win than for her to have 20 kills."
Dreisbach, a four-year starter for the Trojans, set a school record in career kills (1,319) and is second in career digs (1,045). Those two categories don’t typically go hand-in-hand, but with Dreisbach’s versatility, it comes as no surprise. She is the first player in Parkland history to reach 1,000 in each category. In her senior season, Dreisbach finished with 425 kills and 285 digs.
Additionally, Dreisbach was one of 29 players in the country to achieve MaxPreps All-American first-team status, and the first Parkland player to do so since 2015 when current assistant coach Kristin Krause was an all-American.
Dreisbach will continue her academic and athletic career at West Chester University, where she has received a volleyball scholarship and will major in elementary education.
"[Dreisbach] is one of the most decorated players to wear a Parkland volleyball uniform, and she is a model for the future Parkland players on how to compete, prepare, and how to handle accolades with humility," Krause said. "She always credits her teammates for helping her achieve those milestones and accolades."
"I’ve enjoyed having Brynn in the gym. She was someone who never took shortcuts. She came in every day to get better and she loves her teammates. I speak for all the coaches when I say she was a very special player to coach, but more importantly, a special person that imprinted on me a lifetime smile every time I either hear her name or see her smile."
Dante Terenzio is a freelancer for The Morning Call.
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