TV20 College Athlete Meldon Law: Abby Pace (Newberry)
NEWBWEERY, Fla. (WCJB) – Since entering fifth grade, Newberry high school student Abby Pace has fallen in love with volleyball.
“I love the adrenaline rush. It makes me really bloated. “
The three-year incumbent and captain of the Panthers volleyball team holds the school record with over 1,000 digs.
But after playing Libero the past two seasons with Newberry back-to-back teams, she’s now a setter and outside hitter.
She can place, she can hit, she can pass, ”said Newberry volleyball head coach Hank Rone. “And just having athletes like that and the volleyball IQ that she has, she’s been phenomenal and just great to coach for the past 4 years.”
“We all want to win and we all want to come back to the state,” said Abby Pace, Newberry volleyball setter. “So in order to do that, we have to take certain positions where we are the best in the team and work together. “
Pace’s willingness to change positions and be selfless is what makes her such a special player.
“She must have made a huge sacrifice because I think she’s one of the best laberos in the state, especially Class 1A.” Rone said. “She’s always been in the top 4 or 5 for digs. She’s been in the best serve so now she has to face I have to become a team player.
In the classroom, Pace also sets the standard.
She wears a 4.3 weighted gpa, works at the Copper Monkey, and is a member of the Future Business Leaders of America.
While this is an intimidating juggling act, Pace embraces the never-ending program.
“I think it’s fun to always have something to do. I’d rather do that and then stay home and watch netflix or something.
After graduating from high school, Pace plans to go to Santa Fe College, play on the volleyball team for two years, while enrolling in the ultrasound program.
Abby Pace has all the qualities that make her the TV20 Meldon Law Scholar Athlete of the Week.
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