ECC volleyball player sets new school record
ECC sophomore libero Abby Robeson of Waterloo ended a successful Panther volleyball career by recording 566 digs this season, which gave her 1,111 career digs for a new Ellsworth Community College record.
“Abby will be hard to replace next year – in the classroom and on the court,” says Head Coach Melanie Lane. “Her plans for next year are still undecided, but she will make an impact on any court she steps on, I wish her the best of luck and can’t wait to see how she grows at the next level.”
Abby makes no bones about her volleyball experiences at Ellsworth: “I came here wanting a great volleyball experience and wanting to leave an impression, and I accomplished those things. As far as the school record, I knew I could do it, but I wasn’t sure if I’d made it after the last game of the season. I’m very pleased with that!”
In addition to the school dig record, Abby was named to the First Team All Region XI-A and the All-Tournament Team. She also received All Conference Honorable Mention, along with two other ECC players.
Abby continues, “As a player, you have to put yourself out there and leave it all on the court … every practice and every game. Our season-ending loss to Iowa Central was bittersweet because we hoped to win, but I have no regrets. How could I be upset after the great season we had?”
Abby is a Resident Assistant in ECC’s Wall Hall dormitory, where was named ECC Student of the Month in October 2012. She’s majoring in Athletic Training “because sports have never gotten old and never let me down,” she says. “I know it’s tough to be injured, and I will be glad to help athletes recover from their injuries. Those efforts mean a lot.”
In the end, though, Abby’s love of volleyball shines through most brightly. “Volleyball here has kept me on top of my game, both on the court and in terms of my academics and other activities,” says Abby. “Volleyball got me a scholarship, and it was my means for getting to know others and make friends on campus. The team takes pride in its academics, so volleyball helped me maintain a solid grade point average the past two years. I’m just so glad I started at Ellsworth.”