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SUHL GER-  In the heart of Hubbard, Ohio, a volleyball prodigy emerged, setting the courts ablaze with her talent. Adria Powell, a former Hubbard Eagle, transitioned seamlessly from high school sensation to collegiate star, and now, she’s making waves in the professional volleyball scene in Europe.

Powell’s journey began amidst the fervor of high school volleyball, where she quickly garnered attention with college offers before even stepping onto the high school floor. Throughout her three seasons at Hubbard, Powell showcased her prowess, tallying an impressive 1172 kills and 211 blocks. Her dominance on the court earned her recognition as the OHSVCA Player of the Year during her junior season, solidifying her status as a rising star.

With her sights set on Ohio State University, Powell made her verbal commitment during her junior year, eager to embark on her collegiate journey as a Buckeye. Opting to graduate early, Powell seized the opportunity to join Ohio State ahead of schedule, kicking off her collegiate career with a bang. In her freshman season, she notched over 100 kills, laying the groundwork for a stellar collegiate tenure.

Throughout her time at Ohio State, Powell not only excelled on the court but also in the classroom, earning Academic All-Big Ten honors from 2019 to 2022. Her dedication and drive propelled her through each season, culminating in a standout senior year where she played a pivotal role in leading the Buckeyes to the Elite Eight. Setting career highs in blocks, points, and kills, Powell left an indelible mark on the program, cementing her legacy as one of Ohio State’s finest.

After completing her collegiate career, Powell embarked on a new chapter as a grad-transfer at Clemson University, seeking to further hone her skills and pursue her dream of playing professionally. Under the guidance of head coach Jackie Simpson-Kirr, Powell flourished at Clemson, preparing herself for the rigors of the professional volleyball circuit.

The opportunity to play professionally in Germany beckoned, and Powell seized it without hesitation. Joining VFB Suhl LOTTO in Suhl, Germany, Powell embraced the challenge of adapting to a new culture and style of play. With determination and resilience reminiscent of her days as an Eagle in Hubbard, Powell continues to thrive on the court, poised to make her mark on the international stage.

As she navigates the intricacies of professional volleyball in Europe, Powell remains steadfast in her commitment to growth and excellence. Her journey from Hubbard to Ohio State to the professional leagues stands as a testament to her unwavering determination and relentless pursuit of success. With each serve, spike, and block, Adria Powell proves that she is a force to be reckoned with, both on and off the court.

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