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COLUMBIANA OH- Abbey Emch, a senior at Crestview High School, is gearing up for what promises to be an exciting final season of high school volleyball. Known for her exceptional talent and leadership on the court, Abbey has been a key player for the Rebels, helping them reach the regional finals last season. Now, with her sights set on breaking through to the State tournament, Abbey is ready to lead her team with renewed confidence and determination.

This past club season, Abbey spent her time with Infinity 17’s, a team that achieved remarkable success. Infinity 17’s finished the year ranked 2nd in the Ohio Valley Region (OVR) and 34th nationally, a testament to their hard work and skill. The highlight of their season was undoubtedly their trip to Las Vegas for the USAV Junior National Championships. Infinity 17’s delivered an outstanding performance, finishing 5th overall. Both Abbey and her teammate Rylie Simons, from Austintown Fitch, were honored by being named to the all-tournament team, a recognition of their exceptional contributions on the court.

Playing with Infinity 17’s has infused Abbey with even more confidence as she prepares for her senior year at Crestview. The club season was filled with challenging matches where the team often had to come back from deficits, teaching Abbey that no game is ever truly lost until the final point. This experience has fortified her belief in perseverance and resilience, qualities she intends to bring to every match this season. Abbey’s ability to stay composed under pressure and lead her team through tough situations will be invaluable as the Rebels aim for a state tournament berth.

As Crestview gears up for the upcoming volleyball season, the excitement is palpable. Abbey Emch is set to be a cornerstone of the team, bringing her talent, experience, and newfound confidence to the forefront.

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COLUMBIANA OH- One of the best volleyball players in the area made a splash in the news last week as she made her college commitment known to the world. Crestview junior Abbey Emch announced that she has decided to continue her volleyball career at the University of Pittsburgh.

Last season Emch was near unstoppable in the Rebel attack as she finished with 439 kills for  23 win Crestview.  She averaged 5.2 kills per set and hit at a percentage of .408.  She also led the team in blocking totaling 96 on the season.  The well rounded athlete didn’t stop there as she also served up 55 aces.  All of her hard work was enough to get the attention of the Pitt coaching staff.

Pittsburgh is one of the best volleyball teams in the country. They finished last season ranked 4th in the AVCA coaches poll.  They finished 31-4 on the year and went to the NCAA Final Four where they fell to top ranked Louisville in 5 sets.

Emch ventures into her junior year of high school with plenty of goals left on the table for her career and team before putting on the blue and gold.  The top goal of course is to get Crestview a trip to Wright State to play in the State Tournament.  Abbey was able to take the time out of her day to come on YSN’s Running Point to talk about her commitment to Pittsburgh and what went into the decision. Check out this exclusive interview only on YSN!

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COLUMBIANA OH- The name Emch rings loud in the tradition of Crestview Volleyball. Over the last decade there’s a good bet you’d find someone named Emch patrolling the net for Coach Auer’s Rebels.  If opponents thought they were done with the name, they would be sorely mistaken. Last season Abbey Emch entered the scene, and instantly showed everyone exactly what a life of learning from older Emch’s made someone capable of. Now, after a year of experience Abbey strides into her sophomore season as one of the best players in the area. No arguments.

The numbers don’t lie when you check out Abbey’s stats on the season. Emch holds the team lead in kills with 271. Leading the team in kills is particularly impressive as a middle blocker. In most programs outside hitters get set a lot more than middles. It’s extremely tough to set a middle blocker if you’re not in system, and the fact that Emch is not only a statement about her, but also the defense behind her that makes it easy for the Rebels setters to get her the ball.  Emch is also hitting efficiently coming in to the day with a hitting percentage of .488.  Hitting percentage is calculated by subtracting errors from kills, and putting them over total attacks. Emch leads the team in attacks with 455 and has only committed 49 errors on the year.  Emch brings an awesome net presence as well on defense. She has the team lead by far with 56 of the teams 85 blocks.

Emch was able to take the time to join Anthony Hartwig this week for a sit down, and look inside her sophomore season. They also discuss what made coming into this program so easy, what other positions she’d like to play, and much more. Check out the latest Crestview volleyball Player Profile only on YSN!

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