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!