She will probably never be someone who yells, but Andrew junior Brianna Haggerty is a leader through her actions.
She’s a six-rotation player who never leaves the floor.
“It’s cool getting a lot of playing time and being on the court all the time,” Haggerty said. “I’m really kind of quiet, but feel like a leader out there. I try to keep the energy up.”
The 5-foot-7 outside hitter leads the Thunderbolts (9-10) with 153 kills. She earned all-tournament honors at Rich East with 50 kills in five matches. Haggerty is second on the team in digs with 107.
Andrew coach Emily Connolly said she doesn’t worry about what Haggerty does or doesn’t say on the court.
“Every time she touches the ball she makes us better,” Connolly said. “I would say every time she touches the ball she gets a point for us, whether it’s a swing down the line or a tip over the block. Her serving has been unbelievable as well.
“Just from her sophomore year to her junior year, she has grown tremendously as a player.”
Haggerty’s start in sports came on the softball field, where she played shortstop, center field and pitched.
“I played softball for eight or nine years,” Haggerty said. “But when I was in fourth grade, I saw some articles about Andrew volleyball in the newspaper and my mom talked about it.
“What I liked about volleyball is that it was a really fast game. Softball was a lot slower. Volleyball never got boring.”
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