Every time that Addisyn Rowe soared above the net to place her next spike, it was always done with a thunderous clap. So it seems perfect that she will be a member of the Thundering Herd.
Rowe signed a national letter of intent to continue her volleyball and track career at Marshall University on Friday, Nov. 11.
Besides towering over the net to lead the team in kills, Rowe also led the team in digs this season, which helped garner her Big 7 Player of the Year honors. And even though David Crockett coach Jill Daves only had her for one year, she said that Rowe was one of the most impressive players she’s ever seen.
“It was a blessing to be able to coach her,” Daves said. “She is an athlete and she can do anything. I told her that she doesn’t even know what she is capable of, she hasn’t even peaked yet. There is no telling how good she is going to be.
“I am so proud of her, she is such a good kid all around. She is such a leader, she took that team on her shoulders and she never came out of the game.”
The senior knew early on that she wanted to attend Marshall — where she said she plans to major in Biochemistry — she verbally committed to the school before her volleyball season began.
“It felt like home to me and I really like the coaches and the team,” Rowe said. “I just really liked it.”
And while her new home might be in Huntington, W.V., she said that she will never forget the community that adopted her after she transferred to Crockett from University High.
“Everyone has been wonderful to me and the Pioneer community is amazing,” Rowe said. “We are just one big family. We say once a Pioneer, forever a Pioneer.”
But Rowe said that she isn’t quite done representing her school on the athletic fields yet. The senior hopes to better her runner-up finish last year in the state high jump.
“I am ready to get my ring,” Rowe said. “I will be working all the time so that I can get to the top and get that ring.