It isn’t often we get to point to an article from ESPN in relation to Leelanau County. This very in-depth article says that when 2005 Leland graduate Alisha Glass accepted a scholarship to play volleyball for Penn State, she became part of one of the most successful programs in Division I women’s volleyball. However, when she became the starting center as a freshman, she became the leader of the team and one of just 10 players have held that position on a permanent basis for the Nittany Lions.
Regarding Alisha’s performance (and Penn State’s 17-0 start), Penn State teammate and last year’s AVCA Freshman of the Year Nicole Fawcett said:
“I was more surprised at the beginning, but now everything is starting to click and it’s not a surprise anymore. When you start with a freshman setter, you never know what is going to happen. But the concerns aren’t there anymore because her volleyball IQ is very good for as young as she is.
Photo by ESPN.