Trojans, Dreisbach earn recognition
Once play on the high school volleyball courts begin this month, the Parkland High School girls team and junior opposite hitter, Brynn Dreisbach, will enter with lofty expectations.
MaxPreps named Parkland the top team in the state of Pennsylvania and tabbed Dreisbach as the top player in the state in their preseason voting. The Trojans finished the 2019 season 31-11-3 overall, winning the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference and District 11 Class 4A championships, while also reaching the PIAA state tournament’s final four.
“To receive the preseason honor from MaxPreps was very nice. It was great to know that hard work pays off not just from me, but from my teammates who without them I would not be the player I am today. They make me better every day along with my coaches who push me as much as they possibly can.”
Dreisbach is one of several Trojan players who have earned accolades over the past several years.
“These are great honors for Brynn and the members of our program,” said Parkland head coach Mike Krause. “We are very proud to bring these honors to Parkland and are going to work hard to meet our yearly goals and expectations this season. Brynn is a hard worker and very humble. She will be the first to credit her teammates. Her work ethic is outstanding and helps her continue to grow.”
Dreisbach concluded her sophomore campaign with a team-best 515 kills last season, leading all players in the state in the 4A class and second overall, had 37 aces while serving at 96.5 percent (best in team history) and added 29 blocks, 342 digs and a team-high 509 receptions. Dreisbach was a District 11 All-Star and was named to the All-State team.
“Since last season, I have been preparing by going to Parkland volleyball zooms we had three times a week,” Dreisbach said. “I also did at-home workouts either on YouTube, or T25. Finally, I would run and swim to build up my endurance.”
Parkland will look to defend its league and district crowns beginning on Friday, September 25th, at Central Catholic.
“Having Parkland being named the best team in PA is a great honor,” said Dreisbach. “We all are very appreciative of it, but we know it doesn’t help us win any more so now there is a big target on our back that we know we have to work even harder to prove MaxPreps correct. Our goals this year are to play every game like it’s our last because we do not know if it actually will be. We will also play for our seniors and try and give them a memorable senior year.”