Abie Keller, daughter of Jason and Babett Keller recently accepted a scholarship and signed to play volleyball for Everett Community College in Everett Washington where she plans to study to become an occupational therapist.
Though Keller is a multisport athlete representing Preston in softball and cheer as well as volleyball, she will be focusing on volleyball in the fall.
“I chose to play volleyball because I felt that it was my stronger sport!,” said Keller. “I love softball and could go and play but I felt like I could go further in volleyball. One of my favorite things about volleyball is just being able to get to know your teammates and coaches a lot better, it is so fun to be able to be on a court with six girls at a time and being able to trust them and know there capabilities.”
At first Keller did not see the strengths recruiters and her coaches recognized. “For awhile I didn’t really try to reach out to any coaches because I have struggled throughout my high school career,” she said. “Once I started to get offers I decided it would be best to start new and see where it could take me. And I am so excited to do that!”
Keller noted that the decision to play for EvCC wasn’t easy. “It came down to the fact that I felt more comfortable with the coach and possibilities that Everett has to offer, over any of the other schools. While attending Everett I will be able to experience so many new things, one of the bigger things that will change will be going from a small town to a big city!”
Abie has worked hard and recognizes the efforts on her behalf of many others who have helped her progress to this point.
“I would like to thank all of my coaches for always pushing me to play and practice to my best ability. But most importantly knowing how good of a player I am at times when I feel like I am not,” she said. “I would like to thank Coach Karaska for pushing me to come back and play and making me better. I would also like to thank my friends and my school supporters; I will never forget you guys cheering my team on to fulfill way more than we ever thought we could this past year! Last and definitely not least I would like to thank my family, especially my mom and dad for always knowing the potential I have and for always being my number one supporters! Thank you p-town, for teaching me so many new and important things.”