Female Athlete of the Issue


Ella Stone, Contributor

Savannah Country Day’s star female athlete is versatile, competitive, and a great teammate all-around. Abby Nicholson is a key component in Country Day’s varsity volleyball and basketball programs. This year Abby is leading the Hornet’s volleyball team as one of our captains and recently announced that she will continue her athletic career playing volleyball at Lafayette College. Lafayette is part of the Division I program, located in Easton, Pennsylvania, where Abby will play her favorite position as middle hitter. This is no surprise considering she has averaged six kills in the Hornet’s last six games. When asked why middle hitter is her favorite position, Abby replied, “I love how quick the pace of the game is from this position, and getting kills is super gratifying.” Even if hitting is Abby’s favorite, she is truly the definition of an adaptable player. She plays the whole court in multiple positions and led Country Day’s team in digs from the back row last year. 

Abby’s commitment to Lafayette is just a portion of the work and effort that she has put into this sport. Abby’s recruitment process lasted all of her junior year and consisted of emails to possible coaches once a week while sending these coaches film after each tournament, visiting coaches and team camps over the summer, meeting with current players over zoom, and keeping track of her contact with these coaches. In regards to our varsity Hornet Volleyball Team, Abby says they are “A really competitive team with a good team environment, and they are able to continue playing at their highest while trying a variety of promising lineups, to find the perfect one that sticks.” We are excited to see what the volleyball team has in store for the rest of the season and Abby’s future career in Division I volleyball. For those looking to play at this same level as Abby, her advice is “to stay organized and be persistent about constantly reaching out to schools you are interested in.”