District MVP and a three-time all-state selection in the fall Abby Gargus had a senior volleyball season she’ll never forget.
Gargus added another accolade to her already crowded mantle by representing Prosper at the Texas Association of Volleyball Coaches All-Star game in Waco last month.
“I was really excited,” Gargus said. “It was an honor to wear the Prosper jersey one more time and it was a good feeling to know my high school career wasn’t over just yet.”
At Waco Midway High School, the TAVC All-Star game consisted of four teams: North, South, East and West. Gargus was on team North.
There was a one-hour practice before Gargus took on the South team in the semifinals. North beat South in three sets including 19-17 in the third set. North went on to handle East in the championship.
Gargus has come across so many players during club and high school season — in fact, she was in Puerto Rico at the time of this story with her club team — that she wanted the opportunity to play with some of them in Waco.
“I knew I could have the chance to play with some old teammates, so I was constantly looking forward to the tournament,” she said. “I love Prosper volleyball and any chance I got to wear that jersey — I wore it with pride.”
“A good amount of players I knew were there,” Gargus added. “It was really cool because we all knew of each other from club and high school ball.”
Gargus started for team North, which ran a 6-2 offense. At Prosper, Gargus was the starting setter as the Eagles won 40 games and went to the regional quarterfinals last season.
She led the Metroplex with 11.6 assists per set during the regular season and finished her senior year with 1,427 assists, 374 digs, 180 kills and 43 aces.
“Never doubt yourself – that was biggest challenge throughout my high school career,” Gargus said. “When you finally realize you are good enough to beat anyone and any team, that’s when you can excel the most.”
During last season, Gargus’s accolades included first-team all-state by both the TAVC and Texas Girls Coaches Association, and third-team all-state by the Texas Sports Writers Association. She was also named first-team all-area by the Dallas Morning News.
She signed her national letter intent with Houston Baptist University last November, and went on to win the American National championships in April with her club team Arsenal, along with two other Eagles — Haley Killinger and Macy Walterscheid.