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August 14, 2013

Oneonta High's Herrick to play volleyball at D-I Siena

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Herrick said she started playing volleyball as an eighth-grader, when she made the junior varsity team.

“I worked hard on it that summer and really fell in love with it,” said Herrick, who added she won’t receive a scholarship as a freshman but might in following seasons.

This past winter, Herrick traveled to Albany three days to play on a club team that competed in tournaments in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Herrick said that because she’s made her decision to attend Siena, she’s not going to play for the club team this winter, which will free her up to play basketball.

“Last year, I was upset I couldn’t play,” said Herrick, who played varsity basketball for the Yellowjackets toward the end of her sophomore season. “I’m very excited to play basketball again.”

Herrick is also a standout high jumper for the Yellowjackets, qualifying for the state meet the past two years. She cleared a personal-best 5-4 in the spring.

“I’ve received letters from colleges in track, but volleyball is what I wanted to do,” she said. “Track is more of a hobby.”

OHS’ volleyball team will begin practice Monday. The Yellowjackets, who are dropping to a Class C school this season, will begin the season Sept. 4 at Chenango Forks.

Rob Centorani can be reached at rcentorani@thedailystar.com or 607-432-1000, ext. 209.

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