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August 3, 2012

Henard national-stage appearance readies senior for Brock finale

WEATHERFORD —  

 

 

Virtually all prep teams look to its seniors to provide peer-level leadership. The seniors are most often the ones with the relative veteran experience they have been there, done that. And they can provide a push (or pull) for their younger teammates. 

Brock senior Amy Henard added to her volleyball experience in spades through the first seven months of the year, spending most her time setting kill shots for her Texas Advantage Volleyball team. 

TAV 17 Black, based in Fort Worth, compiled a 82-3 record and earned a trip to the USA Volleyball Junior National Tournament, held recently in Columbus, OH. After winning nine-straight matches in the tourney, the Fort Worth squad succumbed to a Minnesota team on a mistake-free hot streak.

But the path to the nationals was glorious for TAV 17 Black. They began their season with a third-place finish at the Tour of Texas tourney, then reeled off seven-straight tournament titles, including the massive Las Vegas Invitational, which earned a top ranking for the balance of the year as determined by Prep Volleyball. Post club season, they were named the top Texas Team of the Year by LoneStarVolleyball.com. 

Henard, with setter-teammate Alyssa Desjardins, were two big reasons the TAV 17 Black offense worked so well.

Amy will take her storehouse of experience gained on the national stage back to the Lady Eagles this fall. Brock, who advanced to the Class 2A regional tourney in the 2011 season, look to repeat as district champs and delve even deeper into the playoffs for 2012, led by head coach Keith Guyon.

Henard enters her senior year with life after high school predetermined... and quickly. After she graduates from Brock in January, Amy will head up I-35 to take residence in Denton, to begin her college career as a student-athlete in the spring. She has accepted a scholarship to attend and play volleyball for the Mean Green of North Texas State University.

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