By: Matt Rothman
Irwin says she is extremely excited and grateful for the opportunity though it hasn’t officially sunk in yet that she committed. When deciding where to play, Irwin felt comfortable with the people on campus, the staff, and the team.
“They made it feel like home even though I have never been there before or even lived in a different state out of my 17 years of living,” said Irwin. “Academics also came into play with my decision. There are so many different sources academically that will help you succeed there, especially for student-athletes.”
Irwin began playing volleyball in middle school. She also was a cheerleader and soccer player, but eventually fell in love with volleyball and played for a club team called Dig. Then, she competed on the middle school team before making the junior varsity as a freshman. Irwin has since played three years on varsity and has helped the Knights win 21 matches in three years.
Despite her commitment, Irwin feels there are several areas she needs to improve on. First, she plans on training a little extra to improve her swing power and vertical. Irwin also hopes to improve her eating habits.
“Even though I am a D1 commit, there is still a lot I need to improve and implement in my game as a player, but that’s what I love about the game. You can always improve,” Irwin added.
In college, Irwin plans on majoring in clinical laboratory sciences and will join a team that went 13-14 in 2021 and has earned four more wins this year.
- Matt Rothman is a 2018 graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University receiving his bachelor’s degree in journalism and then graduated from the University of Florida as a graduate student. He also works for the Mohave Valley Daily News in Bullhead City, Arizona covering high school sports.
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