Abigail Fernihough ‘21 Recruiting Profile

  • Bryan High School
  • Women's Volleyball
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Abigail Fernihough's Women's Volleyball Recruiting Profile
Defiance Volleyball Club
Dominant Hand:
Prim. Position:
Sec. Position:
Approach Jump
9ft 6in
Block Jump
9ft 2in
Standing Reach
7ft 10in
  • 2020 Highlights

Personal Statement

   My name is Abby Fernihough and I am a 6ft middle hitter/blocker. My passions for volleyball, my team, and for success drive my desire to play at a high level of competition. I see myself playing volleyball at a DIII or NAIA college.

    On January 6, 2012, I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.  I was not sure if volleyball could be a part of my future. The beginning of my volleyball career was a struggle due to the physical, physiological, and emotional limitations T1D caused. But as I have grown, I have learned to see Type 1 as an opportunity, not a limitation. I would not be who I am today without it. It has challenged me and rewarded me in so many ways. I have learned to conquer Type 1 Diabetes on the court, as well as use it to drive my performance and mental toughness. Through having this disease, I have also learned of my hatred for "good." Why be a "good" volleyball player, student, or person, when I can be a great one?  Every second of every day, I am not just working to achieve greatness, but to inspire my peers to do the same. One of the characteristics that makes me a great volleyball player is leadership, as recognized by my peers and school faculty such as Karen Meister (a guidance counselor and assistant volleyball coach), Kim Bassett (guidance counselor), and Diane Elchinger (teacher).

    I plan to major in Psychology or Social Work and minor in Art. Watching people succeed and overcome is one of my greatest joys. On the other hand, I take my grades very seriously, for I have made it my goal to graduate high school with a 4.0 GPA each semester. I study daily and work on assignments to perfection. I have earned many academic awards including but not limited to an Excellence or Achievement Award in all of my 2018-2019 classes and the Academic All-Star Award. I fully understand that the road to success is not easy, which is what makes accomplishing that goal all the while.


High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 2 years
  • Varsity Starter:
  • 2 years
  • 2019 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #34
  • Season Schedule
  • 2018 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #24
  • Team Awards:
    Ranked 11th Nationally for Sophomores in Total Blocks by MaxPreps
  • Season Schedule
  • 2017 Junior Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #21
  • 2017 Freshman Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #21
  • Individual Awards:
  • Team Awards:
    Conference Champs

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience:
  • 5 seasons
  • 2020 Defiance Volleyball Club (Elite National)
  • Notes: I have also been asked to play up with the 18s team for two tournaments...February 9 at Parkway High School in Rockford, OH at 8am...March 29 at University of Findlay at 8:30am
  • Season Schedule
  • 2019 Defiance Volleyball Club (16 Elite & 17 Elite Gray)
  • Notes: You will notice the attached documents has 3 additional tournaments than what is on the website schedule. I was invited to be on an additional team, also with DVC, to attend more tournaments in order to gain more experience and exposure to more college coaches.
  • Season Schedule
  • 2018 Defiance Volleyball Club (15 Purple)
  • 2017 Lady Wolves (Goodyear, AZ) (14U)
  • 2016 Lady Wolves (Goodyear, AZ) (14U)

Coach References

  • Club Coach
  • Alicia Kalik
  • High School Head Coach
  • Melanie Reinhart
  • High School Assistant Coach
  • Karen Meister



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High School Information

High School:
Bryan High School
(419) 636-4536

Academic Accomplishments

Honors Classes:
Yes. Honors Spanish College Algebra College Composition
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Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Award
    • Junior- National Honor Society
  • Award
    • Vice President class officer
  • Award
    • Interact Officer
  • Award
    • NWOAL All-star 2nd team (volleyball)
  • Award
    • Outstanding Scholar Athlete (4.0 GPA)
  • Award
    • Most Improved varsity volleyball Sophomore - Academic "B" award (for 4.0)
  • Award
    • HOBY Leadership Award
  • Award
    • Outstanding Scholar Athlete (4.0 GPA)
  • Award
    • Student of the Month (Creativity/Respect)
  • Award
    • Scholastic Art Gold Key
  • Award
    • FCA Annual Champions Award
  • Award
    • Algebra II Excellence Award
  • Award
    • Honors English Excellence Award
  • Award
    • Honors Biology Achievement Award
  • Award
    • American History Excellence Award
  • Award
    • Spanish II Excellence Award
  • Award
    • ABC Academic All-Star Award. Freshman - Coach's Player of the Year
  • Award
    • Scholar Athlete
  • Award
    • Freshman Student of the Month (Responsibility)
  • Award
    • FCA Annual Champions Award
  • Award
    • Student of Action Award
  • Award
    • Oral Communications Excellence Award
  • Award
    • Geometry Excellence Award
  • Award
    • World History Excellence Award
  • Award
    • ABC Academic All-Star Award
  • Award
    • Varsity B Award.
  • Activity
    • FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes)
  • Activity
    • Interact (community service group)
  • Activity
    • art.

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Statistic 2018 Varsity Te
Attack Kills 107
Attack Errors 87
Total Attempts 333
Kill Percentage 32.1
Kills/Game 1.4
Solo Blocks 53
Assisted Blocks 97
Block Errors 52
Total Blocks 150
Blocks/Game 2.0
Aces 31
Aces/Game .4
Service Errors 43
Serving Percentage 85
Games Played 75
Matches Played 22


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