When it comes to being successful in volleyball, Morgan Bobb says teamwork is the No. 1 thing.
The Seymour High School senior began playing volleyball in fifth grade at Immanuel Lutheran School.
In high school, she played one year of junior varsity and three years of varsity.
She was a back row specialist for the Owls this season.
“I set my entire sophomore year, and the first part of my senior year, then they changed me into a defensive specialist full time,” she said. “I mainly played right side. My responsibility was to get the ball to the setter and cover all tips from their outside. Getting a good dig, you want to get the ball as high and as close to the setter position as you could. I tried to make their job easy.”
Bobb said the team had verbal and hand signals for what defense to run or where to attack on offense.
“When we saw something change on their court, we’d tell each other in the huddle what we needed to change to cover that,” she said. “Communication is key in volleyball.”
Bobb said she liked serving.
“I would hit it with my palm and it would float, so it would go over the net hard, and then it would move at the very last second,” she said. “I always tried to hit my zones as close as I could to where they wanted the ball placed because they know who to serve it to.”
She said she began jump-serving during the summer of her freshman year.
“Jessica Lucas was in town and said, ‘I think Mo should jump-serve,’ so I started that right away,” Bobb said. “It took confidence. It was learning a whole new thing. Getting it to move at the end took a lot of extra time in the gym. Serving was the most aggressive thing on our side that we had. That’s how you score points.”
Bobb said she liked playing for coach Angie Lucas, who led the Owls this fall.
“It was a whole different environment,” Bobb said. “We were excited from Day 1, from summer to the end.”
There were six seniors on the team this fall.
“We were all so close, and it’s a sisterhood that we formed this year that we haven’t had in past years,” Bobb said. “I’m excited to go visit each other when we’re at school, and I’ll come home and see everybody else. I’m looking forward to it.”
She is continuing to play volleyball in a league in Vallonia this winter. She said there are players from Seymour and Brownstown playing in the league.
Bobb said she is glad she chose to attend Seymour High School.
“I wouldn’t have chosen anywhere else,” she said. “I love it. I love not knowing everyone and getting to meet new people every day and new faces. It’s great. I’ve enjoyed all the different opportunities I’ve been given here. I’ve truly been blessed to be at Seymour.”
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Name: Morgan Bobb
High school: Seymour
Parents: Matt and Kim Bobb
Siblings: Emily, Jamie, McKenna and Tyler
Sport: Volleyball, four years
Athletic highlight: 2018 most improved award
Organizations: Fellowship of Christian Athletes, choir, 10-year 4-H member
Plans after high school: Attend college to earn a teaching degree
Favorite foods: Macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes
Favorite TV show: "Friends"
Favorite musician: Rae Sremmurd
Favorite movie: "The Benchwarmers"
Favorite teams: Indiana University, Dallas Cowboys