Rockwell Reaches 1500 Assists

Rockwell is just the second player in Tyrone volleyball history to reach 1500 assists

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Junior setter Maddy Rockwell hit a big milestone recently, becoming just the second player in Tyrone Volleyball history to reach the 1500 assists mark.

Rockwell made her 1500 assist in the first set against Bald Eagle on Tuesday, October 18th. She joins former Lady Eagles setter, Mattie Cherry, at the top of the Tyrone career assists list.

I felt very appreciated in that moment, seeing everyone in the stands holding up their 1500 assists signs. The energy my team and coaches had when I hit this milestone made me feel so amazing”

— Maddy Rockwell

“I felt very appreciated in that moment, seeing everyone in the stands holding up their 1500 assists signs,” said Rockwell. “The energy my team and coaches had when I hit this milestone made me feel so amazing.”

Head Coach Alesha Weaver is proud of her accomplishment and happy to have Rockwell on the team.

“Maddy holds her teammates accountable. She listens to her team when they need more or something specific from her, and she remains confident in her ability to play,” said Weaver. “Maddy has contributed to the game and team by putting in countless hours of work on and off the court.”

Rockwell has been playing volleyball for seven years, including with her club team, Horseshoe Volleyball. She went to Nationals in Florida this past June with her 17u Horseshoe team. She is also a starting pitcher and shortstop for the Tyrone varsity softball team.

When asked about how she was able to achieve 1500 assists by her junior year, Rockwell credited her teammates for making it possible.

“This team has given me such a huge purpose to show up and be the best version of myself,” said Rockwell. “I strive to be a good role model for them which in the long run improves how I play. Without them, I wouldn’t be here.”

Maddy holds her teammates accountable. She listens to her team when they need more or something specific from her, and she remains confident in her ability to play”

— Head Coach Alesha Weaver

Although she has one more year of high school volleyball left, Rockwell already has a plan for after graduation.  She would like to attend a college close to home and become a physical therapist.

Rockwell also said that she encourages young players to always be the best they can be on and off the court.

“Always be confident in your gameplay. You’re on the court or the field for a reason, so act like it. Be mentally tough, you’re going to have a hard time getting through high school sports if you get upset when receiving feedback,” said Rockwell.