Brandt is all-league for Battle Mountain
Eagle Valley Volleyball
Devils volleyball’s postseason banquet is not until Nov. 30. Out of respect to Eagle Valley coach Lindsey Myers, the Vail Daily is holding off writing up the Devils’ selections until then.
EDWARDS — It makes a different sound.
When Battle Mountain volleyball outside-hitter Jordan Brandt strikes the ball, it makes a different sound.
Ergo, it is no surprise whatsoever that Brandt is Huskies volleyball’s all-league selection.
“She has a whip for an arm,” Huskies coach Jason Fitzgerald said. “She also touched 10 feet in practice (in jumping drills). When you have that height and good angle and can put good velocity on it, it’s almost indefensible.”
Besides her talent for tattooing an orb into submission, Brand provided leadership and a steady hand in a year of transition for the Huskies. That did not stop the Huskies from going 10-4 in the Slope and being in the general melee that was the title race.
Brandt will continue playing and studying at Ohio Wesleyan University. Also, she was playing in Saturday’s Colorado Coaches of Girls Sports all-state game in 4A.
In the meantime, Battle Mountain has two honorable mention players who return next season.
Setter Lilly DeMuth, a sophomore, made the postseason roll. It is always a good thing to be returning a setter.
“Lilly had a great year of growth,” Fitzgerald said. “I felt so confident in her that we almost went to a straight up 5-1 offense.”
Haley Frischholz saw some time setting last season, but became a libero this season and took to it like a duck to water. The honorable-mention selection is one tough cookie as her job was to place herself in front of the best hitters in the league.
“In the era of the new game, a libero takes punishment,” Fitzgerald said. “She stood underneath bomb after bomb.”