New Braunfels' Glassco To Continue Volleyball Career At Colorado School of Mines
By VYPE Media's Amanda Lattimer
New Braunfels High School senior volleyball player Madison Glassco has committed to Colorado School of Mines to continue her athletic career at the next level, but has been through a lot of ups and downs to get to this point.
Glassco knew volleyball was her calling at a young age and was put into club volleyball in the sixth grade. The college commitment process can be very hectic and, just after two years of being serious with volleyball, colleges started to contact her.
Just as Glassco started her recruitment process, she had a step back when she tore her ACL in the beginning of eighth grade. It was a long recovery, but she stayed confident and motivated. Once her ACL healed, it was the beginning of her freshman season. She was finally getting back to her volleyball form when she tore two ligaments in her ankle towards the end of the year.
"My injuries just proved to me again how much I love the sport because having it taken away from you just shows you what it means," said Glassco.
When she was cleared to play, she moved up to varsity as a sophomore and has been fired up for the sport ever since. Ultimately, Colorado School of Mines caught her attention for its beauty and unique culture. She also likes that it's a smaller school and she's clicked well with the coaches and players.
Glassco said she is excited to play in a new setting and make tight bonds with the team, just like she has with her current New Braunfels team. The Unicorns started the second round of district play this week and Glassco hopes that she and her teammates can win the rest of their UIL 26-6A games by changing the team mindset to positivity and just having fun.
Being a senior on the team, Glassco is excited for her future, but will always remember playing in that blue uniform. The New Braunfels community has definitely left an impact on her.
"I am going to miss the feeling of knowing the whole city loves watching these games and the crowds and the whole school being there," said Glassco. "And also getting to play with my best friends that I've known my whole life."
Glassco also hopes that she can leave the underclassmen with a few reminders that have helped her in her high school career.
"I want to leave them with the mindset to not take anything for granted and that every game matters," said Glassco. "Also, to just have fun because you are playing this sport because you love it and also because you will never play with this group again."
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