Marley Roberts, setter for Rossville, reached 1,000 career assists on Tuesday, September 15 during a game against Clinton Central. Reaching the 1,000 assist milestone is quite the accomplishment for anyone who reaches it, but especially as a sophomore setter in her second year leading the Hornets.
Even though Marley’s teammates knew of the upcoming milestone, Marley was left in the dark. Her teammates were all vying for the kill to give her 1,000, but that honor fell to freshmen middle Brooklyn Edmonds who put the ball down in the corner in the third set against Central. A called timeout allowed the team to share the good news with their setter.
Tonight, Marley was honored before our home game against Harrison. The student section made signs reading 1,000 and her parents and other family members were able to be in attendance to help celebrate.
“This is a great accomplishment for Marley and the Rossville program,” stated Coach Kathy Martin. “Speaking as a past Clinton County setter, this speaks volumes of what type of setter Marley is and how she runs such great offense around her. We can’t wait to see what else she will accomplish!”
“To be honest, 1,000 assists was a goal I never thought I would achieve until I was a senior,” Marley shared. “I never thought it would happen this soon. I literally could not have done it without my teammates or my coaches!”
“I am excited to represent Rossville volleyball for the next two years!” Marley continued, which the coaching staff is all very much in agreement with and excited to have her part of the program as well.