Class 4A Feature Athlete (Oct. 23)

Name: Emily O’Malley
High School: Upper St Clair
Grade: 12
Position: Outside Hitter

Background Info: O'Malley is a 6-0 Senior outside hitter and 4-year varsity starter, who verbally accepted a scholarship to Radford University where she will continue to play volleyball and work towards an Exercise Science degree. She started at middle hitter her freshman and sophomore years, then switched to outside hitter for her junior and senior years, and is a six-rotation player. She is a two-year varsity Captain. Last year, she was voted to 1st team All-Section, 1st team All-WPIAL, 1st team Big 56, and PVCA Class 4A All-State team. She was the Team Captain of the KRVA High Performance National Team in Tulsa in 2018. She recorded 383 kills in her junior year, which included her all time high of 31 kills in one match vs. Cannon McMillan. She currently leads the team in attempts and kills this year. She has been on the high honor roll 3 years.

Quotes from Upper St. Clair coach Victor Morais: "Emily is type of player who would do anything in order to help the team to succeed. She is a fighter, something that I personally praise in an athlete. She turned out to be a great leader and it was such a joy to see that transformation happening."