Volleyball Ashlyn Goolsby – Volleyball – Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
THE APARTMENTS – Georgia Tech volleyball made three additions during the offseason to its 2021 signing class. The three future Jackets will join 12 current returning players, including the six regular starters. The second of his offseason signings is the incoming rookie Ashlyn Goolsby.
Goolsby will be staying close to home when she arrives at the apartments as she is from Mariette, Georgia. The future jacket maker follows the legacy of her Tech family as her father, Brent, played football for the Ramblin ‘Wreck from 1988 to 1992 while her mother, grandfather and cousin also all graduated from Georgia Tech. .
Goolsby spent her high school playing career at Walton High School, where she won a four-year letter and a two-year captain. The new recruit helped the Raiders become Georgia’s 7A State Champions for three consecutive years from 2017 to 2019 as well as Georgia’s 3-7A Regional Champions during his four years of high school from 2017 to 2020. At Nationally, his team also won the 2018 National PrepVolleyball Championship.
Individually, the much-vaunted rookie has won a multitude of honors and accolades. In 2020 alone, Goolsby was named to the PrepVolleyball All-America Team, Georgia Class 7A Player of the Year, Georgia All-State, MaxPreps Top 50, 3-7A All-Area Team and the Georgia Team. Senior All Star. She was named MaxPreps Georgia Player of the Week in her senior year and on the UnderArmor All-American watch list at the start of the season. In 2019, she was also named to the 3-7A All-Area Team as well as the USAV All-Tournament 16 National Team and an AAU All-American PrepVolleyball.
In the stats column, Goolsby justified his honors with 1,583 assists in his four-year high school career. In her senior season alone, she racked up 481 digs, 61 aces and 128 kills with an average of 10.6 assists per set.
The Marietta, Ga. Native has excelled not only on the pitch but also in the classroom. For the entirety of her four years of high school, Goolsby has been named to the Dean’s List, Club 4.0, a varsity athlete and an academic letter recipient.
Once enrolled at Georgia Tech, Goolsby plans to major in business administration with the ambition of securing a managerial position in a large corporation.
Georgia Tech is now preparing for its next fall slate after concluding the 2020-21 season by qualifying for the second round of the NCAA Women’s Volleyball Championship for the first time since 2004. The Yellow Jackets defeated Lipscomb in the first. round for their first NCAA tournament. win in almost 21 years. The place in the Big Dance alone marked the 10e time in program history, the first for the Yellow Jackets since 2009 and the first appearance under the coach Michelle Collier.
Tech had three jackets receive annual honors in Mariana Brambilla (AVCA All-American, All-ACC First Team), Julia bergmann (AVCA All-American, All-ACC First Team) and Matti McKissock (All-ACC Second Team), each of which will return next season.
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