TORRINGTON – Torrington High School senior Adia Sherbeyn signed her letter of intent Wednesday to continue her volleyball career playing for Western Nebraska Community College in the fall.
“This all became pretty real and it’s very exciting,” Sherbeyn said after putting pen to paper.
Sherbeyn, whose main position is libero, stepped out of her normal position and made contributions across the court for Torrington this fall. She led the Lady Blazers with 113 aces, 396 digs and a 2.58 passing average in her senior campaign. Sherbeyn rounded out her stat line with 211 kills, 11 blocks and six assists.
The senior’s efforts earned her all-state and all-conference recognitions. She was named all-conference for the second time in her high school career, with the other time coming in 2015. Sherbeyn was also a captain on Torrington’s team that reached the state tournament for the first time in four years.
“I’m happy about our senior this year in high school. The main goal was just to make it to state and do good things there,” Sherbeyn said. “At state, we didn’t get the outcome we wanted, but it was just a fun year and the program really changed.”
Being named all-conference in 2015 to signing her letter of intent for WNCC on Wednesday was not the easiest trail. Sherbeyn suffered an ACL tear and missed all of her junior season.
“I was surprised about how everything fell together,” she said. “It was a major setback and I guess you just need a positive outlook on everything and it will all work out.”
Sherbeyn said that in talking with Binny Canales, the Lady Cougars’ head coach, she expects to step back into her libero roll in Scottsbluff, Neb. next fall.
“I’m excited to go back to where I’m comfortable playing since I was outside hitter this year,” Sherbeyn said.
Torrington coach Chelsi Jackson noted that Adia adds more than just skill on the floor.
“She is one of those kids that everybody likes and her teammates really look up to her,” Jackson said. “She can make a big difference. If she is on, they’re on. She is just a big player.”
Sherbeyn had an extra wrench thrown in the works for her college decision, because her mother, Julie, coaches volleyball at Eastern Wyoming College. Julie also coached Adia on several club teams throughout the years.
“Me and my mom have been friends with Binny for a long time. She really likes him and I really like him so it was just a tough decision between my mom and Binny, but I think this is the best choice for me,” Adia said. “It’s going to be weird, but my mom just let me do what I wanted to do.”