NKY volleyball player could represent USA on global level


HAPPY WAS ALSO NAMED THE SPORTS MADNESS CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE YEAR TODAY. HEY, WE HAVE STILL MORE GOOD LOCAL NEWS. A VOLLEYBALL PLAYER IN NORTHERN KENTUCKY HAS A CHANCE TO GO NATIONAL. ELISE JESSE PICKS UP THE STORY. REPORTER: MORGAN HENSE A PRODUCT OF NOTRE DAME A CADA ME WAS ONCE A FOUR SPORT ATHLETE. SHE DECIDED TO FOCUS ON ONE SPORT AND IT TURNED OUT TO BE A GREAT DECISION. WHEN I WAS YOUNGER I DID AS MANY SPORTS AS I COULD. THEN I TRIED VOLLEYBALL AND I JUST FELL IN LOVE WITH THE SPORT. REPORTER: 20 VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY WERE SELECT TOWED TRY OUT FOR ONE OF THE 12 ROSTER SPOTS ON A PRESTIGIOUS TEAM WHO WILL REPRESENT THE USA AT THE YOUTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN AUGUST. THE ONLY PLAYER FOR NORTHERN KENTUCKY, MORGAN HENSE WAS ONE OF THEM. I KNEW SHE WAS GOING FOR IT FOR A LONGTIME BUT I WAS REALLY PROUD BECAUSE IT’S NOT LIKE SHE IS REPRESENTING JUST LIKE HERSELF, SHE IS REPRESENT THANKING THE ENTIRE COUNTRY. I’VE BEEN AROUND HER SINCE SHE WAS 14 YEARS OLD EVEN EVEN THEN I KNEW SHE WAS AN EXCEPTION TO THE VOLLEYBALL WORLD. I HAVE NO DOUBT SHE SHOULD BE IN THE TOP 20 OR TOP 12 WHEN THEY FINALLY DECIDE. REPORTER: SHE HAS BEEN RECRUITED BY ALL OF THE D1 PROGRAMS AND NARCOTIC HEAD IT DOWN TO PENN STATE AND STANFORD. BEFORE SHE HITS THE COLLEGE COURSE HER GOAL IS TO PLAY OUT OF THE COUNTRY. IT WOULD DEFINITELY BE WITH DREAM TO REPRESENT THE USA IT WOULD BE AMAZING. REPORTER: OVER THE SUMMER MORGAN TO BE COMMITTING TO A DIVISION ONE COLLEGE TRYING OUT FOR AND MAKING THE U.S. GIRL’S YOUTH NATIONAL TEAM AND REPRESENT HEARING COUNTRY IN PERU, AND BY THE WAY, MORGAN IS JUST 16 YEARS OLD.

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