Abby Cowell is a senior outsider hitter at Southmoore and coaches rave about her attitude on and off the court as a leader for the Lady Sabercats saying: “Her passion for the game reflects in the way she plays. She is a smart, powerful, and competitive all around outside.” Cowell first started playing volleyball at
the age of nine and has had a love for the game ever since. “My favorite aspect of the sport is the
competition and drive that goes into reaching your potential,” Cowell said.
While Cowell is competitive at heart, she also likes to have fun with her teammates and coaches. At Southmoore, pregame rituals have become somewhat of a tradition for the Lady Sabercats volleyball team. “Our famous locker room hype sesh is everyone’s favorite tradition,” Cowell said. “I bring a speaker and after we talk through our game plan, we blast music and hype each other up.” As a senior Cowell has made many wonderful memories throughout her time in high school, but a few stand above the rest. “Missouri State Camp my freshman year is easily my favorite memory,” Cowell said. “We danced in a talent show in front of a stadium full of other teams, and then got the entire camp to walk down the street singing the music we were playing.”
When Cowell needs support or advice off the court she turns to her parents. “My parents have been my backbone and my best friends for as long as I can remember,” Cowell said. “They’ve walked me through
every good and bad time, and have set the perfect example.” Outside of volleyball and academics, Cowell keeps herself busy preparing for college, and she is also able to find the time to work two jobs on top of everything else. After high school Cowell plans on going to college and continuing her volleyball career at
the next level. In college Cowell wants to work toward a degree in medical imaging and pursue a career in the medical field.