Franklin sophomore picked as top volleyball player of the year


Franklin sophomore Jess Admire has been chosen as the Johnson County Daily Journal's Volleyball Player of the Year. She helped lead the Grizzly Cubs to a 26-9 record this season. PHOTO BY JOE SABA

The 2012 Daily Journal All-County Volleyball Team includes, from left, Greenwood senior Kristen Torrance, Franklin sophomore Jess Admire, Franklin junior Katelyn Kelly, Center Grove seniors Lauren Mroz and Kimber Marsh, and Edinburgh senior Jennifer Stinston. Admire was selected as the county's top player. PHOTO BY JOE SABA

Every so often, Jess Admire attempts to dunk a tennis ball on a 10-foot basketball goal.

Blending components of two sports she doesn’t play in order to gauge her vertical leap for volleyball season, the 5-foot-11 Franklin Community High School right-side hitter is consistent in how high she is able to reach.

“Between 9 feet, 10 inches and 10 feet,” said Admire, a sophomore who helped lead the Grizzly Cubs to a 26-9 record and runner-up status in the Mid-State Conference this past season. She finished with team-high numbers in kills (409), total attacks (893), service aces (54) and digs (203).

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