Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Athletes Of The Week: Anna Miranda

Athletes Of The Week: Anna Miranda

During her time playing volleyball at Goldsboro High School, Anna Miranda carved out an impressive legacy.

A two-sport athlete at Goldsboro, Miranda devotes hours and hours to her craft each season, and the senior has worked hard to get to where she is now in volleyball and softball.

“My main sport is definitely volleyball,” Miranda said.

Her journey on the volleyball court began in seventh grade when she gained experience through travel volleyball. Once she got into high school, Miranda earned a spot on the Cougars’ JV team, where she started to bond with fellow up-and-comers she still calls teammates and friends to this day.

Miranda devoted even more time to her craft in high school, and she is always focused on making concrete improvements to her game.

Playing on the JV team helped her grasp the game’s nuances and understand why certain plays unfold the way they do.

After contributing on the JV team during her freshman season, Miranda was elevated to varsity, and she got to live out one of her dreams.

“In middle school, I saw a poster or something, and I just decided to show up one day, and I fell in love with it,” Miranda said.

Miranda’s volleyball career took off from there, as she became the Cougars’ setter. She has “a sixth sense,” where she knows where everyone will be on the court. During her junior season, Miranda dished out an impressive 576 assists.

Miranda’s ascension on the volleyball court illuminates a larger trend.

She is part of a historic senior class that helped guide the Cougars to an undefeated regular season and their first conference title in school history this season, and she cherished every moment of this historic season.

Miranda, and the other seniors on the team, will be role models for the younger players for years to come.

“I was speechless after winning the conference. I was so proud of my team and everything we’ve accomplished and every milestone that we pushed through,” Miranda said. “Becoming the first team to win a conference title is amazing.

“The other seniors are not just my teammates. They are my best friends off the court and doing all of this together is a dream come true.”

Miranda has also blossomed as a contributor on the softball diamond in the spring. Regardless of the sport, she is playing, Miranda is the type of student-athlete every coach should want to have on their team.

After graduating from high school, Miranda plans to attend Liberty University, where she will major in aviation.

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