Another ADM athletic star has joined the ranks of collegiate bound athletes as senior Jordyn Crow has signed her collegiate letter of intent.
Saturday, Crow signed her letter of intent to play for Northwestern College volleyball in Orange City Iowa. Crow has been a big piece to the working ADM puzzle this season and has not only led the Tigers but also the Raccoon River Conference in total blocks this season with 55. Crow has also put forth 74 kills, 7 aces, and 28 digs.
In two seasons so far with the Tiger volleyball team, Crow has racked up a total of 109 blocks, 35 digs, seven aces, and 121 total kills.
With the talent that Crow possesses, there were several choices for the skilled senior but in the end it was a few particular aspects that ultimately drew her to Orange City.
“I was really looking for a smaller, more close knit school similar to what we have here at ADM and Northwestern really jumped off the page to me,” began Crow. “I also really like the way they incorporate God into everything that they do. Talking with the coach they have team devotionals and they don’t think selfishly, they devote every game to God and to playing as one team.”
Crow will be joining a Northwestern squad that produced a 30-6 record and a trip to the NAIA Volleyball National Championship. Since 2005, the Northwestern College women’s volleyball team has amassed six conference championships. Success like that might intimidate younger, upcoming freshmen but from the viewpoint of Crow, it’s an exciting challenge that will only make her better.
“Entering a program like that is extremely exciting,” began Crow. “With all the experience and skill around me it will force me to push myself further. I get to join a team that knows how to play championship style volleyball and I can’t wait to take it all in and get to that level myself.”
Crow was able to get a taste of that style of play shortly after signing her letter of intent on Saturday, September 29 and was quite impressed.
“When I signed I got to watch the varsity afterwards and the tempo was so much more fast paced than it is in high school,” started Crow. “I was amazed to see just how effortless it was to them and that’s something I’ve always striven for to help my team.”
Despite the jump in how the game is played at the collegiate level, Crow believes that the competition she’s faced while as a member of the ADM Tigers has helped prepare her for what she might face next fall.
“I feel like the level of competition I’ve faced here at ADM will definitely help me once I become a member of the Northwestern volleyball team,” began Crow. “The Raccoon River Conference has continually put up strong teams and teams that have made it to state before. I feel that when we play within our conference, we’re playing some of the best teams in the state.”
Crow will undoubtedly be an impactful player for the Red Raider volleyball team next fall but as for this fall, Jordyn will continue her senior season with ADM which will continue on Thursday, October 4 against the Dallas Center-Grimes Fillies.