2012-04-19 / Views

Leland’s Glass is full of Olympic volleyball hopes

Alisha Glass came home a winner. No surprise here!

The 24-year-old Leland native and volleyball great, with one blurry eye, still managed to ‘set’ her Atom Trefl Sopot team to the Polish pro league championship.

Glass visited with family and friends for nearly a week before setting sail for California where she’s following a lifelong dream to compete in the Olympics.

The 6-foot setter and three-time NCAA champion at Penn State is eying one of the dozen or so spots to represent America in the London Games this summer.

We believe, after talking with the hard-working, dedicated athlete, that she will be among the chosen few to represent our country.

Last year, Glass was a member of the U.S. National Women’s Volleyball Team. While that may have given her an inside track for the squad, she’s taking nothing for granted going into tryouts at the Anaheim training center.

The two-time, first-team All-American said as much in a recent interview.

“I’m looking forward to the competition,” she said. “I’m looking forward to battling to try and represent our country.

“I think I have a good shot at it.”

She going full steam ahead with what she calls “nervous excitement.”

And she can be rest assured the Leland community is behind her. Let the Games begin.

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