PLYMOUTH — A Plymouth volleyball alum will be reunited with her former coach at Ancilla next season.
Amber Redinger, a four-year varsity player in both volleyball and basketball, recently inked on to play volleyball with the Lady Chargers beginning next season, where she’ll have a chance to play for former PHS head volleyball coach and current Ancilla assistant coach Walt Pickerell once more.
“I had the opportunity to coach Amber at PHS at the varsity level her freshman and sophomore year, and now I will have the opportunity to help coach her at the college level,” said Pickerell. “Amber is always positive and works hard; she is a joy to coach.”
Redinger, a 6-foot middle, will graduate from PHS having earned a total of 10 varsity letters and many accolades in both her sports.
She earned the Offensive MVP Award two years in volleyball and was first team All-Northern Lakes Conference her senior year and Honorable Mention All-Conference her junior year as well as team captain.
In basketball, Amber was an Indiana All-State Honorable Mention recipient, a Bethel McDonald’s All-Star selection and a two-year first team All-NLC selection. Redinger received the Lady Pilgrims’ Rebound Award and Highest Field Goal Percentage Award three years, was a Mental Attitude and Courage Award-winner and captain of the Lady Pilgrims two years.
“Amber is an excellent volleyball player… especially skilled at the net,” Plymouth volleyball coach Doug West said. “She will be a great asset at Ancilla College and in the Ancilla College volleyball program.”
With 543 kills and 217 blocks over her junior and senior seasons, Ancilla head volleyball coach Lana Singleton said Redinger’s stats speak for themselves.
“Amber’s statistics the last two years speak volumes to how she can contribute,” said Singleton. “In her junior and senior year, Amber compiled 543 kills and 217 blocks. These are huge numbers on how she will help us both offensively and defensively at the net. She is easily one of the area’s best middles,a nd she is a good kid who adores her family and wants to stay close to home. I am excited she will be a Lady Charger.”
In addition to her many athletic achievements, Redinger has also been involved in numerous clubs during her tenure at Plymouth.
She was a member of the LEAD Club, PEP Club, Varsity Club, Key Club and a Vice President/President in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She has also been involved in community service, helping organize the Breast Cancer Fundraiser for Ounce of Prevention, helping organize the Senior Citizen Prom for LEAD Club, and assisted at volleyball and basketball camps.
“Amber is a pleasure to coach, she is a dominate net player both offensively and defensively and is a go-to player in pressure situations,” reflected Plymouth Volleyball Club Coach Steve Harrell. “The real pleasure though is the fun that she brings to the gym; it is great to coach a highly competitive player that makes the game fun.”
Redinger is the daughter of Charlie and Kelly Redinger. She plans to start out in General Studies at Ancilla.
“I feel comfortable at Ancilla,” she said. “I like the small school environment, and everyone seems to be really friendly.”