Albany Schaffer, a talented junior defensive specialist on the University of Louisiana, Monroe volleyball team, has been honored with a full athletic scholarship for her exceptional contributions to the team’s success. Hailing from Kansas, Albany’s dedication and hard work have not gone unnoticed, leading to this well-deserved recognition for her final year of eligibility.
The announcement was made with great enthusiasm on Twitter, as the volleyball team shared a video capturing the moment of Albany’s scholarship offer. The tweet read, “Today, @albschaffer21 was rewarded for the unbelievable work she puts into our team! So proud of the example she sets for us each and every day.”
Albany received a heartfelt note commending her leadership and unwavering commitment to the program. The note praised her as one of the hardest-working and most dedicated players on the team, acknowledging her role as a great teammate and leader in the program. It concluded with the thrilling news that Albany had earned a full athletic scholarship for the spring semester of 2019.
Overjoyed by the announcement, Albany wasted no time in sharing the news with her mother, Amy. Amy’s reaction was a mix of shock and excitement as she proudly exclaimed, “Oh my god! Really? Oh my god. That’s the best news ever! You deserve this so much,” highlighting her immense pride in her daughter’s achievement.
Albany’s coaches expressed their reasoning for selecting her as the scholarship recipient, emphasizing her strong work ethic and positive attitude both on and off the court. Coach Friedland shared, “We rewarded Albany for her work ethic and attitude, on and off the court.
She was a clear choice to my staff when we knew this opportunity would present itself. Albany is a great teammate, one who her peers look to in good and bad times, and is very coachable. She wants to be the best at her craft, and you can see that in everything she does.” Albany Schaffer’s story is a testament to the rewards of dedication and unwavering commitment to one’s craft.