Emma Vaughn of Newberg is ‘super convinced’ of volleyball
NEWBERG, Ore. (KOIN) – Emma Vaughn first entered the volleyball court in grade 7. The brotherhood she found there immediately attracted her.
“I was with my brother watching a friend and I was still dancing and doing gymnastics and my parents were like, ‘You should try this sport.’ And I was like, ‘I don’t know’ and they like me super convinced and I tried it and I loved it, ”Vaughn told KOIN 6 News. “With the dancing, it was kind of like individually, like, you did your dance, you know what I mean?” With volleyball, it was more like making a lot of friends, the movement, the diving.
Her friendships off the pitch deepened, as did her commitment to being the best for her fellow sisters.
But the Newberg Tigers were upset in the first round of the playoffs. With the end of that last game came what could be his last time in a school volleyball program.
As she reflects on a season where her team paid more attention to it than ever before, she will remember how close they got because of it.
“We were able to come together a lot closer than any other team,” she said. “We spent a lot of time outside of volleyball together to gain that friendship, for example, so that when we were there we could just focus on volleyball and that friendship. And so I think I’ll remember that. always with this team.