Abby Cole  6'5"    2013    Grand Haven

Abby VB at U of M Optimized-Abby with 2013 HS Girls

One of Top 50 players and 25 Underclassmen to watch NATIONALLY


  • Standing Reach: 8'4"

  • Approach: 10'3"

  • Block Jump: 9'7"

6’5” middle hitter/blocker.  Because of her height and wing span, Abby is a fantastic addition to any offense or defense.  She moves athletically and with great agility at the net, unusual mobility for a player her size.  Abby is well versed in quicks, shoots, and slides behind the setter.  (See video clip)  She has the potential to become a powerful, offensive force with any college program as she works to fully utilize her reach, quicken her feet and capitalize on her power.   Defensively, she is able to put up solid blocks against a fast offense and moves effectively in either direction to close with the outside blockers.  She has great court vision and awareness.  Abby is a coachable, team player with a terrific work ethic.  

In 2010, as a sophomore middle hitter/blocker for Grand Haven High School, Abby was 1st team All-Conference, All-Area, and 2nd Team All-State in Michigan.  During her high school season, she had 486 kills, 224 blocks, and a .390 hitting percentage.  In the spring of 2011, Abby competes on the 16-1’s team at Michigan Volleyball Academy.


As a student, Abby holds a 3.7 grade point average and is a member of the National Honor Society, the Student Senate, FCA and First Priority.  She does volunteer work for No More Sidelines, a special needs group based in Muskegon.

Abby, Back row, With Basketball Basics in 6th, 7th and 8th Grade (Summer Camps)

GH Girls 2008


Starting Center on varsity her sophomore year (2010-11), on # 1 ranked team in Class A in Michigan.  Went 26-0 before losing in state semis to Detroit Renaissance 39-38.


Volleyball skills Video Clip- as a Freshman/Sophomore

If you are interested in a player profile for your son or daughter, contact Coach McGannon at (616) 402-1600.


Abby Cole 

Abby has verbally committed to the University of Michigan.  Congratulations Abby!!

All Volleyball Profiles are written by Coach Amy Peistrup-Matthews (Coach Pi).  Amy was an All American High School player from Chicago, who played D-1 at the University of North Carolina.  She was ACC Freshman of the Year, and ACC All Conference.  She attended the Olympic Festival twice and played 5 years professionally on the AVP Tour.  More about Volleyball Basics can be found here.

Abby attended Basics over 100 X and was the 2013 Michigan HS Player of the Year: 2013

Abby keeping the ball up

Coach McGannon and Abby:  SELFIE!!

Abby Cole and Coach McGannon