Athlete of the Week: Isabelle McCormick

Isabelle McCormick is a four year varsity starter for the Lady Iron volleyball team. McCormick has helped lead the Lady Iron to three consecutive Big 12 Conference titles.

McCormick earned 2nd Team All-Big 12 honors her freshman year before being named 1st Team All-Big 12 her sophomore and junior years.

Team record 2021: 24-9; (10-0)

Pre-Game Routine: “If we’re at home we go to the weight room and jam out to music, and we do our little chants and get hyped for the game.”

Biggest Strength as a Volleyball Player: “Being a good teammate and leader on the court and making it a lot of fun is probably my biggest strength.”

Favorite Moment of Career: Winning the Regional Championship in 2019. The Lady Iron came from behind in the third set to defeat Moline.

Favorite Moment of Season: The Oct. 19 game against West “was pretty crazy. It was our third year in a row winning Conference and knowing that it was against our rival . . . it was a lot of fun.”

Goal for Remainder of the Season: “Playing every game like it could be your last,” especially since there was no postseason last year.

Postgrad Plans: McCormick is committed to play volleyball at the University of North Dakota where she plans to major in Early Childhood Education.

What’s Next: McCormick and the Lady Iron wrap up the regular season with two games Saturday Oct. 23 before hosting the Regional Championship Thursday Oct. 28.

Favorite Movie: Grease

Fun Fact: McCormick played for the NCHS tennis team last year since the volleyball season was pushed back to the spring because of COVID.