Schmidt Breaks Record In Lady Wave MVL Win Over Piqua

In just three seasons Brooke Schmidt is leading hitter in Greenville Lady Wave Volleyball history

Brooke Schmidt sets new Lady Wave kills record. (L-R) GHS assistant coach Jim Hardesty, Schmidt & Coach Michelle Hardesty. (courtesy photo)

PIQUA – The Greenville Lady Wave pushed its season record to 15-6 including six straight wins with Tuesday night’s MVL road victory over the Piqua Lady Indians.

Piqua gave the Lady Wave a battle on its home court but in the end, it was the Greenville girls prevailing with a 3-1 win.

“They pushed and challenged us to step up our game, which isn’t a bad thing,” said Greenville coach, Michelle Hardesty. “I’ll always welcome a challenge; it makes us better. We needed that as we prepare for the tournament next week and to get ready for a very hyped-up Senior Night match vs Sidney.”

The Sidney Lady Yellow Jackets comes to town tonight, Thursday, October 12th for the final regular season match of the year.

The Tuesday night MVL win gives the Lady Wave sole ownership of third place in the conference over the MVL Valley Conference leaders, the Sidney Yellow Jackets.

What seemed to be a stressful win for the Lady Wave actually produced a record-setting night.

Greenville junior, Brooke Schmidt. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Lady Wave junior, Brooke Schmidt broke the all-time kills record for the Greenville volleyball program.

“She wanted to see her name on the record board,” said Coach Hardesty. “She voiced that goal along with some others prior to her freshman season and she’s been working hard to make that happen.”

By the time the match was over, Brooke outhit her previous match record by six for a total of 28 kills to not only set a new single-match record, it elevate her overall stats.

In just three seasons Schmidt is now the leading hitter in the history of Greenville Lady Wave Volleyball. She broke a long-standing record for the number of kills in a career (682) set by Emily Berger Shade in 2005.

Schmidt was not alone in adding a name to the Greenville record books in the win over Piqua. Shyanne Gibboney, also a junior, added her name to the career board and is now the all-time leader in passing points.

Greenville junior, Shyanne Gibboney. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“This stat is a little more complicated, it’s all based on server receive and every reception gets rated from 0 – 3, with 3 being the best,” Hardesty noted. “It doesn’t finish the play; it starts the play.”

Last week Gibboney broke the season record, and this week makes it a career record completing this accomplishment in just two seasons.

“This speaks volumes about her dedication to becoming the best passer she can possibly be and in the history of Lady Wave Volleyball,” stated Hardesty. “Shyanne broke a more recent record (2275) set by Shelby Herrmann in 2019.”

“Shyanne is fearless and has an excellent work ethic,” Coach Hardesty added. “Brooke, being tall helps, but her drive and work ethic is what makes her a great hitter. They make the best kind of players to coach. I can’t thank these girls enough for setting really good examples of what it takes to be the best players and good teammates. It will be exciting to see how these girls finish their stellar careers here at Greenville High School.”

Brooke Schmidt shares a moment with Greenville teammates following record setting night in road win over Piqua. (courtesy photo)