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‘Iolani’s Elena Ogilvie hits the court with Team USA later this week in Egypt

‘Iolani’s Elena Ogilvie hits the court with Team USA later this week in Egypt


ROB DEMELLO: NOW…OVER ON THE PREP-LEVEL… THE THE DEFENDING GIRLS VOLLEYBALL STATE CHAMPIONS OF IOLANI… ARE OFF TO A 1-AND-OH START… BEHIND HAWAII’S REIGNING STATE PLAYER OF THE YEAR…ELENA OGILVIE… BUT IN THE COMING WEEK…THE RAIDERS… WILL NEED TO DEFEND THE THRONE…WITHOUT THEIR QUEEN OF THE COURT… AS REN CLAYTON EXPLAINS… THE OUTSIDE-HITTER…WILL BE TRADING THE RED-AND-BLACK… FOR RED…WHITE…AND BLUE… “I’LL JUST BE WALKING AROUND AND AND I’LL BE LIKE, ‘WHAT FOR?'” IOLANI’S ELENA OGLIVIE MIGHT NOT KNOW IT, BUT EVERYONE ELSE DOES. “YOU WOULDN’T REALLY KNOW THAT SHE’S REALLY GOOD. SHE DOESN’T WALK AROUND, ‘HEY LOOK AT ME’. BUT SHE DEFINITELY WALKS AROUND WITH A QUIET CONFIDENCE.” AFTER A BRAND NEW NATIONAL TRAINING EXPERIENCE IN LATE JULY, OGLIVIE WAS NAMED TO THE U-18 USA NATIONAL TEAM. “IT’S COOL ESPECIALLY IN HAWAII. WE’RE ALL A COMMUNITY. WE’RE ALL FAMILY. SO IT’S COOL TO HAVE SO MUCH SUPPORT AND SO MUCH LOVE. MY FRIENDS HAVE ALL BEEN CONGRATULATIONS. MY FAMILY ARE SO HAPPY FOR ME.” HER NEW TEAM IS PLAYING IN THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN EGYPT STARTING ON SEPTEMBER FIFTH. “I’M SO EXCITED. IT’S MY FIRST REALLY EXCITED FOR THAT.” JUST A FEW WEEKS INTO THE HIGH SCHOOL SEASON, THE DEFENDING YOUNG. OGLIVIE WILL BE KEY. THOUGH ODDS ARE GOOD SHE’D BE THE MVP ON ANY TEAM IN HAWAII. “RIDICULOUSLY GOOD. AT LEAST THROUGH MY COACHING TIME, I DON’T THINK I’VE SEEN A PLAYER ELITE VOLLEYBALL PROGRAM STANFORD CAME CALLING. THIS SPRING, ELENA COMMITTED TO PLAY LIBERO FOR THE DEFENDING NCAA CHAMPIONS, AFTER A GRUELING ACADEMIC APPLICATION PROCESS. “BUT WHEN I HEARD THE NEWS IT WAS SUCH A BIG RELIEF. EVEN THOUGH I STILL HAVE TO WORK HARD. BUT IT WAS SUCH A BIG RELIEF. AND JUST MADE ME REALLY EXCITED TO GO PLAY FOR I THINK THAT’S A REALISTIC OPPORTUNITY.” HUGE POTENTIAL AND A MATCHING APPROACH. “I DON’T EVER WANT TO BE SATISFIED WITH WHERE I’M AT. I JUST WANT TO KEEP GROWING AND GROWING. AND THERE’S SO MUCH TO BE LEARNED. I STILL HAVE TO PLAY COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL. AND GOING TO THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, I KNOW I’M GOING TO LEARN A LOT FROM THAT. AND JUST BEING IN THE USA PIPELINE LEARNING DIFFERENT THINGS, DIFFERENT TECHNIQUES. I THINK THAT’S GOING TO HELP SHAPE MY GAME TOO. I DON’T EVER WANT TO BE THE SAME EVERY SINGLE DAY.” REN CLAYTON. KHON2 NEWS.

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