Mill Creek’s Adriana Ackerman makes Gwinnett Super Six for Volleyball

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Jina Kim

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Earlier this summer, Mill Creek’s very own Adriana Ackerman was chosen to be in Gwinnett’s Super Six for Volleyball.

The setter has had many accomplishments such as making it onto the Varsity Volleyball team as a freshman. Coach Bo Adams told Gwinnett Prep Sports: “On the court, she is a versatile player, bringing a lot of different aspects to the court. Adriana is encouraging to her teammates and is a very coachable player. I’m looking forward to her senior season.”

Volleyball summer camps were cancelled due to COVID-19, but the senior is excited to get back into the action after having suffered from a hand injury. “I was so scared that the whole season could get canceled. I’m just so happy that at least we have a season… So it could be worse,” said Ackerman, 12. She is very grateful to be able to play alongside her team for her final season at Mill Creek.

“At first I didn’t even believe it. I thought it was a joke. And I was like, ‘You’re lying’… But then when I found out that I actually made super six. I just felt so accomplished, and like, I felt like I was better than what I thought I was… I thought I was good, but I didn’t think I was good enough to make super six,” said Ackerman when asked about her reaction to being chosen for Super Six.

As for her future college plans, Ackerman remains undecided. But one thing is clear: Volleyball means a lot to her.

“Volleyball for me is a good way to take my mind off of what’s happening in life. I love playing this sport… I especially like all my teammates and my coaches, I just love the team. So being able to play with them, I kind of just forget about everything and I’m super competitive.”