Coweta’s Linzy Dill – Volleyball Spotlight Presented by Excel Therapy

By Derrick Smith

Whether it is in athletics or life in general, there are people who make impacts on our lives and shape us into the person we are. For Linzy Dill, there are a few people that have influenced her. 

“My family are definitely some of my biggest influences,” she said. “They believe in me, even when I don’t believe in myself and push me to be my best. I would never be where I am in volleyball and in life without them. Another would be my best friend and setter, Heather Stiles. I could never do anything that I do without her and she is my biggest hype man.”

Dill is a senior at Coweta High School, where she plays middle blocker for the school’s volleyball team. She has played volleyball for six years and says that their team is off to a great start this season. 

“This season has started off great. We’re all working really hard everyday. My setter and I are starting to connect really well and I think things will work out for us.”

Linzy has worked hard to become the player she is today, and she continues to put the time in to get better. “I am a huge perfectionist, so I strive to do anything and everything I do perfectly. This isn’t a very realistic goal, but it’s who I am and has made me push myself to be better. I have been very fortunate to have the opportunity to play club volleyball, do private lessons, and go to college camps. My parents have been a huge part of my success and I am forever grateful for them. I am surrounded by people who support me and route for my success.”

The biggest moment for Dill’s career was a team achievement last season. “The highlight of my career has to be making it to state last year,” she said. “We all played harder and better than we ever had and it was so much fun to play at that level.”

Dill is also a member of the National Honor Society and her plans after graduation are already set. “I am planning to continue my athletic and academic career at Oklahoma Baptist University and am very excited.”