Argyle’s O’Brien had historic career

 

Blair O'Brien, a four-year starting setter for Argyle, ended her high school career a couple of weeks ago and now has found herself in the national high school volleyball record books for assists in a match (63) and career assists (4,916).and (David Minton/Denton Record-Chronicle)

Just got an e-mail from Argyle head volleyball coach Clark Oberle, who just so happens to be the only head volleyball coach Argyle has ever known.

And in his 13 seasons atop the Argyle program, it’s a pretty safe bet he’s never coached anyone like Blair O’Brien.

The senior setter, who ended her career a couple of weeks ago at the Class 3A state tournament with a semifinal loss to eventual state champion Abilene Wylie, was at her best in her fourth and final season.

Anyway, Oberle’s e-mail alerted me to a pretty big deal. O’Brien etched her name into the national high school volleyball record books this season as her 63 assists in the semifinal loss to Abilene Wylie puts her in a tie for ninth all-time nationally for assists in a match. And that’s not even the most impressive part. No, that’s her career assist total of 4,916, which puts her fourth all-time in national history and at the top of the list in Texas history.

So how about a deafening round of applause for O’Brien? #canthearselfthink Well done.