1212 AOTM ReiserPhotos courtesy of Pam Hard Photography.
Our December Athlete of the Month is Adeline Reiser, a captain for the Briarwood Lions Volleyball Team who is academically ranked number two in her class.
As captain, Reiser is responsible numerous aspects of team preparation and in-game coordination. Before each match, she leads warm-ups and stretching, decides what jersey the team will wear, makes sure players are where they need to be on time and leads a team prayer. After a match begins, Reiser mediates between coaches and referees during play. She also discusses strategies to use against Briarwood’s opponents and ensures the team is meeting its goals for each game.
Off the court, Reiser acts as the mediator between teammates, as well as between players and their coaches.
How long have you been involved in volleyball?
I have played for Briarwood since seventh grade (six years), and I played for Birmingham Volleyball Club my sophomore and junior years.
What is the best thing about being part of Briarwood’s teams?
The relationships I have made with my teammates and coaches over the years.
Who has been your biggest inspiration?
Both of my coaches at Briarwood, Tien Le and Wendy Bivins.
What other activities are you involved in at Briarwood?
National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta and Math Team.
What cause are you passionate about?
Putting an end to human trafficking.
What are your future college/career aspirations?
I am considering Vanderbilt, Furman and Samford Universities as college choices. I am currently undecided about the career path I want to take.
Tell us about your family. Do you have siblings involved with sports?
I have two sisters. One is a junior at Duke University who played volleyball, basketball and soccer in high school. The other is a freshman at Briarwood, and she plays JV volleyball and soccer. My parents are very supportive of us and love being involved with our teams.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I enjoy playing the piano, reading and spending time with friends.