Plymouth Whitemarsh High School senior Sophia Repholz has signed a letter of intent to play volleyball next year for the Juniata College Eagles.
A four-year starter for the Colonials, Sophia led the Suburban One League in digs her freshman and sophomore years and reached the 1000 career dig mark as a junior. The libero/defensive specialist finished her high school career with the school record of 1,388 digs. She was named Suburban One League All American Conference First Team in 2019, 2020, and 2021, after receiving a Suburban One League All American Conference Honorable Mention nod her freshman year. She was also recognized with an All District 4A Girls Volleyball Honorable Mention in 2019.
"Over the past four seasons, PW Volleyball has enjoyed having a player that has been a force to be reckoned with in the Suburban One American Conference. The team has been the beneficiary of Sophia's skills and drive to become the best defensive player, leader, and teammate — all while setting record after record,” said Coach David Stewart. “She has definitely set the bar high for players to come. We would like to extend a huge thanks for her efforts and wish her all the best as she continues her academic and athletic pursuits."
Sophia’s volleyball career began in Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) at age 10, and she quickly joined a competitive club team the next year. She’s been on a #1 national team since age 12 and will continue playing at the same club for her final year.
“I love the competitive nature of the sport while being able to compete alongside some of my best friends,” said Sophia. ”I’m looking forward to challenging myself and being around teammates and coaches who will push me to be the best volleyball player I can be.”
At Plymouth Whitemarsh High School, she also participates in the Cancer Awareness Club and the Animal Rights Awareness Club. The Distinguished Honors student will be majoring in Psychology.