Special Photo Heirway Headmaster Timothy Thomas, left, with Ashleigh Brown and volleyball coach Mike Matteson. Brown has surpassed 1,000 asists for her career.

Heirway Christian Academy senior Ashleigh Brown has set the career assist record for the volleyball team.

Brown has 1,000 assists for her career as a four-year player.

She has verbally committed to sign for Utah State University Eastern during the earlier signing period in November.

“It is a great honor to get the record,” Brown said. “I’m really excited about this season.”

Primarily a setter, but also plays the right side.

In addition to playing for the Eagles, Brown also plays club volleyball and also plays beach volleyball.

Brown has been selected to the GICAA all-state volleyball team every year starting with her freshman year and has been a vital part of the three straight region championships.

She has also won the Heirway Eagle Award her sophomore year which recognizes a combination of outstanding athletic performance, as well as strong academic talent off the court, and received the Overall Female Athlete Award for Heirway at the end of her junior year. She is currently captain of the Lady Eagles for the second year in a row.

“I have had the honor of coaching Ashleigh since she was in the 5th grade, and it has been a pleasure watching her grow as a person and as a volleyball player,” said Mike Matteson, Heirway’s athletic director and volleyball coach.  “It’s exciting to see her break this school record and set a new milestone for future players. I am looking forward to seeing her continue her career in college and continue to break records along the way.”

In addition, Brown has a 4.0 grade-point average at Heirway and is dual-enrolled at West Georgia Technical College.

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