NAME: Faith Young
SCHOOL: Harrison High School
GRADUATING YEAR: 2024
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: Being
given the opportunity to play college volleyball for a nationally ranked
HEIGHT & WEIGHT: 6’1”-170
PARENTS: Shawn & Jill
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: “My
FUTURE GOAL: Help WKU win an
NCAA national championship and go to medical school.
A look back at a Cincinnati spring sports’ elite player from this past season…Harrison High School senior Faith Young is a volleyball All-American for the Wildcats, who played varsity since her freshman year and twice served as team captain.
Faith helped lead her team to the SWOC championship this past season, going 20-5 overall, and an undefeated 6-0 in league play. It was the Wildcats’ fourth straight SWOC title. Faith was named SWOC Player of the Year for the third time, first-team all-SWO District and second-team all-state. Her junior season, she was a finalist for the Cincinnati Volleyball Player of the Year award by the Cincinnati High School Sports Awards.
Earlier this season, in a winning match vs. Fairfield, Faith recorded her 1,000th kill of her career. For her senior campaign, she had a league record-setting 426 kills to go along with 218 digs and 22 blocks.
In her career, she had 1,403 kills, 680 digs, 120 aces, 86 blocks and 82 assists. Volleyball skills run in the family; her older sister Grace was a volleyball star now playing at Mount St. Joseph. Faith is also a star in sand volleyball.
An honor student who is active in community service, Faith will continue her sterling volleyball play next season at Western Kentucky University. She also plays volleyball for the Tri-State Elite club team. Her favorite athlete is Kerri Walsh-Jennings, favorite entertainer is Kevin Hart, favorite book is Never Never by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher, favorite movie is Stuber and most-like-to-meet is Karch Kiraly.
COACH'S QUOTE – “Enthusiasm — This drives her to be great. It is one of the reasons she works so hard, is a great teammate and a strong leader.”
— Philip Deak, Varsity Volleyball Coach.