Aug. 28, 2017
Abby Fesl, a member of the 2016 women’s volleyball team and recent Master’s degree graduate in early August, tracked down the program’s newcomers in a feature series titled Gettin’ Gabby With Abby. This final edition highlights freshman Megan Carr.
Prior to her first collegiate season, Megan Carr had already been immersed in the inner workings of two high-level programs. Before settling in Columbus, the defensive specialist utilized her greenshirt eligibility at Butler University during the Spring 2017 semester.
“In the perspective of finding the right school, it was good for me,” Carr explained. “They’re [Butler and Ohio State] polar opposites, which is what I was looking for.”
The Zionsville, Indiana native carefully selected the Ohio State volleyball program after receiving her release.
“I chose Ohio State because the culture and the people are different than any place I visited,” the 5-foot-8 defensive specialist said.
The culture of Ohio State volleyball continually drives the players to work towards goals that only a select few programs around the country can dream to achieve. The Buckeyes are not strangers to deep runs in the NCAA tournament when December comes around. Carr is no stranger to competing in playoff runs, either, as she lead Zionsville Community High to the 2016 Class 4A Final Four.
“We’ve [Ohio State] been to the ‘Sweet 16′ the last few years, so we want to extend that goal and make it to the Final Four. There’s so much talent on this team. As we put in effort and work we can meet these goals.”
Without a coaching staff in tune with all their players, these goals would be next to impossible to achieve. The Ohio State coaches cultivate an environment which fosters growth among players to create the ability to compete for championships.
“The coaches know how to coach every player. They take different approaches to coaching all the players, but they get the same message across. It’s been good for me personally.”
Carr was a four-year starter and three-year captain at Zionsville Community High School. She holds the single season and career dig records with 598 and 1,605, respectively.
Carr’s parents Julie and Steve Carr and brother Ryan will be following Buckeye Volleyball this fall.