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January's Post of the Month - Penn Stateâ€™s Micha Hancock: How I hit my serve
Nobody was more fun to watch during the 2014 college season than Penn State setter Micha Hancock, and a big part of what made her game so entertaining was her lethal serve. In four years as a Nittany Lion, the lefty from Edmond, Oklahoma, racked up a school record 381 aces.
Her serve, which she often struck from the far left side of the court so it zoomed with a screwball curve toward zones 5 and 6, played a big part in Penn Stateâ€™s back-to-back championships in 2013 and 2014, which gave the Nittany Lions an NCAA D1 record seven national titles. She was the 2014 AVCA Player of the Year and is currently participating in a U.S. national team training block.
Mostly, Micha scored points and put opponents out of system with her jump spin heater, but Penn State Coach Russ Rose will tell you that her float serve was also a big weapon â€“ and the teamâ€™s best.
Early in the season, The Art of Coaching visited a Penn State practice and asked Micha to take us step by step through her serves. Check out the video to see what she had to say.
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