Ashby is always willing to do whatever it takes to be there for her team. Even when she broke her wrist in the middle of her sophomore volleyball season, she was still out on the court, playing through her pain. Lynne admits that she purposely waited until after the last volleyball game to even go to the doctor, due to fears that she would be told she couldn’t play. Lynne’s extreme and sometimes painful dedication is definitely not unnoticed by other players. “It was pretty amazing, but still stupid,” says fellow senior player Kailey Mize. Mize was both horrified and amazed by Lynne’s choice to play through her pain.
Ashby is extremely dedicated to her teammates. She loves the sport but most of all, she loves her teammates. “They're a family outside of my family,” Lynne says. Lynne has been playing volleyball since 5th grade and has grown as a person and as a player with the help of her teammates. Her teammates have had a strong impact on her volleyball experience and the change of players due to graduation has been difficult for her. One of the hardest losses for Lynne has been the loss of last year’s senior librero, Macey Tullis. Lynne describes Tullis as her volleyball role model and admits that her absence has been difficult for her.
Having Lynne on the team has had a positive impact on her teammates. “Lynne pushes people to be better,” says Kailey Mize. The inside jokes between her and her teammates help make the game less stressful. Lynne isn’t afraid to tell her teammates what they need to hear and has even shoved other players out of the way to get to the ball. Kailey says that she’ll miss playing volleyball with Lynne, but most of all she’ll just miss Lynne.
Lynne tries not to let bad passes and lost games get her down. “Every ball is a new ball,” says Lynne. Every game is a new opportunity for Lynne to play her best. Her skills have improved greatly over the last three years of her high school volleyball career. Her confidence and her passing have definitely improved over the last few years and she has been able to learn to adapt to the change in positions on the court.
As her senior volleyball season slowly comes to an end, Lynne continues to give every game her all. The knowledge that her last volleyball game isn't far from now makes her sad, but she’s ready to move on. Even though she has no plans for college volleyball, she is still open to playing if the right opportunity comes. The thought of leaving high school and her friends is hard for her, but she knows that her friends will always be there for her no matter how far away they are.