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Mercy High School ~ Farmington Hills, Michigan


Mercy High School ~ Farmington Hills, Michigan


Mercy High School ~ Farmington Hills, Michigan


Campbell Flynn sets off to new levels

Junior Campbell Flynn sets a ball against Turkey for the U21 National Women’s Volleyball team in Mexico. The U21 team finished 6th at the World Championships this summer. Photo courtesy of Campbell Flynn.

Campbell Flynn, junior setter at Mercy High School, spent her summer busy competing on the United States Womens U19 and U21 volleyball teams at the 2023 World Championships in Croatia and Mexico

Flynn went to the National Team Development Programs in the winter of 2022 and the summer of 2023. The coaches of the various United States teams scouted her at club tournaments and saw her potential. She was chosen to train for the team in Colorado this past summer, competing with 20 other girls for a spot on the final roster of 12. After her week of training in Colorado, she was chosen for the final roster of the U19 women team. The U19 women would travel to Croatia in early August, 2023 to compete in the U19 World Championships. Flynn won gold, along with the rest of the U19 women, after going undefeated in the tournament.

“It was crazy, it felt unreal,” junior Campbell Flynn said. “It was so much fun and I met so many cool people from across the country that I’m really close with now.”

When you make the final roster for the U19 team, you automatically make the roster for the U.S. Women’s U21 team. After winning gold in Croatia, Flynn flew back to the United States where she spent a week in California to recover while her fellow teammates that she would play alongside in Mexico flew in. Flynn and the rest of the U21 team went to Mexico in late August where they placed 6th at the U21 World Championships.

“Winning was amazing but also getting sixth at U21’s was crazy because we were such a young team,” Flynn said.

ON June 16th, 2023, Flynn committed to play at University of Nebraska on the women’s volleyball team, the top ranked program in the country.

“I always wanted to play at Nebraska and it was my dream,” Flynn said. “They have been following me for a long time and I love their coaching staff and volleyball is super big at Nebraska.”

But the end of the summer does not bring an end to Flynn’s season, actually it’s quite the opposite because high school season has only just begun.

Flynn has been a starting setter on varsity since freshman year and is looking forward to her third season playing for Mercy. Previously, MVV lost in the State Championship Tournament in Regional Round 1 against Northville but Flynn has high hopes for the season.

“I’m very excited to play this high school season and I think we can go far in the tournament,” Flynn said. “I haven’t really met the freshman or the newcomers so I’m excited to get to know them.”

The Mercy Varsity Volleyball Head Coach Loretta Vogel had been impressed with Flynn’s ability as the setter and as a team leader on the court since freshman year.

“I think from the time she was a freshman, she was able to run the offense and be very mature about that, and I think for anyone in a program setting is such an important aspect of the game,” Vogel said. “So, we’ve been very fortunate that from the time she was a freshman, she was able to step into that role.”

Angie Butler, senior on the MVV team and 2 year teammate of Flynn, also recognizes the effect Flynn has on the team.

“Campbell is a great leader on and off the court,” Butler said.

In addition to her national teams, Flynn competes for her club team, Legacy 17-1 Adidas. With all of Flynn’s competition and her collegiate season coming soon, one can only wonder what is in store for the rest of her volleyball career.

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