Stanton Volleyball Standout Jessie Brandl has signed with Wayne State. Brandl was part of a Mustang program and senior class that went to the State Tournament in each of the last four seasons. “I think the last four years were just like amazing. My freshman year we were like all scared cause we had never seen the State Tournament before, and so we went down there like not knowing what’s going to happen, and what the environment was. And then Sophomore year came around, and we were so used to it and we were so excited to play that it just came out to be a W. And then my junior year and senior year we all had hard competition down there, and ended up placing 3rd at both state tournaments.”
Brandl currently holds the school record for most kills in a game at 25 and in a season at 360, and recorded her 1,000th career kill in the 3rd match of the season, finishing with almost 1,300 kills for her career.
She also plays Basketball and runs Track for the Mustangs.
She says she was highly recruited, but the Coach and WSC being close to home are what drew her there. “There was a lot of other D-2 schools that offered me and Juco Colleges. I got D-1 offers like far away, but I really wanted like somewhere to like go closer to home, and so Wayne was like really perfect for me, and the campus was amazing. And just like Scott (Kneifl) was always like close to me and stuff.”
Brandl was an outside hitter for the Mustangs, and will play that and/or libero for the Wildcats.
She plans to major in Occupational Therapy at WSC.
Brandl is the daughter of Dan and Lori Brandl.