September 4, 2021 – By NJP

The Seneca Golden Eagles are coming off a winning spring campaign and are focusing on the Fall season ahead. They graduate 7 of 11 players and will need to leverage the strength of their four remaining varsity crew. The dominant player on the attack for Seneca this past Spring was Wyette Schubert-Brown who powered a team leading 66 kills for the Golden Eagles.

As Wyette enters her senior year, she has so much to look forward to as many life changes are on the horizon. She will start this Fall as a leader for her high school volleyball team and continue with her review and selection of a university that she will spend the next four years. If she follows in her older brothers’ footsteps, she will likely go away to a college to follow her professional ambition as well as her passion for volleyball. She has grown up these past few years and is entering the best time of her life. She would like a career in the sciences and is setting ambitious goals both academically and athletically.

Seneca's Wyette Schubert-Brown (17) serves during the second set of the Triton vs. Seneca girls volleyball, NJSIAA Tournament, first round game, South, Group 2, Tuesday, April 13, 2021.

But it all starts with her high school volleyball season and NJP feels she will have a breakout season at Seneca as a senior. Losing so much firepower from last season has Seneca in the middle of the pack as far as preseason rankings, but we know that a team like Seneca will have many accomplishments, both team and personal this fall. Wyette is positioned as a go-to attacker and should be in a great position to rack up some major stats. She made the Top 30 in NJP’s kill projector for the Fall.

Wyette has a swift right hand and power swing on the attack. She has a smooth approach to the net and nice vertical which gives her added leverage on her kill attempts. She has great instincts on the block and defensively as well as a very high VBIQ. She is certainly a player to watch this fall as she rises up to get year-end recognition in a very strong Olympic Conference.

Volleyball aside, we do expect Wyette to get first team honors in all her pursuits in her career, family and beyond.

Here is our interview with Ms. Schubert-Brown…

Tell us a bit about yourself?

Hi, I am Wyette Schubert-Brown and am a senior at Seneca High School. I graduate in 2022 and I live in Chatsworth, NJ. I live with my mom, dad, and cat. I also have a brother who goes to college at Misericordia University. 

How long have you played volleyball and what inspired you to take up volleyball initially?

I have been playing volleyball for six years now. I started to play volleyball because I got approached at a graduation party by a now graduated Seneca player. She just started up the Seneca youth volleyball program and was trying to find players. I decided to give it a try and I loved it. When I was in eighth grade I decided to play club for the first time and absolutely fell in love with the sport. Ever since it has become a passion of mine and I look forward to playing everyday.

What are your metrics/details? What is your favorite position to play?

I am 5´10 and an Outside hitter. My vertical is 9´2. I play for East Coast Crush Volleyball Club and my favorite position to play is without a doubt, outside hitter. I consider myself as a very athletic and versatile player, and am able to showcase this best in the outside hitting position.

Tell us about your Golden Eagle teammates. Who do you expect to be standout players in the fall?

I am really ecstatic about all of my teammates. Each one of them exhibits a skill set that will benefit our team. So far, we have only played two scrimmages, but I feel our connection as a team continues to grow. I am looking forward to finishing out my senior year with my other fellow seniors Hannah Obiedzinski (MB/OPP) and Avery Tatum(S). Playing both club and school with them has made our bond very strong and I think this will show on the court. I am also excited to play with our new freshman, Grace Yaeger (L). She is very skilled and has plenty of volleyball knowledge. I look forward to watching her grow and develop this season and continue on in the Seneca program.

NJP considers you one of the top players in the state. Do you plan on playing in college? If so, which ones are you looking at? What do you plan to study in college or what is your career path?

I definitely am planning on playing in college and have been in contact with multiple college coaches. I am taking my time with deciding where I want to go and am taking all options into consideration. I plan on studying either biology or environmental science. I am not sure what career path I want to pursue in either of those fields of science yet, but there are many choices I am interested in.

Tell us about your best memories of your junior volleyball year where you led Seneca in kills during the shortened season, with 66…

My best memory of the shortened season we had was the last game we played against Cedar Creek. They came in with a record of 10-3 and we didn’t know what to expect. However, we won and I had 12 kills, which was my season high.

The Golden Eagles lost 7 of 11 varsity players to graduation including top players Kirsten Hill, Rachel Isaksen, and Madeline Pirages. Where do you see the team finishing in the upcoming season?

Even though we lost many of our varsity players to graduation, we still have plenty of talent on our team. We have some key players that remained on varsity from last season. We also have some new talent filling key positions. So, I am very optimistic about our upcoming season, and I have confidence that we can improve on our record from last year. 

All 4 returning varsity players are club players at ECC. Tell us about your club experience at East Coach Crush VBC…

Playing for ECC has been nothing but a positive experience for me. I have personally seen the biggest improvement in my development as a player while competing in this club. Allison and Jeremy Walker, and all of the coaches in this club provide a wide array of knowledge, help, and expertise in this sport. Their college volleyball background is a valuable resource that benefits anyone who plays for them. 

What are your other hobbies or interests?

One of my favorite hobbies is surfing. Surfing is a very stress free and relaxing experience. I learned to surf from my aunt, and many of my extended family members also surf. It brings me to one of my favorite places, the beach.

Who motivates you?

My biggest motivator is my brother. He always believes in me and is there for me at any time. He is a college athlete, and although we play different sports, he provides a model for me. I have watched him time manage, get stronger, and achieve excellence in his sport. He is always pushing me to achieve new things; therefore, making me a better person, volleyball player, and student. 

Wyette with her older brother Luke Schubert-Brown

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