Tall among giants
Published: Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 20:10
“I just think tall”, Vergado-Duclayan said. The five foot three inch “quarterback” is the starting setter for the Lady Buster’s team. Being shorter means she has to jump higher and move quicker, something she does well.
Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Vergado-Duclayan is a long way from home. The athlete left Hawaii headed for Laredo, TX to play for Laredo Community College. The coach flew out to see Brandy play in a high school volleyball game, as well as sat and talked with her and her parents.
“My family was happy for me, but sad at the same time because they wouldn’t be able to come to watch me play”, Vergado-Duclayan said. She also had to leave behind her four siblings.
The Texas team was full of drama, and Brandy wanted to get away from it all, looking online she discovered Garden City Community College. As soon as her freshman year was over she transferred to GCCC.
“She is like our quarterback, because without her we can’t score”, that’s what I was told about Brandy Vergado-Duclayan by teammate Veronica Dooley, who is a freshman from Lubbock, TX.
“I love my team, they are like my family away from home”, Vergado-Duclayan said. She has been offered to come play for Arkansas University, but she hopes to get offers from schools in California so she can be a bit closer to home.