Stacey Krebs Frederick still watches highlights of the Liberty High School volleyball team’s state championship victories from 2003 and 2004, both of which she helped win.
Krebs Frederick graduated from Liberty in 2005 where she was a three-sport athlete playing volleyball, basketball, and lacrosse. She continued her education and athletic career at Salisbury where she played volleyball and later served as the graduate assistant volleyball coach while pursuing her master’s degree.
She is a member of the Carroll County Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2019, and is set to be inducted at Carroll Community College on April 26 at 6 p.m.
“It’s a huge honor and there are so many successful athletes that have come out of Liberty and Carroll County, lots of people that could easily be inducted,” Krebs Frederick said. “I had some of the best times of my life playing in high school and the best memories, it brings back all those exciting times.”
Krebs Frederick built a standout career at Liberty — she helped lead the Lions to those state titles in 2003 and 2004 and was awarded Times Volleyball Player of the Year honors as a senior in 2004.
Playing volleyball at Liberty for coach Dave Trumbo were some of the best years of her life, she said.
“We had such a great group and I’m still best friends with two of my teammates,” Krebs Frederick said. “Dave Trumbo is an outstanding coach and he really taught us what it means to compete and just be successful. We worked really, really hard every day in practice to have that success two years in a row and it was awesome for our team and for the program.”
At Salisbury, Krebs Frederick continued to build on success.
She earned Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Year in 2007 after guiding the Sea Gulls to their first CAC championship since 2004 with a 28-10 record and 7-1 conference mark as a junior. She also set school records for kills in a match (34) and in a season (559).
In addition to those accolades, Krebs Frederick capped her junior season by being named the first volleyball All-American in Salisbury history.
She repeated as the CAC Player of the Year as a senior in 2008, and was a three-time all-conference member and a two-time American Volleyball Coaches Association first team all-region athlete for her career.
“I definitely miss that team camaraderie,” said Krebs Frederick, who took up coaching the sport after her playing days were over.
“I just gave up coaching and just had a baby. For four years as a coach, you have to be the tough guy so it’s not as fun as being part of the team and doing all the rituals and have the insides jokes and all the routines. You make great friendships and I somehow kept that for 15 years afterwards.”