‘It was so emotional’: Coppell volleyball standout Pierce Woodall remembers her dad with personal triumph on 9/11

Brent Woodall was an incredible athlete, excelling in rugby, baseball, and football. His daughter, Pierce Woodall, who was born seven months after the 9/11 terrorist attack that killed him, played the best volleyball game of her life on the 17th anniversary of the attacks. Her career high of 24 kills led her team to victory Coppell to a 25-12, 25-14, 24-26, 25-17 victory.

Brent Woodall worked as an equities trader on the 89th floor of the South Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

“[The date] wasn’t really in the forefront of my mind,” Pierce told reporter Greg Riddle of the Dallas Morning News. “It was Middle School Night, there were so many people, and everybody was super excited. Afterward, I kind of came to the realization that I did that, and it’s [9/11].”

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