At the age of nine Andi started playing volleyball. As her skills grew her height did not, and it was clear her focus was on defense. In high school she played for the Greenwave and was on the 2004 State Championship team and the 2005 State Runner-ups. She attended Otterbein College as a Public Relations/Broadcasting major and played as a defensive specialist her sophomore year. In 2008 she shifted from playing to coaching for the New Wave. Over the years she has also coached 7th grade, freshmen and varsity teams. Her greatest thrill in coaching is not only seeing players excel with the game but also in their attitude, camaraderie and mental toughness.