Davidson Day Varsity Ladies Volleyball Helped Raise Almost $40,000
The Davidson Day Varsity Ladies Volleyball helped raise almost $40,000 for cancer research in the “Serve for the Cure” Volleyball Tournament. Davidson Day was undefeated with 4 wins and 0 loses – with wins over, Cuthbertson, Weddington, Charlotte Christian, and Ardrey Kell High School.
Davidson Day Volleyball is off to a Strong Start in 2019 Season they have 11 wins and one loss, and are currently ranked 13th in the State by max preps, and that is among all high schools, all sizes, across North Carolina.
The Lady Patriots have strong senior leadership with Seniors Cierra Huntley, Catherine “Cat” Bodick, Carolyn Conway, and Sarah Alexander. Huntley has 170 kills averaging 5.0 kills per set, 27 service aces, 10 Blocks and 142 Digs averaging 4.1 per digs per set and Bodick has 60 kills averaging 1.9 per set with 19 total blocks. Senior Carolyn Conway had an early season injury but is now back in action and averaging 1.6 kills per set. Davidson Day’s defense is led by Sarah Alexander with an average of 4.3 Digs per match.
Seniors Huntley and Bodick are committed for next year, Huntley is committed as a Hokie to play for Virginia Tech and Bodick is committed to play at USC Aiken. Davidson Day will be sad to see these seniors leave, it will open up opportunities for younger players in the Lady Patriots rotation.
Davidson Day has several younger top level players coming on strong, they are led by Sophomore outside hitter Gerren Tomlin. Tomlin has 125 kills for the season to date, averaging 3.6 kills per set, 137 digs averaging 3.9 digs per set and 16 service aces. The Patriots setter position is also secure for three more seasons as sophomore Estella Sawyer has 453 assist this season averaging 12.9 per set and leads Davidson Day with 38 service aces.
Sawyer is currently the #1 top ranked setter in North Carolina in the assist per set stat category by Max Preps. But more impressively is at 12.9 assist per set that ranks Sawyer as the #3 setter in the nation in the national rankings by Max Preps.
“It’s always nice to be recognized” said Sawyer, “but this is a team effort and in order for me to get an assist, it all starts with blocking. We have good blocking and that takes away an angle so our defense can set up right. We have excellent passing from our back row defensive players so our strong blocking and great passing are a big part of my assist stats. My stats are a reflection of the entire team. We have to have kills to get an assist, we have strong hitters like Cierra and Gerren, that are powerful and know how to put the ball away.”
Also making key contributions are talented hitters including junior Mallorie Haines with 42 kills, junior Sheridan Elliott with 20 kills and junior Cameryn James with 23 kills. Back row passing is strong with junior DS Kaley Dawson with 109 Digs averaging 3.1 per set. It’s a team effort from every angle!