Davidson Volleyball Hosts Annual Wildcat Classic
DAVIDSON, N.C. — After a thrilling opening weekend, the Davidson volleyball team is set to return to its home court for the first time in 2022 for its annual Wildcat Classic Tournament.
Wildcat Classic Weekend Schedule
Thursday, September 1 – Saturday, September 3
7 p.m. – Davidson vs. NC A&T
1 p.m. – New Mexico St. vs. Lindenwood
5 p.m. – NC A&T vs. New Mexico St.
7 p.m. – Davidson vs. Lindenwood
12 p.m. – Davidson vs. New Mexico St.
2 p.m. – Lindenwood vs. NC A&T
Three Things to Know
“The build up to this season has been incredible,” said head coach Chris Willis. “Reflecting back to the learning that occurred during the spring, the opportunity to compete in Europe this summer, and the arrival of six talented new scholar-athletes has created a lot of momentum for our program. Each of our position groups is talented and deeper than it has ever been. The leadership within the upperclassmen is a driver of the team’s growth and competitiveness. I think we are in for a special season.”
The Davidson Wildcats bounced back in a big way on Saturday, taking down UNC Wilmington and Virginia Tech in a pair of 3-1 matches on day two of the Seahawk Volleyball Classic after dropping their season opener to Coastal Carolina on Friday. Davidson’s win over Virginia Tech marked the program’s first ever win over the Hokies in the fifth all-time meeting between the two programs. With the pair of victories, Wildcats Sola Omonije and Isabel Decker were honored with All-Tournament recognition and junior libero Bella Brady was named the A-10’s first Defensive Player of the Week of the season after averaging over 5 digs per set.
On the Outside
Davidson freshman Jackie Bardin had a strong opening weekend for the ‘Cats, averaging 2.4 kills per set and swinging .290 at the net across three matches. The Washington D.C. native had her first double-digit performance with 12 kills against UNCW and notched seven kills (.333 attack %) against Virginia Tech.