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DA volleyball has record-setting year

By Neill Kirkpatrick

Special Contributor

Goose Creek – When you look back at a season and realize you achieved and passed your goals and that you set a standard for future teams to follow it is a very satisfying feeling.

“Fun, Fun, Fun,” is how Dorchester Academy head volleyball coach Paige Jordan describes this past season.

“I could not be prouder of my girls this year. They gave me everything they had in practice and on game night. They were good role models for our younger girls and they have left such an outstanding legacy, “Coach Jordan went on to say.

Taking a closer look at the year you can see why coach is so excited. The Lady Raiders started the year 12-0 for the first time in school history. They finished the regular season at 15-5 which was good enough for second in region III. Then went 2-2 at the state tournament for a school record 17-7 season.

Senior middle hitter Elizabeth Huff and junior outside hitter Savanna Varn were all-region selections as well north/ south All Stars manned the net.  Huff was also one of the team’s two captains.

“Elizabeth has been one of my leaders since I started coaching here,” says Coach Jordan.

The third all region selection for Coach Jordan is senior Savanna Shelton. She handled both middle and outside hitter duties.

“Savanna is one of those players that continued to develop and had a strong season,” said Coach Jordan.

Rounding out the starting lineup are junior’s Lara Singlertary and Melanya Weathers and freshmen setter Saylor Judy. Singletary is the team’s top server and Weathers is very effective in the middle.

Judy stepped in for senior Hannah Reeves when she was injured and became one of the team’s leaders and quarterback on the court.

“Hannah was a 2-time all-region player, but Saylor stepped in and did a tremendous job all year. She built the team up and became our talker on the court,” said Coach Jordan.

Lydia Hoffstetter is the team’s libero.

Rounding out the rest of the record setting Lady Raiders are seniors Ashlynn Lynch and Kaitlyn Toto and juniors Peyton Myers, Sherelle Infinger and Jordan Sieber.

 

 

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