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2013 Gwinnett Daily Post Volleyball Super Six

Cayla Graham

School: Mill Creek

Position: Outside Hitter

Class: Senior

Noteworthy:

• Had 287 kills, 55 service aces 186 digs, 14 blocks, a .298 hitting percentage and a .963 serve percentage as a junior last season

• Has scholarship offers from Emmanuel College and Brenau University, plus interest from several other college programs

Favorite athlete: Tim Tebow

Favorite movie: “Tangled”

Favorite music artist: One Direction

Coach Jason Wade’s comment: “I watched Cayla carry her team in club volleyball, and this year in her high school season will be no different. She has a superior ability to control the ball on defense, serve receive, and through offensive attacks. She competes in the classroom as well and would be the type of athlete (the) Super Six should exemplify.”


Kendra Koetter

School: Wesleyan

Position: Setter

Class: Junior

Noteworthy:

• First-team Daily Post All-County selection and first-team All-State after posting 893 assists, 118 kills and 215 digs as a sophomore last season

• Named among the 59 top freshmen in the nation by prepvolleyball.com while at the Bolles School in Jacksonville two years ago

• Named to third-team All-American by the National Christian School Athletic Association last season

Favorite athlete: Thomas DeCoud

Favorite movie: “Remember the Titans”

Favorite music artist: Florida Georgia Line

Summer club team: A5 16-2, A5 18-1

Coach Ted Russell’s comment: “She’s a natural leader. She’s a fireball in terms of competitiveness, … and her competitive nature is infectious to those around her. She can hurt (opponents) in different ways. … She’s not someone you can focus on one thing to stop her.”


Kolby Meeks

School: Norcross

Class: Senior

Position: Outside Hitter

Noteworthy:

• Named to the second team of the Daily Post All-County team last season with 254 kills, a .920 serve percentage, a .353 hitting percentage and 36 blocks

• Also plays with the Blue Devils girls basketball and track and field programs

• Verbally committed to play college volleyball at South Alabama

Favorite athlete: Destinee Hooker

Favorite movie: “500 Days of Summer”

Favorite music artist: Beyonce

Summer club team: GA5 18-1

Twitter handle: Danni_Kay15

Coach Jeff Cerneka’s comment: “Kolby is a gifted and passionate volleyball player who has worked hard to improve her game in every area. Her character traits, however, (are) what makes her special. She’s unselfish, always putting her teammates before herself, she’s consistently positive and optimistic and she has the unique ability to make everyone around her a better player and person. She is truly an outstanding person. We are proud to have Kolby to be the face of our program.”


Eden Murray

School: Hebron

Position: Middle Hitter

Class: Senior

Noteworthy:

• First-team All-County selection by the Daily Post and was first-team All-State and Class A Player of the Year by the Georgia Volleyball Coaches Association last season

• Posted school-record 524 kills with 98 blocks and a .627 attack percentage as a junior last year

• Second-Team Daily Post All-County selection as a sophomore in 2011

• Has interest from several college programs

Favorite athlete: Maya Moore

Favorite movie: “Glory Road”

Favorite music artist: Keith Urban

Summer club team: A5 17-1 Open

Twitter handle: @ekmurray503

Coach Taylor Davis’ comment: “Eden Murray is a player that demonstrates great work ethic. In addition, she leads by humility and seeks no attention for herself, even though her stats deserve the attention. I look forward to seeing how her selfless attitude pushes the team to new levels this year.”


Carson Nevels

School: North Gwinnett

Position: Right-side Hitter

Class: Junior

Noteworthy:

• Had 204 kills and 51 blocks as a sophomore for the Bulldogs last season

• Has 4.0 grade-point average in school, and stands in the top 10 percent of North’s junior class

• Is already attracting interest from such college programs as Georgia, Alabama and North Carolina

Favorite athlete: Ryan Lochte

Favorite movie: “Bridesmaids”

Favorite music artist: The Lumineers

Twitter handle: @its_Carson

Coach Vanessa Henry’s comment: “Carson sparks any moment both on and off the court. Her work ethic on the court and in the classroom is a good examples.”


Maggie Roper

School: Buford

Class: Senior

Position: Outside Hitter

Noteworthy:

• All-County selection by the Daily Post the last three seasons, first-team selection last year

• Honorable Mention All-State selection by the state’s coaches last season

• Posted team-highs with 305 kills and 85 service aces last season and added 35 digs

• Owns Buford school match and season records for most kills

Favorite athlete: Kerri Walsh

Favorite movie: “Despicable Me”

Favorite music artist: Bon Jovi

Twitter handle: @Maggie_roper

Coach Hadli Daniels’ comment: “Maggie has been an integral part of the Buford program over the past three years and I am looking forward to watching her lead our team this year.”

Comments

Gary 8 months, 1 week ago

Congratulations, Carson, on being named to the 2013 Gwinnett Daily Super Six list! You continue the tradition of having, at least, one Lady Bulldog Volleyball Player named to newspaper's Super Six. I'm confident that you will be as successful on the volleyball courts, as they were. Your desire to improve and your enthusiasm for the game of volleyball were evidenced when you were a freshman. May you maintain those attributes and others as you and your Lady Bulldog teammates began the quest to be a state volleyball champions! Good luck, Carson, and much success on the volleyball courts and in the classroom! Go Lady Bulldogs!

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