Women’s Volleyball Team MVP
March 24, 2020
Congratulations to Darby Coughlin a second year outside hitter from St. Mary’s Academy who is currently in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program at RRC, on being selected as the 2019-20 Rebels Women’s Volleyball Team MVP.
Head Coach Dan McGregor had this to say about Coughlin” I had the pleasure of coaching Darby when she was playing 18U volleyball in 2016; she was an important piece of that team that finished 1st at provincials and 5th at nationals. I was excited to have the opportunity to work with Darby again this season as I knew that her skills, desire to succeed and positive attitude would be an asset to the team. Darby led the team in a variety of statistical categories, namely kills, digs and passing percentage. While the season didn’t end up with the desired outcome, there were many close 5 set matches where Darby was an integral part of giving the team an opportunity to win those games.” Coughlin was 5th in the league for kills with 218 kills in the season that’s an average of 3.11 kills per set. Coughlin’s per set averages 3.11 kills, 0.33 aces, 0.29 blocking, 1.83 digs.
This is what Coughlin had to say about her first season with the Rebels “After taking a break from competitive volleyball for a couple of years, I was anxious but excited coming into this season. The team had big shoes to fill following a MCAC championship last year, which came with a lot of pressure and nerves. I was immediately welcomed by the team and developed friendships with everyone throughout the season. I was excited to be a part of a team again and reconnect with Coach Dan McGregor, who I have previously played for. We were a younger and newer team compared to the rest of the league, and were faced with a few challenges like facing some bigger hitters, and finding chemistry at the beginning of the season. With a supportive team we were able to come together and find what worked best for us, despite facing several injuries throughout the season. Reflecting back since the season has been over, it may not have gone the way we wanted or hoped for, but we kept our heads high and had drive until the last point of our last game. I’d like to thank the Rebels team for welcoming me with open arms and for an unforgettable season”
Congratulations to Darby Coughlin for her hard work this season.