volleyball awards

Seniors Cora Shaw, left, and Sydney Patrick

(Dec. 23, 2022) Six Stephen Decatur volleyball players earned Bayside South Conference awards for their performance during the fall season.

Senior captain Cora Shaw and senior Sydney Patrick received First Team Bayside South honors.

“Both of these young women were integral to the success of our season,” said Coach Sara Patrick.

As a transfer to the school, this was Shaw’s first season playing for Decatur.

“Cora was our heart and leader,” Patrick said. “She consistently had the best attitude of any player on the court, and she rallied her team in every game.”

Shaw had a total of 83 aces, 105 kills, 18 assists and 71 digs this season.

“Sydney was our driving force who never gave up or let her team down,” Patrick said.

She contributed this season with 33 aces, 79 kills, 77 digs, three blocks and nine assists.

Senior Taya Price scored a spot on the Second Team, and senior Julia Carlson, junior Rylie Nagler and sophomore Sydnie Harrington were presented honorable mention accolades.

“I am very proud of them and all the team. We had a great season despite several rotation changes, team reorganization and bouts of sickness,” Coach Patrick said. “Even though we have six seniors leaving us this year, our team looks strong going into the next season.”

Decatur finished the season with a 10-7 record. The Lady Seahawks’ season ended with a lost to Crofton in the 3A South Region II semifinals.

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