JDCC spikers receive region, state honors
By By BRUCE HIXON Sports Editor
Two members of the Jefferson Davis Community College Lady Warhawks volleyball team have received postseason honors for the 2004 season.
Sonie Demko, a 5-4 freshman setter from Bay Minette, was selected to the Alabama Community College Conference State Tournament Team.
"That's a nice honor for a freshman. Sonie had a great tournament. She got to a lot of balls and kept them in play," JDCC coach Misti Nims said. "Sonie had a good overall season for us. She stepped right into the lineup as a freshman and became our primary setter."
Lucretia Merritt, was named to the All-Region 22 Team.
Merritt, a 5-9 sophomore middle hitter from Montgomery, led the Lady Warhawks in blocks for the season with 70 and was second on the squad in kills with 160.
"Lucretia had a great season for us and was a good sophomore leader. She played hurt, but she didn't let that stop her. She still played in every game," Nims said.
JDCC finished the season with a 7-18 record after a two-and-out performance at last week's state tournament held at Northwest Shoals.
The Lady Warhawks fell in the opening round to Wallace-Hanceville 30-28, 30-22, 30-20. They were eliminated in round two by Bevill State 30-14, 30-22, 30-20.
Nims, who also serves as Lady Warahwks softball coach, will hold a tryout session for both volleyball and softball at JDCC November 20.
Volleyball tryouts will be held at 11 a.m. Softball tryouts will follow at 2 p.m. Any current high school senior girl will be allowed to participate in the tryouts.
For more information, contact Nims at 809-1632.
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