Volleyball Preview 2020: Dawson County
The volleyball program at Dawson County took the next step in 2019, advancing to its first-ever Elite 8. That could just be the tip of the iceberg in Dawsonville.
“Following up on our Elite 8 run from 2019, we are eager to continue with our success,” states head coach Tonya Porter. “We expect to be a strong contender in a very tough Area 7-AAA and earn our fourth consecutive state playoff bid.”
Head Coach: Tonya Porter, 5th Season
2019 Record: 26-24; State Elite 8; Region Runner-Up; #8 State Ranking
What a special year it was for Dawson. School record in wins (26), best finish in region (runner-up), first-ever Elite 8, and first-ever state ranking (#8). More to come in 2020.
Key Departures: Chloe Bennett, Marlie Townley
Key Returning Players: Haylie Selzer, Olivia Walls
A lot will ride on Haylie Selzer and Olivia Walls as seniors to help Dawson repeat its success in region 7-AAA and at state.
Strengths & Areas of Focus
Strengths: More experienced across all positions, and much deeper in talent at all positions. Also, the great attitude and work ethic.
Focusing On: Must become better defensively and improve on serve-receive.