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Davis earns region coach of year honor
Good news for BI volleyball program
Bradwell Institute volleyball coach DeAndre Davis was named 2017 Region 2-AAAAAA coach of the year by the regions coaches. Davis also coaches track at BI. - photo by Photo provided.

Bradwell Institute’s DeAndré Davis was named the 2017 Region 2-AAAAAA volleyball coach of the year.

“I am still shocked that the coaches thought of me enough to give me this honor,” Davis said. “Over the years, the coach that won the region would be the one that received this honor. This one means more than all of my track and field accolades put together. It feels good that other coaches respect and appreciate what you do as a coach. Any one of them could have received this award.”

Davis has been at Bradwell 11 years. He’s coached volleyball for six seasons. The Lady Tigers made it to the 2017 state playoffs this season.

In addition, several Bradwell players earned All-Region 2-AAAAAA honors. Kierra Martin and Sofia Heard were named first-team while Analeece Long, Angel Torres and Vivica Gray were picked to the second team.

“These young ladies worked very hard this season,” Davis said. “It was a great send off for the seniors to make the 2017 playoffs.”

Martin finished the season with 205 points, 50 assists and 40 kills and had an 85 percent serve percentage. Heard had 160 points, 300 assists, 20 kills, an 88 percent serve percentage and 90 digs.

Long had 140 points, 40 assists, 80 digs, 20 kills and 10 blocks. Torres, who finished with 150 points, recorded 30 assists, 50 kills, and 20 blocks.

Gray scored 109 points, notched 60 assists, 90 digs and five blocks. She had an 87 percent serving percentage.

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