Coach Christopher says - "Niece took huge strides last season in becoming one of the top middles in the country and this year we expect Niece to reach new levels and help lead our program to new heights. We look for her to be a dominating force in the middle."
2002- First team All-SEC … led the team in hitting with a .404 average and blocks with 114 total, an average of 1.15 p/game … finished second in the SEC in hitting and 10th in blocks … led the Gamecocks in kills in 13 matches … recorded double figure kills in 19 matches … one of three players this season to record 20-plus kills in a single match (vs. LSU 10/6) … ranked seventh among NCAA leaders in hitting for the season … posted a career high nine digs in the match against Michigan State … set a career high blocks in back-to-back matches (7 vs. Ark. and 9 vs. LSU) … hit a then team season high .560 (15-1-25) in the match against Clemson … led the team in kills with 335 and was the only player to record more then 300 kills for the season … hit over .400 in 15 Matches … recorded her 100th total block for the season in Alabama match.
2001 - Played in 71 games ... second on the team in total blocks (58) and blocks per game (0.82) ... fourth on team in kills (169) and second in kills per game (2.38) ... recorded a season high 20 kills against North Carolina in the NCAA Tournament ... notched 14 kills against Santa Clara ... played in seven matches in which she had double-digit kills.
2000 - Member of the Dean's List Fall 2000 ... medical redshirt during the season ... made an immediate impact while playing in spring tournaments.
High School - Volleyball letterwinner from Portage Northern in Portage, Michigan ... high school coach was Jack Magelseen ... received Most Improved Award in 1997, '98 and '99 ... team won the state title in 1997 and '99 ... state runner-up in 1998 ... was all-state first team in 2000 and honorable mention all-state in 1999 ... played club ball for Dead Frogs ... coached by Colleen Farrel ... club director Jack Magelseen ... fifth at Nationals in 1999 and was named All-American ... on the Fab 50 list ... played on the same club as Sam Alban, Cally Plummer and former four time All-SEC setter Ashley Edlund.
Personal - Chose USC over Florida, Michigan and Clemson ... born March 15, 1982 in Kalamazoo, Michigan ... full name is Donisia Secola Curry - Niece is her nickname ... Psychology major ... Daughter of Victor and Emma Longe ... has a younger brother, Johnathan and an older sister, Shiriky who has two sons: Damion and M.L.