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Darian Dozier
Darian  Dozier

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Sandy Spring, Md.

High School:
St. Johns College

Height:
6-1

Position:
MB/RS

Experience:
2L


2014 (JUNIOR): One of the top middle blockers in the SEC...Started all 31 matches...Ranked fourth in the SEC in total blocks with 141, which are the most in program history in the rally scoring era...Ranked fifth in the league in blocks per set with an average of 1.17, which is the fourth best season average in school history in the rally scoring era...Finished the year with 127 blocks assists, the most in school history for a single season in the rally scoring era...Recorded five or more blocks in 16 of 31 matches...Posted career highs in total blocks (11) and block solos (3) vs. Jacksonville (8/30)...Recorded 12 kills, nine blocks and seven digs vs. Furman (9/6)...Had a hitting percentage of .412 vs. Campbell (9/12) with eight kills on 17 attacks and just one error...Finished with nine kills, six blocks and four digs vs. North Florida (9/13)...Tallied six kills on nine attempts with no attack errors (.667) vs. The Citadel (9/20)...Contributed 11 kills and seven blocks vs. Ole Miss (9/26)...Finished with 11 kills (.348) and six blocks at Auburn (10/5)...Produced 11 kills (.400) and two blocks at Alabama (10/12)...Recorded eight kills (.412) and seven blocks vs. Mississippi State (10/24)...Had nine kills (.375) and two blocks vs. Missouri (10/26)...Pitched in seven kills and five blocks vs. Alabama (11/9)...Tallied a career-high eight digs and added five blocks vs. Auburn (11/16)...Recorded a season-high 15 kills while hitting .361 at Tennessee (11/19)...Finished with 14 kills while hitting a season-best .444 at Georgia (11/23)...Member of the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2013 (SOPHOMORE): Started all 31 matches at middle blocker...Ranked eighth in the SEC in blocks, averaging 1.06 per set...Finished season with 107 block assists, which is tied for the most in a single season in school history in the rally scoring era...Recorded 115 total blocks, the third most all-time in a single season in the rally scoring era at South Carolina...Averaged 1.98 kills per set while hitting a team best .276...Tallied eight blocks in win over High Point (8/31)...Finished with 11 kills while hitting .391 and six digs and five blocks in loss at Clemson (9/6)...Named to All-Tournament Team at Duke Invitational...Posted 14 kills while hitting .407 and two service aces in win over Utah State (9/13)...Hit .353 to record eight kills and produced five blocks in sweep of Liberty (9/13)...Had six kills and four blocks at Duke (9/14)...Earned Carolina Classic All-Tournament Honors...Hit a career-best .625 to register 10 kills in sweep of Western Carolina (9/20)...Had six kills and seven blocks against Robert Morris (9/21)...Finished with seven kills with a hitting percentage of .375 and five blocks in sweep of Presbyterian (9/21)...Hit .304 to record nine kills and added six blocks and three digs in win at Tennessee (9/29)...Had seven kills with a hitting percentage of .438 and six blocks against Arkansas (10/4)...Registered a career-high 18 kills while hitting .571 and six blocks in win over Texas A&M (10/6)...Recorded nine kills while hitting .600 with no errors in win at Ole Miss (10/20)...Chipped in 10 kills and two blocks against Auburn (10/27)...Had 10 kills and seven blocks in win over Coastal Carolina (10/30)...Hit .417 to record six kills and three blocks at No. 20 Kentucky (11/8)...Member of the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2012 (FRESHMAN): Started in 22 matches, playing in 31 ... In her debut against Temple (8/24), made four block assists ... Had five kills without an error and three block assists against UNC Asheville (8/25) ... Posted eight kills on a .538 hitting percentage against Niagara (9/2) ... In the win over Clemson (9/7), compiled a career-best six blocks, including two solo stuffs ... Recorded her first 10-kill match the next day against UAB (9/8), adding three block assists ... Had nine kills, two assists and a career-best five block assists in the win over LSU (9/16) ... Had five blocks, two solo, against Mississippi (9/30) ... Hit a season-best .600 with 10 kills at Mississippi State (10/19) ... Compiled a season-high 12 kills against Auburn (10/26).

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Earned four letters in volleyball and track at St. Johns College High School ... Played for Bill Pribac in volleyball, helping the Cadets a pair of runner-up finishes in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference standings ... A four-time All-WCAC honoree, including a first-team member in her junior and senior years ... Posted 4.94 kills per set as a senior, earning first-team All-Met honors from the Washington Post ... A second-team Under Armour/AVCA High School All-American, she also earned the D.C. Gatorade Player of the Year award ... Named the SJC Volleyball Player of the Year in 2010 ... Posted over 300 digs in each of her first three seasons for the Cadets, including a high of 467 as a sophomore ... Played club with the Metro American group under coach Silvia Johnson.

PERSONAL: Darian Lynne Dozier is the daughter of Eric and Patrice Dozier ... Has two older sisters, Jourdan and Kristen, and a brother, Ellis ... Jourdan played at George Mason, while Kristen played at Ohio State, and both were big influences on Darian's career ... Father Eric played basketball at Tulane, earning Metro Conference All-Freshman accolades ... Lists Destinee Hooker as her favorite athlete ... Gumbo and jambalaya are among her favorite foods ... Chose South Carolina over offers from Oregon and Michigan, among others ... Also was drawn by the international business program at South Carolina ... Wants to own her own business one day.

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