Carolina turns focus to season opener versus Gardner-Webb on Aug. 29
Carolina returns to action on Friday at Arkansas
Thévenin led the way with eighth double-double of the season
McNeil falls one block shy of a triple-double
Gamecock senior led the way with a match-high 15 kills
South Carolina vs. Clemson - 9/5/14
South Carolina vs. Georgia Tech - 8/30/14
Volleyball vs. Jacksonville (8/30/14)
South Carolina vs. Gardner-Webb - 8/29/14
Garnet & Black Match - 8/24/14
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 a career-high eight blocks in win over High Point (8/31)...Finished with 11 kills while hitting .391 and a career-high 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.