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Darian Dozier
Darian  Dozier

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Sandy Spring, Md.

High School:
St. Johns College

Height:
6-1

Position:
MB/RS

Experience:
3L



AWARDS/HONORS
  • 2014 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
  • 2013 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
  • 2012 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

  • 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
  • Contributed 11 kills and seven blocks vs. Ole Miss (9/26)
  • Finished with 11 kills (.348) and six blocks at Auburn (10/5)
  • Recorded eight kills (.412) and seven blocks vs. Mississippi State (10/24)
  • 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)

  • 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 second most in a single season in school history in the rally scoring era
  • Recorded 115 total blocks, the fourth 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)
  • 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)
  • Hit .304 to record nine kills and added six blocks and three digs in win at Tennessee (9/29)
  • 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)

  • 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 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 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
  • Majoring in business
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