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`True leader' showed volleyball spirit for Rock Canyon

Keeley Davis, bound for Creighton, honored as player of year


Rock Canyon senior Keeley Davis was a state leader as well as a team leader during the volleyball season.

Davis led Class 5A players with 577 kills and was selected as the 2017 Colorado Community Media South Metro Volleyball Player of the Year.

“We had one senior on the team and probably one of the best players in the state,” said Rock Canyon coach Angela Nylund-Hanson. “Keeley has matured more and more. She was that senior on the team.

“She is the greatest player and not only is she skilled, she's a wonderful person, great teammate and a humble player. She is a true leader. She stepped up in every way she could.”

Davis, who has signed to play next season at Creighton University, took on her leadership duties with the same intensity as with her attacking skills.

“Everyone came to me for everything,” said Davis. “I've done that before in club season. It was definitely a good role to be in to help younger girls achieve their goals.

“It was a great year. We didn't know we would go to the state championships because we were a young team. We just came together, played as a team and I was really proud of the team for giving it their all and wanting to win.”

Davis was named a first team Under Armour All-American and has been invited to play in the All-America match on Dec. 15 in Kansas City.

Besides 577 kills and a 42.1 kill percentage, Davis had 355 digs. 58 aces, 46 blocks and 35 assists during her senior season. In her four-year career Davis finished with 1,592 kills.

“The kills grew grown ever since I became taller and got more athletic,” said Davis. “It was definitely about going out and practicing a lot.”


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