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Darian Dozier

  • position MB/RS
  • height 6-1
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Sandy Spring, Md.
  • Previous School St. Johns College
  • position MB/RS
  • height 6-1
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Sandy Spring, Md.
  • Previous School St. Johns College

Darian Dozier Bio

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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