As volleyball season has now ended Taylor Senior Lady Duck volleyball star and 4A Region IV District 27 Defensive Player of the Year Paige Levy is putting together her Senior scrapbook. Levy stopped by the paper on Tuesday to acquire sports articles from the season.
In the 2019 season Levy led her team with 314 digs and contributed 12 kills, 10 aces and 9 assists.
The Lady Ducks finished 24-18 overall this year and 6-4 in district play, finishing in third place under new coach Kate Kennedy.
“She has turned things around for the better,” Levy said about her coach.
Recently Levy was named 4A Region IV District 27 Defensive Player of the Year; when asked how she felt about the accomplishment she replied, “I did not expect it, I was surprised. People were congratulating me, and I wasn’t sure why. Then I was told I had been named DPOY. It’s good to know that all the hard work paid off.”
For those unfamiliar with positions in volleyball Levy played Libero which is defined as the captain of the team's back row and the heart and soul of the team's serve, receive and defensive units.
In addition to DPOY Levy was also named Academic All-American and 1st team All District. Levy has already accepted to several top notch schools to include Sam Houston State, Mary Hardin-Baylor and North Texas. There is also one other program that Levy wanted to keep under wraps so that she would not jinx it.
The success of the 2019 Taylor Lady Ducks volleyball team was in no doubt in due part to the defensive display of talent from Taylor’s District Defensive Player of the Year.