More than 80 young ladies from the area came to Dobson during the week of July 17 to take part in Surry Community College’s volleyball team’s 8th Annual “All Skills” Volleyball Camp.
The camp was held in the newly renovated campus gym and consisted of two separate sessions over a four-day period. The Lady Knights worked with a total of 81 campers of various ages on serving, passing, spiking, digging, and other skills during the camp.
“It was a great turnout. Eighty-one is a phenomenal number. Where we have put up the dual netting now with two nets it made camp run so much smoother. They received some really good one-on one attention from the players,” said Surry volleyball coach Jan Marion-Kiser. “It was a great four days. My girls did a phenomenal job. Each girl felt like they got the necessary attention they needed and I think a lot of them left with good knowledge and a better skillset. It was one of the best camps we have had in a long time.”
At the conclusion of the camp, several door prizes and awards were presented along with all participants receiving a camp shirt. The Lady Knights are coming off a 19-9 season and a third-place finish in Region X in 2016. Surry will open up the 2017 volleyball season on August 26 hosting Pfeiffer University and Patrick Henry Community College in a tri-match. The Lady Knights face Pfeiffer at 1 p.m. before taking on Patrick Henry at 3 p.m. in the season openers in Dobson.