Senior offside hitter Amanda Chew tracks the ball in a match against Virginia Wesleyan University Sept. 17.
Senior offside hitter Amanda Chew received recognition in the volleyball scene this season after winning several honors and hitting a one-thousand kill streak.
Chew, a two-time Coast-to-Coast Offensive player of the week, was named South Region Offensive Player of the Month amid the Sea Gulls' best start in nine years.
She credited the strong start to the “tight-knit team” and its incoming coach who pushed the team to a “new level of play.”
Chew reached 1,000 kills at the match against the University of Mary Washington.
“Hard work in the off-season got me here,” Chew said. “I train hard as I can in the off-season to get stronger and hit harder to be a reliable teammate.”
Chew is now just 55 shy of entering the top 10 in Salisbury University history.
“I plan to stay with what I’ve been doing,“ said Chew, “my goal is to be aggressive, be the most annoying hitter, and defend by mixing up my shot to trick defense, in my head it isn’t records or stats, just working as hard as I can in the gym with my team."
The squad fell to Chris Newport University, University of California Santa Cruz and University of Mary Washington in the first weekend of October, breaking its previous 13-1 record.
The loss will not overshadow this season's success for the team. "It lit a spark for us to work harder and highlighted weaknesses we need to improve," Chew said.
By HAILEY DEARES
Featured image courtesy of Joey Gardner