Jeni Redd, left, and Christina Dabit stand in front of the JV state championship team picture. -- Robert Hudson

Female Athlete of the Week: Duo leads way for Meadowview

Published 1:12am Friday, September 28, 2012

Making big plays on the volleyball court isn’t the only thing that defines a key player, as the intangibles can be just as important.

As members of Meadowview’s junior varsity volleyball team, which has won more than 30 games in the past two years, including the 2011 Alabama Independent School Association state JV championship, and only one loss in that same time frame, Christina Dabit and Jeni Redd both know the importance of maintaining success.

“It’s an honor to be able to work as a team with all of them to be able to do that,” Dabit said. “They’re like family now and I just hope we get another state championship together.”

“It’s an honor because we’ve never had a state championship in volleyball before and we were the very first people to get one and we’re going to try and get it this year, too,” Redd said.

And while both players said that providing strong serving and attacking the net are their strengths for the team, they also know their roles as leaders.

“We have a bunch of newcomers last year, so since we were on the team last year and won state, we have to help them,” Dabit said. “So whenever we move off to varsity, they’ll be able to keep winning championships.”

Redd agreed.

“We’ve got to be examples to the young girls and help them be better,” Redd said, “so whenever we move on, they’ll be okay on their own.”


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