Midway’s volleyball team kept the No. 1 spot in the USA Today Super 25 national poll on Wednesday, one day after improving to 38-2 overall and 9-0 in District 8 with a home win over Killeen Ellison.
Midway stayed at No. 1 in the Texas Girls Coaches Association poll, and dropped three spots to No. 11 in the MaxPreps
Midway returns to action on Friday at 5:30 p.m. at Belton — Midway’s football team plays at Belton at 7:30 p.m. Friday night.
“The UIL has done a great job of matching up the volleyball and football stuff,” Midway volleyball coach Ryan Porter said. “As far as our team, we don’t really have any complaints. We’re staying healthy, so far, and we’re missing a few players because of official visits, but it forces us to really use our depth and that’s been good for us.”
Midway’s high rankings have come with big numbers — senior Allye Beth Deaton leads the team with 365 kills to go with a .409 hit percentage.
Sam Sanders isn’t far behind with 362 kills and a .362 hit percentage.
Deaton also leads the team with 455 digs.
“We’re balanced, so we distribute the ball all over the place,” Porter said. “We don’t just have one stud hitter that gets over 1,000 swings, so that percentage really tells you how accurate they are.”
Setter Callie Williams, who will take her official visit to Tennessee this weekend, leads Midway with 1,142 assists (13.1 per set).
“It would be difficult, I think, to find better numbers than that around the state,” Porter said.
Avery Rhodes leads the team with 117 blocks.