Middle School Volleyball
Middle School Volleyball Head CoachGrew up in Greenville, NC. Graduated from D.H. Conley HS where she earned All-Conference honors in volleyball and softball her junior and senior year. Was All-State in volleyball her senior year. Graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a BS in Finance and Strategic Management. Was a member of two ACC championship volleyball teams and was team captain her senior year. Received the Carol and Hawley Oakes Award for Excellence her senior season and the Athletic Director's Scholar-Athlete award. Earned her Master's in Business Administration from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Started coaching at SDS in 2014.
Middle School Volleyball Assistant Coach
The middle school girls volleyball season ended with a 2-0 loss at Trinity Academy Thursday in the conference tournament. “This was a fun group to coach,” said Miriam Leshnock, whose team finished 3-9. We learned to work well together and everyone came to practice every day ready to learn. We showed progress over the course of the season and I’m proud of everyone’s effort.
The middle school girls volleyball team ended the regular season with a 2-0 loss to St. Timothy’s Tuesday in the middle school gym. The Warriors lost 25-10, 25-14 to fall to 3-8. “St. Timothy’s is a very good team,” said coach Miriam Leshnock. “They are predominately an 8thgrade group and they play very well together. We only missed one serve the entire match, which is a plus. We will work hard in practice to get ready for the tournament.” Post-season play begins Thursday or Friday.
The middle school volleyball Warriors defeated the Carolina Mustangs, 2-0, Tuesday in the middle school gym. St. David’s won 25-17, 25-18 over the home-schooled Mustangs to even their record at 3-3. “Greysen Woody served nine straight points in the first set to give us the lead and that set the tone the rest of the way,” said coach Miriam Leshnock. “We played well against a good team and continue to improve.”
The middle school volleyball team lost to Trinity Academy of Raleigh, 2-1, Thursday at home. St. David’s lost the first set 25-23 after both teams traded the lead multiple times, won the second set 25-17, then lost the third 15-13 after leading at times. “It was back and forth the whole match and we were so close,” said coach Miriam Leshnock, whose team is 2-3. I was proud of the way we competed and we’ll clean up our mistakes and continue to improve.
The Warriors middle school volleyball team opened the season with a 2-1 home victory over Grace Christian. St. David’s prevailed 25-23, 19-25 and 15-12. “I thought it was a great first showing,” said coach Miriam Leshnock. “We played well in the sets we won and showed the ability to bounce back and win the match after losing the second set.” Greysen Woody led SDS with 14 service points.