Hillsboro High School volleyball player Sammie Saunders hit 1,000 kills last week.
“Sammie has been playing varsity since she was a freshman. She plays volleyball year round and it has made her a better player. She was blessed with a lot of athletic ability and jumping ability. This paired with her hard work and hours of playing time, it is not surprising that Sammie has reached this milestone. I am proud of her accomplishment, and I hope she can add to it because our team will continue into post-season,” said Coach Sandy Arnold.
Saunders is around 1050 career kills now after all of the games she had last week.
“I have been around volleyball all my life, but I started playing actual games in 7th grade. I started playing club my 7th grade year on a small team and then in 8th grade I went to play for a club that traveled more with high levels of play. I have been playing for a higher level club all throughout high school.,” Saunders said.
The senior will be scoring many more as she plans to continue playing out the rest of her season this year and will be continuing her career into college.
“I am going to Hutch CC to play volleyball and major in secondary education and physical education. I couldn’t have reached 1000+ without the teammates I have had throughout my career,” said Saunders.
Her parents have also been there every step of the way supporting her through it all.
Mom Susan Saunders said, “The 1000 kills has been a goal that Sammie has had throughout high school. Getting to watch her accomplish it and see all of her hard work come true was a moment that I am so proud of.”