Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Memorial Sophomore Named KHOU Player of the Week

Memorial High School Girls Volleyball player Sanaa Dotson, who is a sophomore outside hitter on the two-time district champion team, was named KHOU TV 11’s Player of the Week.

Dotson’s recognition was filmed earlier this week in the Memorial volleyball gym. Interviewing her was TV 11’s Daniel Gotera. He also presented her with the weekly sports award. This honor was scheduled to be announced publicly by the station in a Sunday, Sept. 4, broadcast.

As a sophomore, Dotson, who stands 6 feet, ranks among the state’s Top 100 players and among the nation’s Top 250 outside hitters, according to one local volleyball website. Last year, district coaches named Dotson, then a freshman, as the Newcomer of the Year on the 18-6A All-District Team.

Memorial Girls Volleyball won its league for a second consecutive season with a 12-0 record in 2015. Memorial’s Maddie Phillips and Maddie Taff were also named all-district Most Valuable Player and Most Valuable Setter, respectively. The three players received half of all-district honors awarded last year.

Dotson’s stated goals for the Mustangs this year are to repeat as district champions and to move farther along in the playoffs. One of her favorite games is against Stratford, which has a healthy and ongoing SBISD team rivalry with Memorial.

Mustang Girls Volleyball is coached by Beth Gammill. School Principal is Lisa Weir. 


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