#3 - Ally Collier
It's because she is a vocal point on not just the Volleyball team (and also the only Senior on the team), but the Girls Soccer team as well.
Ally Collier played the "Libero" position her Sophomore year - which allows her to sub for a back-row player without prior notice to the referee and it does not count against the limit for subs (There is an 18-sub limit in Volleyball per Set - Libero literally means "free" in Italian - so the Libero can come in as a "free" sub). She did not play the role last year as the rotation for last year required Collier to be subbed in and out less often. Typically the position is for the most skilled defensive player on the team since Liberos cannot be on the attacking line. Collier barely stands above 5 feet in height, so she plays along the back line as a defensive specialist and as a setter. Obviously her lack in height keeps her from playing along the front-line effectively so it is possible she could retain the Libero position this upcoming season.
She is an effective defensive player especially in keeping points alive ("digging" the ball often) and quick reflexes to spikes is one of the reasons why she's been in the rotation for the past few seasons. Oxford Volleyball is looking to get back into the playoffs with tough outs in Lake Cormorant, Center Hill, and Lewisburg who are all really good in Volleyball year in and year out - and they happen to be in Oxford's region.
For Girls Soccer, Collier plays as a Midfielder/Forward on the team and does very well at the positions not losing the ball by turnover or having it go out of bounds. While the offensive side as a whole got a lot of shots last year and dominated possession, shots simply did not find the net and it cost the Lady Chargers in the playoffs despite outplaying New Hope for 110 minutes could not find the back of the net. Collier along with the rest of the Forwards - who only lost one player last year - will be working all offseason on finishing. Not one player (that I had kept stats on) on last year's team finished with double-digit goals. Collier will be looking to score a lot more goals this season, and with the defense playing real well keeping the ball on the opposite end all the time, there will be plenty of chances to do so. If they can find the back of the net, they will be playing Soccer in February.
There is obvious disadvantage with her height, but she makes up for it with her athletic ability and skills in both sports.
**Editor's Note: This is the eighth of 12 Dandy Dozen Seniors I am releasing which will be done every Friday. They will be done AT RANDOM until the top two are released. You can see a schedule of which number will be released next HERE. #11 will be released next week.