From the time she was eight years old, Sara Daughtry spent her time honing her volleyball skills.
Now a senior at Princeton, Daughtry will have the opportunity to continue to develop her game at Pitt Community College after recently signing a national letter of intent with the Bulldogs.
“It’s a great feeling to know that after so many years of playing and dedication that it finally paid off,” Daughtry said. “I’ve been playing volleyball since I was eight years old.
“My mom played volleyball in high school, so she really wanted me to play, and when I started to get into it, I fell in love with it.”
One day, after practice with her travel volleyball team, Daughtry met with the Pitt Community College coaches, and that got the ball rolling.
Soon after, Pitt Community College offered her a scholarship, and Daughtry said it was an easy decision to sign with the Bulldogs.
Daughtry had 90 kills, 50 digs, 46 blocks and 28 aces this season. Princeton won the Carolina 1A Conference for the third straight season, finished the regular season undefeated, and reached the N.C. High School Athletic Association 1A playoffs.
As for her career, Daughtry posted 365 kills, 119 aces, 122 blocks and 68 digs. In the four years with Daughtry on the roster, the Bulldogs had a 67-20 record.
“It’s been great playing at Princeton. We had some really good players and coaches come through,” Daughtry said. “This past year, we had a really good team, and we meshed really well together.”
Daughtry believes her overall experiences at Princeton and her travel team, Carolina Shockwave Volleyball Club, will have her prepared for the next level but knows she must continue working.
And with her next two years set, Daughtry is focused on her next chapter of her volleyball career.