Bailey Wood only started playing volleyball in the eighth grade, but throughout her high school career, she has blossomed into one of C.B. Aycock’s key players.
“I started late, but some of my friends encouraged me to play in my eighth-grade year, and ever since then, I’ve just enjoyed playing it,” Wood said.
The Golden Falcons are currently 11-3 this season, and Wood, who also plays basketball and golf, has played a big role in their success on the volleyball court this season.
As the team’s setter, she controls the flow of the offense and runs the plays. It’s a role that Wood admits can be stressful at times, but it is also fun setting up her teammates for kills.
“It’s kind of stressful, honestly, because you have to make sure give the right set to everybody how they like it because everybody has a different preference,” Wood said.
Wood, who plays travel volleyball with the Carolina Shockwave, has greatly enjoyed her time playing volleyball at C.B. Aycock and getting to play the sport she loves with her friends.
“It’s been a great experience because I got to play with a lot of my best friends and spend time with them,” Wood said. “They love the sport as much as I do.”
And it is the Golden Falcons’ team chemistry that has helped them overcome adverse situations on the volleyball court this season.
Against Goldsboro earlier this season, the Golden Falcons dropped the first two sets only to come back and win the following three sets to win the match.
“We have a lot of heart,” Wood said.
The Golden Falcons’ never-give-up attitude will serve them well during the rest of the regular season and into the playoffs.