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Cabot finishes senior volleyball season with 1,000 career assists

| November 22, 2019


WEST LAFAYETTE – Aleeah Cabot beat the odds this year and collected 1,000 career assists.

“I had no idea I was close,” said the Ridgewood High School senior. “I’m a three year varsity player and normally it’s really difficult to get this in only three years.”

Head Coach Brenda McCoy agreed that this is quite an accomplishment.

“Aleeah has been a varsity setter since her sophomore year, and I’m so happy to see her years of hard work pay off,” McCoy said. “It’s quite an accomplishment to reach 1,000 career assists in itself, let alone to do it in three years is an even more impressive feat. Setters who reach this goal are typically the only setter in a 5-1 offense; however, she reached this milestone in a 6-2 offense with two setters. She leaves the Ridgewood program fourth in all-time career assists as well. Aleeah has played with some very talented players, and she has always complimented her teammates and given credit to her passers and hitters who have helped her achieve this milestone.”

Cabot hit the 1,000 mark in her last game as a General during a post season match against Cambridge.

“I didn’t even know I got it,” she said. “It was a couple days later after the stats came out that I knew. I knew leading up to the game that I was close. To reach 1,000 assists during my senior year was pretty special for me.”

Cabot was able to celebrate her accomplishment during the team’s banquet when she received a game ball.

“I definitely want to thank my teammates both past and present,” she said. “They are the main reason I got this. I also want to thank my coaches Brenda McCoy and Dan Smith for getting me where I am now. Brenda is family and it was very special for her to be able to be part of this.”

Cabot has played volleyball since seventh grade and has always filled the role of setter.

“I enjoy being in control of the court,” she said. “I’ve always been a bit of a leader. I get to help the girls through everything and I touch every ball, every play.”

Cabot is currently playing volleyball with the East Force JO team, but doesn’t have plans to play in college. Her plans for after high school are to attend Ohio University and major in zoology.

“My advice to my younger teammates would be to play for your team first,” Cabot said. “You don’t want to play for yourself. If you reach goals that’s great, but be there for your team.”

Category: High School, Sports

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