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Female Athlete of the Week: Amanda Dachs
by Chase Wallace
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August 29, 2012 01:20 PM | 2959 views | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Since the first serve went up in 2002, the Northview volleyball program has been a beacon of success and a factory for college bound talent.

The latest in their line of budding Division-I stars is senior hitter Amanda Dachs, a 6-foot-powerhouse that is committed to play at the University of Georgia.

“She is an unbelievable player and a big time hitter for us,” said Northview coach Dan Kearney, who has coached Dachs for four years of varsity volleyball. “She showed up as a freshman and held her own against some really great players. She moved into the starting lineup as a sophomore and now is off to a great start as a senior.”

Dachs opened the season with an impressive performance at North Cobb last week — tallying 49 kills in Northview’s four wins and 20 kills alone in a three-set victory over Lakeside.

Kearney said the game against Lakeside was the fifth most kills in a game in Northview history and moved her career average to a school best 4.57 kills per game — impressive marks for a school that has produced All-State players Ashley Veach, Gaby Smiley, Courtney Fletcher and others.

“Her talent is unbelievable but she is great because she doesn’t sit back and only rely on that. She is our hardest worker, one of the most determined athletes I’ve ever seen, and that work ethic is what has gotten her where she is.”
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