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Female Athlete of the Week: Molly McAlvany
by Chase Wallace
cwallace@neighbornewspapers.com
November 14, 2012 12:05 PM | 1633 views | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend | print
If the daunting task of facing Blessed Trinity’s top-ranked volleyball team this season didn’t strike fear into the Lady Titans’ opponents this season, the thought of standing on the opposite side of the net of junior hitter Molly McAlvany surely did.

The 6-foot tall powerhouse led Blessed Trinity with 419 kills this season, helped the Lady Titans to a 54-2 record overall, an area title and a Class-AAA state championship win over St. Pius X last week.

“She is the only player I have ever coached who, on multiple occasions, has caused players on the other team to literally scream with fear when she is about to hit the ball,” said Blessed Trinity volleyball coach Paul Stevens of his star hitter. “But as intimidating as Molly may be on the court, she is a happy, fun-loving person off the court.

“She was a leader by example for us this year and one that let her play speak for her.”

En route to the state title, McAlvany’s play featured much more than powerful spikes and kills. Mixing in time on the back row, the junior was second on the Lady Titans in serve-receives (404) and digs (337).

In the state championship match Nov. 3, the versatile junior helped BT to a three-set sweep against St. Pius — leading the team with 12 kills, two aces and 11 critical digs in the match.
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