Grayling volleyball player sets new school record for digs in one season
Caleb Casey | Managing Editor
Ellie Wagner, a sophomore at Grayling High School, established a new record for the school’s volleyball program – most digs in a single season – during the fall of 2018 campaign.
The school recently announced the record; it required film study to confirm the final number, Coach Tim Zigila said.
Wagner finished the 2018 season with 489 digs, surpassing the previous record of 421 (Rachel Cooper, 2011) by 68.
Coach Zigila said Wagner “is a pleasure to coach.”
“She has been a great addition to the volleyball program since day one. Although she set a record for digs, she really is more focused on the overall success of the team. Ellie earned this record through hard work and determination; she is always willing to stay after practice and work on positioning or by watching film to continue to improve,” Coach Zigila said.
“In addition to the hard work, she is a coachable player, always looking for feedback and turning feedback into action,” Coach Zigila said. “Finally, what makes her stand out is her willingness to give back to the program. She makes herself available to work concessions and working with the younger kids in our Little
Vikes program, leaving a lasting imprint on the program.”
What is a “dig”?
According to the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA), a dig occurs “when a player receives an attacked ball and keeps the ball in play. You cannot get a dig from anything other than an attack.”
The AVCA defines an attack as a “strategic hit by a player with the intent of scoring a point.”