CF’s Davis to represent US at international tournament

Former Carolina Forest volleyball standout Katie Davis has been selected to participate with the USA Continental Junior Volleyball Team in Des Moines, Iowa.

Davis, a UNC Asheville commitment who led the Lady Panthers to the Region VI-AAAA title last fall, qualified for the national tournament by taking part in a tryout in Atlanta in April.

She was one of only two players from the Southeast to earn an invitation to represent the U.S. The team consists of 12 players from across the country competing against teams from around the world.

The tournament gets under way Friday and continues for 10 days. Davis was named a setter on the American squad, a position she has perfected by playing with the Grand Strand Juniors program.

The Grand Strand Juniors have created a strong youth and high school volleyball presence in recent years as the club has grown to be one of the tops in the state and region.

Davis also perfected her game at Carolina Forest, where she was an All-State selection and Region VI-AAAA co-player of the year as a senior. She had 258 kills, 194 assists and 46 aces as setter and outside hitter.

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