The Role of a Volleyball Setter

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Volleyball Setter

Wake Forest University student Sophia Joanna Dodd is a Dean’s List honoree who is currently studying analytical consulting. Sophia Joanna Dodd is also involved in on-campus activities, and was a setter on her university’s volleyball team.

Volleyball is a team sport that originated in America and has become one of the most popular sports in the world. The game consists of two teams, separated by a net, who hit a ball back and forth in an attempt to ground it on the other team’s side to score points. Volleyball teams consist of seven positions: outside hitter, right side hitter, opposite hitter, middle blocker, libero, defensive specialist, and setter.

The setter, who can be located in the right front or right back position, is the offensive leader of the team. In addition to coordinating the offensive attack and delivering the ball to the team’s hitters, the setter must also be able to block, play defense, and make serves. The position requires strong communication and leadership skills, as well as the ability to analyze the other team’s defense in real time.


Jonathan Toews Leads the Blackhawks

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Jonathan Toews

Sophia Joanna Dodd is a candidate to graduate from Wake Forest University with a bachelor of science in analytical consulting and was a sports marketing intern for the school During the Fall 2016 semester. Sophia Joanna Dodd’s favorite team is the Chicago Blackhawks.

The Blackhawks have delighted their fans by making the playoffs every year since 2009 and winning the Stanley Cup three times during that run. Jonathan Toews has been the captain the entire time, and his leadership has gone a long way toward the success of the team.

He was named team captain in just his second year on the team and in the NHL, and his two-way play already has earned him a spot on the 100 Greatest NHL Players at the young age of 28. While not quite a household name, the left-handed shooting center was the second-youngest player to ever win the Conn Smythe Award (Stanley Cup MVP) in 2010.

Since then he won the Selke Trophy (best defensive forward) in 2013 and the Mark Messier Leadership Award (contribution to one’s team and community) in 2015. Besides his three Stanley Cup rings, Toews has gold medals from the 2010 and 2014 Olympic games.