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.