NASHVILLE --- Head coach Donika Sutton welcomes three Tigers to the 2018 roster with the additions of Destiny Washington (Austin, Texas), Kayla Grady (Nashville, Tenn.) and Micahlea Njie (Nashville, Tenn.).
The three student-athletes boost the roster to 12, with four returners and eight newcomers.
Destiny Washington | 5-6 | Outside Hitter/Defensive Specialist | JUCO Transfer | Austin, Texas | Hill College
“Adding Destiny to our roster is going to open up our offense, strengthen our ball control and deepen our depth chart. She plays a big game and knows how to lead her team, but the most important thing about her is her precision for excellence. She is a competitor and she wants to win. You can’t coach that,” said Sutton.
- Named to 1st Team All-Conference and All-Region
- Averaged 2.66 kills and 2.75 digs per set
- Helped the Lady Rebels register a 24-1 regular season
- Posted a season high 21 digs and 16 kills as a sophomore for Hill College
- Ranked on the list of Top 100 Liberos as a senior in the class of 2016
- Played club for Austin Juniors Volleyball
- Will major in Business Management
Kayla Grady | 5-7 | Right Side | Sophomore Transfer | Nashville, Tenn. | John A. Logan College/Hillsboro HS
“Kayla is a kid that I think is going to help us in a lot of areas. She’s a right side, plays outside and can also play defense. She’s going to add a lot of depth to each position, and I’m excited to have her as a Tiger,” said Sutton.
- Averaged 1.88 kills and 2.43 digs per set and recorded 53 blocks and 37 service aces in 88 sets
- Helped the Vols claim the Great Rivers Athletic Conference regular-season title
- All-District and All-Region honors as a Burro at Hillsboro
- Played club for Club West under former Tiger Erika Moss
- Will major in Computer Science
Micahlea | 5-5 | Defensive Specialist/Libero | Incoming Freshman | Nashville, Tenn. | Antioch HS
“Micahlea is going to be a great addition to our defense. She is a defensive specialist/libero from the metro area, and I’m really excited to watch her grow,” Sutton said.
- Named to the All-District and All-District teams
- Awarded Antioch’s MVP title
- Played club for Club West under former Tigers Erika Moss and Jaime Cooper