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Dillon is this week's top female athlete

Oct. 12, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

Teays Physical Therapy Center Inc. and the Putnam Herald are pleased to present this week's Female Gamer of the Week to Abigail Dillon of Teays Valley Christian School.

Teays Valley Christian School has one of the strongest volleyball teams in the area. Just last week they had wins against Grace Christian and Regional Christian, Buffalo, Poca and Man in a tri-match and Ohio Valley Christian and Calvary Baptist Academy for senior night. With the seven wins last week the team improved their record to 23-2.

One of the captains of the Lions who is helping to lead her team to victory is this week's Gamer Abigail Dillon. This senior has played the setter, middle back and middle hitter positions this year. Last week in those seven wins she had 38 aces, 20 kills, and 56 assists. Thirteen of those aces came against Regional Christian.

"I feel like our team is doing really good and showing that Christian school athletics are not just a joke and we can go out and beat the public schools. My season has gone pretty well. I have had to step into the setter role lately, but I am taking every opportunity and helping my team to do our best," Abigail said about her and her team's season.

Coach Susan Farley described her senior like this: "Abigail is a strong and hardworking athlete, and is dedicated to her team and demonstrates leadership on and off the court. She has a great knowledge for the game and sets up the offense by outing the ball where it needs to be for an attack. Others look up to her and are inspired to be like her."

Coach Farley also said that she has a very powerful serve that is difficult to return and she is also hard working academically. Abigail says that the strengths of the team and their success have been their confidence on the court. "We have a lot of freshmen, so we try to focus on using everyone's strengths," she said.

We asked her who in her life has been there to push and motivate her to be better and her response was her father. "My dad pushed me to do everything I needed to do to be better. With school he taught me to stay up and get my homework right and understand it and in athletics it was practice, practice, practice. Throughout his life he showed me that you have to work hard to get what you want."

Her father passed away in 2010 and continues to inspire her today.

She is participates on the basketball team and in the National Honors Society at TVCS and has a GPA of 3.6. Abigail has been accepted to Fairmont State University and is planning to walk on to the volleyball team.

Look for other local area high school athletes to be named next week's Female Gamer of the week sponsored by Teays Physical Therapy Center Inc. and the Putnam Herald.

Brad Coleman MS, ATC, CSCS is a Potential PLUS Instructor at Teays Physical Therapy Center Inc.