For first-year Coyote Kylie Dixon, the best part of being on the women's volleyball team has been...the team.
"I have really enjoyed the team bonding moments that have brought us all together as a team," says Kylie. "Playing beach volleyball in the summer, sleeping over at Nicole's house, and going bowling!"
And according to Head Coach Kevin Pratte, the team will enjoy having Kylie around as well.
“Kylie is going to be a pin hitter for us,” says Pratte, “and she has the ability to be an impact player for our program.”
Kylie started playing volleyball after her freshman year at the Rock Academy, and she lists her longtime coaches there – Jordan Wendleken, Nick Bertaux, and Karen Adams – as her role models.
As she decided to continue her volleyball career in college, the Coyotes were the right fit.
“I feel confident Cuyamaca is the right path for me to take in this chapter in my life,” says Kylie, “and I look forward to the unique experiences I share with the amazing people I meet.”
While she’s majoring in kinesiology, her favorite class so far has been English 124 - Advanced Composition, thanks to the “engrossing conversations about rhetoric and the overall inviting atmosphere of the class.”
“I have been impressed with how she approaches academics, community service, volleyball and the game of life,” says Coach Pratte. “Kylie has a bright future ahead of her, and we are lucky to have her in the Cuyamaca program."
Kylie has gotten off to a quick start in for first year with the Coyotes, with a team-high 26 kills through three games. The outside hitter smashed 14 kills in the opener against Santiago Canyon. And against LA Trade Tech, she picked up 7 kills (and 7 digs) to help the squad pick up its first win.
Kylie is third on the team with 18 digs and has already chipped in 3 aces, 2 solo blocks, and a block assist, for a total of 31.5 points.