March 3, 2024
Women’s Volleyball Welcomes Assistant Coach Darcy Dorton

MUNCIE, Ind. – – A local volleyball legend is coming residence as previous Delta Higher University standout Darcy Dorton has been named an assistant mentor for the Ball Condition women’s volleyball method, in accordance to head mentor Kelli Miller Phillips.
 
“I could not be additional fired up to welcome Darcy back again to Muncie and to our Ball Point out household,” Phillips explained. “Her practical experience as a player and coach will provide a wealth of expertise to the application and will help us continue to arrive at the optimum degrees competitively. I appreciate her power and enthusiasm for not only coaching the X’s and O’s of the recreation, but also for connecting with our gamers and aiding them deliver out the most effective in on their own. She will be a terrific match in our method, and I’m enthusiastic to get commenced!”
 
A 4-year letterwinner (2005-08) and two-year team captain at Delta, Dorton not long ago completed her fourth period as head coach, and eighth total, at Japanese Michigan. As head coach of the Eagles (2019-22), she helped her university student-athletes receive 4 1st-team All-Mid-American Meeting honors, a pair of second-group All-MAC accolades, and mentored the program’s initial American Volleyball Coaches Association Midwest All-Area Initial Team honoree considering the fact that 1989.
 
“I am so grateful for Kelli providing me this opportunity to return residence and coach the Cardinals,” Dorton explained. “Muncie is just not just a area that feels like home it is my residence. I am searching ahead to getting section in all the traditions about Ball Point out Athletics. Chirp Chirp!”
 
Dorton’s student-athletes also excelled in the classroom at EMU, earning 25 Educational All-MAC honors. In addition, each and every year she was head mentor of the application, the Eagles have been honored with the AVCA Team Tutorial Award for carrying a group GPA of 3.30 or greater.
 
In her four years as an assistant mentor at Jap Michigan (2015-18), Dorton was the program’s primary recruiter and oversaw training and player growth. She assisted direct the Eagles generate berths in the MAC Match in 3 of people 4 seasons. She also aided the application achieve new heights in 2018, successful its very first-at any time MAC Tournament Championship to make its first-ever bid to the NCAA Match.
 
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Prior to becoming a member of the coaching ranks, Dorton performed from 2014-15 in Austria for Askö Linz-Steg. She was the leading point scorer & captain of an firm that competed in Austria, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, and Russia.
 
Just before her international profession, Dorton was a standout pupil-athlete at Penn Condition (2009-11) and the College of Charleston (2012-13), aiding the programs to a combined 5 NCAA Match appearances and four convention titles. She would also earn a pair of National Championships while taking part in for the Nittany Lions. In addition, she is considered to be the only player in NCAA Division I volleyball heritage to earn conference titles in 3 distinct conferences (Big 10, Southern, and Colonial).
 
As a freshman at Penn Condition in 2009, Dorton was named the Large 10 and AVCA Mideast Area Freshman of the Year. She was also an AVCA All-The united states Honorable Mention and a 5-time Large Ten Freshman of the 7 days. She helped guidebook the Nittany Lions to a great 38- history as a freshman, with the squad shedding just eight sets all time.
 
She was also a member of the 2010 team that gained a national championship with a 32-5 file and workforce captain for the 2011 squad that finished the season with a 25-8 mark and sophisticated to the semifinals of the NCAA East Regional.
 
Dorton transferred to the Faculty of Charleston prior to the 2012 season, helping the Cougars get paid the Southern Convention event title and the program’s next-ever NCAA Very first Round victory in her debut season. She would complete the 2012 season as the 1st player in program background to generate AVCA All-American Honorable Mention honors after being named AVCA All-South Area and All-Southern Conference To start with Workforce. In addition, she registered a profession-ideal 27 kills in the team’s NCAA To start with Round get over No. 23 Miami and completed the year with a program rally scoring file of 529 kills.
 
In her last indoor year at CofC in 2013, Dorton was named the Colonial Athletic Affiliation Participant of the 12 months and Event Most Important Participant. The very first participant in CAA historical past to gain preseason and postseason Participant of the Calendar year honors, she led the Cougars to the CAA Match championship and a different NCAA Tournament berth. Dorton also performed two seasons of sand volleyball for the University of Charleston.
 
Before her collegiate enjoying job, Dorton culminated her superior school profession by guiding Delta to the IHSAA Course 3A State Championship. The 2008 Indiana Gatorade Player of the Yr and 2008 PrepVolleyball.com Nationwide Participant of the Calendar year, Dorton smashed 23 kills and hit .436 (23-6-39) in the state championship match versus Mishawaka Marian performed in Worthen Arena. Dorton was also named the 2008 IHSAA Mental Frame of mind Award winner.
 
Dorton also had thriving professions at Munciana and with the United states of america Volleyball youth and junior national crew. She was captain of the junior nationwide staff that won the 2008 NORSECA Championship and a member of the 2007 Youth World Championship roster. A a few-time AAU 18 Open up All-American and a JVDA 18 Open up All-American, she performed on the 2009 AAU 18 Open up Nationwide Champion and the 2009 JVDA 18 Open up Nationwide Winner groups.