In a first for the Booneville volleyball program, Lady Cat middle hitter Aleeah Blansett has committed to play volleyball next season at Seminole State College in Seminole, Okla. She will become the first Lady Cat volleyball player to sign a letter of intent to play college volleyball.
Blansett, a 6-foot senior, holds the match, season and career records for kills, finishing with 666 kills for her career after smacking down 367 this past season. Her 22 kills against Mansfield on Oct. 11 is a match record, and she had six matches with 20 or more kills in the 2018 season. In the Mansfield match she had the volleyball version of a triple-double with double figures in kills, blocks and digs, only the second LadyCat to accomplish such a feat.
She also holds the career record for blocks at 310; she had eclipsed the previous record before the end of her junior season. Blansett also set season (.436) and career (.390) records in hit percentage, and her good attack percent for the season of 88.78 percent is also a new team record.
Furthermore, Blansett showed off her defensive prowess by getting 404 digs on the season, with a high of 32. Her career total of 624 puts her in 7th place on the LadyCats’ career digs list. To cap it off, Blansett was the most accurate server on the team, getting the ball in play 95.3% of the time. She missed only one serve in the final six matches.
Blansett’s signing ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. this Friday, Nov. 2, at the Booneville High School library. The public is invited to attend this history-making event in Lady Cat volleyball.