Johnson Top 2 NJCAA Blocks

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SPARTANBURG – Former Richard Winn standout Jaycie Johnson tallied numerous accolades for her accomplishments on the volleyball court, and was a pivotal piece of the Eagles four basketball state championships. In her senior season, she racked up numerous awards as she led the Richard Winn volleyball team to an almost perfect season, coming up short in the state title game.

Johnson’s success has translated over to the college game.

Johnson’s (23) height, agility and ups make her a good fit as middle blocker.

“Jaycie is a hard worker and extremely coachable. She is constantly looking for ways to improve her skills and knowledge of the game,” Pioneers’ head volleyball coach Megan Aiello said.

Johnson, now a Spartanburg-Methodist Pioneer, is second in the National Junior College Athletic Association in solo blocks. Her 64 blocks trail only Arianna Brooks from Vernon College, and is good enough for a sizable 11-block lead over third place.

“Jaycie grown tremendously as a player in just 2 short years. As a freshman, she was ranked nationally in blocks and was one of the leaders on our team in kills,” Aiello said. “Extremely impressive considering she played for a small, private high school.”

 

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In her freshman season at SMC, Johnson had 154 kills and 48 solo blocks. She has already surpassed her freshman numbers in blocks by 17 this season.