Bayside senior Makaila Blinne has made quite an impact on the volleyball court in her first two seasons. Simply put, she can do it all.
Blinne plays all over the court as a middle hitter, outside hitter, defensive specialist, and has a pretty mean serve.
As a sophomore in the 2018-2019 season, Blinne played 65 sets and had 37 kills to go with 97 digs, 50 aces, and 21 blocks.
She earned Player of the Match in the first contest of her sophomore season, as she served up eight aces in a game against Eau Gallie. She earned the honor again on October 2, against Okeechobee
Blinne accomplished this in a season that saw the Bears win just two games but the experienced she and her teammates gained was invaluable.
Improving in every facet of the game on the court as a junior, Blinne was named to the All- Cape Coast Conference Team following last season.
She played in 77 sets and registered 110 kills, an improvement of 73 kills from the previous season, to go along with 135 digs, 56 aces, and 11 blocks.
In a match against Jones on August 23, she had six kills and a hitting percentage of .667, and a kill percentage of 66.7.
Those outstanding stats earned her Player of the Match, a distinction she would capture two more times vs. Satellite and Cocoa.
Against a good Scorpions team, she had six kills, four aces, and five digs and versus a scrappy Cocoa Tigers squad, she had five aces and three kills. Her play was key in an eight-win season for the Bears, including a 2-1 league record, six more wins than the year before.
Makaila is poised to have a big senior season. If the Bears can continue to improve as they did last season, a double-digit win total isn’t out of the question when things get underway. We wish her and the Bayside Lady Bears the best of luck.