The Merritt Island Mustangs had a great season in 2019, finishing with a 23-7 overall record, including 2-0 in district play.
Macie Sinclair played an important part in that season as a sophomore. She made great strides from her freshman season when she played 81 sets and had 57 kills and eight aces. She was good on defense as a freshman with 19 assisted blocks and three solo blocks, and 39 digs.
As a sophomore Sinclair played just one more set than she did as a freshman, yet her stats trajectory was noteworthy. She had 174 kills, averaging 2.1 kills per set. Her attack attempts went from 151 to 454, while her hit percentage jumped from .185 to .236.
Sinclair’s service game improved drastically as well, with 233 total serves and 28 aces. Her serve percentage improved almost three full percentage points, to 89.7 percent. Defensively, things kicked up a notch, with 21 assisted blocks, nine solo blocks, and 111 digs.
One final stat that is worth mentioning from last year comes in the serve reception category, where she went from one as a freshman to 49 as a sophomore.
With the vast improvement in almost every category, it is no surprise that Macie was rewarded with three Player of the Game honors last season. On September 23 in a 3-0 win over Space Coast, she had three aces and seven kills. On October 2nd against Cocoa Beach, she had a double-double with 11 kills, 11 digs, and a hitting percentage of .391, leading the Mustangs to a 3-0 win.
Sinclair accomplished another double-double 10 days later against Lake Mary when she had 10 kills and 12 digs.
The success that Macie enjoyed last season means that a stellar junior season is imminent. Brevard Sports Network will follow Macie and the Mustangs in what promises to be an exciting 2020 season.