Claudia Coco made history for Chattahoochee High School Aug. 22 by breaking the Georgia Individual All Time Total Career Digs record in a match against McIntosh.
The previous record was 1,930 digs set by Lindsey Weider of Dacula High School (2003-2006). Just eight games into their season, Coco had recorded 1,931 digs.
Coco, a 2014 University of Tennessee commit and team captain, is starting her fourth season as Libero for Chattahoochee. In past seasons, she has gotten 535 digs in 2010, 575 in 2011 and 702 in 2012.
The Cougars, coming off a win against Marist earlier in the night (25-16, 25-17), were controlling McIntosh in a point-by-point battle at the net with big blocking by seniors Amber Evans and Kristen Henninger.
Hooch pulled ahead toward the end of the match thanks to powerful hitting from senior Reina Terry (2014 Troy University commit and team captain), junior Paige Harrelson, sophomore Lexi Kingree and senior Haley Templeton (2014 University of Miami commit and team captain) and great defense from senior Deja Duncan.
It came down to the last few points when Coco tallied the final dig to put her at a total of 1,931.
Head Coach Jennie Blevins and Assistant Coach Blair Boyle prepared a special game ball recording the date, match and digs to remember the night. Blevins presented the ball to Coco and announced to the crowd that they had just witnessed Chattahoochee and Georgia volleyball history.
The fans rushed the floor to congratulate the coaches and team on a winning, record-breaking night and celebrated together in the traditional team circle, Hooch Family style, at the end of the match.
Source: Chattahoochee High School