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Boys Volleyball: East Feature Athlete - Norwin's Grant Saunders

Written by Ken Wunderley on .

Name: Grant Saunders
High School: Norwin
Grade: 12
Sport: Boys Volleyball
Position: Middle Hitter

Background Info: Saunders is a two-year starter at middle hitter and played USA Club Volleyball with Blue and Gold. Grant started playing volleyball his freshman year. Grant is a perfect example of a student athlete in that he is a National Honor Society student ranking 11th in a class of over 400 students with a weighted GPA of 4.1.

Quotes from Norwin coach Al Warden: "Last year, Grant was a good second middle who scored well and was an average blocker. This year he has become the dominant front row player for us. He leads the team in blocks and hitting percentage (48%). He is a quiet leader on our team who is very even tempered and just plays hard and expects to win. He also leads by going to the farthest corner to shag an errant ball, or help setting up and taking down the equipment for practice everyday. He is the type of student athlete who makes coaches proud no matter the result of a match."