The Mills volleyball season is coming to a close, but the team is determined to finish strong.
Last weekend Loke Davis led the team to two victories. Playing her third position in as many years, the senior from Hilo, Hawaii, has been a strong leader this season. After a long drive up to Simpson University, Davis led the Cyclones to a five-set victory with 16 kills, while also contributing 16 digs on the defensive end. The next day, Davis followed her stellar performance with another great showing against William Jessup. She once again led the team with 12 kills, and hit an amazing 0.57 percent in a four-set victory.
“Loke has shown a new competitive fire that not only fuels her energy, but also the energy of the entire team,” said head volleyball coach Daniel Rasay. “She is always so motivated to bring her best all the time, and this weekend was a great performance for her all the way around.”
Rasay said Davis’s performances increase her chances of solidifying a spot on the Cal-Pac All-Conference team. You can cheer on the Mills volleyball team in their final competitions this Friday and Saturday at home against Dominican and Pacific Union College.
Iris Corey rides a long board to and from class, but that isn’t the only way she’s distinguished. This week’s Cyclone of the Week swam in her first meet as a Mills College Cyclone on Saturday, Oct. 25th against Cal State East Bay, and she made a splash with two performances that put her name on the Mills top ten swimming performances list.
The freshwoman from State College, PA, bettered her 100 breaststroke time and swam her way to sixth place on the top 10 all-time swimming performances in that event. She came back in the 200 breaststroke (a new event for her), and swam her way to fourth place on the top list.
“Iris was a great surprise,” said head swimming coach Neil Virtue. “She has come out of nowhere and emerged as one of our top swimmers.”
Virtue said that Corey’s performances were a great way to start the season and help set the tone for the rest of the season. The Mills swim team competes again this weekend in a double dual meet against Lewis & Clark and Willamette. Their next home meet is the Bay Area Invitational on Nov. 15-16.