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CU volleyball signs Barney, Dickson County's Perez
Jan 17, 2013 12:00 am
Cumberland volleyball coach Dwayne Deering announced the signing of Dickson native Ashton Perez and McCrea Barney to scholarship papers for the 2013-14 academic year.
They are the fourth and fifth signees for the Bulldogs for next season.
The Dickson County High School product lettered three years for coach Bert Newberry, earning All-District 10-AAA and All-District 10-AAA Tournament honors as a junior and senior and All-Region 5-AAA accolades as a junior. She finished her senior campaign with over 800 assists and was second on the team in blocks and kills. Perez was also a team captain as a junior and senior.
She is a member of BETA Club and the Student Council as well as a HOSA state competitor, Freshman Mentor and Clinical Internship. She is the daughter of Richard and Johnna Perez.
Barney, a Mandeville, La., native, graduated from Fountainebleau High School where she earned four letters for Coach Danny Tullis. She earned Academic All-State accolades all four years at FHS.
Barney spent the last two years at Faulkner State Community College in Bay Minette, Ala., playing for coaches Ritchie Dulaney and John Dussouy. She registered 608 assists this past season, averaging 4.98 per set, adding 55 digs and 20 kills in 36 matches for the Sun Chiefs. FSCC posted a 27-9 overall record, 8-6 in the Alabama Community College Conference, and reached the NJCAA National Tournament.
As a freshman Barney led the club with 507 assists, averaging 4.61 assists per set, adding 14 digs and 14 kills in 33 matches. The squad finished 17-18 overall.
They join Barney's FSCC teammate Kasi Wells along with Michelle Daniels and Jenny Daniels in this year’s recruiting class.