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Four-Year Pirate Coach, AD Terry Holland Mutually Agree On Departure
Senior Kelly Derby tallied a team-best 14 kills in the win
Lone senior Kelly Derby will be honored prior to the 1 p.m. match
Nicole Willis Leads Team In Kills For Ninth Straight Match
2011: Paced East Carolina in solo blocks (12), block assists (75), total blocks (87) and blocks per set (0.95) while ranking second in kills (166), kills per set (1.80) and points (217.5) ... Started a squad-high 27 matches ... Racked up a team-best .198 hitting percentage, committing just 66 errors in 505 attempts ... Led the squad in kills (117) in
2010: One of five Pirates to play in at least 100 sets as she missed just one match during the season ... Led the team in block assists (88) and total blocks (93) as well as blocks per set (0.93) ... Racked up 11 blocks against Rutgers (9/3), tied for the most in a single game amongst all Conference USA players during the season ... That mark was also the most by any league athlete in a four-set match in 2010 ... Tallied at least five blocks in five matches ... Set a personal career single-game best with four digs vs. Charlotte (8/27) and Campbell (9/10) ... Produced 13.5 points in matches against the Scarlet Knights, Sam Houston State (9/4) and Memphis (10/3) ... Hit a season-high .455 at Delaware (9/4) with five kills on 11 attempts with no errors..
2009: Played in 27 matches and 81 sets ... Owned the second-best blocking average on the team with 0.80 per set ... Was third on the squad in total blocks (65) and fifth in kills (94) ... Recorded a career-best 11 kills in the 3-2 victory over UNC Wilmington, hitting .688 in the match ... Tallied a personal-high eight blocks at Tulsa.
2008: Did not compete (Redshirt)
Chapel Hill High School: As a senior, led team in kills and served as a co-captain while earning PAC 6 Conference First-Team and ChapelHill Invitational All-Tournament accolades... Helped Chapel Hill record an 87-21 record during her four seasons ... Led the team to one district 4A final and two sectional finals ...Recipient of the Scholar Athlete, Most Valuable Player and Tiger Awards in her final campaign in addition to the Tiger Holiday Classic Sportsmanship Award... Participated in the USA Volleyball High Performance A2 Camp ... Invited totake partin the North Carolina Senior Girl's All-Star Tournament ...Garnered eight varsity letters (4 each in basketball and volleyball) ... Served as captain of the basketball team her senior year ... Received the Marine Corps Physical Fitness Award in 2008 ... Played for head coach Sherry Norris.
Full Name: Kelly Nicole Derby
Parents: Chris and Marcy Derby