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Volleyball Duo Take Game Skills To Next Level
Senior Hannah Boyd was a study in concentration as she prepared to send off the serve against Union Mine in the Sac-Joaquin Section championship match; Escalon brought home the Division 4 title, the first one in school history. Marg Jackson/The Times

Lady Cougar volleyball players Tess Cosby and Hannah Boyd will be continuing to hit the court in college. Both were team leaders for the squad this past season, a 31-win campaign that saw them capture the first-ever Section title for volleyball in school history. They won the D4 crown in November with a 3-2 victory over Union Mine in the section final.

Cosby will be staying close to home, getting ready to play for the San Joaquin Delta College (Stockton) Mustangs in the Big 8 Conference. Boyd is committed to play for Holy Names University in Oakland, an NCAA Division II school in the Pac West Conference.

“Tess was a three-year varsity player,” said varsity volleyball head coach Teresa Williamson. “She played the defensive specialist position her sophomore year, and worked hard to earn the libero position her junior and senior year.”

Capping her career in style, Cosby earned both Most Valuable Player and Most Valuable Player - Defense team honors for Escalon’s 2019 campaign. She was also named to the All Trans-Valley League team.

Her senior year stats included 71 aces, 87 assists, 552 digs and 684 serve receives.

“She is a hard worker and a great leader on and off the court,” Williamson added.

Boyd was a multi-sport athlete during her years at EHS, suiting up for volleyball in the fall, basketball during the winter season and softball in the spring.

“Hannah is a talented athlete and student. She is a multi-sport athlete; she is also involved with school clubs and activities. She has been a scholar athlete all four years of high school,” Williamson said.

Selected as the Lady Cougars’ Most Valuable Player - Offense this season, Boyd was also a TVL All-League selection, and chosen as a member of the All-Star Volleyball Team Small School – North.

“Hannah was my setter for the past two years and she did an amazing job setting up the offense and running it,” Williamson said. “She really stepped it up this year and was a key factor in our success. She will be missed.”

Her senior year stats included 43 aces, 24 kills, 804 assists and 235 digs.

Libero Tess Cosby was sharp on the court, digging balls all season for the Lady Cougars. She will next suit up for the Delta College Mustangs after closing out her senior season as a Section champion at Escalon. Marg Jackson/The Times