- Feb 10, 2009
VOLLEYBALL PLAYER TO WATCH:
RICHMOND, Va. - Kristin Boyd was better than ever in 2011, arguably VCU's best player, but it's hard to tell her that now.
For the second time in three years, Boyd watched as a conference title and NCAA bid slip away in heartbreaking fashion in November. She's determined not to let it happen again.
Boyd was a freshman in 2009 when the Rams won the first two sets of a best-of-five Colonial Athletic Association championship match, at home, against George Mason, only to watch the Patriots rally for the victory. Last season, the Rams reached the final against host Delaware. VCU appeared poised to spring the upset after storming to a 2-1 advantage, but with a raucous home crowd behind them, the Blue Hens came from behind for a 3-2 win.
Boyd spiked 14 kills against Delaware in last year's CAA Championship Match, but hit .075 and committed 11 attacking errors. It's a performance that has haunted her since November.
"Last year was hard for me because I didn't play well," Boyd said. "I probably played one of the worst games I had all season."