Anna McCreadie can be a monster on the volleyball court for Mount Si.
And that monster was unleashed Tuesday when the ninth-ranked Wildcats needed one against Bothell in the opening KingCo 4A Conference match of the season.
McCreadie, a 6-foot-3 outside hitter who has committed to Santa Clara, tied the school record with 37 kills as Mount Si rallied from a 2-1 deficit to win.
“We got the ball to Anna in the front row and we got it to her in the back,” coach Bonnie Foote said, noting McCreadie made just six errors in 83 attempts. “She does a really nice job of taking care of the ball.”
Former standout Lindsay Carr set the record as a junior in 2012. Carr’s younger sister, Courteney, played a significant role in Tuesday’s performance as she doled out 49 assists, just two shy of the school record. She’s just a sophomore.
The Wildcants, who are 7-0 in regular-season matches (not including tournaments), are relying extra heavily on McCready as they’ve been without two starters due to injury and illness.
“I’m dying to get the whole team together,” Foote said.
Foote is in her 15th season with the program and has had some exceptional hitters, including Lindsay Carr, Zoe Gogan and Sarah McDonald, among others. McCready rates at or near the top.
“She’s just an all-around great kid,” Foote said. “She’s class president and has a lot on her plate. She’s a very unique girls. She just gets it. The other girls look up to her, not just because she’s a great hitter, but because of her whole life.”