On Friday, May 10th, T.J. DeWees ’20 broke the career digs record in school history! T.J. currently has 518 career digs which broke the previous record of 515 held by Bobby Wilking ’15.
When congratulating T.J. on the accomplishment he made the athletic department aware that he believed him and his older sister may hold the brother/sister record for career digs. After some research, based on what the athletic department could gather, we believe this unique record to be true! MaryKate ’19 has collected 786 digs in her volleyball career at RB to give the DeWees’s a grand total of 1,304 career digs. With T.J. only being a junior, this number will only increase once he graduates from Roger Bacon.
As special as this record is, the bond between the DeWees siblings is even more special.
Both brother and sister always are complementary of each other. T.J. said of his sister, “MaryKate is very hardworking and is always caring for others before herself. She has a very creative mind that helps her on and off the court.” On the other end, MaryKate says, “I’m super proud of T.J.for breaking the digs record, especially since he only started playing a few years ago and it’s only his junior year. It just makes me so happy to watch my little brother excel at the same sport I play. Volleyball has brought us closer over the past few years, it’s formed a unique bond between us. I like to make the joke that I passed all my knowledge down to him, but he’s taught me more than I could ever teach him. I can’t wait to see what he accomplishes next year.”
T.J. and the boys volleyball team still has some work to finish this year as they have two regular season games remaining before the tournament starts this Saturday!