Player of the Week: Zion Hardy

LITTLEFIELD (WITN) - Ayden-Grifton volleyball standout Zion Hardy is our newest WITN Pepsi Player of the Week!

Entering Tuesday, the Chargers are 20-1 overall, 12-0 in conference and recently earned a one-seed in the state tournament thanks in large part to the efforts of their talented senior.

"I think she's going to move on to bigger and better things," said Ayden-Grifton volleyball head coach Linda Bryant. "I can see her playing at the next level."

Hardy is leading the Eastern Carolina 2A conference in kills (230) and digs (135).

"Once you smack it hard a few times [opponents] kind of get the message," Hardy said.

For more on Hardy, watch the video above.

The top-seeded Chargers (20-1) host Northeastern (7-9) in the opening round of the 2018 Volleyball State Championship 2A Tournament at 6 p.m. Tuesday night.

UPDATE

The Chargers defeated the Eagles in straight sets and will now play Randleman on Thursday night.