Maggie Danner had to sacrifice some of her statistics two weeks ago when she moved from outside hitter to middle blocker.
Middle blockers don't always rack up the kills. With freshman middle blocker Kekai Whitford out with an abdominal injury, that was the position where the Sage Hill School girls' volleyball team needed Danner.
Danner, a junior who also plays outside hitter in club volleyball, said at first it was a bit hard to make such a change mid-season. But the newly-minted middle blocker blocked out any negative thoughts prior to the Lightning's huge Academy League match at rival St. Margaret's on Oct. 18.
Danner still was her normal steady self. She had three kills, three blocks and three service aces as the Lightning moved into a tie for first in league, defeating the Tartans in four sets, 25-16, 19-25, 25-20, 25-17. It was Sage's first win over defending CIF champion St. Margaret's in three years.