Stars Bio
#3 | OH
Darby Jones Image
Height: 5-6
Class: JR
Position: OH
Major: Graphic Design
Hometown: Kansas City, Mo.
Previous School: Staley High School
Bios From Other Seasons:2017-18   2015-16   2014-15   

2014-15 – Despite battling injuries, saw action in 20 matches and 58 sets…Had a breakout performance at Avila University Tournament; combined for 11 kills in wins over Bethany and Oklahoma Wesleyan; registered career-high six kills in five-setter vs. Bethany…Had a successful match serving vs. AIB (9/20/14) in Peru, Neb., with season-best four service aces…Notched double-digit digs in AMC matches vs. STLCOP and Harris-Stowe State.

Staley High School – Recruited to Stephens as an outside hitter…In her first and only season on varsity, Jones helped Staley to a conference championship as well as a first-round district victory over Liberty North…In 2013, Jones and the Falcons also upset previously undefeated and Missouri Class 4 state champions Lafeyette (Wildwood)…Prior to senior year, she started at outside hitter on both the freshman team and JV squad as a sophomore and junior…Played in the offseason with Highlands Performance Volleyball Club…Was an honor roll student at Staley…Spent time volunteering at the YMCA and American Royal.

About Darby – Daughter of David and Elizabeth Smith-Jones…Born in Tulsa, Okla….Has one sibling (Erin).

Career Bests
Kills – 6 – Bethany – 9/5/2014
Attempts – 18 – Bethany – 9/5/2014
Assists – 2 – Columbia – 9/23/2014
Digs – 12 – Harris-Stowe State – 9/30/2014
Service Aces – 4 – AIB College of Business – 9/20/2014
Blocks – 1 – Missouri Baptist – 10/3/2014

2014-155820-7 470.8391960.041 80.1418- 50.11099-
2015-162419-1 170.715710.028 003- 30.1433-
2016-175325-5 370.7311580.038 30.0610- 60.19105-
Totals:13564-13 1010.7854253.8% 110.0831- 140.123237-
2014-155820-7 31203 671.2857- 54.00.9
2015-162419-1 20211 190.863- 21.00.9
2016-175325-5 41300 270.5364- 45.50.9
Totals:13564-13 92714 1130.81271489% 120.50.9
2016 Volleyball Roster
Roster for 2016 Volleyball Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.HometownPrevious School
1Yonne NasimiyuSROH5-8Nairobi, KenyaRock Bridge High School
2Taylor EdwardsSRDS5-6St. Peters, Mo.Fort Zumwalt East High School
3Darby JonesJROH5-6Kansas City, Mo.Staley High School
6Alexus DieckmannSOOH5-8Cole Camp, Mo.Cole Camp High School
8Danielle CravenJRS5-4Kansas City, Mo.Winnetonka High School
9Danielle KirkSOOH5-9Camarillo, Calif.Newbury Park High School
10Kerri KircherSRMH6-0Richmond, Ind.Northeastern High School
11Halan MannJRMH5-9Blue Springs, Mo.Blue Springs South High School
13Shay WilkersonJRMH5-10Lima, OhioShawnee High School
14Suhey CamposJRL5-2Kansas City, Mo.Winnetonka High School
16Tylar GrantJRLS5-5Springfield, Mo.Parkview High School
17Shelby JohnsonSOMH5-11Nixa, Mo.Nixa High School
18Samantha KnaustFRRS/MH6-1Wentzville, Mo.Fort Zumwalt North High School
Rose Obunaga Image
Head Coach
5th season
Luana Fields Image
Grad Assistant
2nd season
Brian Plunkett Image
Volunteer Assistant
2nd season
Rachael Ramirez Image
2nd season
Record: 9-24 Home: 4-6 Away: 1-11 Neutral: 4-7 AMC: 4-8