Darrell Volney, '91
2019 Athletic Hall of
Darrell Volney, a community college transfer, was a two-year starter in right field on the 1989 and 1990 Golden Bear baseball teams. In 1990, he led the conference in batting average (0.478) and home runs (10). He was voted NAIA District 28 Player of the Year and WVIAC Hitter of the Year, receiving 1990 All-West Virginia Conference Team honors.
Darrell was born on December 13, 1966 in Annapolis, Maryland. He grew up on Maryland’s eastern shore where he graduated from Queen Anne’s County High School (QACHS) in 1985. While at QACHS, he was a three-time letterman and co-captain of the varsity soccer team and a two-year letterman for varsity baseball team. Between 1985 and 1987, he attended Anne Arundel Community College (AACC), where he was a two-year starter on the Pioneer baseball team. In 1987, he received 1st team All-Conference and second team All-Region XX honors, aiding the Pioneers in reaching the Region XX Tournament. Anne Arundel Community College named Darrell sophomore athlete of the year.
Darrell transferred to West Virginia Tech in 1988. As a student, he made the Dean’s List for academics five out of the six semesters; he was inducted into Tau Beta Pi, the National Engineering Honorary; and he graduated in 1991 with Cum Laude honors with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Civil Engineering.
Darrell is a licensed professional engineer and the Vice President of Engineering Design for Messick & Associates, located in Annapolis, Maryland. Darrell currently resides in Stevensville, Maryland along with his wife Rochelle and his two sons, Alexander and Zachary.