Rachel Alvey
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Rachel Alvey

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Morgan Hill, CA

High School:
Valley Christian

Height:
5-8

Position:
Setter

Experience:
3V

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JUNIOR (2012)

Played in all 28 matches as the starting setter... helped the team capture a share of the 2012 WCC Championship, and earn an at-large bid into the NCAA Tournament...was named All-WCC Honorable Mention...was named WCC Player of the Week once...led the team with 1,042 assists, in helping steer the Toreros offense to a team hitting percentage of .234...was second on the team with 273 digs...recorded 13 double-doubles...recorded a career-high 60 assists against Pepperdine (10/6/12)...recorded 52 assists against both Santa Clara (9/22/12) and against Loyola Marymount (10/13/12)...recorded 17 digs against Saint Mary's (10/3/12)...recorded a season-high 18 digs against Santa Clara (10/27/12).

SOPHOMORE (2011)

Played in 31 matches with 24 starts as a setter for the Toreros... helped lead the team to the second round of the NCAA Tournament...led the team with 964 assists, while helping steer the USD offense to a .232 team attack percentage...recorded 30 or more assists in 16 matches...recorded a career-high 60 assists in a win against Cal Poly (9/27/11)...recorded 54 assists in a win against Georgia Southern (9/10/11)...recorded 44 assists against San Francisco (10/29/11)...recorded 40 assists in a win against UC Santa Barbara (9/16/11)...recorded 48 assists in a win against Duke (9/8/11)... helped lead the team to the best overall record in program history at 28-5.

FRESHMAN (2011)

Appeared in nine matches for the Toreros as a true freshman, mixing in at setter... helped lead the team to the 2010 WCC Championship...recorded 49 assists during the regular season, with a season-high of 18 against Virginia (9/9/10)...recorded 29 digs, including two 10-dig performances (vs. Virginia; 9/9/10 and Gonzaga; 10/30/10)...posted her first career double-double against Virginia with 18 assists and 10 digs.

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB

Played volleyball at Valley Christian High School all four years...as a senior led team in kills (369), assists (533), and aces (96) en route to a first-team All-State, first-team All-West Catholic Athletic League and a first-team All-San Jose Mercery News selection...as a senior she was selected by PrepVolleyball as a Senior Ace (No. 39) and named second-team Academic All-American by PrepVolleyball...as a junior she was identified as a top-50 junior recruit by PrepVolleyball...as a junior and sophomore she was named first-team All-WCAL, and as a freshman she was a All-WCAL honorable mention recipetient...played club volleyball for the Vision 18-Gold team, where she helped the team to two Bronze medals in 18-Open Division at Junior National Championships (in 2009 and 2010)...in 2010, she helped lead her club team to a 70-4 record... named to the All-Tournament Team in 18-Open Division (in 2010)...won national qualifiers at Colorado Crossroads (2010), Lone Star (2009) and Far Westerns (2009).

PERSONAL

Rachel Kailani Alvey was born on March 15, 1992 in San Jose, Calif....she is the daughter of Randy and Theresa Alvey...was also recruited by Florida, Rice, Texas Christian, UC Davis, and Saint Mary's...chose to attend USD because of the strong academic opportunities, outstanding volleyball program, and the beautiful campus and location... notes that she studied piano seriously for eight years, and if she didn't play volleyball, she would have been a tennis player.

ALVEY SUPERLATIVES

2013 Season Highs
Kills:4 vs. Pepperdine (10/30/13)
Attacks:8 vs. Saint Mary's (9/28/13)
Assists:30 vs. USC (9/13/13)
Digs:9 vs. Pacific (9/26/13)
Service Aces:2 vs. Pepperdine (10/5/13)*
Block Solos:2 Portland (11/14/13)*
Block Assists:6 vs. San Francisco (11/9/13)
Total Blocks:6 vs. San Francisco (11/9/13)
*Indicates most recent high

Career Highs
Kills:6 vs. LMU (10/15/11)
Attacks:13 vs. UC Santa Barbara (9/15/12)
Assists:60 vs. Pepperdine (10/6/12)*
Digs:18 vs. Santa Clara (10/27/12)
Service Aces:3 vs. UC Santa Barbara (9/15/12)
Block Solos:2 Portland (11/14/13)*
Block Assists:6 vs. San Francisco (11/9/13)*
Total Blocks:7 vs. Georgia Southern (9/10/11)
*Indicates most recent high
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