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14 Merve Tanyel
Merve  Tanyel


Istanbul, Turkey

High School:
Fenerbahce Sports Club





JUNIOR (2016)
  • Played in 53 sets with 15 kills and 60 digs
  • Record six kills at a .600 clip vs San Francisco (9/22)
  • Eight digs vs BYU (9/30)
  • Played in 98 sets as an outside hitter for the Toreros
  • Helped lead USD to the second round of the NCAA Tournament
  • Recorded 117 kills, while hitting for a .138 clip
  • Also recorded 166 digs
  • Recorded a double-double with 12 digs and 10 kills in the season-opening win over Colorado (9/28/15)
  • Recorded a season0high 14 digs against Florida State (9/29/15)
  • Recorded 13 digs against Oregon State (9/4/15) and against SMU (9/12/15)
  • Recorded a season-high 16 kills in a loss to Long Beach State (9/8/15)
  • Recorded 10 kills against TCU (9/5/15)
  • Played in 26 matches with three starts
  • Helped lead the team into the first round of the NCAA Tournament
  • Recoded 21 kills
  • Recorded 73 digs
  • Recorded six blocks
  • Had a career-high eight kills in a win against Pacific (10/10/14)
  • Recorded a career-high 15 digs against BYU (11/14/14)
  • Recorded 11 digs in a win against Gonzaga (9/27/14)
  • Played for the Fenerbahce Sports Club Volleyball team
  • Helped lead her club team to the 2009 and 2012 Regional Championship with Fenerbahce Under-14 and Under-16 volleyball teams
  • She played in six consecutive Turkish Women's National Volleyball Championship with Fenerbahce U-14 ,U-16, U-18 and Reserves team
  • She scored a tournament career-high 170 points during 2012-13 Turkish Women's Reserves Volleyball league second leg, while playing in six matches in seven days which was played in Ankara Feb.2013
  • She has scored career-high 40 points in Turkish Women's Under-18 Volleyball league game in Dec. 2012 against Besiktas Women's Volleyball team
  • She played for Vakıfbank Under-18 Women's Volleyball team in her last year before attending USD, winning 2014 Turkish Women's National Volleyball Championship title without loosing single game whole season
  • She is a Turkish Women's National Volleyball team (Under-18 and Under-20) player ,she played in 2013 Women's Under-18 World Volleyball Championship in Thailand and Balkan Women's Volleyball Championships and in many other international volleyball tournaments in Europe appearing 28 times with Turkish Women's National Volleyball team uniform
  • Also she was selected onto the final 12 players roster of Turkish Women's National Volleyball team to play in 2015 Women's Under-20 World Championship in Puerto Rico however, due to USD volleyball season she declined to play in 2015 World Championship for Turkish Women's National Volleyball team
  • She has secured to play "pro volleyball" with her team Fenerbahce in Turkish Women's Premier Volleyball league right after her graduation from USD
  • Merve Tanyel was born on February 6, 1996 in Istanbul, Turkey
  • she is the daughter of Richard and Emrah Tanyel and Cigdem Sen
  • She has Turkish and American duel citizenship
  • Was heavily recruited by Harvard, Arizona, Florida State, Oregon State, Florida, Miami, Pittsburgh, USC, San Diego State, San Francisco, Stanford and Penn
  • Chose to attend USD because of her father being San Diego resident, as well as highly ranked volleyball program
  • Merve's father played both Basketball and volleyball in Turkish leagues
  • Her mother played volleyball for Turkish Women's National Volleyball team
  • Her sister Irem Tanyel played volleyball for Vakıfbank Under-14 volleyball team

Career Highs
Kills: 16 vs. LBSU (9/18/15)
Attacks: 36 vs. LBSU (9/18/15)
Assists: 4 vs. Pacific (10/6/16)
Digs: 15 vs. BYU (11/14/14)
Service Aces:

4 at USF (9/21/17)

Block Solos: 1 vs. USF (10/30/14)*
Block Assists: 4 vs. Dartmouth (9/5/15)*
Total Blocks: 4 vs. Dartmouth (9/5/15)*
*Indicates most recent high

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