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Alyse Whitaker
Player Profile:
Alyse Whitaker 1502853
Position: Middle Blocker
Height: 6'2"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Murrieta, Calif.
High School: Vista Murrieta

2014: Started all 30 matches at middle blocks … Led the team in total blocks (103) and blocks per set (.094) … Ranked third on the squad with 274 kills … Averaged 2.51 kills per set and hit .282 … Reached double-digit kills 15 times, including six of Duke’s final eight matches … Registered a career-best 15 kills Oct. 19 versus No. 11 North Carolina … Amassed four or more blocks 15 times … Posted career-best 7.0 blocks twice … Turned in a seven-block performance Oct. 12 at Wake Forest … Also accumulated 7.0 blocks Nov. 2 at Virginia Tech … Named to the Stanford Invitational All-Tournament team after totaling 24 kills and 14.0 blocks in Duke’s three matches … Also collected Duke Invitational All-Tournament Team honors … Amassed 23 kills and 13.0 blocks in three matches at the Duke Invitational.

2013: Played in 12 matches, starting two … Made her collegiate debut Aug. 30 versus New Orleans at the Campus USA Credit Union Invitational … Totaled 23 kills and 13.0 blocks on the season … Put down a season-high five kills in Duke’s win at Notre Dame Oct. 2 … Hit .571 against the Irish … Also added four kills versus both New Orleans and Western Illinois … Amassed a season-high 3.0 blocks Sept. 13 against Liberty.

High School: Four-year letterwinner at Vista Murrieta High School in Murrieta, Calif. … Tabbed the No. 43 Senior Ace according to … Selected as one of Volleyball Magazine’s Fab 50 in 2013 … Led the Broncos to a 27-6 record as a senior, earning Southwestern League MVP accolades her final season … Guided Vista Murrieta to three-straight league championships … Maxpreps 2012 California All-State Division I Second Team selection ... Selected to the All-California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Division 1A fi rst team in 2011 … Picked up Beach Cities Tournament MVP recognition junior and senior year … First team all-league honoree as both a sophomore and a junior … Tabbed top 50 junior recruit … Garnered fi rst team MaxPreps all-state honors as a junior as well as Prepvolleyball All-America distinction … As a sophomore, selected fi rst team all-league and second team All-CIF … Earned second team all-league citation as a freshman … Played with the Temecula Viper Volleyball Club … Picked up MLK SpeakEasyAll-Tournament honors in the 16s division as sophomore and 17s division MVP accolades as a junior … Four-year Scholar-Athlete … Served on the student senate her final two years.

Personal: Born Alyse Lynne Whitaker on March 23, 1995 in Mission Viego, Calif. … Daughter of Corey Whitaker and Tammy Reisdorph … Has a older brother, Corey … Mother played basketball at Biola University in La Mirada, Calif. … Brother plays football at the University of Nebraska.


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