Duke Volleyball BIO
9 Emily Sklar
2013: Started 30 matches … Became the third Duke player to earn a spot on the AVCA All-America first, second or third team, gathering third team accolades … Collected ACC Player of the Year recognition … Became the first sophomore in Duke history to garner an ACC Player of the Year citation … Also picked up AVCA All-East Coast Region, first team All-ACC and All-ACC Academic Team honors … Knocked down 3.89 kills per set to lead the team and rank second in the conference … Totaled 405 kills, 222 digs, 24 aces and 43.0 blocks … Became the first Blue Devil to amass 400 kills in a single season since Rachel Moss in 2008 … Knocked down 10 or more kills in 28 of her 30 matches … Tallied 10-plus kills in each of her final 23 matches played … Tied for the team lead with 10 doubles-doubles … Earned the first of two ACC Player of the Week honors Oct. 7 after leading the Blue Devils to conference wins over Notre Dame and Wake Forest … Hit .343 with 18 kills, six digs and 3.0 blocks against the Irish before totaling 17 kills on .417 hitting against the Demon Deacons … Tabbed ACC Player of the Week for a second time Oct. 28 following Duke’s wins over then-No. 18 Florida State and Miami … In the Blue Devils’ five-set victory over FSU, totaled 15 kills and eight digs to go along with 3.0 blocks … The following match versus the Hurricanes, matched a career-high with 20 kills, hitting a scorching .429 while also adding nine digs … Named to the U.S. Collegiate National Team.
2012: Named to the ACC All-Freshman Team ... Twice earned ACC Freshman of the Week accolades ... Appeared in 28 matches, starting 27 ... Ranked second on the team with 319 kills ... Averaged 2.93 kills per set to lead the Blue Devils ... Knocked down 10 or more kills 18 times on the year ... Picked up her first league rookie of the week citation Aug. 27 after hitting .333 with 33 kills and 28 digs in the Blue Devils' three victories at the Duke Invitational ... Earned her second ACC Rookie of the Week honor Sept. 4 following a 42-kill, 20-dig performance at Louisville's Cardinal Classic ... Amassed a season-high 20 kills in Duke's five-set victory over NC State Oct. 27 ... Led the team with 10 double-doubles ... Topped 10 digs in 13 contests, including a season-high 23 against Miami Sept. 28 ... Added 23 service aces and 35 blocks as well.
High School: Three-year letterwinner at Presentation ... Named the 2011 California Gatorade Player of the Year ... Garnered AVCA Under Armour, Max Preps, ESPN Rise and Volleyball Magazine All-America honors her senior year ... Two-time West Catholic Athletic League MVP and team MVP ... Cal-Hi Sports Player of the Year ... Prep Volleyball Senior Ace ... Led Presentation to a 34-1 record and Division II state championship as a senior, picking up tournament MVP honors ... Named Mercury News Player of the year her junior and senior seasons ... In her final season, averaged 4.6 kills per game for a total of 584 kills ... Also accumulated 487 digs, 61 blocks and 33 aces ... Named Division II Player of the Year in 2010 ... earned Santa Barbara Tournament of Champions MVP accolades junior year ... posted 370 kills and 244 digs as a junior ... Played for Vision Volleyball Club ... Led team to SoCal qualifier title in 17s, placing fifth at Junior National Championships ... In 18s, guided squad to titles at the Las Vegas invitational, Colorado Crossroads, SoCal qualifier and Reno Qualifier ... Traveled to Ecuador in 2009 on service learning trip ... Coached junior high volleyball ... Volunteered at the Second Harvest Food Bank.
Personal: Born Emily Morgan Sklar on November 15, 1994 in San Diego, Calif. ... Daughter of Dale and Michelle Sklar ... Has one younger sister, Sophia ... Father played baseball at the University of Michigan ... Grandfather, Stephen Sklar, was a member of the basketball team at the University of Buffalo ... Uncle, Paul Griffiths, played football at California State University, Chico.