Duke Volleyball BIO
15 Nailah Waterfield
2012: Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll ... Played in 20 matches with 10 starts ... Amassed 175 digs, the third-highest total on the team ... Averaged a career-best 2.43 digs per set ... Reached double-digit digs in seven contests ... Posted a season-high 22 digs at North Carolina Sept. 23 ... Also picked up 10 or more digs against Northeastern, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest and Miami ... Completed her career with 787 digs to go along with 39 service aces.
2011: Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll ... Played in 25 matches with eight starts as a junior ... Totaled 190 digs ... Averaged 2.32 digs per set ... Reached double digits digs in six contests, including a season-best 16 digs against both Stanford and Clemson ... Also picked up 10 or more digs against Furman, Pacific, Florida State and Virginia Tech ... Helped Duke’s defense hold opponents to .196 hitting percentage for the season ... Reliable server committing just 10 errors in 223 tries ... Chipped in with eight service aces ... Matched a career high with three service aces against Virginia on Novmeber 4.
2010: ACC Academic Honor Roll selection...Appeared in 30 of Duke’s 34 matches and made three starts...Contributed 170 digs at an average 1.70 per set...One of Duke’s most reliable servers, committing just 18 errors in 297 tries...Added 11 service aces...Picked up 10 digs against eventual NCAA Champion Penn State in the NCAA Regional Semifinal...Collected 10 or more digs three times, including a season-high 16 in a 3-0 sweep of Georgia Tech...played in every set during Duke’s NCAA Tournament run and averaged 2.13 digs per set during those four matches.
2009: ACC Academic Honor Roll selection... Played in 32 matches and 106 sets...Third on the team with 252 digs and 2.36 digs per set...Totaled 18 service aces...Second highest serve percentage on the team at .926, making just 26 errors in 352 tries...Had double-digit digs nine times...Key member of a Duke defense that held the opposition to an ACC-low .160 hitting percentage...Collected a career-high 17 digs and a career-high three aces in a 3-1 win over App. State...Chipped in 16 digs in a 3-2 win at Georgia Tech along with 25 errorless service receptions...Matched a career high with three aces against Miami...Totaled 15 digs in a 3-0 sweep of North Carolina.
High School: A three-year letterwinner and starting libero at Long Beach Poly...tabbed all-district as a senior...captained the team, averaged 6.2 digs and led the team with 15 service aces as a senior...Named Varsity Defensive MVP in all three years as the libero...Competed with the USA Volleyball program and took her teams to the Junior Olympics six times...Helped the Open 14 squad capture a bronze medal...Also competed with the SCVA Regional High Performance Team for two years and was named the Most Outstanding Defender at the High Performance Championships...Lettered four years in soccer where she was a four-time all-district choice as a defender...Captained the soccer team as a senior...An AP Scholar...Also a Presidential Inauguration Scholar...Named to the Principal's Honor Roll...The Founder and President of the Long Beach Poly Rummage For Relief organization...Member of the Long Beach NAACP and the Long Beach Cancer Society.
Personal: Born Nailah Adaezze Waterfield on May 25, 1991...The daughter of Brett Waterfield and Netra Brown...Has a brother, Khalid, and a sister, Imani.