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    1  Alex Smith
    Alex Smith


    Placentia, Calif.

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    2009: Took part in tryouts for the USA national team ... Held the role of No. 1 setter for the third year ... Led the team in set assists for the third time with 820 ... Played in 113 sets, starting in 31 matches ... Ranked fourth on the team with 141 kills ... Third on the squad with 245 digs ... Fourth most service aces on the team with 14 ... Had 33 total blocks, including five solo ... Named all-tournament at USC-Upstate tournament ... Finished the season sixth in school history with 2, 567 assists.

    2008: Took part in tryouts for the USA national team ... Held the role of No. 1 setter and led the team in assists for the second year in a row with 983 ... Stood as one of only five players on the team to compete in all 35 matches ... Played in 124 sets, most of any player on the roster ... Was third on the team in digs with 260 ... Tied for third on the roster in service aces with 15 ... Scored 135 kills, sixth most of all players ... Had 51 total blocks, including eight solo and 44 assists ... Served as one of two team captains alongside Arlee Tamietti ... Selected to the all-tournament team at the US Air Force Academy Tournament ... Named to the ACC Honor Roll ... Dean's List student in the spring.

    2007: Won the starting setter job and patrolled the position for the entire season ... Competed in 105 games, third most on the roster ... Played in 32 matches, starting 29 ... One of just three players to take the court in every match on the year ... Led the squad in assists with 864, averaging 8.23 per game ... Put up 95 kills, tied for fifth on the team ... Dropped 16 service aces, third most on the squad ... Her 222 digs was fourth most overall ... Had 53 total blocks, fourth most, including eight solo ... Recorded a kill in all but one appearance ... Etched double-digits in assists in all but one appearance ... Had 40 assists or more six times ... Contributed a season-high 45 assists against East Carolina ... Dropped two or more service aces five times ... Put up double-digit dig totals during seven outings ... Named to the Holiday Inn Brownstone Volleyball Challenge all-tournament team ... Named to the ACC Honor Roll ... Selected as an NC State / Caterpillar Scholar Athlete ... Dean's List student in the fall.

    Prep: Played volleyball for three years at Valencia High School under head coach Mark Castillo ... Won league and state titles in 2006 ... Collected over 900 assists, 400 digs, 350 kills and 80 blocks during her high school tenure ... Named first-team all-league on two occasions ... Named first team All-CIF in 2006 and third-team all-county ... Competed with the Impact volleyball club under head coach Kevin Boyke ... Also lettered in basketball ... Collected multiple academic awards and honors.

    Personal: Has five brothers... Majoring in chemistry.

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