JUNIOR SEASON (2007)
All-C-USA Second Team
Earned the Hally Beth Poindexter Award as co-MVP for the team... Named to the Mizuno Invitational (1) All-Tournament Team... Appeared in 101 games (27 matches)... Led the team with 348 kills and in attacks (981)... Double-digits in kills 19 matches... Second on team with 363 digs and second in points (400)... Slammed season and career-high 21 kills vs. Lamar and at Southern Miss... 20 kills vs. Stephen F Austin and 19 vs. Texas A&M Corpus Christi... 18 kills vs. Marshall and East Carolina... Second on team with 3.59 digs a game... Tied career-high with 24 digs vs. Houston... 23 digs vs. Marshall and 22 digs vs. East Carolina... C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2006)
Hampered by injury throughout the season, playing in just 13 matches and 44 games... Shifted from the middle to the outside, playing both sides... Closed out the season as a force for the Owls in the final three matches, leading the team with 3.0 kpg and hitting .299 on the right side while adding 4.62 dpg... Posted career highs of 16 kills and 24 digs at SMU... Received the Rice Commitment Award.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2005)
Played and started every game and match for the Owls... Took on the role of middle blocker during the pre-season, making 28 starts at that position... Started the final match of the year on the outside... Finished the year with 223 kills, recording a high of 14 three times... Recorded a triple-double at Houston with 12 kills, 11 assists and 17 digs... Added four double-doubles during the season... Posted a best of seven blocks at UT-San Antonio... Received the Rice Most Improved Award.
A 2005 graduate of Sycamore High School in Sycamore, Ill... Two-year starter and letterwinner for the Sycamore High School Spartans and coach Debbie Klock... Led the Spartans to a 37-2 record and a second consecutive super-sectionals bid in 2004... Earned All-State honorable mention... All-conference honoree... Also started and lettered freshman and sophomore years at DeKalb High School in DeKalb, Ill... Graduated with a 3.5 GPA.
Full name: Jessica Nicole Holderness... Born: October 6, 1986 at Dekalb, Ill... Parents: David and Terri Holderness (three sisters)... College: Hanszen.
Volleyball Team Falls In First Round at C-USA...
11/20/2015 - The Rice volleyball team jumped out to a solid opening set, but Southern Miss rallied to claim each of the next three on the way to a 17-25, 25-15,...
Mikesky Named to C-USA All-Academic Team
11/19/2015 - Rice junior outside hitter Leah Mikesky was selected to the Conference USA All-Academic Volleyball Team, the league office announced Thursday...
Owls Begin C-USA Tournament Friday vs. Southern...
11/19/2015 - The Rice Owls volleyball team opens the C-USA Championship against Southern Miss on Friday at 2 p.m. in San Antonio.
Volleyball Places Five on All-C-USA Teams
11/17/2015 - Rice volleyball had five players named to the 2015 All-Conference USA Volleyball teams for a second consecutive season, the league office announced...
Volleyball Sweeps UAB to Close Regular Season
11/14/2015 - The Rice Owls volleyball team closed out the C-USA regular season with a 3-0 sweep (25-17, 25-15, 25-19) of the UAB Blazers Saturday afternoon at...
Owls Win In Five Sets On Senior Night
11/12/2015 - Madison McDaniel, Leah Mikesky and Noelle Whitlock all posted double-doubles to help the Rice Owls volleyball team secure the team’s 20th win...
Volleyball Set to Host UTEP on Senior Day
11/11/2015 - The Rice Owls volleyball team closes out the 2015 C-USA season this week with a pair of matches, beginning Thursday at Tudor Fieldhouse vs. UTEP on...
Volleyball Announces Three Signings
11/11/2015 - Rice volleyball head coach Genny Volpe announced the signing of three student-athletes on Wednesday to enroll in school and join the Owls in 2016.
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