More than 2,500 Conference USA athletes honored
Redshirt freshman put up 12.57 assists per set in wins
Owls pull even in Conference USA action with pair of home wins
Freshman pounds 17 kills in four-set win
Four Owls post double figures in kills
2014 (RSo.): Named an AVCA Southwest Region Honorable Mention ... Selected to the C-USA All-Conference Second-Team ... Earned the C-USA Setter of the Week (10/6) ... Was named to the Preseason All-C-USA Team ... Selected to the All-Rice Invitational I Team, Courtyard Midtown All-Tournament Team and All-Marquette Invitational Team (MVP) ... named to the Commissioner's Honor Roll ... ranked 27th in the nation and first in C-USA in assists per set (11.07) ... was third in C-USA in total assists (1,173) ... second on the Owls with 13 double-doubles ... led the Owls in total assists and was tied with Kimberly Vaio for the team lead in service aces with 19 ...27 matches in which she recorded 30 or more assists and 14 matches of 40 or more assists ... set a season-high with 55 assists in a win over James Madison (Sept. 13) ... posted a career-high 19 digs in a win over Marquette (Sept. 12) ... had a career-high eight kills vs. Toledo (Sept. 6).
2013 (RFr.): Selected to both the C-USA All-Conference Second Team and the C-USA All-Freshman Team ... Named the C-USA setter of the week (10/14) ... Became the first Owl to be named to the C-USA All-Freshman Team since Jillian Humphrey in 2011 ... Recorded a team-best 872 assists in 84 sets played (10.3 per set), eighth-most in the conference ... was fifth in C-USA league play with 503 assists (11.43 per set) ... set a career-high with 62 assists at UTSA (10/18) ... notched 30 or more assists in 17 of the 25 matches she played in, including 11 straight matches to end the season ... named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2012 (Fr.): Did not see game action ... Named to C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
High School:A 2012 graduate of Slinger High School... Played for coach Jill Risse... Four-year starter and four-year letterwinner... Second-team all-conference and first-team all-area as a freshman... Missed most of sophomore season due to injury... First-team all-area, first-team all-conference, and team MVP as a junior... First-team all-conference, team MVP, and team captain for 2011... Led the team in assists, kills, digs and aces as a senior... Played club volleyball for Milwaukee Sting and Club Fusion... National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, and Science Olympiad... Ranked seventh in her class out of 217 with a 3.98 grade point average (4.0 scale).
Personal: Full name: Sara Ellyn Blasier... Born: Feb. 25, 1994... Parents: Mark and Amy Blasier (three brothers)... Rice College: Wiess
Owls Win In Five Sets On Senior Night
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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.
Owls Take Down Herd in Three Sets
11/08/2015 - The Rice Owls volleyball team recorded their ninth sweep of the season with a straight sets (25-17, 25-19, 25-20) victory at Marshall Sunday...
Mikesky Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District Team
11/05/2015 - Rice junior outside hitter Leah Mikesky was named to the District 15 CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team, the organization announced on Thursday.
Roadrunners Defeat Owls in Four Sets
11/04/2015 - Despite double-doubles from Madison McDaniel and Leah Mikesky, the Rice Owls volleyball team was unable to find a rhythm offensively in a four set ...
Owls Travel to UTSA Wednesday, Marshall on Sunday
11/03/2015 - The Rice Owls volleyball squad begins the final stretch of four matches in the regular season starting this Wednesday (6 p.m.) in San Antonio...
McDaniel Named National Player of the Week
11/03/2015 - Rice sophomore Madison McDaniel added to her list of 2015 accolades by being named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I National Player of the Week, ...
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