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Lena Yee
Lena  Yee

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Honolulu, Hawaii

High School:
Moanalua

Height:
5-2

Position:
L

12/23/2013

Karin Palgutova Selected As All-America Honorable Mention

SJU outsider hitter named AVCA All-America, AVCA All-Region First Team, All-BIG EAST First Team in sophomore season

As a Junior (2007): Started as libero in all 37 matches ... named an AVCA All-America Honorable Mention ... earned her second consecutive BIG EAST Libero of the Year honor ... an All-BIG EAST second team selection ... named to the All-BIG EAST Championship team ... selected to the AVCA All-Northeast Region team ... led the team and set the program's single-season record with 594 digs ... finished the year ranked third in the BIG EAST with 4.75 digs per game ... ended the season ranked second on the all-time career digs list with 1,608 digs ... registered double-digit digs in all but two matches ... recorded 20 or more digs on 10 occasions ... recorded a season-high 30 digs against Delaware in the second round of the NCAA Tournament (Dec. 1) ... named MVP of the IU/adidas Classic (Sept. 14-15) after tallying 44 digs ... selected to the Trojan Invitational (Aug. 24-25) all-tournament team with a 58-dig performance.

As a Sophomore (2006): Named BIG EAST Libero of the Year ... earned a spot on the All-BIG EAST second team ... Started all 36 matches at the libero position ... finished the season first on the team in digs (552) and third in service aces (32) ... ended the year ranked sixth in the BIG EAST in digs ... finished year ranked second all-time in single-season digs and seventh all-time in career digs ... posted double-digit digs in 31 of 36 contests ... received Fairfield Volleyball Invitational all-tournament team honors after posting 36 digs (Aug. 25-26) ... named to the Gamecock Invitational all-tournament team after totaling six aces and 43 digs (Sept. 8-9) ... recorded a season-high 27 digs against Seton Hall (Oct. 6) ... recorded 25 digs against Notre Dame in the BIG EAST semifinals ... collected 20 digs against Minnesota in the second round of the NCAA Tournament (Dec. 1).

As a Freshman (2005): Started all 32 matches at the libero position ... ranked sixth all-time with 462 digs in a single season ... first on the team and fifth in the BIG EAST in digs ... fourth on team with 20 service aces ... recorded double-digit digs in 24 of 32 contests ... posted a season high 34 digs against Notre Dame (Oct. 8).

At Moanalua: Three-year letterwinner in volleyball ... named Most Valuable Player in 2002 ... received all-state first team honors and was a member of the OIA Division first team in 2004 ... also lettered four years in soccer.

Off The Court
Yee, a sport management major, lists winning the program's first BIG EAST Tournament Championship last year as her top moment from 2007. She enjoys cooking, going to the beach and playing soccer. Her goals for next year include winning the BIG EAST Tournament for the second straight year and making it to the NCAA Tournament for the third consecutive year. She lists "Friends" as her favorite TV Show, Jennifer Aniston as her favorite actress and Misty May as her favorite athlete.

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