Academic All-WAC (2006, 2007)
A confident volleyball player who continues to improve her setting skills... Is the only three-year letterwinner on the team and is a leader both on and off the court... Will compete for playing time at both setter and in the back row.
2007 Season (Jr.):
Started five matches and played in 26 during the season... Saw action as both a setter and defensive specialist... Finished the year averaging 2.15 assists, 0.84 digs and 0.22 service aces per game... Finished second on the team with 174 assists and had a season-high 43 at Montana State on Sept. 1... Recorded a career-high four service aces against Fresno State on Oct. 27... Also had a season-high nine digs at Fresno State on Sept. 29... Earned academic all-WAC honors for the second straight year.
2006 Season (So.):
Started 22 matches during the season at setter and played in all 32, including 99 games... Finished the year ranked sixth in the Western Athletic Conference with 9.35 assists per game... Also averaged 2.28 digs, 0.47 blocks, 0.24 kills and 0.13 service aces per game... Recorded career-highs in assists in back-to-back matches during the year as she had 66 assists in a five-game match against Texas-Arlington and then had 66 assists against Arkansas-Little Rock in a five-game match... Also had a career-high 19 digs against Texas-Arlington... Recorded a career-high three kills three times during the season and notched double-digits in digs 10 times... Her best blocking match of the season came against Boise State as she had a career-high six block assists... An academic all-WAC selection.
2005 Season (Fr.):
Played in 26 matches and 73 games in her first season at Utah State... Averaged 1.33 digs per game as she played entirely in the back row during the season... Recorded double-digits in digs twice during the year as she posted a season-high 15 digs against Lamar on Aug. 26 and then had 14 digs against Texas-Pan American on Aug. 27... Also recorded 15 assists and seven service aces during the season.
Helped lead her team to a first-place finish at the Fraser Valley District Championships in 2005 and a fifth-place finish at the Provincial High School Championships... Also won a club provincial and club national championship in 2004... Was an all-star selection at the Provincial Championships in both 2004 and 2005, along with being named the Most Valuable Player of the Fraser Valley District Championships... Also participated in basketball, soccer, cross country and track and field... A member of the honor roll all five years in high school.
Born July 23, 1987 in Salmon Arm, British Columbia... One of three children of Leigh and Marj Hillier... Her father played rugby at the University of British Columbia and for the Canadian National Team... Majoring in international studies.
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