Junior Setter Paige Following In Sisters Chelsi And Taubi's Footsteps
Three Players In Double-Digit Kills Paves Way For Second Win Of Day
Utah State Volleyball Earns 600th All-Time Victory And First Of Season With Four-Setter Over Northern Iowa Saturday
USU Believed To Be 102nd Team In NCAA History To Reach 600-Win Plateau; Neves Moves Up To No. 7 On Career Assists List
Orr Leads Three Aggies In Double-Figure Kills, Followed By Etimani's Career-High 11 And Brainard's 10 Kills; Neves Reaches 2,000 Career Assists Mark
Aggies Have A Great Deal Of Talent And Depth, Mixing Veterans And Newcomers
USU vs BSU 11/25/2014 Volleyball
USU vs UNLV 11/19/2014 Volleyball
USU vs New Mexico Volleyball 11/01/2014
USU vs WY Volleyball 09/27/2014
USU vs CS Volleyball 09/25/2014
COACHSPEAK: Paige has continued to increase her volleyball IQ. She has also increased her leadership skills and her ability to become not just someone who distributes, but a setter.
QUICKLY: Enters senior season No. 4 on USU's career assists list with 3,118, needing 1,402 for the No. 1 spot of 4,520 assists held by Chelsea Fowles... Passed her older sister Chelsi Neves (2000-01) for the No. 4 spot with 2,809 assists... At current 1039.3 assists per season pace, would finish with 4,157 career assists, becoming just second player in USU history with 4,000 career assists and passing Carrie Steverson (1988-91) for the No. 2 spot with 3,942 career assists.
2013 SEASON (JR): Played in 30 matches, seeing time in 109 sets... Tallied more than 30 assists in all but four matches, including 15 matches with 40 or more and three with 50 or more, highlighted by tying career-high with 58 against UNLV on Oct. 26... Finished the season with 1,147 assists to average 10.52 per set and rank fifth in the Mountain West, while ranking third in MW-only matches with 10.93 assists per set... The 1,147 assists ranks as No. 9 on USU's single-season assists list... Had 31 total service aces, highlighted by a season-best five against Air Force on Nov. 25... Ranked eighth in the MW in service aces at 0.28 per set, while ranking tied for sixth in MW-only matches with 0.31 service aces per set... Matched her career-high kill count with five at Weber State on Sept. 10 on her way to finishing the season with 74 total kills (0.68 kps) and a .384 attack percentage (74-16-151)... Logged a single solo block on the year at UNLV on Nov. 21, while assisting in 60 blocks (0.56 bps)... Posted 253 digs (2.32 dps) during the season, setting a new career-best with 22 against Northern Iowa on Aug. 31... Earned academic all-Mountain West accolades as well as Mountain West Scholar-Athlete honors.
2012 SEASON (SO): Played in 29 total matches, playing 108 sets, missing the three-set, season-opening win over Portland due to injury, before playing in every other set during the season... Earned first-team all-WAC accolades... Dished out 1,097 total assists for a 10.16 assists per set average, ranking third in the WAC... The 1,097 assists were the No. 12 mark on USU's single-season record list... Distributed 30 or more assists in total of 24 matches, including 11 with 40 or more and four with 50 or more helpers, highlighted by career-high 58 against Montana on Aug. 31... Tallied 53 assists in back-to-back matches, first against Denver on Oct. 6 and again against Utah Valley on Oct. 9... Added 51 helpers vs. Seattle on Sept. 20... Tallied a .261 attack percentage (53-22-119), highlighted by tying career-high with five kills at Denver on Nov. 1, one of five matches with three or more kills, posting a career-high attack percentage with at least five kills with a .667 (5-1-6) in that match... Served up 17 total service aces, including two with multiple aces, first tying career-high of two with pair at Kansas State on Sept. 8 and then setting new career-best with six aces at Denver on Nov. 1... Registered 259 digs (2.40 dps), including double-digit digs in 11 matches, featuring tying a then career-high 19 at Idaho on Oct. 8... Logged 70 total blocks (0.65 bps) on four solo and 66 block assists, posting career-high tying six at New Mexico State on Nov. 3... Earned academic all-WAC accolades.
2011 SEASON (RS-FR): Played in 28 matches during the season, starting 26 times, and playing in 99 sets... Named to WAC all-freshman team after leading USU in assists with 874, ranking seventh in the WAC overall in assists at 8.83 per set and also seventh in WAC only matches at 9.1 assists per set... Dished out 40 or more assists in six matches during the year highlighted by a then career-high 50 assists twice, first at Weber State on Sept. 6 and against Idaho on Nov. 5... Had the highest hitting percentage on the team hitting .225 (56-24-142) with 56 kills... Finished the year with 16 service aces, 246 digs (2.48 per set), one solo block as part of 70 total blocks (0.71 per set)... Posted lone solo block as part of career-high tying six total blocks vs. New Mexico State on Oct. 27, matching that with six block assists vs. Syracuse on Sept. 2... Registered four or more kills in five matches, led by career-high match at Cal State Fullerton on Sept. 17 when she had then career-bests of five kills, nine attempts and .444 hitting percentage (5-1-9)... Notched a then career-high two service aces twice, first vs. San José State on Sept. 22 and vs. Fresno State on Oct. 13... Logged a then career-high 19 digs vs. Syracuse on Sept. 2, one of 12 double-digit dig outings... Earned academic all-WAC honors.
2010 SEASON (FR): Redshirted during her first year at Utah State.
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Earned all-conference and all-state honors in each of her four years at Burlington High School and led her team to the state championship during her senior season... Also played basketball and ran track in high school... Earned all-conference and all-state honors as a sophomore, junior and senior, playing basketball as she helped her team to back-to-back state titles.
PERSONAL: One of nine children of Jay and Susan Neves... Her sister Chelsi played at Utah State from 2000-01, while her sister Taubi played at USU from 2002-03 and has been an assistant for Coach DuBose since the 2007 season... Pursuing a double-major of communicative disorders and deaf education along with family, consumer and human development... Last name is pronounced Kneevs.