Three Players In Double-Digit Kills Paves Way For Second Win Of Day
Aggie Duo Helps USU To 2-1 Weekend
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. Saint Mary's in the Utah State Invitational, sponsored by Gossner Foods at the Wayne Estes Center, Aug. 30, 2014.
USU Volleyball vs. Fresno State 2013
USU Women's Volleyball vs SJSU 2013
USU Volleyball vs. Colorado State 2013
USU Volleyball vs. Wyoming, 2013
COACHSPEAK: The thing that Rachel has made the biggest jump in is her consistency. She's become a more consistent outside hitter, knowing when to take risks and when to control the ball. She's always been a really nice outside hitter with a nice arm, but she's developed the mentality of a high-level outside hitter this last year. She is also a great competitor and is versatile as evident by her Mountain West and WAC high jump championships.
2013 SEASON (JR): Started and played in all 116 sets of all 31 matches, one of four Aggies to play in all 31 matches and one of three players to play in all 116 sets... Ranked seventh in the Mountain West in kills with 3.40 per set, finishing with 387 kills... Also finished sixth in the conference in total points with 3.82 per set, totalling 443 points... Hit double-digit kills in 26 matches, including a streak of nine consecutive matches... Set a new career-high with 20 kills against Pacific on Sept. 7... Posted a .185 (387-182-1,111) attack percentage on the year, highlighted by a season-best .444 (11-3-18) at Nevada on Oct. 19... Notched 68 total blocks (0.59 bps) on six solo blocks and 62 block assists... Logged 290 total digs (2.5 dps) with a season-high 16 in the season-opener at Utah on Aug. 30... Also recorded 19 service aces... Was the high jump champion at the Mountain West Indoor Track & Field Championships to earn first-team all-MW accolades... Finished sixth in the high jump at the MW Outdoor Championships... Earned academic all-Mountain West accolades.
2012 SEASON (SO): Played in all 30 matches, seeing action in 110 sets, playing all but one set... Earned first-team all-WAC honors after ranking ninth in the league in kills (2.96), posting a .224 attack percentage (326-141-825)... Recorded a .300 attack percentage or better in nine matches, led by career-high .600 (12-0-20) against Texas State on Nov. 14... Pounded double-digit kills in 19 total matches, including streak of seven in a row and 11 of last 14 matches of season... Logged 15 or more kills in six matches, highlighted by a then career-high 18 at UTSA on Sept. 13, adding 17 twice, first against Montana on Aug. 31 and again against UT Arlington on Oct. 25... Tallied 30 or more attacks in 11 matches, led by a then career-high 53 attacks in WAC Tournament match against UT Arlington on Nov. 19... Posted 61 total blocks (0.55 bps) on two solo blocks and 59 block assists, posting five or more blocks in four matches, led by six each against Utah Valley on Oct. 9 and against UTA on Nov. 19... Logged 76 total digs (0.69 dps), posting season-high five digs in two matches, first against Montana on Aug. 31 and at Idaho on Oct. 18... Was the high jump champion at WAC Outdoor Championships, also earning first-team all-WAC recognition... Also earned first-team all-WAC accolades at the WAC Indoor Championships after finishing second in the high jump... Earned academic all-WAC accolades.
2011 SEASON (FR): Appeared in 21 matches, starting six times... Had 78 kills, setting her career-high with 14 at both Louisiana Tech on Sept. 29 and at New Mexico State on Oct. 1... Tallied 20 or more attempts in seven matches, led by then career-high 33 at New Mexico State on Oct. 1... Had season-best .263 attack percentage (7-2-19) vs. Pacific on Aug. 26... Had 73 digs during the year, setting her personal best of 23 at Louisiana Tech on Sept. 29, one of two matches with double-digit digs, adding 10 vs. Hawai'i on Sept. 24... Finished the season with four assists and 18 block assists... Had a then career-best four block assists vs. Fresno State on Oct. 13, while adding three at both Cal State Fullerton on Sept. 17 and at Hawai'i on Oct. 21... Earned first-team all-WAC honors in track & field after placing third in the high jump at the WAC Championships, helping USU to its first women's Outdoor WAC title... Earned academic all-WAC honors in both volleyball and track & field.
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Earned first-team all-region honors in each of her final three years at Thatcher (Ariz.) High School, helping her team to the 2A state championship in 2008, and runner-up finishes in 2009 and 2010... Earned first-team small school all-state honors twice... Also competed for Club Red... Was a state champion in the high jump all four years of high school clearing 5'10" her senior season... A member of the National Honor Society and the school's honor roll.
PERSONAL: One of four children of Ray and Kim Orr... Majoring in exercise science.