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Alex Holston

RS/S

Height
6' 1"
CLASS
Fr.
Hometown
Olney, Md.
School
Sherwood

 

·         Club: Metro American

·         Major: Social & Behavioral Sciences

 

AS A FRESHMAN (2013)

Played in all 32 matches -- and 108 sets -- her freshmen season at Florida en route to AVCA All-America Honorable Mention honors as one of the most talented right sides in the SEC…Picked up All-Southeastern Conference, All-SEC Freshman Team and AVCA All-Region honors as just a freshman…Earned 18 starts her first season on campus…Ranked sixth in the SEC with a .382 clip, second among freshmen in the league, and had 10 double-digit kill performances…Ranked 32nd in the NCAA with her .382 hitting efficiency…Was twice named the SEC Freshman of the Week in 2013…Named to the 2013 USA Volleyball Collegiate National Team for the European Tour and won silver with Team USA over the summer alongside teammates Simone Antwi and Gabby Mallette…Holston’s freshman All-America nod gave the Gators a freshman All-American for the second straight year after Živa Recek’s stellar first year on campus in 2012…Picked up her first SEC weekly honor the first weekend in October when she registered just one error the entire weekend, hitting .567 combined in Florida’s sweeps of Texas A&M and Alabama…Holston tallied 10 kills in Florida’s 3-0 win over Texas A&M with a .474 clip…Was virtually unstoppable with a .727 hitting percentage – her season-best – at Alabama, notching eight kills in the three-set victory…Had another career outing at Texas A&M on the road as the Gators put together a thrilling five-set win on the road…Set career highs for kills (21) and points (23.0) at Texas A&M…Debuted as a Gator with a .436 hitting percentage in her opening weekend as a Gator – a program-best for a first-year Gator…Hit .500 or above on six different occasions her freshman season and was error free in four matches…Tallied one service ace in her Florida debut against New Orleans August 30…Additionally, her five blocks in her first career outing against New Orleans were her best of the season.

 

PRIOR TO FLORIDA

Right-side hitter/setter from Sherwood High School…A lefty who can touch 10-5 and has a 6-4 wingspan…Named the 2011 and 2012 Maryland Gatorade Player of the Year as a six-rotation hitter and was No. 9 on PrepVolleyball’s Senior Aces list, including ranking second among both right-side hitters and setters…Highest-ranked signee since Kelly Murphy in 2008 and the sixth top-10 Gator recruit since PrepVolleyball’s Senior Aces was started in 2003…Finalist for PrepVolleyball’s National Junior of the Year in 2011 and National Sophomore of the Year in 2010…Sherwood High School won three consecutive Maryland 4A State Championships and claimed 55 straight matches from Sept. 11, 2010 to Holston’s final match in the state championship final Nov. 19, 2012…Played for Metro American Volleyball Club…Three-time MaxPreps/AVCA High School Player of the Week, two-time Gazette Player of the Year, 2011 Metro Player of the Year and two-time First Team All-Met…Thrived under Sherwood head coach Brian McCarty, registering 874 kills, 418 digs, 166 aces and 149 blocks in her three years since the Warriors’ turnaround from a 9-7 team in 2009 to three-time state champions in 2010 (24-1), 2011 (19-0) and 2012 (19-0)…Boasted a .494 hitting percentage as a senior and registered a career-best 42 kills against Johnson High in a four-set match late in the season…Also an experienced high jumper and was the 2010 Maryland 4A State Champion in the event…Entertained offers from 47 different programs but picked Florida because of the opportunity to play for Wise and compete in the SEC.

 

HOLSTON’S CAREER STATISTICS

Season

SP

MP

K

K/S

E

TA

Pct

A

A/S

SA

SA/S

SE

DIG

D/S

RE

BS

BA

TB

B/S

BE

BHE

Points

Pts/S

2013

108

32

285

2.64

71

562

.381

3

0.03

1

0.01

1

42

0.39

1

5

50

55

0.51

5

0

316.0

2.93

TOTAL

108

32

285

2.64

71

562

.381

3

0.03

1

0.01

1

42

0.39

1

5

50

55

0.51

5

0

316.0

2.93

 

HOLSTON’S CAREER HIGHS

Kills

21 at Texas A&M (11/3/13)

 

Hitting Percentage

.727 at Alabama (10/6/13)

 

Assists

1, 3x, last vs. Mizzou (11/15/13)

 

Service Aces

1 vs. New Orleans (8/30/13)

 

Blocks

5 vs. New Orleans (8/30/13)

 

Points

23.0 at Texas A&M (11/3/13)

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