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Alex Holston

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

·         Club: Metro American

·         Major: Social & Behavioral Sciences

 

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.

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