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      Ashley Mariani
Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Arlington, Texas

High School:
Arlington H.S.

Height:
6-1

Position:
OH/RS

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CAREER HIGHS
Kills: 18, 2x (MR vs. South Carolina, 11/19/14)
Attacks: 57 (Jacksonville State, 9/21/13)
Hitting Pct.: .423 (at Coastal Carolina, 9/13/14))
Assists: 1, 7x (MR vs. South Carolina, 11/19/14)
Aces: 2 (South Carolina, 11/19/14)
Solo Blocks: 1 (at Coastal Carolina, 9/13/14)
Block Assists: 6, 2x (MR vs. Missouri, 11/7/14)
Total Blocks: 6, 2x (MR vs. Missouri, 11/7/14)
Digs: 19 (Mississippi State, 11/30/13)
*Through November 29, 2014

AS A SOPHOMORE (2014)
    • Appeared in all 32 matches for UT, getting 29 starts along the way and finishing with 168 kills, 73 digs, and 36 blocks on the season
    • Led the team in kills six times on the year, including three times in the final four matches of the season
    • Put down 18 kills against South Carolina on Nov. 19, matching her career-high. She added 10 digs that afternoon, completing her second double-double of the season
    • Slammed 18 kills, a new career-high, and scooped up 13 digs against Missouri on Nov. 7
    • Concluded the year with six matches of 10 or more kills, including a 15-kill day in a 3-1 win over Cleveland State on Aug. 30
    • Posted 11 kills on a .333 hitting percentage at No. 18 Kentucky on Oct. 29
    • Notched 14 kills on a season-best .423 hitting percentage at Coastal Carolina on Sept. 13
    • Logged a career-high six blocks on a pair of occasions, doing so at Mississippi State on Oct. 17 and again against Missouri on Nov. 7

AS A FRESHMAN (2013)
  • Started all 32 matches for the Lady Vols, totaling 292 kills, 121 digs, 44 total blocks, and five service aces
  • Tallied her 12th game of the season with 10 or more kills as she laid down 10 against South Carolina (9/29)
  • Recorded back-to-back double-doubles against Jacksonville State (9/21) with 12 kills and a career-best 17 digs and followed up with 10 kills and 10 digs against Coastal Carolina (9/21)
  • Served up her first ace of her collegiate career against ETSU (9/14), while also putting down 10 kills
  • Hit a career-best .346 with 13 kills in nine of UT's first 11 matches
  • Named Cincinnati All-Tournament (8/30-31) Team after leading the tournament with 72 kills
  • Notched 14 kills and hit a team-leading .316 in UT's three-set sweep at Cincinnati (8/30)
  • In her first match as a Lady Vol, posted 10 kills and four blocks against Morehead State (8/30)
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB
  • Played high school volleyball at Arlington High School, where she was a four-year letterwinner and team captain for the Lady Colts
  • Ranked as the 31st-best player in the class of 2013 by PrepVolleyball.com
  • Member of the USA Junior National Team
  • Named to Volleyball Magazine's Girls' Fab 50 list, which recognizes the top 50 seniors in the nation, and their Top 25 Underclassmen list
  • Tabbed to the AVCA Under Armour All-American Watch List
  • Earned Lonestar Volleyball Second Team All-Texas honors after leading the Lady Colts to a 36-13 record as a senior

  • As a junior, garnered District 4-5A Middle Blocker of the Year honors
  • Named to the Texas Sportswriters Association All-State Team and a Lonestar Volleyball All-Texas Honorable Mention
  • Led the Lady Colts to the area, bi-district and district championships in 2011 and 2012, finishing her career with 1,179 kills and 472 blocks
  • Also earned two varsity letters in track & field, where she competed in the high jump
  • Played club volleyball for Dallas Summit

PERSONAL
  • Currently undecided on her major
  • Strives to play volleyball for Team USA in the Olympics
  • Lists her biggest sports thrill as making the Junior National Team
  • Chose Tennessee because it had a family feel and she loves the weather
  • Picked the Lady Vols over offers from Georgia Tech, Ohio State and Purdue

  • Lists hobbies outside of volleyball as photography and arts & crafts
  • Says her club coach and former Tennessee assistant coach Mike Minnis is the biggest sports influence of her career
  • Ashley Nichole Mariani, the daughter of Rebecca Mariani, was born on Sept. 7, 1994 in Dallas, Texas
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