Lexi  Dempsey

4Lexi Dempsey


Palm Springs, Calif.

High School:
Palm Springs H.S.

Last College:




  • Kills: 4, 3x (last vs. Coppin State, 9/4/15)
  • Attacks: 11 (UNC Asheville, 9/6/13)
  • Hitting Pct.: .500, 3x (last vs. Loyola (MD), 9/12/14)
  • Assists: 51 (ETSU, 9/14/13)
  • Aces: 3 (UNC Asheville, 9/6/13)
  • Solo Blocks: Solo Blocks: 1, 2x (last vs Towson, 8/28/15)
  • Block Assists: 4, 3x (last vs. North Florida, 9/5/15)
  • Total Blocks: 4, 3x (last vs. North Florida, 9/5/15)
  • Digs: 19 (at Georgia, 10/4/13)

AS A SENIOR (2015)

  • Started at setter all 33 matches for Tennessee as a senior. She averaged a career-best 10.18 assists per set (1,181 total assists) and had 2.39 digs per set (277 total). It is the third-most total assists in a season by a Tennessee player in the 30-point rally scoring era.
  • Ended career with 2,976 assists, the fifth-most in Tennessee history.
  • Was named MVP of the Towson Invitational to start the season
  • Made the all-tournament team at the Towson Invitational, the College of Charleston Invitational, and the NC State tournament
  • Has started in every game during her senior season
  • Dished out 50 assists against Towson on Aug. 28

AS A JUNIOR (2014)

  • Appeared in all 32 matches for Tennessee on the season, getting the starting nod at setter 30 times
  • Finished the year with a team-leading 819 assists to go along with 185 digs, 38 kills, and 23 total blocks
  • Closed out the year ranked ninth in the SEC in assists per set at 8.03
  • Climbed into 9th place all-time at Tennessee in the career assist category on Oct. 17 at Mississippi State. She recorded her 1,531st assist in the third set in Starkville, moving her past Allison Stricklin (1994-97) for the ninth-place spot. She finished the match with 21 assists
  • Posted a season-high 46 assists against Missouri on Nov. 7, adding four digs and two kills along the way
  • Led Tennessee in total kills in seven matches on the season
  • Recorded a team-high six double-doubles on the year to lead Tennessee in the category for the second consecutive season
  • Two of those double-doubles came in conference play: she finished with 36 assists and 13 digs at Auburn on Nov. 7 and 27 assists and 12 digs against South Carolina on Nov. 19
  • Had six matches of 40 or more assists on the year, including a pair of 44-assist performances against Kennesaw State (9/12) and Mercer (9/20)
  • Began the year with four consecutive matches of 30 or more assists, including 32 in the season-opening win against Tennessee Tech (8/29)
  • Recorded her first career solo block during a 3-0 win over Montana State on Sept. 20


  • Appeared in 32 matches, starting 31, dishing out 976 assists and recording 295 digs, 13 total blocks, and 19 service aces
  • Her 16 total double-doubles this season are third in the SEC
  • Dished out 40 or more assists in nine matches
  • Handed out 43 helpers with 15 digs against LSU (9/17)
  • Picked up her 12th double-double against then-No. 25 Mizzou (10/11)
  • Recorded back-to-back doubles against Georgia (10/4) and Kentucky (10/6), including dishing out 30 assists while scooping up a career-high 19 digs
  • Handed out 42 helpers with seven digs against South Carolina (9/29) to open league action
  • Registered two double-doubles in three games during the Tennessee Invitational as she scooped up 14 digs and handed out 29 assists against Jacksonville State (9/21), and followed up with 13 digs and 27 assists against Coastal Carolina (9/21)
  • Notched three double-doubles in four games at the Comcast Lady Vol Classic, including a career-best 51 assists with 16 digs against ETSU (9/14)
  • Tallied three straight games with double-doubles against Chatt (9/5), UNC-Asheville (9/6), and UT-Martin (9/7)
  • Recorded a double-double at Cincinnati (8/31), with 27 assists in the Lady Vols' five-set victory over Morehead State (8/30)
  • Recorded 42 of the team's 46 assists in a loss to Mississippi State (11/30)


  • Played the 2012 season at the University of Portland in Portland, Ore.
  • As one of the Pilots' setters in their 6-2 offense, Dempsey appeared in all 30 matches as a freshman
  • Ranked second on the team with 403 assists for an average of 3.66 helpers per set
  • Led the Pilots and ranked in the top 20 of the West Coast Conference in services aces per set (0.24), finishing the season with 26 total aces
  • Posted four matches with 20 or more assists, including a career-best 24-helper effort in a five-set win over UNLV (Sept. 1), which the Pilots hit a season-best .308
  • Tallied one double-double with 11 assists and 11 digs at Santa Clara (Nov. 3)


  • Three-year letterwinner and a captain for the Palm Springs Indians in Palm Springs, Calif.
  • Led the Indians to three-straight Desert Valley League titles
  • Three-time honoree on the All-Desert Sun Team
  • Named First Team Desert Valley League as a junior and senior
  • Earned Team MVP honors in 2010 and 2011
  • Six-time recipient of the Principal's Award for owning a 4.0+ GPA
  • Played club for 951 Elite from 2010-12
  • Participated in the 2010 Junior Olympics and the 2011 AAU Junior National Volleyball Championships


  • Majoring in communications
  • Chose to transfer to Tennessee for its outstanding academic and athletic programs, the support the athletes receive, UT's high standards of success and to take on an overall new challenge
  • Lists reading, going to the beach and spending time with friends as her favorite hobbies outside of volleyball
  • Lists her mother as the biggest sports influence in her life because she introduced her to the sport she loves and has been her biggest cheerleader throughout the process
  • One of her in-match volleyball superstitions is to go through the exact same routine before every serve
  • Her mother played volleyball at Dominican University of California in San Rafael, Calif., where she earned team and conference MVP honors
  • Alexis Marie Dempsey, the daughter of Leah Wiltgen, was born on Sept. 9, 1994 in Rancho Mirage, Calif.


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