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      Lexi Dempsey
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Palm Springs, Calif.

High School:
Palm Springs H.S.

Last College:
Portland

Height:
5-10

Position:
S

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CAREER HIGHS
Kills: 3, 2x (Mississippi State, 11/30/13)
Attacks: 11 (UNC Asheville, 9/6/13)
Hitting Pct.: 1.000 (South Carolina, 10/25/13)
Assists: 51 (ETSU, 9/14/13)
Aces: 3 (UNC Asheville, 9/6/13)
Solo Blocks: --
Block Assists: 4 (UT Martin, 9/7/13)
Total Blocks: 4 (UT Martin, 9/7/13)
Digs: 19 (Georgia, 10/4/13)
*Through November 30, 2013

AS A SOPHOMORE AT TENNESSEE (2013)
  • 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)

AS A FRESHMAN AT PORTLAND (2012)
  • 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)

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB
  • 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

PERSONAL
  • 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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