Yuliya  Stoyanova

1Yuliya Stoyanova


Sofia, Bulgaria

High School:
81 SOU Victor Hugo





"Yuliya will be one of the most important players on our team this year. With over 300 games of experience, she is the one person who we can put on the court in every situation. She does not get rattled by anything that happens, because she's seen it all. The sooner she can get back on the court, the more our team will be able to benefit from her experience level. She's a six-rotation player who has seen time at both right side and outside for us throughout her career. That flexibility and her ability to get kills will provide much-needed stability to our lineup."

2006 (JUNIOR):

Earned AVCA Honorable Mention All-America honors for the second consecutive season...Named to the All-SEC Second Team...Career average of 3.75 kills/game is the third-highest recorded at Rocky Top...Is also third on the UT career attacks/game chart with 9.55 per contest...Is 10th all-time in blocks/game with an average of 0.82...Recorded the seventh-best single-season attacks/game average in 2006 with 10.88...Had 10 double-doubles on the year, including five straight from Sept. 8-19..Posted double-digit kill totals in 19 of the 22 matches in which she competed...Named MVP of Pitt Invitational (Sept. 8-9)...Earned SEC Player of the Week honors for the week of Sept. 11 after posting consecutive double-doubles in matches against Pittsburgh and Marshall...Led the team and finished fifth in the SEC with 4.08 kills per game...Third on the squad with 343 kills and fourth with 232 digs...Posted 23 kills and a season-high six blocks against Marshall in Pittsburgh...Became just the 15th person in UT history to record 1,000 career kills in the first game of the Lady Vols' 3-1 victory over Auburn...Collected a career-high 25 digs at Arkansas on Oct. 20...Tied her career high in kills with 25 against Kentucky on Nov. 1...Missed the final five contests of the season after suffering a torn ACL in the second game against Alabama on Nov. 3.


Was named an AVCA Honorable Mention All-American following an extremely successful sophomore campaign...Earned All-SEC First Team honors after finishing fourth in the conference with an average of 4.15 kills/game...Played in 31 matches, starting 27...Was the Lady Vol kill leader in 18 of those matches and the block leader in two others...Collected double-digit kill totals in 26 matches over the course of the season...Recorded her first of seven double-doubles on the year with 10 kills and 10 digs against Utah in the team's second match of the season...Was named the CVU.com National Player of the Week (9/13/05) after knocking out 52 kills in a two-day span, beginning with 15 versus Baylor on Sept. 9...Had 19 the next morning against Central Michigan and 18 against College of Charleston to round out the amazing set of performances...Hitting percentage of .500 (19-3-32) in the match against Central Michigan marked her highest of the season...The .459 (18-1-37) average that she put up versus College of Charleston was her second-highest...Started a 14-match double-digit kill streak in the SEC opener at Arkansas with 17 kills and 13 digs...Also hit at an impressive .421 clip (17-1-38) in the three-game sweep...Followed that performance with 19 kills at LSU on Sept. 25 and a personal record 25 kills in UT's 3-2 loss at No. 6 Louisville on Sept. 28...Also set a career high in total attacks with 70 versus the Cardinals...Tallied kill totals of 11 and 18 in the Big Orange's next set of matches against Ole Miss and Mississippi State, respectively...Posted consecutive double-doubles in road matches against Florida and Georgia before putting up 20 kills in a 3-1 victory at Auburn on Oct. 14...Contributed 15 kills and 10 digs for her sixth double-double of the season at Alabama two days later...Led the Lady Vols in kills for the 13th time on the year with 17 at South Carolina...Also tacked on eight digs and had a .302 (17-4-43) hitting percentage...Had 12 kills, nine digs and hit .258 (12-4-31) in a sweep of Georgia in front of 3,311 Lady Vol faithful at Thompson-Boling Arena on Oct. 28...Filled up the stat sheet in the Orange and White's monumental homecourt victory over No. 4 Florida with 15 kills and career highs in digs (19), block assists (8) and total blocks (9)...Concluded her 14-match double-digit kill streak with 10 in a sweep of Kentucky...Collected 18 kills in an SEC Tournament Semifinal loss to Alabama...Tallied 20 kills in the Big Orange's amazing comeback from a 2-0 deficit to defeat No. 7 Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., on Nov. 26...Recorded five kills in the deciding fifth game alone, which UT won 15-9...Had 10 kills in the NCAA First Round win over Jacksonville State...Came through in the clutch again with five kills in the fifth and final game of Tennessee's comeback victory over defending National Finalist No. 17 Minnesota...Led the team with 16 kills and was second in hitting percentage with a .297 (16-5-37) average...Continued her NCAA tournament success with 12 kills in a narrow four-game victory at No. 2 Penn State in the NCAA Regional Quarterfinals...Added kill totals of seven and five in UT's final two matches of the year, against No. 8 Missouri and, eventual national champion, No. 3 Washington, respectively...Also earned Academic All-SEC honors for the second consecutive season.

2004 (FRESHMAN):

Named the AVCA All-South Region Freshman of the Year...Attained mention to the All-SEC Second and All-Freshman Teams...Earned the Domino's Pizza Lady Vol Classic MVP trophy after tallying 3.70 kills/game, hitting .394 and recording 12 blocks to help lead the Big Orange to a 3-0 mark at the tournament...Third on the team in kills/game with 3.35 and fourth in hitting percentage (.257)...Her 0.95 blocks/game was the third-highest average on the team...Hit .321 (14-5-28) in UT's 3-1 victory over Villanova in season opener...Compiled impressive .462 hitting percentage (13-1-26) in 3-0 sweep over Duke...Hit .407 (16-5-27) in 3-0 sweep at No. 18 Loyola Marymount...Named to the all-tournament team at the LMU Four Points Sheraton Volleyball Classic after hitting .395 with 4.3 kills/game...Posted nine kills in 3-0 sweep over Wake Forest...Recorded 13 kills and hit .522 (13-1-23) in 3-0 sweep over Tennessee-Martin on Sept. 11...Hit .370 with 15 kills in 3-1 win over No. 24 Purdue...Posted a .355 hitting percentage with 16 kills and compiled 10 digs in UT's 3-1 win over Western Michigan on Sept. 17...Hit at a .316 clip (10-4-19) in Lady Vols' 3-0 sweep over Virginia Tech...Had 11 kills in 3-1 setback at Michigan...Named to the all-tournament team at the Michigan/Nike Invitational after compiling 3.7 kills/game...Had four blocks in SEC season opener, a 3-0 win over Ole Miss...Hit .438 (9-2-16) in 3-0 sweep against Mississippi State on Sept. 26...Knocked out kills at an impressive .667 clip (12-0-18) in Tennessee's 3-0 sweep over Kentucky, including a .727 percentage in the second game (8-0-11)...Contributed 10 kills and nine digs to UT's 3-0 winning effort versus Ole Miss on Oct. 10...Led the Lady Vols with 17 kills in the Big Orange's 3-1 win at Auburn, including hitting at a .714 clip (5-0-7) in game two...Hit .500 (8-2-12) and tallied four blocks in game one of Tennessee's 3-1 win at Alabama on Oct. 17...Set the pace in the contest with a then-career-high 19 kills and six blocks...Led UT with 16 kills in the Lady Vols' 3-1 loss to Florida on Oct. 22...Also contributed 10 digs in the contest...Recorded 11 kills and three blocks in a 3-0 sweep over Georgia...Put away the win with a kill off Julie Knytych's 1,000th assist of the season...Team-leading 18 kills in 3-1 home win versus South Carolina...Contributed 12 putaways in UT's 3-1 win at Kentucky...Had a double-double in Tennessee's 3-1 triumph over Appalachian State with 11 kills and 11 digs...Led the Lady Vols in kills with 18 as UT topped Arkansas on Nov. 5...Had a match-high nine blocks and hit .320 (11-3-25) at Georgia...Recorded the match-winning point on her 14th kill in the Big Orange's historic, 3-2, win at Florida, which clinched Tennessee's first regular-season conference title in school history...Also added six blocks to the cause...Posted six blocks in UT's 3-1 win versus Auburn in the SEC Quarterfinals on Nov. 19...Led the Lady Vols with 17 kills in their semifinal win over Arkansas...Had 15 digs as Tennessee earned the tourney title with a 3-2 win at Florida on Nov. 21...10 kills against Pittsburgh helped Lady Vols to earn a 3-0 sweep...Also had 10 putaways in the squad's second round win over Texas A&M in NCAA Tournament play...Recorded 14 kills and 11 digs in UT's 3-2 loss to Ohio State in the NCAA Regional Semifinals.


Named Best Hitter at the 2004 Bulgarian National Championships with 81 SOU Victor Hugo High School...Won the Bulgarian national championship in 2002 after placing second at the 2001 national championships...Named Best Hitter at a Christmas tournament in 2000...Played with the Bulgarian Junior National Team, placing third at both the 2001 Balkan Championships in Turkey and the 2002 Junior European Championships.


Majoring in business marketing...Chose to attend UT over the American University in Bulgaria and the University of Auckland, New Zealand...Selected Tennessee because it gave her an excellent opportunity to combine education with sports...Admires Brazilian volleyball players Giba and Andre...Highest aspiration is to win a world championship title...Beyond sports, she would like to be involved with hotel and tourism management...Former teammate, Hristina Slancheva, plays for Memphis...Named "Best Model '99" by Visage...Models herself athletically after Antonina Zetova of the Bulgarian National Team...Enjoys informatic technologies...Yuliya Plamenova Stoyanova, the daughter of Plamen and Natalia Stoyanova, was born on July 22, 1985, in Pleven, Bulgaria.

Kills25 (two times) most recently vs. Kentucky (11/1/06)
Attacks70 at Louisville (9/28/05)
Hitting Pct. (min. 3 att/g).667 (12-0-18) vs. Kentucky (10/3/04)
Assists7 vs. South Carolina (10/27/04)
Aces3 vs. Louisville (9/19)
Solo Blocks2 (four times) most recently at Kentucky (10/11/06)
Block Assists8 (two times) most recently vs. Florida (10/30/05)
Total Blocks9 (two times) most recently vs. Florida (10/30/05)
Digs25 at Arkansas (10/20/06)
Kills25 vs. Kentucky (11/1)
Attacks64 vs. Kentucky (11/1)
Hitting Pct. (min. 3 att/g).415 (19-2-41) vs. Ole Miss (10/29)
Assists3 (two times) most recently at Auburn (9/29)
Aces3 vs. Louisville (9/19)
Solo Blocks2 at Kentucky (10/11)
Block Assists5 vs. Marshall (9/9)
Total Blocks6 vs. Marshall (9/9)
Digs25 at Arkansas (10/20)


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