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18 Allison Nieters

Third-year performer that remained one of the top defensive players in the MAAC and the country as a sophomore in 2008... Two-time MAAC Defensive Player of the Year holds Iona's career (1,557), single-season (849, 2007) and single-game dig records (43, two occassions in 2007)... Will look to make the transition to the front row after two outstanding years at libero...  Should become the eighth player in school history to record 1,000 digs on Sep. 6 vs. Troy and set the school record with her 1,361st dig on Oct. 26 at Saint Peter's breaking the six-year old mark set by Kathy Kunath in 2002... Was the fastest player in school history to record 1,000 digs... Has never missed a set in two seasons in Maroon & Gold... Born March 15, 1989.

AS A SOPHOMORE:
One of two players to appear in and start all 31 matches for the Gaels (classmate Colleen Genett) and all 119 sets played (Sarah Wiener)... Was one of the top defensive players in the country, earning her second straight MAAC Defensive Player of the Year honors, posting a MAAC-best 708 digs, 5.95/set... The total was the second highest in school history and the digs/set average was third highest among NCAA Divison I volleyball players... Led all Div. I with 10 matches with 30 or more digs... Recorded 10 or more digs in all but two contests and had 18 matches with 20 or more... Posted a season-high with 37 digs at Central Connecticut on Aug. 30... Named to both the MAAC All-Academic Team for Volleyball and the MAAC Academic Honor Roll for her performance in the classroom.

AS A FRESHMAN:
Was one of two players to appear in all 32 matches and 125 games in 2007... Earned MAAC Defensive Player of the Year honors after shattering a school record with 849 digs at a 6.79/g clip (previous record 612, 6.00/g by Chelsea White in 2005)... Her digs per game number ranked No. 2 in all of NCAA Div. I... Named a "Rising Star" as one of the Top 15 freshman by Collegiate Volleyball Update... Two-time MAAC Defensive Player of the Week (Sep. 24, Oct. 8)... Recorded 10 or more digs in all 32 games, 20+ digs in 24 contests, 30+ on 13 different occasions and broke and then matched the Iona single-match record with 43 digs vs. La Salle on 9/5 and vs. Manhattan on 10/7 (previous record was 41 by White in 2004).

BEFORE IONA:
Four-year player at Lutheran High School, reaching the Missouri State High School Finals in all four years and winning Missouri State Championship in 2004... Earned All-District and All-Region accolades each year from 2003-2006 and named to Second Team All-State in 2006... Also a 2006 All-Metro Honorable Mention and 2007 St. Louis Scholar Athlete... Played for St. Louis Volleyball club which appeared at the Junior Olympics all five years she was with the team.

GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS:
2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010

CAREER HIGHS:
Kills: 7, at Canisius, 9/19/09
Attempts: 25, at Canisius, 9/19/09
Assists: 4, vs. FDU, 9/3/08
Aces: 4, twice (MR- vs. Holy Cross, 9/5/09)
Digs: 43*, twice (MR- vs. Manhattan, 10/7/07)
Blocks: 0
Points: 7.0, at Canisius, 9/19/09
*-school record

SUPERLATIVES:
10+ digs: 86
20+ digs: 53
30+ digs: 25
40+ digs: 2

CAREER STATS:

Year    SP  MP   K  K/S   E   TA   Pct    A  SA  DIG   D/S  TB BE Points Pts/S
2007   125  32   4  .03   8   67 -.060   26  26  849  6.79   0  0   30.0   .24
2008   119  31   4  .03   3   36  .028   29  26  708  5.95   0  0   30.0   .25
2009    97  28  10  .10  10   65  .000   15  22  498  5.13   0  0   32.0   .33
TOTAL  341  91  18  .05  21  168 -.018   70  74 2055  6.03   0  0   92.0   .27
		
Position: Outside Hitter / Libero
Height: 5'9"
Year: Senior
Hometown: St. Charles, MO
High School: Lutheran
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