Ally Frank posts career-high 56 assists; Tea Juric and Sarah Ray both tally double-doubles in the loss
Green Wave to face Montana State, Prairie View A&M, UTSA and host Sam Houston State
Green Wave put focus on passing, serve-receive in preparation for 2015 campaign
11 veterans join four newcomers as Green Wave begin preseason practice on Monday, Aug. 10
Tea Juric shares match-high kills honors with 10; Sarah Ray tallies team-best totals with 14 digs, 2 aces
Career Notes: Two-year letterwinner has recorded 230 digs (3.83/set), 19 assists (0.32/set), three service aces (0.05/set) and a kill (0.02/set) in 21 matches and 60 sets of action during her career...also a member of Tulane's sand volleyball team where she has accumulated a career record of 29-25, including a 24-17 mark in dual-match action.
2014: Played in 18 matches and 57 sets as a sophomore...led the team in digs per set (4.04) and finished fourth in total digs (230) while chipping in with 18 assists, three aces and a kill...posted 12 double-digit dig efforts and four matches of 20-plus digs, including a career-high 25 at SMU (10/12)...logged six multiple-assist contests with a career-high of three vs UMBC (9/19) and at Arizona (9/19)...tallied service aces vs Cincinnati (9/28), at Tulsa (10/10) and at SMU...recorded first career kill at Texas A&M (8/29).
2013: Saw action in three matches and three sets as a true freshman...tallied an assist at Marshall (10/4)...also saw action at New Orleans (9/11) and vs Texas Southern (9/13)...also played for the Tulane sand team during the spring where she posted a 10-13 overall record, including a 7-7 mark in dual-match action.
High School: Played as a freshman at Edmond Woodway High for coach Mike Pittis before lettering three seasons at Henry M. Jackson High for coach Ashley Allen...helped lead prep teams to a combined 85-19-1 overall record with trips to the playoffs each year, including a 73-12-1 mark at Jackson High where the Timberwolves won three-consecutive WESCO South 4A titles, a state championship as a sophomore and trips to the state quarterfinals and semifinals as a junior and senior, respectively...claimed first-team All-WESCO South 4A honors each season...as a senior, posted 248 kills, 158 digs, 40 service aces, 17 blocks and five assists in 74 sets of action...tallied 253 kills, 232 digs, 52 aces, 19 blocks and nine assists as a junior...set the single-season aces record at Woodway as a freshman...also played six seasons for Seattle Juniors, helping the team win the regional championship each year from 2008-13...participated in the Junior Nationals from 2007-08 and from 2009-10...key contributor to the squad which won the President's Day Championship in 2008, posted runner-up showings at the Far Western in 2010 and the Copas Minas Tournament in Brazil in 2011, and finished fifth at the Copas Minas in 2010...in beach action, was the U14 Doubles Beach Tournament Champion in 2008 and qualified for the u16 AAU Junior Olympic Beach Doubles in 2009...off the court, was a member the Honor Roll.
Personal: Born Miah Lois Diirell on June 15, 1995, in Seattle, Washington…daughter of Yvaes' Diirell andSonja…has one brother, Austin…majoring in psychology.
Diirell's Career Statistics
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