Freshman Sarah Ray leads team with 15 kills, senior libero Grace Weaver tallies 16 digs
Green Wave fall in four sets to UTSA before dropping straight-sets decision to host Aggies
Green Wave to face UTSA, host Texas A&M on Friday; square off with Iowa on Saturday
Preseason All-American Athletic Conference honoree Annie Shurtz paces squad with 11 kills
Tea Juric paces Green Wave with 13 kills; Lauren Etta, Ally Frank tally 22 assists each
2013: Played in 32 matches and 114 sets as a true freshman...led the team in attack percentage (.380), blocks (106) and blocks per set (0.93) while finishing fourth in kills (221), kills per set (1.94), points (294), points per set (2.58)...ranked second in Conference USA in attack percentage and 14th in blocks per set...finished 45th in the NCAA in attack percentage...tallied seven double-digit kill matches, including a season-best 14 at Youngstown State (9/6)...posted three-plus block efforts on 19 occasions, including a season-high seven (1 solo, 6 assists) at Youngstown... recorded 12 multiple-dig matches with a season-high four at Radford (9/20) and vs Savannah State (9/21) during the Highlander Classic...added a pair of multiple-ace contests with a high-water mark of four vs Savannah State...posted a season-high two assists at Charlotte (10/16)...earned all-tournament honors at the Kathy Trosclair Memorial after averaging 1.9 kills and 1.0 blocks per set to go with five digs, four aces and an assist during three Green Wave wins, and again at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Collegiate Classic after averaging 3.2 kills, 0.7 blocks and 0.6 digs per set in another three Tulane victories....also played for the Tulane sand volleyball team where she posted a 10-14 overall record, including a 7-8 mark in dual-match action.
High School: Three-year letterwinner at Clear Lake High for coach Chanda Eager...helped lead the Falcons to a combined 94-39 overall record, a 39-5 mark in District 24-5A action and trips to the playoff each year, including an area finalist finish as a junior and a state semifinalist showing as a senior...named all-district all three seasons, garnering second-team honors as a sophomore and first-team recognition her final two prep seasons...tabbed Clear Lake MVP as a junior and senior...voted team captain as a senior when she spearheaded an effort that saw the team go 32-10 overall and win the district title with a perfect 12-0 record...that season, recorded 398 kills, 123 blocks and 55 aces en route to claiming all-state and District Offensive Co-MVP recognition, and earning a spot on the 4A-5A All-Star Team...named all-tournament at the Nike Classic Girl's High School Pearland and Kingwood High School Tournaments as a junior and senior...tallied 318 kills, 106 digs, 97 blocks, 48 aces and 18 assists in 129 sets as a junior...as a sophomore, accrued 181 kills, 119 digs, 101 blocks, 56 aces and seven assists in 125 sets of action...in sand volleyball, qualified for the U18-Open Beach Volleyball Nationals in 2013...also earned three varsity letters in ultimate frisbee.
Personal: Born Sarah Jane Strasner on Jan. 19, 1995, in Houston, Texas...daughter of Harold and Nancy Strasner...has one brother, Ross...majoring in business.