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  Alexis Pinson

Alexis  Pinson

Player Profile

Graduate Student

Phoenix, Ariz.

High School:
Xavier College Prep

Last College:
Arizona State



Career Honors:
AVCA All-Region Honorable Mention (2013)...All-MAC First Team (2013)...Four-time MAC Defensive Player of the Week...2012 Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention...2011 Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention


2013: AVCA All-Region...First Team All-MAC...Four-time MAC East Defensive Player of the Week selection (Sept. 9, Oct. 7, Oct. 14, Oct. 28)...Baymont Inn Invitational All-Tournament Team...Led the MAC in hitting percentage (.359) during conference matches and averaged an impressive 1.53 blocks/set while hitting .343 against nationally-ranked teams...Her 150 block assists are second-most in Ohio single season history while her 160 total blocks are fourth-most all-time at Ohio...Ranked No. 26 in the nation and led the MAC with 1.34 blocks/set...Led the `Cats in solo blocks (13), block assists (150) and total blocks (163)...Posted at least five total blocks in 15 matches...Exploded for 13 kills and a career-best 14 total blocks in Sept. 6 match vs. No. 24 North Carolina...The 14 total blocks were the most by a Bobcat in more than four seasons...Notched 11 kills, hit a blistering .786, and added six total blocks in win over Marshall (Sept. 20)...The .786 hitting percentage was the third-best in Ohio single match history...Posted 10+ kills in three straight matches vs. Buffalo (11), at BGSU (12) and at Miami (14) from Nov. 2-9...Tallied seven kills and hit .400 in the MAC title match vs. Eastern Michigan...Eight kills, four total blocks, .500 hitting percentage in regular season finale vs. VCU (Nov. 30).


2012: Started the season off strong by leading the Sun Devils defensively with 63 total blocks (5 bs/58 ba) before the start of Pac-12 action...Named to ASU's Sheraton Invitational after recording 29 kills and averaging 1.43 blocks/set in ASU's 4-0 weekend...Before conference action, Pinson has already broken her career single-match high in block solos (two against FAU), digs (5 at UCI) and kills (12 vs. Idaho State)...Heading into conference action her 10 block assists at LMU ranks fourth in conference...Finished the season as one of four people to play in every set on the schedule and started in all 34 matches...Posted a team best 132 total blocks (1.01/s) and 220 kills...Her 121 block assists ranks fourth in single-season ASU records....Led the team in hitting percentage with a .308 swing...Named Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention for the second time in her career.

2011: Had second-best block per set average with 1.02, recording 52 total blocks on three solo and 49 assists...Tied career-best of 11 kills on Sept. 16 against Oregon State, where she also had her career-best 11 block assists, which ties for the second-best block assists in program history...Hit third-best hitting percentage on the team with .243, on 72 kills from the year...Was given Honorable Mention accolades on the Pac-12 All-Academic Team.

2010: Continued to improve throughout the season, posting 59 kills and 33 blocks...Had a huge effort Oct. 31 vs. UC Riverside, tallying 11 kills to help the Sun Devils complete the sweep.

2009: A walk-on, Pinson saw limited time on the floor during the season, but improved vastly both throughout the season and in the off-season to look to vie for time at middle blocker in the 2010 season.

High School:
A 2009 graduate of Xavier College Prepatory in Phoenix, Ariz where she earned two varsity volleyball letters...In 2007, Alexis was named PrepVolleyball.com Most Improved 3rd Team, Xavier Most Improved Player, All Region Honorable Mention, All State Honorable Mention as well as being a member of the Desert Valley Region Champions and 5A-1 State Champion squads...2008 saw Pinson named AZ United Dairyman's 1st team All-American, All Region First Team, All State Honorable Mention, Westwood Tournament All-Tournament team, Team Captain and Xavier Outstanding Senior Athlete as well as being a member of the Westwood Tournament Champion, Goldwater Invitational Champion, Desert Valley Region Champion and 5A-1 State Champion teams...In addition to playing for Xavier, Pinson also was a member of the Arizona Volleyball Academy...Lists winning back-to-back state championships as her most exciting moment in sports.

Full name is Alexis Noele Pinson...Parents are Ernie and Denise Pinson of Phoenix, Ariz...Born December 5, 1990 in Phoenix, Ariz.

Kills 14 at Miami (November 9, 2013)
Attacks 30 at Miami (November 9, 2013)
Hitting Percentage .786 vs. Marshall (September 20, 2013)
2 on two occasions
Aces 3 on two occasions
Digs 5 on two occasions
Block Solos 2 vs. No. 24 North Carolina (September 6, 2013)
Block Assists
12 vs. No. 24 North Carolina (September 6, 2013)
Total Blocks 14 vs. No. 24 North Carolina (September 6, 2013)
Points 22.0

vs. No. 24 North Carolina (September 6, 2013)

2013 122-33 243 1.99 61 509 .358 9 0.07 26 0.21 45 68 0.56 0 13 150 163 1.34 10 357.0 2.93
TOTALS 122-33 243 1.99 61 509 .358 9 0.07 26 0.21 45 68 0.56 0 13 150 163 1.34 10 357.0 2.93