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#24 Mercedes Binns
Position: Middle Blocker
Height: 6'3"
Year: Junior
Hometown: South Pasadena, Calif.
High School: South Pasadena
Experience: 1 Letter

Career Overview: 

  • Finished 2014 with 278 kills, a career best, and led ASU with 93 block assists
  • Named ASU’s Residence Inn Challenge MVP, and was also named to ASU’s Residence Inn Invitational All-Tournament Team in 2014
  • Named to the USA Volleyball Collegiate National Team Roster after participating in the 2014 Women's National Volleyball Open Tryouts, and competed in Minneapolis, Minn., with the CNT in July. 
  • In 2013 season, played in 112 sets while recording 138 kills, good for fifth total on the team and swung the third-highest hitting percentage on the team at .243.

2014 Indoor (Junior):

  • Led ASU with 93 block assists
  • Recorded an attack percentage of .706 (12 kills, 0 errors, 17 attempts) against NCCU, which sits at No. 3 in the rally scoring record book
  • Hit .533 against Pepperdine (Sept. 20) with nine kills on 15 attempts with only one error, and was error free on two occasions, hitting .500 against San Diego State (Aug. 29) and Idaho State (Sept. 5)
  • Had 9 total blocks at Oregon (Oct. 24) when ASU was half a block away from tying the school record of 21.5.
  • Named ASU’s Residence Inn Challenge MVP, and was also named to ASU’s Residence Inn Invitational All-Tournament Team in 2014

2013 (Sophomore): 

  • Played in 112 sets while recording 138 kills, good for fifth total on the team and swung the third-highest hitting percentage on the team at .243.
  • Recorded the second-highest block total on the team with 93, including 44 during conference play.
  • Invited to the 2014 U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Open Tryouts that took place Feb. 21-23 and subsequently named to the USA Volleyball Collegiate National Team roster.
  • Aided her team’s victory over Pac-12 foe Oregon on Nov. 1 with nine kills and three blocks while hitting an astonishing .818 attack percentage.
  • Her 0.83 blocks per set were good for third on the team.

2012 (Freshman):

  • Played in 18 matches with six starts.
  • Hit a match high seven kills in the non-conference slate against Colgate and Florida Atlantic.
  • Averaged 0.54 blocks per set throughout the season. Had 33 kills and 21 total blocks on the year.

High School:

  • 2011 graduate of South Pasadena High School.
  • Played for head coach Jessica Barreto.
  • Was named First Team All Rio-Hondo League in 2009 and 2010.
  • Played club volleyball for Club West, based out of Rancho Cucamunga, Calif., for coach Kurt Arron.

Personal:
A communication major, full name is Mercedes Destiny Binns. Born May 2, 1994 in Orlando, Fla. Parents are Teviin and Cassandra Binns.



Binns' Career Stats

Year SP K K/S PCT Ast. Ast./S SA SE Dig Dig/S BS BA Total Blk/S Points

2012 

39 33 0.85 0.282 0 0.0 0 0 2 0.05 2 19 21 0.54 44.5

2013

112 138 1.23 0.243 4 0.04 0 0 22 0.20 11 82 93 0.83 190.0

2014

137 278 2.03 0.260 9 0.07 3 10 69 0.33 16 93 109 0.80 343.5

Career

288 449 1.56 0.255 13 0.05 3 10 69 0.24 29 194 223 0.77 578.0
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