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Mercedes Binns
Player Profile:
Mercedes Binns 1262110
Position: Middle Blocker
Height: 6'3"
Year: Senior
Hometown: South Pasadena, Calif.
High School: South Pasadena
Experience: 1 Letter

Career Overview: 

  • Currently sitting No. 7 on ASU's All-Time list with 282 career block assists.
  • Finished her Sun Devil career ranked No. 8 on ASU's All-Time list with 331 total blocks.
  • Appeared in 31 of the team's 32 matches and played in 111 out of the team's 115 total sets throughout the 2015 season.
  • Finished 2014 with a career-high 278 kills 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.

2015 Indoor Volleyball (Senior):

  • Currently sitting No. 7 on ASU's All-Time list with 282 career block assists.
  • Finished her Sun Devil career ranked No. 8 on ASU's All-Time list with 331 total blocks.
  • Appeared in 31 of the team's 32 matches during the 2015 campaign.
  • Played in 111 out of the team's 115 total sets throughout the 2015 season.
  • Collected 105 total blocks, finishing 2nd for the Maroon & Gold.
  • Swatted 88 block assists, landing 2nd on Arizona State's squad.
  • Netted 17 solo blocks, good for 3rd on the Devils.
  • Registered 212.0 total points, ranking 5th on the Sun Devils' team.
  • Produced 150 total kills, finishing 5th on ASU's roster.
  • Contributed 30 total digs, ranking 9th for Arizona State.
  • Paced ASU with a team-high .462 attack percentage (6 kills, 0 errors, & 13 attempts) and collected 4 total blocks during Nov. 27 road loss at No. 23 Arizona.
  • Recorded a game-high .500 attack percentage (5 kills, 0 errors, & 10 attempts) in Nov. 22 home defeat vs. No. 1 USC.
  • Collected a game-high 10 total blocks during Nov. 20 home loss against No. 11 UCLA.
  • Registered a .667 attack percentage (4 kills, 0 errors, & 6 attempts) and netted 5 total blocks in Nov. 14 road victory at Utah.
  • Produced a game-high .462 attack percentage (7 kills, 1 error, & 13 attempts), while also swatting a game-high 9 total blocks during Nov. 12 road defeat at Colorado.
  • Led ASU with a .409 attack percentage, while recording a season-high 12 kills in Nov. 8 home win over Washington State.
  • Delivered a game-high with 6 total blocks during Oct. 29 road loss at California.
  • Provided 4 total blocks in Oct. 18 road defeat at No. 12 UCLA.
  • Tied a team-high with 6 total blocks during Oct. 16 road loss at No. 1 USC.
  • Helped the Sun Devils open the season with a 15-0 record, as they received the highest ranking (No. 5) ever in ASU's school history.
  • Netted a team-high 4 total blocks in Sep. 27 home victory vs. Oregon State.
  • Notched 8 kills during Sep. 19 home win against No. 6 Illinois.
  • Led ASU with a team-high .636 attack percentage (7 kills, 0 errors, & 11 attempts) in Sep. 8 home victory vs. NAU.
  • Produced a game-high attack percentage of .625 (6 kills, 1 error, & 8 attempts) during Sep. 5 road win at Northern Colorado.
  • Collected 11 digs and a game-high 5 total blocks in Sep. 5 neutral court victory against Western Michigan.
  • Recorded an attack percentage of .727 (Tied a team-high with 8 kills, 0 errors, & 11 attempts) during Sep. 4 road win at No. 9 Colorado State.
  • Tied career-high with 9 total blocks in Aug. 29 neutral court win over New Mexico State.

2014 Indoor Volleyball (Junior):

  • Led ASU with 93 block assists.
  • Collected 9 total blocks at Oregon (Oct. 24), when ASU was half a block away from tying the school record of 21.5.
  • Recorded an attack percentage of .706 (12 kills, 0 errors, & 17 attempts) against NCCU, which sits at No. 3 in the rally scoring era record book.
  • Hit .533 against Pepperdine (Sept. 20) (9 kills, 1 error, & 15 attempts), and was error free on two occasions, hitting .500 against San Diego State (Aug. 29) and Idaho State (Sept. 5).
  • Named ASU’s Residence Inn Challenge MVP, and was also named to ASU’s Residence Inn Invitational All-Tournament Team in 2014.
  • 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.

2013 Indoor Volleyball (Sophomore): 

  • Played in 112 sets while recording 138 kills, good for fifth 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.
  • Her 0.83 blocks per set were good for third on the team.
  • 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.

2012 Indoor Volleyball (Freshman):

  • Played in 18 matches with six starts.
  • Hit a match-high 7 kills in the non-conference slate against Colgate and Florida Atlantic.
  • Averaged 0.54 blocks per set throughout the season.
  • Produced 33 kills and swatted 21 total blocks on the year.

High School:

  • 2011 graduate of South Pasadena High School.
  • Played for head coach Jessica Barreto.
  • 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:
Parents are Teviin and Cassandra Binns.  Her full name is Mercedes Destiny Binns. Born on May 2, 1994 in Orlando, Fla.  Majoring in Communication at Arizona State.



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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