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#6 Stephanie Preach
Position: Libero
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Phoenix, Ariz.
High School: Xavier College Prep
Experience: 3 Letters




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2012 (Junior):
Named to the All-Tournament team at UTEP's El Paso Sports Commission Invitational after compiling 54 digs, seven assists and two service aces. Preach was named to an all-tournament team for consecutive weeks, this time for the UCI/LMU Dual Classic. The junior posted 27 assists and 118 digs (4.92/set) over the weekend, including a then season-best 27 digs at Loyola Marymount. Closed out the tournament portion of the schedule being named to ASU's Sheraton Invitational All-Tournament Team after tallying 62 digs and 11 assists during ASU's 4-0 weekend. Had a season best 30 digs at No. 5 USC and nine assists against Colgate. Prior to the start of the 2012 season, had 841 career digs and has rolled to 1460 to rank fourth all-time at ASU. Her season dig mark of 619 ranks fourth in single-season digs. Is one of just 16 Sun Devil volleyball players to surpass 1,000 digs in their career. Named Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention for the second time in her career.

2011 (Sophomore):
One of two Devils to play in all 116 sets for the Devils, starting all 31 matches as libero. Had 610 digs on the season with a 5.26 average, best on the team and first overall in the Pac-12, finishing 32nd nationally. Also recorded 24 service aces, first overall on the squad. Notched 53 assists, third most for ASU. Season-best of two service aces occurred in six matches. Most digs came against USC on Oct. 8 with 43, which is tied for fourth best in program history. Received Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week honors for the week of Nov. 14, the 15th Player of the Week for ASU all-time and first since Sept. 30, 2002. Was named to Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention team.

2010 (Freshman):
Had a major impact her freshman year playing in 101 sets. Finished second on the team in with 117 assists and 317 digs. Also posted 14 service aces.

High School:
A 2010 graduate of Xavier College Preparatory in Phoenix, Ariz., where she was a four-time letterwinner in volleyball. Preach also captained the Gator squad for two seasons. Awards include Gatorade Player of the Year in 2008-2009 and 2009-2010, All-Arizona Team in 2007-09, First Team All-State 2007-2009 and Under Armour All-American. Was a member of the Arizona Volleyball Academy. Preach was a member of National Honors Society and was honored with a Scholar-Athlete Award. Lists winning state as her most exciting moment in sports. Played club ball for Arizona Volleyball Academy.

Personal:
A communication major with a minor in psychology, her full name is Stephanie Michelle Preach. Parents are Brett and Debra Preach of Phoenix, Ariz. RJ Preach played for ASU baseball from 2006-08, and sister Kristen plays volleyball for Grand Canyon. Is the youngest of four, with three sisters: Lindsay, Kristen and Lacey. Born Aug. 26, 1991 in Phoenix, Ariz.

Trophy Case:
2012
Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention
Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week | Nov. 26
All-Tournament Team ASU's Sheraton Invitational
All-Tournament Team UCI/LMU Dual Classic
All-Tournament Team UTEP's El Paso Sports Commission Invitational

2011
Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention
Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week | Nov. 14

Stephanie Preach's Career Stats

Year SP K K/S Pct. Ast. Ast./S SA SE Dig Dig/S BS BA Total Blk/S Points
2010 101 10 0.10 0.267 117 1.16 14 39 23 0.25 2 3 5 0.05 27.5
2011 116 2 0.02 0.000 53 0.46 24 46 610 5.26 0 0 0 0.00 26.0
2012 131 4 0.03 0.571 95 0.73 21 30 619 4.73 0 0 0 0.00 21.0
Career 348 16 0.05 0.203 265 0.76 59 115 1460 4.20 2 3 5 0.01 74.5
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