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#2 Sonja Markanovich
Position: Middle Blocker
Height: 6'1"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Coquitlam, BC
High School: Archbishop Carney Regional Secondary
Experience: 4 Letters


2011 (Senior):Had stellar senior year with 81 total blocks, third best on the team...Recorded 1.17 block per set average, the best on the squad and seventh overall in the Pac-12...Also notched 89 kills on a .225 hitting percentage, which was fourth best on the team...contributed 132.0 points overall throughout the season...Had team-high individual match hitting percentage on Nov. 18 against USC, hitting .867 on the night...Season-high blocks was eight which occurred twice, against USC on Oct. 8, then at UCLA on Nov. 20...Was given Honorable Mention for Pac-12 All-Academic Team.

2010 (Junior): A mainstay for the Sun Devils in the 2010 season, starting in 23 matches...finished eighth in the conference and second on the team with 100 blocks and led the team with 1.09 blocks per set...also posted 118 kills and 173.5 points...had 10 blocks against both Pacific and Oregon State and nine blocks against UCLA...was also rewarded for her classroom excellence by being named to the Honorable Mention Pac-10 All-Academic Team for the second straight year.

2009 (Sophomore): Was a huge asset in placing ASU third in the Pac-10 in blocks per set and 13th in the NCAA with her 1.24 blocks per set... tied for third on the team with 61 total blocks... posted 10 blocks vs. Wyoming and nine blocks against UNH in back-to-back matches which ties her for second and third all-time in ASU single-match records... was also recognized for her work in the classroom being awarded an Honorable Mention on the Pac-10 All-Academic Team.

2008 (Freshman): Came in to prove herself as one of the leading middle blockers for ASU in only her freshman year, starting all 31 matches...led the team in blocks with 116 total blocks, 10 of them solo...also collected 119 kills on the year for a 1.08 per set average...posted 22 assists on the year and four service aces.

High School: A 2008 graduate of Archbishop Carney Regional Secondary in Port Coquitlam, BC...earned three varsity letters for the Archbishop Starfoxes...captained her high school team in 2006, 2007 and 2008...in additon to competing for her high school, she also played for the FVCC - Fraser Valley Volleyball Club...some of her awards include being named a Provincial All-Star seven times, MVP for three consecutive years...led a National Championship team in 2005 and 2007 and a Provincial Championship team in 2005, 2007 and 2008...competed for the Team Canada Youth squad in 2005, the Candian Junior Team in 2008 and the Provincial Team in 2006 and 2007...lists winning Nationals twice as her most exciting moment in sports.

Personal:An interdisciplinary studies major with a focus in education and psychology...full name is Sonja Irena Markanovich...parents are Josip (general contractor) and Snjezena (hair stylist) Markanovich of Coquitlam, BC...has a younger brother, Stjepan (20) and an older sister, Tania (23)...also enjoys painting, camping and traveling...born April 24, 1990 in Vancouver, BC.

Sonja Markanovich's Career Stats:

YearSPKK/SPCTAst.Ast./SSASEDigDig/SBSBATotalBlk/SPoints
20081101191.080.196220.20426380.35101061161.05186.0
200949671.370.35370.1400140.29358611.2499.0
2010921181.280.28560.0701230.2511891001.09173.5
201169891.290.22520.0300230.33576811.17132.0
Total3203931.220.252370.12427980.31293293581.11590.5
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