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Career Overview: 

  • Owns the ASU freshman records in total kills (577), kills per set (4.40) and kills in a match (28).

  • Became just the 16th Sun Devil to surpass the 1,000th kill mark in 2013 with her career total now at 1083.

  • Selected to play on the Pac-12 volleyball All-Star team in China in 2013. 

2014 Sand Volleyball:

  • Finished the season with a pairs record of 8-5 with partner Whitney Follette while competing all year in the second position. 

  • The duo won the program's first match against Arizona Christian at the Arizona Invitational in two sets (21-6 and 21-4).

  • Competed against Tulane at the Wildcat Spring Challenge and won 21-15, 22-24 and 22-20.

  • Beat Nebraska after two sets (22-20 and 21-18). 

  • Won their match against Arizona at the Pac-12 Tournament after three sets (21-18, 23-25 and 15-9). 

  • Beat CSUB at the Pac-12 Tournament after two sets (21-19 and 21-9). 

  • Competed against Boise State and won 21-17 and 21-18. 

2013 (Sophomore):

  • In the summer prior to the 2013 season, Gardner was selected to play on the Pac-12 volleyball All-Star team in China.

  • Was named to the Pac-12 All-Conference team for the second consecutive season.

  • Played in 111 sets for the Sun Devils, out of 117. The outside hitter led Sun Devil Volleyball in total kills (506) and kills per set (4.56).

  • The 506 kills ranked second in the Pac-12.

  • Became just the 16th Sun Devil to surpass the 1,000th kill mark this season with her career total now at 1083.

  • Ranked fourth in Pac-12 in points with 537.5.

  • Recorded a team-high 29 kills in five sets at Utah on October 24, 2013.

  • Recorded a team-high 22 kills in three sets versus UNLV on September 7, 2013.

  • Was named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week after putting up three 20-kill matches and a .367 hitting percentage in Gonzaga Invitational.

  • Recorded her first double-double of the season (17 kills, 10 digs) in a win against then No. 2 Texas on September 13, 2013.

  • Earned tournament MVP honors in Utah Valley La Quinta Inn & Suites Invitational (Aug. 30-31) and Gonzaga Invitational (Sept. 6-7).

  • Invited to the 2014 U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Open Tryouts on Feb. 21-23.

  • Garnered honorable mention All-Academic honors. 

2012 (Freshman):

  • Named to the All-Tournament Team at UTEP's El Paso Sports Commission Invitational after tallying 44 kills (3.67/set) and 25 digs over the weekend.

  • Posted her first career double-double against Idaho State with 16 kills and 11 digs.

  • Honored as All-Tournament of the UCI/LMU Dual Classic after tallying two double-doubles, a team-best 28 kills against UCI on Aug. 31, which ties for the ASU freshman single-match record and also ranks 17th all-time in the category.

  • Picked up her third All-Tournament honor of the year at the Jayhawk Invitational after posting her fourth double-double of the year against Wyoming (24 kills, 18 digs) and a team-best 19 kills against Kansas and College of Charleston.

  • Capped the tournament segment of the season being named MVP of ASU's Sheraton Invitational.

  • After helping the Sun Devils to a 4-0 weekend at home, posting double-doubles against Florida Atlantic (13k, 10 digs) and Gonzaga (24k, 12 digs) she was named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Week on Sept. 17.

  • Earned her second Freshman of the Week award on Oct. 1, after posting her seventh double-double of the year against No. 7 Stanford (27 kills, 13 digs) and tallying 20 kills for a .350 attack percentage against California.

  • Rewrote the ASU freshman kill record with 577 and ranks second in single season kills at ASU.

  • Finished the season with a tying for a team best 10 double-doubles.

  • Named Pac-12 All-Conference First Team and to the Pac-12 All-Freshman Team.

  • One of only three freshmen ever to lead the Pac-10/12 Conference in total kills, the other two being UCLA's All-Americans Kristee Porter ('98) and Natalie Williams ('90).

  • Owns the ASU freshman records in total kills (577), kills per set (4.40) and kills in a match (28).

  • Finished the season second in digs with 307.

  • Added in 56 total blocks and posted her match-high of five block assists in the NCAA tournament against Oklahoma.

High School:

  • A product of Gilbert High School, under head coach Joe Hesse, Gardner ranks 20th in the nation by PrepVolleyball.com Senior Aces and named to Volleyball Magazine's 2012 FAB-50.

  • She led GHS to a 2011 A.I.A. Division I State Championship and is a two-time First Team All-State honoree while also being named the 2012 Arizona Republic and East Valley Tribune Player of the Year.

  • Played for Club Red of Arizona for coach James Felton which took the bronze medal at the USA Volleyball Junior Olympics in the open division en route to her being named to the All-Tournament Team, an honor which she was twice awarded.

  • Capped her senior year being named First Team Under Armour All-American, winning the Under Armour Hardest Hitter Award, ESPN Second Team All-American and the A.I.A. Central Region Player of the Year (2011, 2009).

Personal:
An elementary education major, her full name is Macey Braquel Gardner. Parents are Troy and Holli Gardner. Has three brothers: Kyler, Brock and David Eisemeier; and one sister, Tatum. Father and mother both played basketball at Eastern Arizona, brother, David, plays basketball at Pace University in New York City and brother Kyler plays basketball at Northland International University in Wisconsin.

Trophy Case:
2013
Member of the Pac-12 All-Star team that played in China over the summer

2012
Pac-12 All-Conference First Team
Pac-12 All-Freshman Team
Pac-12 Freshman of the Week | Sept. 17 | Oct. 1
MVP ASU's Sheraton Invitational
All-Tournament Team KU's Jayhawk Invitational
All-Tournament Team UCI/LMU Dual Classic
All-Tournament Team UTEP's El Paso Sports Commission Invitational
ASU Freshman Records: Total kills (577), Kills/set (4.40), Kills in a match (28)

Gardner's Career Stats

Year SP K K/S PCT Ast. Ast./S SA SE Dig Dig/S BS BA Total Blk/S Points
2012 131 577 4.40 0.189 20 0.15 19 28 307 2.34 6 50 56 0.43 627.0
2013 111 506 4.56 0.213 27 0.24 9 17 274 2.47 11 23 34 0.31 537.5
Career 242 1083 4.48 0.200 47 0.19 28 45 581 2.40 17 73 90 0.37 1164.5
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