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#5 Alexis Pinson
Position: Middle Blocker
Height: 6'2"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Phoenix, Ariz.
High School: Xavier College Prep
Experience: 3 Letters


2012 (Junior):
Started the season off strong by leading the Sun Devils defensively with 63 total blocks (5 bs/58 ba) before the start of Pac-12 action. Named to ASU's Sheraton Invitational after recording 29 kills and averaging 1.43 blocks/set in ASU's 4-0 weekend. Before conference action, Pinson has already broken her career single-match high in block solos (two against FAU), digs (5 at UCI) and kills (12 vs. Idaho State). Heading into conference action her 10 block assists at LMU ranks fourth in conference. Finished the season as one of four people to play in every set on the schedule and started in all 34 matches. Posted a team best 132 total blocks (1.01/s) and 220 kills. Her 121 block assists ranks fourth in single-season ASU records. Led the team in hitting percentage with a .308 swing. Named Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention for the second time in her career.

2011 (Sophomore):
Had second-best block per set average with 1.02, recording 52 total blocks on three solo and 49 assists. Tied career-best of 11 kills on Sept. 16 against Oregon State, where she also had her career-best 11 block assists, which ties for the second-best block assists in program history. Hit third-best hitting percentage on the team with .243, on 72 kills from the year. Was given Honorable Mention accolades on the Pac-12 All-Academic Team.

2010 (Freshman):
Continued to improve throughout the season, posting 59 kills and 33 blocks. Had a huge effort Oct. 31 vs. UC Riverside, tallying 11 kills to help the Sun Devils complete the sweep.

2009 (Freshman-Redshirt):
A walk-on, Pinson saw limited time on the floor during the season, but improved vastly both throughout the season and in the off-season to look to vie for time at middle blocker in the 2010 season.

High School:
A 2009 graduate of Xavier College Prepatory in Phoenix, Ariz where she earned two varsity volleyball letters. In 2007, Alexis was named PrepVolleyball.com Most Improved 3rd Team, Xavier Most Improved Player, All Region Honorable Mention, All State Honorable Mention as well as being a member of the Desert Valley Region Champions and 5A-1 State Champion squads. 2008 saw Pinson named AZ United Dairyman's 1st team All- American, All Region 1st team, All State Honorable Mention, Westwood Tournament All-Tournament team, Team Captain and Xavier Outstanding Senior Athlete as well as being a member of the Westwood Tournament Champion, Goldwater Invitational Champion, Desert Valley Region Champion and 5A-1 State Champion teams. In addition to playing for Xavier, Pinson also was a member of the Arizona Volleyball Academy. Lists winning back-to-back state championships as her most exciting moment in sports.

Personal:
A business communications major focused in communications, her full name is Alexis Noele Pinson. Parents are Ernie and Denise Pinson of Phoenix, Ariz. Born December 5, 1990 in Phoenix, Ariz.

Trophy Case:
2012
Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention
All-Tournament Team ASU's Sheraton Invitational
2011
Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention

Alexis Pinson's Career Stats

Year SP K K/S Pct. Ast. Ast./S SA SE Dig Dig/S BS BA Total Blk./S Points
2010 38 59 1.55 0.328 2 0.05 3 3 4 0.11 1 32 33 0.87 79.0
2011 51 72 1.41 0.243 0 0.00 0 0 8 0.16 3 49 52 1.02 99.5
2012 131 220 1.68 0.308 11 0.08 5 17 38 0.29 11 121 132 1.01 296.5
Career 220 351 1.60 0.297 13 0.06 8 20 50 0.23 15 202 217 0.99 475
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