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Whitney Follette
Player Profile:
Whitney Follette 1262103
Position: Middle Blocker
Height: 6'2"
Year: Senior
Hometown: St. Albert, Canada
High School: Paul Kane
Experience: 1 Letter

Career Overview: 

  • Named 2016 Pac-12 Beach Volleyball All-Academic Honorable Mention.
  • Earned 2016 Pac-12 Beach Volleyball All-Conference 1st Team.
  • Currently No. 1 in ASU Beach Volleyball history with 38 career wins.
  • Named 2015 AVCA All-American Honorable Mention.
  • Earned 2015 Pac-12 All-Conference Honorable Mention.
  • Received 2015 Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention.
  • Named to 2015 AVCA All-Pacific-South Region Team.
  • Finished her ASU career 2nd All-time in school history with 364 total block assists.
  • Tabulated 448 career total blocks, ranking 3rd on Arizona State's All-Time list.
  • Became only the fourth Sun Devil to record 400 career total blocks.
  • Recorded 113 total block assists in 2015, ranking 6th on ASU's All-Time Single-Season list.
  • Named the Falcon Classic MVP in 2015.
  • Career-best nine total blocks in a single match.
  • Traveled to China with the Pac-12 All Star Team in July, 2014.
  • Member of Canada's Team Alberta that will compete in the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships at Ft. Lauderdale, Fla in July, 2014.
  • 2014 Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention honoree.
  • Missed six weeks of the 2014 season with a bout of appendicitis.
  • Named to ASU’s Residence Inn Challenge All-Tournament Team in 2014.
  • Recorded 117 total blocks during the 2013 season and 29 solo blocks, each ranking first amongst Sun Devils.

2016 Beach Volleyball (Junior):

  • Named Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention.
  • Earned Pac-12 All-Conference 1st Team.
  • Currently No. 1 in ASU Beach Volleyball history with 38 career wins.
  • Compiled a (17-12) overall record during the 2016 Beach campaign.
  • Paired with Bianca Arellano to create ASU's # 1 tandem.
  • Lost to # 3 seed Arizona's Witt & Witt (24-26, 21-17, & 15-11) on Apr. 30 in Pac-12 Tournament.
  • Defeated # 8 seed Oregon's Brenner & Nady (21-18 & 21-16) during Apr. 30 victory at Pac-12 Tournament.
  • Lost to # 4 seed California's Cole & Marino (18-21, 21-16, & 15-11) on Apr. 29 at Pac-12 Tournament.
  • In Pac-12 Pairs Semifinals, suffered a three-set loss to Pac-12's # 1 seed from USC Claes & Hughes (21-13 & 21-15) on Apr. 29.
  • Beat Pac-12's # 5 seed from USC Bukovec & Strange (21-19, 19-21, & 15-11) during Pac-12 Pairs Quarterfinals on Apr. 28.
  • Earned a victory over Pac-12's # 13 seed from California Bark & Lamet (21-18, 20-22, & 16-14) in Pac-12 Pairs 1st Round on Apr. 28.
  • Received # 4 seed with Bianca Arellano in Pac-12 Pairs Tournament.
  • Defeated No. 7 Arizona's Witt & Witt (12-21, 22-20, & 15-12) during Apr. 20 home win.
  • Won against Grossmont College's Callahan & Arthur in straight sets (21-4 & 21-13) during Apr. 16 home victory.
  • Swept San Diego State's Seits & McFarland (21-3 & 21-10) in Apr. 16 home win.
  • Suffered a three-set road loss at No. 7 Arizona's Witt & Witt (14-21, 21-15, & 22-20) on Apr. 14.
  • Lost in three sets to California's Cole & Merino (13-21, 21-18, & 15-11) during Apr. 10 Stanford Tournament.
  • Earned a straight set victory over Boise State's O'Donnel & Hubbard (21-9 & 21-11) in Apr. 10 Stanford Tournament match.
  • Defeated Stanford's Hodson & Chang (21-16 & 21-15) during Apr. 9 road victory.
  • Downed Oregon's Brenner & Nady (21-12 & 21-19) in Stanford Tournament on Apr. 9.
  • Suffered a straight set loss to No. 5 UCLA's McNamara & Anderson (21-17 & 21-17) during Apr. 2 Outrigger Beach VB Challenge in Hawaii.
  • Lost to No. 4 Hawaii's Taylor & Schreiber (21-18 & 21-13) in Apr. 2 road defeat in Outrigger Beach VB Challenge.
  • During Gold Division Quarterfinals Pairs Tournament in Hawaii, suffered a three-set loss to Hawaii's Spieler & Maglio (21-16, 19-21, & 15-6) on Apr. 1.
  • Beat Cal State Northridge's Sato & Conati (21-14 & 21-9) during Mar. 25 neutral court win in Tucson.
  • Suffered a three-set loss to Cal State Bakersfield's Haynes & Grasso (21-12, 18-21, & 22-20) in Mar. 25 neutral court defeat in Tucson.
  • Defeated New Mexico's Kelsey & House (21-19 & 21-15) during Mar. 19 road win.
  • Swept New Mexico State's Tauai & Nash (21-10 & 21-11) in Mar. 19 neutral court victory at New Mexico Spring Beach VB Tournament.
  • Earned a three-set victory against Colorado Mesa's Woods & Perez (16-21, 21-11, & 15-6) during Mar. 18 neutral court win at New Mexico Spring Beach VB Tournament.
  • Lost in straight sets to No. 4 Long Beach State's Barber & Nieto (21-15 & 21-18) during Mar. 11 road match.
  • Suffered a road sweep to No. 2 USC's Claes & Hughes (21-10 & 21-17) on Mar. 10.
  • Beat Loyola Marymount's Bush & Dominique (21-19 & 21-13) during Mar. 9 neutral court win at USC.
  • Won a three-set home match over No. 17 S. Carolina's Willams & Mannisto (21-17, 21-23, & 15-11) on Mar. 5.
  • Swept Colorado Mesa's Woods & Perez (21-11 & 21-13) in Mar. 5 home victory.
  • Lost a three-set home match against No. 6 Florida State's Pardon & Brown (21-17, 19-21, & 15-10) on Mar. 4.
  • Defeated New Mexico's Rugland & House (21-14 & 21-18) during Mar. 4 home opener.

 

2015 Indoor Volleyball (Senior):

  • Named AVCA All-American Honorable Mention.
  • Received Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention.
  • Earned Pac-12 All-Conference Honorable Mention.
  • Named to AVCA All-Pacific-South Region Team.
  • Finished her ASU career 2nd All-time in school history with 364 total block assists.
  • Tabulated 448 career total blocks, ranking 3rd on Arizona State's All-Time list.
  • Became only the fourth Sun Devil to record 400 career total blocks.
  • Recorded a team-high 113 total block assists in 2015, ranking 6th on ASU's All-Time Single-Season list.
  • Tied for 1st on ASU's team with 25 service aces.
  • Finished 1st on Arizona State with 27 solo blocks.
  • Registered 354.5 total points, good for 2nd on the Devils' squad.
  • Collected 246 total kills, landing 3rd on the Sun Devils' roster.
  • Recorded 82 total digs, ranking 7th for the Maroon & Gold.
  • Played in 31 of the team's 32 matches during the 2015 season.
  • Played in 112 of the team's 115 total sets throughout the 2015 campaign.
  • Provided a game-high 8 total blocks and added 7 kills in Nov. 27 road loss at No. 23 Arizona.
  • Contributed 12 kills, 3 total blocks, and a team-high 2 service aces during Nov. 22 home defeat vs. No. 1 USC.
  • Registered 11 kills, 6 digs, and 4 total blocks in Nov. 20 home loss against No. 11 UCLA.
  • Swatted a game-high 7 total blocks and added 9 kills during Nov. 14 road victory at Utah.
  • Delivered 9 kills and 7 total blocks in Nov. 12 road defeat at Colorado.
  • Produced a game-high 5 total blocks, a season-high 7 digs, and 7 kills during Nov. 8 home win over Washington State.
  • Tied a game-high with 4 total blocks in Nov. 6 home loss vs. No. 3 Washington.
  • Added 10 kills and 4 total blocks during Oct. 29 road defeat at California.
  • Contributed 11 kills in Oct. 28 road loss at No. 7 Stanford.
  • Became only the fourth Sun Devil to record 400 total blocks in her career during Oct. 24 home victory against Colorado.
  • Collected a game-high 10 kills during Oct. 23 home win over Utah.
  • Swatted a game-high 8 total blocks and recorded 10 kills in Oct. 18 road defeat at No. 12 UCLA.
  • Provided a team-high 13 kills and 4 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.
  • Delivered a game-high 5 total blocks and registered a team-high .545 attack percentage (8 kills, 2 errors, & 11 attempts) in Oct. 4 home victory against California.
  • Registered a team-high .526 attack percentage (12 kills, 2 errors, & 19 attempts) and 5 total blocks during Oct. 2 home win over No. 8 Stanford.
  • Recorded a game-high .625 attack percentage (10 kills, 0 errors, & 16 attempts) and tied a game-high with 7 total blocks in Sep. 19 home victory against No. 6 Illinois.
  • Produced 10 kills during Sep. 13 home win over Gonzaga.
  • Tied a team-high with 11 kills in Sep. 8 home victory vs. NAU.
  • Collected a game-high 6 total blocks during Sep. 5 neutral court win against Northern Colorado.
  • Led ASU with a .583 attack percentage (8 kills, 1 error, & 12 attempts) in Sep. 5 neutral court victory over Western Michigan.
  • Tied a team-high with 8 kills during Sep. 4 road win at No. 9 Colorado State.
  • Named MVP at the Falcon Classic.
  • Recorded a career-high 9 blocks and tied a team-high with 12 kills in Aug. 29 neutral court win over New Mexico State.

2015 Sand Volleyball (Sophomore):

  • The pair of Folette and Harker went undefeated at the Pac-12 Tournament against Cal and UCLA.
  • Holds a (6-5) record competing at No.3 seed and a (5-5) record competing at No.4 seed.
  • Currently holding a (11-10) record with partner, Halle Harker.

2014 Indoor Volleyball (Junior):

  • 2014 Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention honoree.
  • Had two matches with 8 total blocks (at Stanford on Nov. 5 and vs. UCLA on Nov. 26).
  • Tallied a season-high 16 kills against Utah on Oct. 31.
  • Missed six weeks of the 2014 season with a bout of appendicitis.
  • Named to ASU’s Residence Inn Challenge All-Tournament Team.
  • Recorded an attack percentage of .714 (5 kills, 0 errors, & 7 attempts) on Sept. 5 against UAB.
  • Hit .571 against San Diego State on Aug. 29 with (8 kills, 0 errors, & 14 attempts).
  • Traveled to China with the Pac-12 All Star Team in July, 2014.

2014 Sand Volleyball (Freshman):

  • Finished the season with an (8-5) pairs record with partner Macey Gardner, 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 in 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 Indoor Volleyball (Sophomore):

  • Garnered All-Academic Honorable Mention honors.
  • Recorded 117 total blocks during the season and 29 solo blocks, each ranking first amongst Sun Devils.
  • Follette’s 29 solo blocks on the season led the team, along with her .334 attack percentage.
  • The middle blocker recorded 234 kills during her sophomore campaign, good for third on the team.
  • Her 19 service aces tied with teammate Shannan McCready for third on the team.
  • Recorded 13 kills and 5 blocks in the Sun Devils win over UCLA on Nov. 22.
  • Aided her team’s 3-0 win over No. 1 Texas on Sept. 13 with 4 kills and 3 blocks, while swinging a .500 attack percentage.
  • Member of Canada's Team Alberta that will compete in the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla in July.

2012 Indoor Volleyball (Freshman):

  • Finished the season second on the club with 104 blocks.  
  • Collected 213 kills, ranking fifth most on the team.
  • Recorded a match-high 16 kills against Utah, also improving her best mark with 18 in points.
  • Posted 8 block assists at Colorado.
  • Against Cal, Follette swung at a .727 clip, while also tallying 8 kills.
  • Received her first career start in the season-opener against Idaho State on Aug. 24.

High School:

  • Under head coach Stan Andronyk, she played three years of volleyball in the Metro Edmonton Premier League and accumulated a lengthy trophy case.
  • Follette was a multiple-sport athlete lettering in volleyball, basketball, track & field, and badminton at Paul Kane High School.
  • Her high school volleyball accolades include: (2011) - PKHS Award of Distinction and Sportsmanship Award, (2010) - PKHS Rookie of the Year, (2009-11) - PKHS Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum Athletic Award winner.
  • Played club for Jen Telfer on the U18 Pandas.
  • Follette is a three-time All-Star: (2011) - U17 All-Star Provincials, U21 All-Star Provincials, and (2012) U18 All-Star.
  • Helped lead her team to a U18 Provincial Championship in 2012, while being named a National Team Challenge Cup All-Star.

Personal:
Full name is Whitney Elise Follette; her parents are Willie and Maureen Follette. Has one brother, Matthew, and one sister, Mary. Cousin, Jordan Parkin, plays volleyball at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta.  After completing an undergraduate degree in Design Studies (Design Management), she is studying for a graduate degree in Higher and Postsecondary Education at Arizona State.

Follette's Career Statistics:

Year SP K K/S PCT Ast. Ast./S SA SE Dig Dig/S BS BA Total Blk/S Points
2012 114 213 1.87 0.281 11 0.10 20 40 52 0.46 11 93 104 0.91 290.5
2013 114 234 2.05 0.334 20 0.18 19 50 58 0.51 29 88 117 1.03 326.0
2014 98 191 1.93 0.255 8 0.08 13 26 45 0.46 17 70 87 0.89 246.0
Career 326 628 1.93 0.291 39 0.14 52 116 155 0.48 57 251 308 0.94 862.5

 

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