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Player Profiles

Nikki                              Attea
Class: Jr.
Hometown: East Amherst, N.Y.
Height: 6-3
Sport: Volleyball
Position: OPP


At West Virginia in 2013
  • 2013-14 Academic All-Big 12 First Team
  • Started every match
  • Played in all but one set (114)
  • Eagle Challenge All-Tournament Team
  • Mountaineer Invitational All-Tournament Team
  • Recorded 267 kills, 192 digs, 84 blocks and 24 serving aces
  • Second on team with 161 kills for a 2.73 kills per set average in nonconference play, while helping the Mountaineers to a 15-2 nonconference record
  • Third on team with 87 blocks, and second on team with 336.0 total points
  • Third on team with six double-doubles
  • Two blocks shy of program’s first triple-double on Oct. 19 vs. No. 23 Kansas
  • Career-high 17 digs in win over UMBC on Sept. 22
  • Career-high .526 hitting percentage in win over Toledo on Sept. 1
  • Season-high 15 kills on three separate occasion.
  • Career-high eight blocks against No. 23 Kansas on Oct. 19
At West Virginia in 2012
  • 2012-13 Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team
  • One of four WVU freshmen to play in every set and every match
  • Finished the season second on the team with 246 kills and also recorded 140 digs
  • One of nine Mountaineers to serve up double-digit service aces with 11 on the season, with a season- and career-high five in the last match against TCU on Nov. 24
  • Led the team in Big 12 matches with 122 kills and was second on the team with 10 service aces and third with 25 total blocks
  • Recorded 10 double-digit kill matches and four double-doubles on the season
  • Recorded double-digit kills in seven of the eight matches played from Sept. 8-Oct. 3
  • Co-led the team in kills with 10 against Wright State, while also posting a season- and career-high .381 hitting percentage
  • Big 12 Rookie of the Week on Sept. 17. after posting 49 kills, 3.27 kills per set, a .278 hitting percentage and was third on the team in digs (28) and total blocks (10) in three five-set matches
  • Named MVP of the Gold and Blue Classic after posting 34 kills, 3.40 kills per set, a .304 hitting percentage, 17 digs and eight blocks against Cleveland State and Murray State
  • Named to the West Virginia Golden Horseshoe Challenge All-Tournament Team after recording 31 kills, 2.21 kills per set and 28 digs
  • 2011-12 AVCA Preseason All-America
  • Named to the 2012 Senior Aces 150 list
  • One of four finalists for New York Gatorade Player of the Year
  • A three-sport athlete at Williamsville North High
  • A four-year letterwinner in volleyball, basketball and softball
  • Broke the single-season and career record in kills and blocks for volleyball
  • Holds the single-season record in rebounds
  • Led the Lady Spartans volleyball team to the first ECIC Division Championship and undefeated record in 2011
  • Channel 7 News Super Seven Athlete of the Week
  • Helped Williamsville North receive its first sectional championship in school history for volleyball (2011), basketball (2010) and softball (2009)
  • All-ECIC First Team selection from 2009-11 for volleyball
  • All-Western New York First Team selection from 2010-11 for volleyball
  • All-state selection from 2010-11 for volleyball and for basketball in 2011
  • Named First Team All-ECIC in 2010-11 and an All-Western New York selection in 2011 for basketball
  • Led the Lady Spartan softball and basketball teams to the ECIC Division Championship in 2009-10
  • Member of the 2010 ASA Eastern National Championship runner-up softball team
  • Won a Gold medal in volleyball at the 2010 Empire State Games
  • Daughter of John and Maria Attea
  • Birthday is July 2
  • Enrolled in pre-computer science
  • Dad played football at Canisius College
  • Has one brother and one sister
  • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll
  • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll
Year SP K A Dig SA TB
12 140 11 59
2013 114 267 11 192 24 87
Career 222 513 23 332 35 146

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