|12 Ashley McRae|
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2015: One of five Pirates to start all 31 matches and play in every set … Heading in senior season, is the program leader in career hitting percentage (.309) … Needs just 45 blocks to claim 10th place on the program career top 10 list … Paced East Carolina hitting percentage at .300, a mark that placed her eighth among American Athletic Conference players … Upped her hitting mark to a league seventh-best .321 in conference matches only … Ranked second on the team in total blocks (86) and blocks per set (0.72) as well as third in kills (262) and kills per set (2.20) … Hit over .300 in eight matches in which she took 20 or more attempts … Tallied a career-high 19 kills and hit .457 (19k/3e/35ta) in the five set win at UCF (Nov. 8), the first ECU victory over the Knights since 2009 and first in Orlando since 2007 … Named to the AAC Weekly Honor Roll Nov. 9 after racking up 26 kills and a .458 hitting mark in matches at USF and UCF.
2014: Played in all 31 matches and saw action in 117 sets during her sophomore year … Led the Pirates with 84 total blocks and was second on the squad with an average of 0.72 blocks per set … Led East Carolina with a .360 attack percentage which ranked fourth in the American Athletic Conference and in the top 55 in the nation … Was third on the team with 250 kills for an average of 2.14 kills per set … Added 14 digs and four assists … Recorded a season-high seven blocks on three occasions … Notched a career-high 15 kills against DePaul (Sept. 20) at the Penn State Invitational. 2013: Saw action in 56 sets and 24 matches as a freshman … Finished the year with 58 kills (1.04 per set), 44 total blocks (0.79 per set), four digs and two assists … Tallied a career-best nine kills versus Charlotte (Nov. 10) … Led the team with eight total blocks against UAB (Oct. 4) for a new career high.
High School: Three-year letterwinner under head coach Marie Cornejo … Played in all 56 sets as a senior and posted 117 kills which was second on the squad … Added 50 solo blocks and posted a hitting percentage of .389 … Nominated for the County’s Senior All-Star game … Named Gazette Honorable Mention selection … Was second on the team in kills (94) as a junior … Finished her junior year with 35 total blocks with 27 solo blocks and eight block assists … Gained experience playing club volleyball with the Metro American 18 Travel club under the direction of head coach Silvia Johnson.
Personal: Born June 9, 1995 in Silver Spring, Md. … Daughter of Jacqueline and Will McRae … Has two older brothers named Justin and Jordan Herrera … Brother Jordan plays basketball for North Carolina A&T … Majoring in business administration with a minor in psychology.