12  Lizzy Bruin
Lizzy Bruin


Chapel Hill, N.C.

High School:
Chapel Hill


Middle Hitter

2008 (Sophomore): Played in all 32 contests while making 30 starts ... tied for first on the squad in solo blocks (17), ranked second in kills (235), total blocks (91), block assists (74) and points (290.0) and third in kills per set (2.08) and hitting percentage (.215) ... Notched double-digit kills in seven matches ... Hit .621 against Tulsa (10/24), tallying a career-high 20 kills on 29 attempts with just two errors ... Set personal-best marks in kills (20), attempts (33) and blocks (8).

2007 (Freshman): Experienced action in 21 matches and 41 games, with most of that time at the end of the season ... Pounded down 47 kills, including a career-high seven at Rice (10/28) ... Collected 22 digs, with her season-high of four coming in matches at Rice (10/28) and versus SMU (11/15) ... Registered 28 blocks, with the most coming at Rice (10/28), when she had six.

CHAPEL HILL HS: Named to the PAC-6 all-conference team for two seasons under head coach Sherry Norris ... Led the Vikings to a 23-2 record in her senior stanza as well as a spot in the class 4A sectional final ... Earned team MVP honors as a senior ... Helped Chapel Hill win the 4A state title as a freshman.

PERSONAL: Full name is Elize Willemyn Bruin ... Born May 12, 1989 ... Intended major is nursing ... Daughter of Juul and Mats Bruin ... Advice to young girls wanting to play volleyball is to work through, and get out of, your comfort zone because you will never really know how good you are until you put everything into it. ... Says one of the best things about Greenville is Pirate pride.