11  Nicole Willis
Nicole Willis

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Raleigh, N.C.

Last College:
LSU

Height:
6-2

Position:
Opposite


2012: Saw action in 86 sets and 23 matches with as many starts...Led the Pirates in kills (323), kills per set (3.76), attacks (1075), points (370), points per set (4.30), service aces (22), and service aces per set (0.26)...Added 228 digs (2.65 per set), 44 total blocks (0.51 per set) and 13 assists (0.15 per set)...Set the ECU single-match record with 32 kills at Southern Miss (10/28)...Led the team with 10 double-doubles and 16 double-figure kill performances...Finished the season ranked fifth in the conference in points per set (4.30), sixth in kills per set (3.76) and ninth in service aces per set (0.26)...Led the Pirates in kills on 19 occasions...Led the squad in service aces on eight occasions... Led the team in blocks on five occasions...Led ECU in digs three times.

2011: Appeared in 29 matches, including 18 starts as a right side hitter at LSU...Chipped in 1.74 kills, 0.54 blocks and 0.41 digs per set during her 101 frames of action...Her 55 total blocks were third-highest on the team...Notched 10 or more kills on five occasions, all in SEC action...LSU was 4-1 when Willis reached double figures spikes...Added five or more blocks three times...Belted nine kills during her first career start versus Alcorn State (Aug. 26)...Registered a career-best six blocks against Miami (Aug. 27)...Connected for a career-high 13 kills in LSU's SEC opener at Ole Miss (Sept. 16)...Ripped 12 kills on a .417 hitting percentage and tacked on three blocks at Alabama (Sept. 18)...Started in nine of LSU's last 12 matches (Oct. 14-Nov. 26)...Provided 10 kills against Georgia (Oct. 14) to open run...Popped nine kills on a career-best .562 hitting clip versus Alabama (Oct. 21)...Turned in an all-around solid effort with 11 kills, a career-best seven digs and four blocks against Ole Miss (Oct. 23)...Matched a career-high with six blocks at Georgia (Nov. 6)...Laced 11 kills on a .429 hitting ratio versus Arkansas (Nov. 26) as LSU claimed its seventh consecutive SEC Western Division title.

2010: Saw limited action in 12 sets over seven matches at LSU...Four of her seven appearances came during non-conference action...Chipped in kills during four of her seven outings...Added digs and blocks on three occasions...Corralled a season-best five digs in her LSU debut against Siena (Aug. 27)...Powered home four kills on eight swings to go along with two aces against Alcorn State (Sept. 4)...Recorded two blocks and a kill against Rice (Sept. 11)...In SEC play, garnered blocks at No. 2 Florida (Oct. 1) and at South Carolina (Oct. 3)...Popped a kill on five swings at Ole Miss (Oct. 15).

Broughton High School: Coached by Tim Meserth at Needham Broughton High School...Attended same high school as LSU basketball legend Pete Maravich...LSU's 2010 recruiting class ranked No. 27 nationally by PrepVolleyball.com...Ranked among Top 5 in kills (1,012), digs (767) total blocks (142) and service aces (125) during her four-year career...Team won two CAP 7 conference championships in 2006 & 2008 and made four NCHSAA state playoff appearances...Earned three CAP 7 All-Conference First-Team picks from 2007-09...Notched school's Female Athlete of the Year for 2009-10...Garnered AVCA Under Armour High School All-America Second-Team status...Ranked No. 66 among PrepVolleyball.com's Senior Aces...Played club volleyball for NC Elite...Six-year player in USAV Junior Olympics Tournament from 2005-10 and finished 11th in American Division in 2009...Also played for USAV High Performance Girls Youth National A2 squad in 2008...Member of Honor Roll, Service Club and Sisters of Distinction.

Personal: Born Lauren Nicole Willis on February 23, 1992...Daughter of Tim and Sharon Willis...Majoring in child development with a concentration in early intervention.