3  Stephanie Turner
Stephanie Turner


East Amherst, N.Y.

High School:


Outside Hitter


2008 (Junior): Started 30 of the Pirates' 32 contests ... Led ECU in kills (241), kills per set (2.13), points (296.5) and service aces (28) while sitting second in digs (218) ... Turned in double-doubles against UNC Greensboro, Southern Miss, UCF and Tulsa ... Notched double-digit kills in 10 matches and 10-plus digs in five tilts ... Hit .676 in the contest against South Carolina State (8/30), putting down eight kills on 11 attempts with just one error ... Recorded a season-high 16 kills at UCF (10/5).

2007 (Sophomore): Played in 32 of the team's 33 matches ... 235 kills were good for second on the team, trailing only Kelley Wernert, the school's all-time category leader ... Registered nine double-digit kill games ... Totaled a season-best six blocks against UAB (10/14) ... Recorded six double-doubles ... 42 service aces were also second to Wernert.

2006 (Freshman): Started all 31 matches for the Pirates as a freshman ... Ranked second on the squad in digs (275) and fourth in kills (221) ... Recorded four double-doubles.

CLARENCE HS: Earned four varsity letters ... Was team captain her sophomore, junior and senior seasons ... Earned second-team all-state honors as a senior ... Led the Red Devils to the sectional finals in three of her four years ... Named all-Western New York and all-ECIC three years in a row ... Was a scholar-athlete for four years ... Earned three varsity letters in basketball and one in softball ... Won the sectional championships as a guard on the basketball squad and led her softball team to the sectional finals.

PERSONAL: Full name is Stephanie Ann Turner ... Born November 26, 1987 ... Intended major is health fitness specialist ... Daughter of Bruce and Cheryl Turner ... Has one sibling, Amanda ... Advice to young girls wanting to play volleyball is to keep practicing. It's hard at first, but if it was easy, everyone would be doing it. ... Says her perfect day would be winning the Conference USA Tournament and getting the ring.