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11 - Sloan Lovett
Sloan Lovett
Height: 5-9
Year: So.
Hometown: Durango, Colo.
High School: Durango HS

2014 Sand Season
Went 1-5 during the first half of the season with Lauren Aikels at No. 2, before finishing the year by going 3-3 with Madeline Cannon at No. 2…Lovett and Cannon won three of their last five matches of the season, including victories over Cal Poly, Stanford and San Jose State…with the scored tied at 2-2 against Cal Poly, Lovett and Cannon provided the match clincher with a 21-17, 21-19 victory…with Aikels, she beat a doubles team from San Francisco.

2013 Indoor Season
Started all but one match at outside hitter…did not play at Idaho State because of injury…led the Hornets in kills (361), kills per set (3.25), attempts (936), points (407.5), and points per set (3.67)…among Big Sky Conference leaders, she ranked fifth in kills per set, and seventh in points per set…also averaged 0.27 aces, 1.29 digs and 0.25 blocks to go with a .228 hitting percentage…posted double digits in kills in a team-high 22 matches…that included a career-high 22 kills in the season finale at Montana, the most kills by a Hornet all season…had a streak of 10 consecutive matches with at least 11 kills from Sept. 27-Oct. 31…had six aces in a home win over Southern Utah, tied for the third best mark in Sacramento State single-season history…had a pair of double-doubles, including 15 kills and 11 digs vs. Bucknell, and 14 kills and 12 digs at Eastern Washington…led or tied for the team lead in kills in 14 of the 30 matches in which she appeared…named Big Sky Conference Player of the Week on Sept. 2…recorded the Hornets’ top three single-match kill totals during the year (22 at Montana, 21 at La Salle, 20 vs. Northern Arizona)…dramatically improved her numbers from her freshman to sophomore season, including averaging 2.00 kills more per set, and increasing her hitting percentage by 169 percentage points.

2013 Sand Season
Played in all eight matches during the program’s inaugural sand season with partner Lauren Aikels…the tandem played at the No. 4 spot in the team’s lineup all year, and finished with a 3-5 record…the three victories for Lovett/Aikels came against Cal, Pacific and San Francisco…the pair won two of their final three matches of the season.

2012 Indoor Season

Appeared in 23 matches, including four starts and 55 sets played in her first season with the Hornets…averaged 1.25 kills, 0.51 digs, 0.27 blocks and 1.50 points per set…also had four aces…posted double figures in kills three times during a six-match span from Sept. 20-Oct. 6…that included a season-high 12 kills at home against both Idaho State and Weber State, and 11 kills at Northern Arizona…narrowly missed a double-double with nine kills and nine digs at North Dakota…in the match at Northern Arizona, she also had an ace, seven digs, a block and a .250 hitting percentage (11-4-28)…season-high four blocks came against both Weber State and Santa Clara…two of those blocks against Santa Clara were solo stuffs.

High School
A 2012 graduate of Durango High School in Durango, Colo…a four-year starting varsity outside hitter for the Demons…helped lead the team to back-to-back state tournament appearances, regionals championships, district crowns and Southwestern League titles in 2010 and 2011…as a senior, she was named first team all-state and the unanimous choice  as the Southwestern League MVP after averaging 4.2 kills, 2.8 digs and 0.5 aces per set…led the Demons in total kills (364) and aces (40) while ranking second in digs (244)…as a junior, Lovett was named the Southwestern League’s co-MVP, honorable mention all-state, first team all-league and academic all-state after averaging 3.9 kills, 2.8 digs and 0.4 aces per set…during her four seasons, the Demons combined for a 67-31 overall record and a 31-9 league mark…was a three-time first team all-league selection (2009-11).

Personal
Parents are Robert and Valerie Lovett…an undeclared major…played five years for the Four Corners Volleyball Club of Durango…helped the team to a Fiesta Classic championship in 2009.

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