Volleyball

 
7 - Nichole Clark
Nichole Clark
Height: 6-0
Year: Senior
Hometown: San Jose, Calif.
High School: Saint Francis
Position: OH

AS A SENIOR IN 2008: Saw action in six matches ... made her first appearance of the season against Arizona (Sept. 5), posting a block assist ... dished out her first assist and first dig of the season against Sac State (Sept. 16) ... tallied her first ace of the season and collected a season-high four digs against then-No. 15 Pepperdine (Oct. 4) ... collected two digs and her first solo block of the season against Saint Mary's (Oct. 24)

AS A JUNIOR IN 2007: Saw action in 28 of 31 contests ... finished the season ranked third on the team in total blocks ... tied the match-high seven total blocks against Pepperdine (Nov. 17)...tied the team-best three total blocks while post a team-best .467 hitting percentage (9-2-15) against Saint Mary's (Nov. 9) ... compiled a team-best .312 hitting percentage (9-4-16) against then-No. 15 San Diego (Nov. 3) ... posted a team-best three total blocks against Portland (Oct. 27) ... tallied eight kills and three total blocks against Pepperdine (Oct. 18) ... recorded seven kills angainst Saint Mary's (Oct. 12) ... tallied eight kills and fi ve total blocks against Sacramento State (Oct. 9) ... set a career-high seven total blocks against then-No. 14 San Diego (Oct. 4) ... posted total blocks against Portland (Sept. 27) ... registered a career-high 11 kills against Notre Dame (Sept. 16) ... posted two kills against Eastern Washington (Sept. 7) ... tied career-high eight kills against Georgia Southern (Aug. 31) ... posted two kills and one solo block against NC State (Aug. 31) ... registered four kills and three block assists against Texas-San Antonio (Aug. 25) ... went 2-for-2 in kills against CSU-Fullerton in the season opener (Aug. 24).

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2006: Saw action in 78 games over 25 matches, starting two ... named Most Improved by her teammates and coaches at end-of-season banquet ... emerged as a valuable back-line player for the Broncos ... made eight digs at Notre Dame on Sept. 3 ... made seven digs in 3-1 win over Missouri on Sept. 8 ... set a career high with 12 digs against Sacramento State on Sept. 19 ... reached double figures again on Sept. 28 with 10 digs at Saint Mary's ... made four blocks at San Francisco on Sept. 30 ... turned in a fine performance of four kills, seven digs and five blocks at Loyola Marymount on Nov. 4.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2005: Took part in 17 matches, totaling 21 kills, 19 digs, eight assists, seven aces and eight blocks in 31 games ... served two key aces against Stanford (12/3) in the second round of the NCAA Tournament ... started first career match against San Francisco (11/19), notching seven assists, six digs, and two blocks ... came off the bench in Santa Clara's victory over Saint Mary's (10/22) ... recorded eight kills against Manhattan (9/23) ... saw action for the first time this season against Fresno State (9/8), notching four kills, one dig, and one block in two games.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2005 graduate of Saint Francis High School in Mountain View, Calif. ... coached by Kim Oden ... the Lancers won the CIF and CCS championships in 2002 and '03 ... 2002 team also earned the WCAL and Mythical National championships ... a team captain in 2004... a three-time WCAL All-League honoree ... a member of the City Beach Volleyball Club, coached by Steve Santonastaso ... won a silver medal at the 2004 Junior Olympics 17 Open division, while earning gold in 2002 in the JO 15 Open and bronze in 2001 in the JO 14 Open... also a member of the basketball and track and field teams ... a member of the Monogram, Apple Core, Choir and Shadow clubs.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Thomas and Linda Clark ... father played football at UCLA ... has four siblings ... major is management.

Clark's Career Statistics

Year M G K E TA PCT SA BS BA D AS RE BE SE
2005 17 31 21 15 56 .107 7 0 8 19 8 3 0 15
2006 25 81 17 11 47 .128 15 1 18 96 34 5 1 12
2007 28 85 127 69 304 .191 3 4 52 54 11 1 6 7
2008 6 9 1 1 2 .000 1 1 1 8 3 1 0 3
Career 76 206 166 96 409 .171 26 6 79 177 56 10 7 37

Clark's Career Highs

 

Kills 11 vs. Notre Dame, Sept. 16, 2007
Attempts 21 vs. Notre Dame, Sept. 16, 2007
Hitting Pct. 1.000 three times, last vs. Pepperdine, Oct. 4, 2008
Assists 7 vs. San Francisco, Nov. 19, 2005
Aces 3 vs. San Diego, Nov. 18, 2006
Digs 12 vs. Sacramento State, Sept. 19, 2006
Block Solos 1 six times, last at Saint Mary's, Oct. 24, 2008
Block Assists 7 three times, last at Arizona, Nov. 5, 2008
Total Blocks 7 twice, last at Pepperdine, Nov. 17, 2007