4 Nikki Hess
4 Nikki Hess
Height: 6-0
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Scottsdale, Ariz.
High School: Horizon
Position: OH
Major: Communications
m 29
k/s 3.61
h % .228
a/s 0.17
b/s 0.37
sa/s 0.25
d/s 2.19

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2014: Named First-Team All-WCC … Played in 31 matches this year … led the team with 405 kills, averaging 3.68 kpg … tallied 17 assists … recorded 27 aces … finished third on the team with 242 digs, averaging 2.20 dpg … earned 40 total blocks … vs. St. Francis Brooklyn (Aug. 29) she picked up 8 kills, hitting .538 with 5 digs … at Hofstra (Aug. 30) started and hit .406 with 16 kills, 2 aces and 6 digs … at Army (Sept. 2) she totaled 12 kills with 2 aces and 5 digs … vs. Central Conn. St. (Sept. 5) she hit .533 with 9 kills and 4 digs … at Harvard (Sept. 5) she picked up 9 kills and 9 digs … earned 7 kills vs. Delaware (Sept. 6) … 12 kills, while hitting .579 with 7 digs vs. Penn (Sept. 12) … vs. No. 20 Duke (Sept. 13) she collected up 8 kills and 6 digs … at No. 1 Stanford (Sept. 13) had 5 kills and 7 digs … picked up 9 kills and 5 digs at UCSB (Sept. 19) … vs. NIU (Sept. 20) earned 15 kills and 7 digs … at Cal Poly (Sept. 20) had 15 kills, 2 aces and 11 digs … at San Francisco (Sept. 26) earned 11 kills and 5 digs … had 10 kills and 10 digs vs. Pacific (Sept. 30) … at No. 24 San Diego (Oct. 2) picked up 21 kills and 9 digs … at No. 10 BYU (Oct. 4) had 11 kills and 5 digs … had 7 kills and 14 digs vs. Portland (Oct. 9) … started, with 19 kills and 10 digs vs. Gonzaga (Oct. 10) … had 15 kills and 15 digs at Pepperdine (Oct. 16) … at No. 24 LMU (Oct. 18) hit .372 with 19 kills and 3 digs ... picked up match-high 22 kills, 3 aces and 14 digs at Saint Mary’s (Oct. 23) … at Pacific (Oct. 25) she earned 10 kills and 6 digs ... had 18 kills and 7 digs vs. No. 11 BYU (Oct. 30) ... picked up 18 kills and 11 digs vs. No. 24 USD (Nov. 1) ... had 14 kills and 11 digs at Gonzaga (Nov. 6) ... earned 13 kills, 4 aces and 4 digs at Portland (Nov. 8) ... hit .343 with 15 kills and 11 digs vs. No. 24 LMU (Nov. 13) … recorded a team-high 22 kills to go along with 11 digs against Pepperdine (Nov. 15) … hit .344 with 14 kills and 5 digs in 3-0 victory against USF (Nov. 20) … led the squad with 14 kills and 3 service aces against Saint Mary’s (Nov. 24) … recorded 7 kills,10 digs, and 1 assist at No. 13 Oregon in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (Dec. 5).

2013-14 Action Photos

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013: Named to the WCC All-Freshman Team … played a team-high 107 sets and started every match while leading team with 291 kills and was third with 2.72 kpg, hitting .191 with 25 sa, 248 digs and averaged 2.32 dpg … had 183 kills in WCC play and averaged 2.47 kpg, hitting .173 with 19 sa, 167 digs and averaged 2.26 dpg … had six kills and three digs vs. CSU Northridge (Aug. 30) … hit. .250, had 10 kills, two sa, 10 digs and four blocks at Fresno State (Aug. 31) … picked up 14 kills, hit .235 and had nine digs vs. Rice (Aug. 31) … had 11 kills and 13 digs vs. UCLA (Sept. 5) … collected a season-high 19 kills with eight digs at Hawaii (Sept. 6) … vs. New Mexico State (Sept. 7) had 16 kills and eight digs … hit. .348 with 11 kills and 14 digs vs. Kansas State (Sept. 12) … had nine kills and nine digs at Cal (Sept. 13) … had 12 kills, hit .478 and picked up seven digs vs. Cal Poly (Sept. 14) … hit .351 with 15 kills and 14 digs at Pepperdine (Sept. 19) … had 11 kills at LMU (Sept. 21) … picked up 15 digs and had 11 kills vs. San Francisco (Sept. 26) … collected 11 kills vs. Portland (Oct. 3) … had 13 digs and 12 kills vs. Gonzaga (Oct. 5) … at San Diego (Oct. 12) had nine kills … collected a season-high 19 digs and had 10 kills at BYU (Oct. 10) … picked up 13 digs and seven kills vs. Pacific (Oct. 17) … had 12 kills and nine digs vs. Saint Mary’s (Oct. 19) … had eight kills and six digs at San Francisco (Oct. 25) … at Gonzaga (Oct. 31) had seven kills … at Portland (Nov. 2) picked up 12 kills, hit .308 and had eight digs … collected 10 digs vs. San Diego (Nov. 7) … 11 kills and 10 digs vs. BYU (Nov. 9) … five kills and five digs at Saint Mary’s (Nov. 14) … at Pacific (Nov. 16) had 17 kills, hit .273 and added 15 digs … collected nine kills and eight digs vs. LMU (Nov. 21) … had 11 kills and seven digs vs. Pepperdine (Nov. 23).

HIGH SCHOOL: Three-time Arizona state champions ... one year runner-up ... two-time All A2 All-State ... Scottsdale Player of the Year ... Region Player of the Year ... All-American Honorable Mention ... placed third at Nationals in 2012. 

PERSONAL: Daughter of Steve and Mary ... has seven siblings, Karl, Steven, Jennifer, Brett, Melissa, Matthew and Jake ... Jennifer played volleyball at Great Falls University ... Melissa plays volleyball at Colorado Mesa University ... involved in Horizon Across Africa, Younglife and March of Dimes ... outside of volleyball she enjoys photogrpahy ... major is Communications.

Recent Games
Nov 8 at Portland W, 3-0
Nov 13 Loyola Marymount L, 3-0
Nov 15 Pepperdine L, 3-1
Nov 20 San Francisco W, 3-0
Nov 25 Saint Mary's W, 3-0
Dec 4 at Oregon L, 3-0
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 29 16
Sets 103 60
Kills 372 240
Kills per set 3.61 4.00
Errors 145 88
Total Attacks 994 644
Hitting Percentage .228 .236
Assists 17 10
Assists per set 0.17 0.17
Service Aces 26 14
Service Errors 36 14
Service Aces per set 0.25 0.23
Reception Errors 14 8
Digs 226 142
Digs per set 2.19 2.37
Block Solo 10 9
Block Assist 28 21
Block Total 38 30
Blocks per set 0.37 0.50
Block Errors 10 5
Ball Handling Errors 0 0
Points 422.0 273.5
Points per set 4.1 4.6
Matches started 29 16
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Aug 29 vs. Saint Francis W, 3-0 1 2 8 1 13 .538 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 8.0
Aug 30 vs. Lafayette W, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Aug 30 at Hofstra W, 3-1 1 4 16 3 32 .406 0 2 1 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 18.0
Sep 2 at Army W, 3-0 1 3 12 5 19 .368 0 2 3 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 14.0
Sep 5 vs. Central Conn. St. W, 3-0 1 3 9 1 15 .533 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 9.0
Sep 5 at Harvard L, 3-2 1 5 9 11 36 -.056 2 0 2 1 9 0 1 0 1 0 9.5
Sep 6 vs. Delaware W, 3-0 1 3 7 3 22 .182 0 2 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 9.0
Sep 12 Penn W, 3-0 1 3 12 1 19 .579 0 1 2 0 7 0 1 2 1 0 13.5
Sep 13 Duke W, 3-0 1 3 8 1 25 .280 1 1 1 3 6 0 2 0 2 0 10.0
Sep 13 at Stanford L, 3-0 1 3 5 6 33 -.030 0 0 1 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 5.0
Sep 19 at UC Santa Barbara L, 3-0 1 3 9 8 37 .027 0 1 1 0 5 0 0 2 0 0 10.0
Sep 20 vs. Northern Ill. W, 3-0 1 3 15 3 33 .364 1 1 3 0 7 0 3 0 3 0 17.5
Sep 20 at Cal Poly W, 3-2 1 5 15 5 40 .250 0 2 5 0 11 1 0 0 1 0 18.0
Sep 26 at San Francisco L, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 30 Pacific W, 3-0 1 3 10 5 37 .135 0 0 1 0 10 1 1 0 2 0 11.5
Oct 2 at San Diego W, 3-1 1 4 21 6 51 .294 0 0 0 1 9 1 3 2 4 0 23.5
Oct 4 at BYU L, 3-0 1 3 11 4 30 .233 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 1 1 0 11.5
Oct 9 Portland W, 3-1 1 4 7 8 37 -.027 0 0 2 1 14 2 2 0 4 0 10.0
Oct 10 Gonzaga L, 3-2 1 5 19 8 49 .224 1 0 1 1 10 0 1 0 1 0 19.5
Oct 16 at Pepperdine W, 3-1 1 4 15 9 43 .140 1 0 0 1 15 0 1 1 1 0 15.5
Oct 18 at Loyola Marymount W, 3-2 1 5 19 3 43 .372 0 1 1 0 3 0 2 1 2 0 21.0
Oct 23 at Saint Mary's W, 3-1 1 4 22 4 50 .360 1 3 0 0 14 0 1 0 1 0 25.5
Oct 25 at Pacific L, 3-0 1 3 10 4 37 .162 1 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 10.0
Oct 30 BYU W, 3-0 1 3 18 6 40 .300 1 2 0 0 7 0 2 0 2 0 21.0
Nov 1 San Diego W, 3-2 1 5 18 6 46 .261 2 1 4 1 11 0 1 0 1 0 19.5
Nov 6 at Gonzaga W, 3-2 1 5 14 5 41 .220 1 0 1 0 11 3 0 0 3 0 17.0
Nov 8 at Portland W, 3-0 1 3 13 6 34 .206 1 4 0 1 5 0 1 0 1 0 17.5
Nov 13 Loyola Marymount L, 3-0 1 3 15 3 35 .343 1 0 1 1 11 1 2 0 3 0 17.0
Nov 15 Pepperdine L, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 20 San Francisco W, 3-0 1 3 14 3 32 .344 0 0 3 0 5 1 1 0 2 0 15.5
Nov 25 Saint Mary's W, 3-0 1 3 14 8 39 .154 0 3 0 0 6 0 2 0 2 0 18.0
Dec 4 at Oregon L, 3-0 1 3 7 9 26 -.077 1 0 0 0 10 0 0 1 0 0 7.0
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
2013-14 25 101 276 2.73 126 779 .193 21 0.21 25 0.25 240 2.38 6 35 41 0.41 324.5 3.2
2014-15 29 103 372 3.61 145 994 .228 17 0.17 26 0.25 226 2.19 10 28 38 0.37 422.0 4.1
2015-16 31 112 450 4.02 182 1221 .219 42 0.38 23 0.21 299 2.67 14 61 75 0.67 517.5 4.6
2016-17 14 52 174 3.35 57 582 .201 11 0.21 15 0.29 138 2.65 4 14 18 0.35 200.0 3.8
Total 99 368 1272 3.46 510 3576 .213 91 0.25 89 0.24 903 2.45 34 138 172 0.47 1464.0 4.0
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
Total 29 103 372 3.61 145 994 .228 17 0.17 26 0.25 226 2.19 10 28 38 0.37 422.0 4.1
Conference 16 60 240 4.00 88 644 .236 10 0.17 14 0.23 142 2.37 9 21 30 0.50 273.5 4.6
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 10 35 135 3.86 49 359 .240 6 0.17 8 0.23 87 2.49 5 15 20 0.57 155.5 4.4
Away 15 57 198 3.47 88 552 .199 8 0.14 15 0.26 121 2.12 5 10 15 0.26 223.0 3.9
Neutral 4 11 39 3.55 8 83 .373 3 0.27 3 0.27 18 1.64 0 3 3 0.27 43.5 4.0
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Wins 21 75 287 3.83 92 711 .274 11 0.15 25 0.33 163 2.17 9 23 32 0.43 332.5 4.4
Losses 8 28 85 3.04 53 283 .113 6 0.21 1 0.04 63 2.25 1 5 6 0.21 89.5 3.2
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August 2 6 24 4.00 4 45 .444 0 0.00 2 0.33 11 1.83 0 0 0 0.00 26.0 4.3
September 11 37 111 3.00 49 316 .196 6 0.16 10 0.27 73 1.97 2 8 10 0.27 127.0 3.4
October 9 35 142 4.06 52 380 .237 5 0.14 6 0.17 83 2.37 3 13 16 0.46 157.5 4.5
November 6 22 88 4.00 31 227 .251 5 0.23 8 0.36 49 2.23 5 7 12 0.55 104.5 4.8
December 1 3 7 2.33 9 26 -.077 1 0.33 0 0.00 10 3.33 0 0 0 0.00 7.0 2.3