Women's Volleyball


Emma  Willis
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Emma Willis


La Jolla, Calif.

High School:
La Jolla HS


Middle Blocker


Four Pioneers Set for USA Volleyball Tryout

Latham, Novotny, Principato and Willis will take part in tryouts from March 2-4


Denver Earns League-High Eight Awards at Summit League Banquet

Pioneers place three on all-league team, two on all-freshman team, two honorable mentions and Tom Hogan won Coach of the Year


Denver Volleyball 2016 Year in Review

Fall season signaled first year for Pioneers under direction of head coach Tom Hogan


Denver's Season Ends in NCAA Opening Round at [9] Stanford

Pioneers fail to advance past the Cardinal on Maples Pavilion


Pioneers Drop Regular Season Finale against 49ers

Denver awaits selection show on Sunday, Nov. 27 for NCAA Opening Round foe


  • The Summit League All-Tournament Team (2017)
  • The Summit League All-League Team (2017)
  • All-Summit League Honorable Mention (2016)
  • 2016 Denver Invitational All-Tournament Team
Career Highs:
  • Kills: 15, Oral Roberts (11/19/17)
  • Attacks: 33, Fort Wayne (9/24/17)
  • Hitting percentage: .727 (8-0-11), South Dakota State (10/21/16)
  • Assists: 3, North Dakota State (10/14/16)
  • Service aces: 3, four times, last vs. UC Riverside (9/16/17)
  • Digs: 7, four times, last vs. Minnesota (9/7/17)
  • Blocks: 11, South Dakota (11/20/16)
  • Block solo: 2, two times, last vs. Niagara (9/2/17)
  • Block assists: 11, South Dakota (11/20/16)
  • Appeared in all 102 sets for the Pioneers, starting in all 29 matches
  • Led the team in total blocks
  • Ranked nationally in blocks per set and total blocks
  • Led the Summit League in total blocks, assisted blocks and blocks per set
  • Fourth on the team in kills and points
  • Fifth on the team in service aces
  • Third on the team in hitting percentage
  • Had a team-high in total blocks in 14 matches, six times in just solo blocks and12 times in assisted blocks.
  • Tied for the team-high in assisted blocks three times and solo blocks twice
  • Finished the season nationally ranked in blocks per set and total blocks
  • Appeared in all 116 sets for DU
  • Ended with second-best hit mark of .348 behind 189 kills at 1.63 per set
  • Third with 23 service aces, along with 61 digs and led the team with 131 blocks, six solo and 125 assisted
  • Set or tied a career-high on 23 separate occasions
  • Finished 73rd in the NCAA in hitting percentage, 81st in total blocks and 102nd in blocks per set
  • Finished third in the Summit League in hitting percentage, first in total blocks and first in blocks per set


  •  Played in 49 of 128 sets for Denver.
  •  Recorded 34 kills, 22 blocks, seven digs and one assist.
  • Plays middle blocker. 
  • Team captain of the La Jolla H.S. volleyball team.
  • Was selected as a Prep Volleyball Senior Ace in 2014.
  • Featured as a 2014 Player to Watch in the San Diego Union-Tribune.
  • Played club volleyball with Coast Volleyball Club.
  • Led her 17s team to a third-place ranking in the country and fifth-place finish at the 2014 Junior Nationals.
  • Named to the All-Tournament team at the 2014 Junior Nationals.

  • Born Feb. 27, 1997, in Boulder, Colo.
  • Daughter of Mary and Mike
  • Has one sister, Isabel
  • Chose Denver because of the academics, the volleyball program, and to live in Colorado
  • Enjoys hiking, camping, going to the beach,and being outside
  • Mechanical engineering major



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