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Emma  Willis
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Emma Willis

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
La Jolla, Calif.

High School:
La Jolla HS

Height:
6-3

Position:
Middle Blocker


11/16/2017

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

01/24/2017

Denver Volleyball 2016 Year in Review

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

12/02/2016

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

Pioneers fail to advance past the Cardinal on Maples Pavilion

11/26/2016

Pioneers Drop Regular Season Finale against 49ers

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

11/20/2016

Pioneers Three-Peat as Summit League Champions

Denver defeats South Dakota in four sets to claim NCAA Tournament Berth

AWARDS and HONORS:

  • 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)
2017: 
  • 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
2016:
  • 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

2015:

  •  Played in 49 of 128 sets for Denver.
  •  Recorded 34 kills, 22 blocks, seven digs and one assist.
BEFORE DENVER:
  • 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.

PERSONAL:
  • 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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