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Piyusha  Boteju
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Piyusha Boteju

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Euless, Texas

High School:
Trinity HS

Height:
5-11

Position:
Setter

Major:
Undeclared


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

11/19/2016

Pioneers Advance to Summit League Championship

Denver sweeps Oral Roberts in rubber match to advance

09/24/2014

DU Volleyball Teams Up With Reading Partners

The Pioneer volleyball team program is making a difference in the community by working with an organization call Reading Partners

09/24/2014

Season Preview: A View From Training Camp

AWARDS AND HONORS:

  • 2017 Pioneer Classic All-Tournament Team



Career Highs:

  • Kills: 2, vs. Omaha (11/5/17)
  • Attacks: 4, Oklahoma (9/11/15)
  • Assists: 33, two times, last vs. Fort Wayne (9/24/17)
  • Service aces: 3, South Dakota (10/15/17)
  • Digs: 23, South Dakota (11/10/17)
  • Blocks: 2, IUPUI (11/6/15)
  • Block assists: 2, IUPUI (11/6/15)
2017:
  • Played in all 102 sets for the Pioneers, starting in 17 matches
  • Led the team in assists
  • Second on the team in digs
  • Third on the team in service aces
  • Had a team-high 11 double-doubles on the season
  • The Pioneers were 11-0 when Boteju recorded a double-double
  • Set three career-highs this season and tied a career-high
  • Led the Pioneers in assists in 17 matches and in digs in four matches
2016:
  • Appeared in 114 sets for DU
  • Finished second with 559 assists at 4.90 per set
  • Added eight service aces and ended fourth with 213 digs
  • Career-best 16 double-doubles
  • Became 15th member of Denver's 1,000 assists club on Oct. 14 against North Dakota State

2015:

  • Played in the first 78 sets for the Pioneers and has played in 110 total sets.
  • Returned from injury October 30 against Western Illinois.
  • Recorded 577 assists as one of Denver's two setters.
  • Compiled 13 service aces, 213 digs, six kills and three blocks.
2014:
  • Played in 64 sets for the Pioneers.
  • Provided 96 assists, tying for the second highest on the team.
  • Compiled 42 digs.
  • Stepped in for Bailey Karst as a lead setter in the NCAA match against Colorado State.


BEFORE DENVER:

  • Played for Trinity High School as a setter.
  • Named team MVP.
  • Named 2012 District 6-5A Co-MVP.
  • Named a 2013 Under Armour All-American Honorable Mention.
  • Played four years of club volleyball.

PERSONAL:

  • Born Nov. 23, 1995 in Dallas, Texas.
  • Daughter of Prabath and Piyuma.
  • Has one older brother, Pravin.
  • Chose DU because of the campus, the coaching staff and the atmosphere.
  • Hopes to become a pediatrician and work with children.
  • Would also like to go into oncology and work at a children's hospital.
  • Enjoys playing volleyball.
  • Volunteered at a church, helping to clean up and renovate homes in the community.
  • Member of 6Stones.
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