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  Erin Waller
Erin Waller

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Ballwin, Mo.

High School:
Incarnate Word Academy

Height:
6-1

Position:
Outside Hitter

Major:
International Relations

Coach Dunning on Erin Waller: "Erin has played a big role for us the past three years, including some amazing performances in key matches. This season we will count heavily on Erin's experience, energy and growth as a leader as well as her ability to perform on the court. Erin has worked very hard in the offseason to expand the ways she can help us."

As a Senior in 2008: Appeared in 109 sets as a starting opposite hitter for the Cardinal ... turned in 154 kills (1.41 kps) and 58 blocks (0.53 bps) ... hit double figures three times during the year ... fourth on the team with 15 service aces ... pounded 11 kills in the team's win over Texas at the AVCA Showcase (8/31) ... hit .500 (7-0-14) at Central Florida (9/2) with a season-high four blocks ... added 11 kills on season-high .556 (11-1-18) hitting at UCLA (10/26) ... hit .421 with nine kills in the second meeting with the Bruins (11/22) ... ripped a season-high 12 kills against Oregon (11/26) while leading the team with a .526 hitting percentage (12-2-19) ... matched a season high with four blocks against Santa Clara (9/13) ... racked up a season-high nine digs against USC (11/21) ... racked up seven blocks between the NCAA first and second rounds, including a season-high four against Long Beach State (12/6) ... drilled eight kills on nine swings (.889) in the NCAA Regional Final win over Hawai'i (12/13) ... added seven kills in the team's NCAA Semifinal win over Texas (12/18) ... earned Pac-10 All-Academic Honorable Mention.

2008 Match-By-Match Statistics


As a Junior in 2007: Appeared in 113 games as Stanford's starting opposite hitter ... had the best season of her career with 268 kills (2.37 kpg) ... also recorded a career-best 67 blocks on the year ... one of the team's top servers with 22 aces (0.19 per game) ... tallied ten double-figure kill performances on the year and hit .400 or above 11 times ... ripped a career-high 19 kills in the team's NCAA Regional title match against UCLA (12/8) ... notched 12 kills and hit a career-high .733 in the NCAA Regional Semifinal against Cal Poly (12/7) ... named to the Stanford Regional All-Tournament Team for her efforts ... added ten kills in Stanford's NCAA Semifinal win over USC (12/13) ... tallied 14 kills in the team's win over Washington (11/8) ... notched 11 kills in the team's win at Cal (9/21) ... tallied season highs with five blocks against BYU (9/8) and Arizona State (11/16) ... turned in double-figure kills in nine of the team's last 14 matches, including three matches in the NCAA Tournament ... tallied 12 kills in the team's last two regular-season matches against Arizona (11/17) and Cal (11/23), while hitting .474 and .455, respectively ... added 11 kills against USC (10/27) and Arizona State (11/16) ... posted a career-high three service aces and season-high 10 digs at UCLA (10/26) ... notched one of the top 10 hitting percentages in the Pac-10 during conference play ... earned Pac-10 All-Academic Honorable Mention.

2007 Match-By-Match Statistics

As a Sophomore in 2006: Played in 88 games for the Cardinal and 31 matches ... finished fifth on the squad with 173 kills to average 1.97 kills per game ... also tallied 50 blocks on the season, including nine block solos, to average 0.57 blocks per game ... recorded 30 assists, eight service aces and 79 digs ... recorded double-digit kills on six occasions, including a season-high 18 kills on 33 attempts in the NCAA title match against Nebraska (12/16) ... tallied 13 kills against UCLA (11/11) ... also chalked up 12 kills against Georgetown (9/15) at the Stanford Invitational ... tallied 11 kills against Oregon State (10/19) while picking up a career-high 11 digs ... added 10 kills against Arizona State (10/27) ... notched 11 kills, four blocks and three assists to help the Cardinal defeat Texas (12/9) in the regional final to advance to the Final Four ... hit over .400 on seven occasions ... tallied two aces against Fairfield (9/8), Georgetown (9/15) and Arizona (10/28) ... recorded a career-high six blocks against UCLA (11/11), including three block solos ... registered a career-high four assists against Cal (10/6) and Missouri (12/3) ... earned Pac-10 All-Academic Honorable Mention.

2006 Match-By-Match Statistics

As a Freshman in 2005: Started the last four matches for the Cardinal and appeared in 52 games during the season ... collected a season-high 11 kills in 16 attempts (.562) against Nevada (12/2) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament ... tallied 10 kills in a season-high 26 attempts, along with a season-high five digs and a career-high two aces in Stanford's five-game victory at USC (11/26) ... produced eight kills in 23 attempts against UC Santa Barbara (9/17) ... collected a season-high five blocks against St. Mary's (9/15) and at UCLA (11/25).

High School: A 2005 graduate of Incarnate Word Academy ... captained the team her senior season ... tabbed the 2003 St. Louis Post-Dispatch Player of the Year and was a 2004 High School All-American ... led Incarnate Word Academy to the 2004 Missouri State Volleyball Championship where the team went undefeated ... posted 1,300 kills over her high school career and was the 2004 Gatorade Player of the Year in Missouri ... honored by PrepVolleyball.com as the National Junior of the Year in 2003 and National Player of the Year in 2004 ... three-time all-metro and all-state selection.

Club Competition: Competed for Team St. Louis ... played in the Junior Olympic Volleyball Tournament seven times ... named to the Junior Olympic Volleyball All-Tournament Team five times.

National Team Experience: Competed with the A-2 Junior National Training Team in Austin, Texas in 2003.

Personal: Parents are Donald and Joann Waller ... father played football and baseball at Kansas State ... mother played volleyball for Coe College in Iowa ... majoring in international relations ... hobbies include experiencing new things, learning, and traveling ... full name is Erin Jessica Waller.

Waller's Career Statistics

YearGKKPGETAPCTAAPGSASESAPGREDIGDPGBSBATOTBPGBE
200552751.4438198.18700.00310.061120.231022320.622
2006881731.9761421.266300.348110.094790.90941500.579
20071132682.3784637.28980.0722190.1921080.96859670.594
20081091541.4137389.30190.0815360.1411161.06157580.532
Totals3626701.852201645.274470.1348670.1383150.87281792070.5717

Waller's Career Highs

Kills 19 vs. UCLA (12/8/07)
Attempts 46 vs. UCLA (12/8/07)
Aces 3 at UCLA (10/26/07)
Digs 11 vs. Oregon State (10/19/06)
Assists 4, 2X, last vs. Missouri (12/3/06)
Blocks 6 vs. UCLA (11/11/06)
Hitting Percentage .733 (12-1-15) vs. Cal Poly (12/7/07)
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