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  Lindsey Yamasaki
Lindsey Yamasaki

Player Profile

Oregon City, Ore.

High School:
Oregon City




A talented two-sport (volleyball/basketball) athlete ... After playing both sports her freshman year, decided to play basketball for her remaining three years on The Farm ... With one year of athletic eligibility remaining, will play a final season with the volleyball team ... A strong and powerful athlete who can terminate the ball ... Also has the ability to be a good blocker on the outside ... Member of the Miami Sol WNBA team in 2002.

As a Sophomore in 1999 -Began her collegiate volleyball career with a bang, ranking third on the team in kills with a 2.54 average on her way to a spot on the All-Pac-10 Freshman Team and an honorable All-Pac-10 nod … Added 2.04 digs per game and a .262 attack percentage … Came on strong in the NCAA Tournament, notching four double-figure kills games and ranking second on the club with a 3.33 kill per game average … Had a knack for rising to the occasion in big matches, including a career-high 15-kill performance in the second round of the NCAA Tournament vs. Santa Clara (12/3) … Also had 10 kills each in key home wins over Pacific (10/19) and UCLA (11/5) … Posted a total of eight double-figure kill games and four double-digit block efforts … Had 13 kills, a career-high 13 digs and a .591 attack percentage (13-0-22) in NCAA semifinal victory over Long Beach State (12/16) … In the 1999-2000 basketball season, averaged 6.7 points and 3.1 rebounds per game in 23 appearances (all off the bench) after getting a late start on the season due to volleyball’s deep trip into the NCAA Tournament … Posted a season-high 18 points at Arizona State (1/6) and had six double-figure point games … Grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds at UCLA (3/3).

As a Freshman in 1998 -Volleyball redshirt ... In basketball, led the team in scoring (14.0 per game) and rebounds (5.9 pg) ... Finished eighth in the Pac-10 in scoring and 13th in rebounding ... Named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman team and honorable mention All-Pac-10.

National Competition - Fixture in the USA National Basketball and Volleyball team programs ... Only high school player invited to the 1997 USA Junior National Basketball Team tryouts, and was eventually selected as an alternate to the team ... Was invited to train with the 1997 USA Junior National Volleyball Team ... One of only five high school players to train with the 1997 United States National Volleyball Team ... Started on the 1998 U.S. Junior National Team that won the NORCECA World Qualifying Championships.

Prep - Named Old Spice 1998 Athlete of the Year in Sports Illustrated ... Gatorade Oregon Player of the Year in both basketball and volleyball as a senior ... Finalist for the 1997 Dial Award (National High School Athlete/Scholar of the Year) ... Two-time Volleyball Magazine Second Team All-American (1996 and 1997) ... Two-time Gatorade Oregon Player of the Year (1996 and 1997) ... Three-time All-State selection by the Oregonian (1995-97), and Player of the Year in 1996 ... Four-time First Team All-Three Rivers League ... In basketball, was the Student Sports Magazine National Player of the Year as a senior while averaging 25.2 points and 11.1 rebounds per game ... Consensus First Team All-American as a senior by USA Today, Street & Smith, Nike/WBCA and Parade Magazine ... Helped lead Oregon City to three straight basketball national championships from 1995-97 ... Has been featured on ESPN's Scholastic Sports America (2/2/98), and was named the Old Spice Athlete of the Month in Sports Illustrated (3/2/98) ... Played volleyball for Carl Newberger at Oregon City and Chris Stanley on the Portland Volleyball Club.

Personal - Sociology major ... Born June 2, 1980 ... Daughter of Syd and Kriss Yamasaki ... Served as Grand Marshall for the 1996 Oregon Partnership "Say No To Drugs" Parade.

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