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Outside Hitter
Height: 6'1"
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.
High School: Leesville Road
Major: Kinesiology
Experience: High School



SoCon Honor Roll

2017 (Redshirt Sophomore): Competed in 16 matches making three starts… Recorded 67 kills, averaging 1.56 per set… Recorded 19 digs during the year… Blocked 12 opponent attacks… Went for a career-high 14 kills against Charlotte (Aug. 29)… Recorded a season-high four digs against North Carolina A&T (Sept. 2) and American (Sept. 8)… Recorded multiple kills in 14 matches… Went for three digs against Charlotte (Aug. 29)… Added a pair of block assists against Delaware State (Sept. 2), High Point (Sept. 15) and ETSU (Sept. 22)… Solo blocks against Wake Forest (Aug. 26), Charlotte (Aug. 29) and American (Sept. 8)... Recorded six kills in the NIVC matchup with UCF (Nov. 28)... Recorded her lone assist against North Carolina A&T (Sept. 2).

2016 (Redshirt Freshman): Appeared in 15 matches, playing in 25 total sets…Earned 22 kills while hitting at a .091 average… Recorded eight digs… Added six block assists… Went for multiple kills in five appearances, including a season-high seven against Valparaiso (Sept. 17)… Earned five kills, hitting at a .417 average against High Point (Sept. 2)… Notched four kills against Youngstown State (Sept. 3)… Added a pair of kills against Furman (Sept. 24)… Notched a pair of kills on three attacks against ETSU (Oct. 8)… Earned three digs in the victory over Valparaiso (Sept. 17)… Added five digs in the match with Furman (Sept. 24)… Earned a pair of blocks in matches with High Point (Sept. 2), and Valparaiso (Sept. 17)… Earned one block assist in matches against Youngstown State (Sept. 3), and Furman (Sept. 24)… Finished with a 1.000 average in matches against The Citadel (Oct. 1), and Charlotte (Oct. 19).

2015 (Freshman): Redshirted during the 2015 season.

High School: Four-year varsity starter at outside and middle hitter for head coach Taine Mergenthaler at Leesville Road High School … During her sophomore season, the Pride made a run all the way to the state championship match and was ranked in the top 50 nationally after compiling a 27-1 overall record … Won the team's Pride Award … As a senior, racked up 203 kills, 122 digs, 41 blocks and 20 aces … Academically, was named to the A Honor Roll three times and the A/B Honor Roll once … Also played in the school's orchestra for four years and was a member of the Key Club, Latin Club and National Latin Honor Society … Played her club volleyball for the Triangle Volleyball Club from 2013-15 and helped the team earn a third place finish at the Big South tournament and first at the Disney Volleyball Showcase.

Personal: Rebecca Jayne Rice … Born Jan. 1, 1997 … Daughter of Heath and Leslie Rice … Majoring in kinesiology.

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