Joaquin Acosta Athlete Profile

#4 Joaquin Acosta

Joaquin Acosta
Positions: Outside Hitter, Opposite Hitter Height: 6-5 Weight: 235 Roster Years: 2000-2002 Hometown: Rio Piedras, PR



All-America

  • 2002 First Team

Personal

Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico... parents are Joaquin and Mayra Acosta...one of four children ...majoring in business management ...attended Colgio San Ignacio de Loyola High School...graduated from high school with academic honors... transferred to BYU from UC Santa Barbara ...enjoys playing beach volleyball.

At BYU

2000: Ranked second on the BYU roster with 431 kills in his first season for the Cougars...averaged 4.5 kills per game...hit nearly 30 percent on the season (.298)... produced 11 aces on the season and 113 blocks...produced 20 or more kills in nine matches on the season, including a streak of three straight matches (March 3-8), producing 62 kills in a three match stretch...produced 70 attempts against Hawaii...recorded a season-high 30 kills at Hawaii (Jan. 21)...named MPSF Player of the Week after leading BYU to a 3-2 win at Hawaii and recording 19 kills at Pacific and 18 kills at Stanford...recorded a season-high 15 digs against Ohio State (March 25)...posted a season-high 10 blocks against Lewis (Jan. 15).
2001:A member of the 2001 NCAA National Championship team ... named to the 2001 NCAA Final Four All-Tournament team ... an All-MPSF performer ... ranked second on the BYU roster with 263 kills ... named the AVCA National Player of the Week after leading BYU to back-to-back wins over Hawaii in Honolulu, averaging 3.63 kills per game ... hit .309 in two matches at Hawaii ... hit nearly .320 against nationally-ranked opponents ... turned in a seasons high 20 kills against Hawaii in the MPSF Tournament ... recorded 10 or more kills on 12 different occasions throughout the season ... played in 86 games throughout the season, averaging nearly 3.1 kills per game.

Before BYU

Twice received Academic All-Big West honors while at UC Santa Barbara...Named PRHSAA All-American in volleyball and basketball while in high school...a member of the 1996 Gold Medal-winning Puerto Rican Junior National team...A 1999 member of the Puerto Rican National Team.

Stats

Year-by-Year stats
Year SP K K/G E TA PCT A SA SE RE D BS BA TOT B/G
2000 95 431 4.54 165 892 0.29 21 11 86 6 175 2 11 113 1.19
2001 79 230 2.91 69 462 0.35 14 19 80 14 73 4 72 76 0.96
2002 106 427 4.03 128 808 0.37 11 12 64 18 151 6 72 78 0.74
Total 280 1,088                          

            


2000 | Sophomore Year

Ranked second on the BYU roster with 431 kills in his first season for the Cougars...averaged 4.5 kills per game...hit nearly 30 percent on the season (.298)... produced 11 aces on the season and 113 blocks...produced 20 or more kills in nine matches on the season, including a streak of three straight matches (March 3-8), producing 62 kills in a three match stretch...produced 70 attempts against Hawaii...recorded a season-high 30 kills at Hawaii (Jan. 21)...named MPSF Player of the Week after leading BYU to a 3-2 win at Hawaii and recording 19 kills at Pacific and 18 kills at Stanford...recorded a season-high 15 digs against Ohio State (March 25)...posted a season-high 10 blocks against Lewis (Jan. 15).

2001 | Junior Year

A member of the 2001 NCAA National Championship team ... named to the 2001 NCAA Final Four All-Tournament team ... an All-MPSF performer ... ranked second on the BYU roster with 263 kills ... named the AVCA National Player of the Week after leading BYU to back-to-back wins over Hawaii in Honolulu, averaging 3.63 kills per game ... hit .309 in two matches at Hawaii ... hit nearly .320 against nationally-ranked opponents ... turned in a seasons high 20 kills against Hawaii in the MPSF Tournament ... recorded 10 or more kills on 12 different occasions throughout the season ... played in 86 games throughout the season, averaging nearly 3.1 kills per game.

2002 | Senior Year

Named to 2002 AVCA All-America First Team, the eighth player in BYU history to earn such honors...also named to 2002 All-MPSF First Team...ranked second on the BYU roster for kills, with 427 on the season...averaged 4.03 kills per game and hit .376 on the season...played in 106 of 109 games during the season...named MPSF Player of the Week twice (Jan. 31 and April 3) after leading BYU to back-to-back, three-game victories over both No. 12 USC and No. 5 UC Santa Barbara...recorded a team season-high .765 hitting percentage (14-1-17) against Concordia (Mar. 8)...registered double-digit kills in 25 matches during the season, including three matches with 20 kills or more...led the Cougars with 24 kills (.590) and 8 digs against Pacific (Jan. 18), hitting .800 in the first game with 8 kills on 10 swings and no errors.