Joel Silva Athlete Profile

#4 Joel Silva

Joel Silva
Position: Libero Height: 6-2 Roster Years: 2007-2010 Hometown: San Fernando Last School: Park Univ.

Personal

Born in San Fernando de Apure, Venezuela ... parents are Joel Silva Orozco and Maria Elena Pantoja ... has one brother and three sisters ... brother, Freddys played professional indoor soccer in Venezuela ... enjoys reading and the Star Wars movies ... majoring in electrical engineering ... started playing volleyball after watching Gustavo Valderrama of the Venezuelan national team play in the 1998 American Cup.

Before BYU

Played at El Pinar secondary school for Miguel Cambero ... also played for he Lara club team and the Venezuela men's national team ... was a member of the Venezuelan National Champions with the Lara club team ... also played basketball and baseball.

Stats

 Career Match Highs
Kills: 1 (three times)
Attempts: 1 (four times times)
Digs: 21 at Hawaii, 4/3/08
Block Assists: N/A
Block Solos: N/A
Total Blocks: N/A
Service Aces: N/A
Assists: 4 vs. Hawaii, 1/22/09

 

Year-by-Year stats
Year MP GP K K/G E TA PCT A SA SE RE D BS BA TB B/G BE BHE
2007 28 95 1 0.01 1 2 .000 14 0 0 26 208 0 0 0 0.00 0 1
2008 28 105 1 0.01 0 1 1.00 24 0 1 21 249 0 0 0 0.00 0 0
2009   116 1 .01 0 1 1.0 29 0 0 26 249 0 0 0 0 0 4
2010   92 2 .02 0 2 1.0 6 0 1 23 223 0 0 0 0 0 0



2007 | Freshman Year

Played in 28 matches and 95 games at Libero ... leads the team with 208 digs and 2.19 digs per game ... recorded double-digits in digs eight times ... registered a career-high 14 digs against Hawaii on Feb. 24 ... recorded 12 digs on April 7 against UC San Diego.

2008 | Sophomore Year

Played in and started 28 matches and 105 games ... set BYU rally-scoring record with 249 digs ... was among the nation's top 20 in digs and digs-per-game ... recorded career high 21 digs at Hawaii, Apr. 3 ... tallied 10 or more digs in 11 matches on the year ... beat previous personal best of 14 digs three times on the season ... spent the summer competing with the Venezuelan Senior National Team ... competed at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

2009 | Junior Year

Played in and started all 30 matches and saw action in 116 sets on the year ... 249 digs ... recorded a season-high 15 digs against Penn State and Long Beach State ... had double-digit digs in 10 matches.

2010 | Senior Year

Played in 92-of-119 sets on the season ... started 24 matches, including 13-straight ... both he and Andrew Stewart led the Cougars with 223 digs on the season ... led the Cougars in digs in 10 matches ... added 25 assists on the season ... had a season-high 19 digs against USC ... recorded a season-high three assists in two matches.