Otavio Souza Athlete Profile

#9 Otavio Souza

Otavio Souza
Position: Middle Blocker Height: 6-7 Roster Years: 2009-2011 Hometown: Florianopolis Last School: Caxias do Sul

Personal

  • Son of Nilton de Oliveira and Claudete Ehlers Souza
  • Born in Passo Fundo, Brazil
  • Also enjoys body boarding and soccer
  • Majoring in Latin American studies

Before BYU

  • Attended Colegio Catarinense where he played under Pedro "Moska" Castelli Filho

Other College

  • Transferred to BYU from Universidade de Caxias do Sul
  • Played for Luis Andre Port
  • Member of the 2006 state championship team

Stats

 Career Match Highs
Kills: 10 vs. Pepperdine on 4/9/2011
Attempts: 17 vs. Pepperdine on 4/9/2011
Hitting %: .750 vs. Stanford on 1/14/2011
Digs: 6 vs. USC on 3/5/2011
Block Assists: 13 vs. Long Beach St. on 1/7/2011
Block Solos: 2 (twice)
Total Blocks: 12 vs. UCSB on 1/8/2011
Service Aces: 2 vs. UC Irvine on 1/28/2011
Assists: 2 vs. UC Irvine on 1/28/2011

Year-by-Year stats
Year SP K K/G E TA PCT A SA SE SA/G RE D D/G BS BA TOT B/G
2009 30 35 1.17 14 81 .259 15 0 5 .00 1 7 .23 3 25 28 .93
2010 40 68 1.70 15 118 .449 5 1 6 .03 0 12 .30 3 41 44 1.10
2011 92 119 1.29 29 209 .431 16 7 18 .08 1 35 .38 9 85 94 1.02


2009 | Sophomore Year

  • Played in 16 of the team's 30 matches on the season and saw action in 30 sets on the year
  • Started six matches for the Cougars
  • Recorded a season-high seven kills against Cal Baptist and Lewis
  • Also totaled seven blocks against Cal Baptist

2010 | Junior Year

  • Played in 40 sets tallying 68 kills, five assists, one service ace, 12 digs and 44 blocks
  • Started in seven matches
  • Led the Cougars in one match with 8 blocks against Penn State
  • Tallied a career-high 11 kills and three digs against UC Irvine on 2/4/10
  • Earned a career-high 19 attempts and eight total blocks against Penn State
  • Earned a .778 hitting percentage (min. 8 att.) and one service ace against UCLA on 1/30/10

2011 | Senior Year

  • Played in 92 sets and started 22 matches
  • Tallied 119 kills, 209 attempts, 16 assists, 7 service aces, 35 digs and 94 total blocks for the second most on the team