Victor Batista Athlete Profile

#15 Victor Batista

Victor Batista
Positions: Outside Hitter, Middle Blocker Height: 6-6 Weight: 170 Roster Years: 2004-2006 Hometown: Tamayo Last School: Maria Antonio Gomez High School



All-America

  • 2004 AVCA Second Team
  • 2005 Asics/Volleyball Magazine Second Team

Personal

Born in Tamayo, Dominican Republic ... son of Ramona Lemos ... married to Nikki ... started playing volleyball in his hometown ... enjoys listening to the radio and dancing ... leisure services management major.

Before BYU

Played six years as a middle blocker for Club Tamayo under coach Elias Gerardo ... attended Maria Antonio Gomez High School and was pre-selected to the Dominican Republic national team.

Stats

 Career Match Highs
Kills: 23 at UC Santa Barbara, 1/22/05
Attempts: 45 at UC Santa Barbara, 1/21/05
Hitting Percentage: .889 (8-0-9) vs. Stanford, 3/3/06
Digs: 9 vs. Cal Baptist, 1/14/05
Block Assists: 10 at UC Irvine, 3/10/06
Block Solos: 2 (six times)
Total Blocks: 10 at UC Irvine, 3/10/06
Service Aces: 4 at UCLA, 1/26/06
Assists: 4 at Hawai`i, 4/15/06 

Year-by-Year stats
Year SP K K/G E TA PCT A SA SE RE D BS BA TOT B/G
2004 104 251 2.41 53 432 0.49 8 19 100 1 53 14 115 129 1.24
2005 110 388 3.53 146 765 0.315 27 38 93 19 197 7 89 97 0.88
2006 101 249 2.47 65 453 0.41 33 23 100 2 55 9 113 122 1.21


2004 | Sophomore Year

A member of the 2004 National Championship team ... earned AVCA All-America Second Team honors ... recorded more than 10 kills in seven matches ... finished ninth in the nation in hitting percentage at .458 ... competed in 104 games and 28 matches during the season ... recorded a season-high 18 kills in three different matches, the first against Long Beach State in January ... hit his best percentage of .783 (18-0-23) against Pepperdine, March 12 ... ranked third in conference play with a .476 hitting percentage ... led the team with 129 total blocks and 1.24 blocks per game ... posted 251 kills, 18 aces and 53 digs on the season ... tied for the fourth highest hitting percentage in a rally scoring season at BYU.

2005 | Junior Year

Earned All-MPSF Second Team honors as an outside hitter ... named a second-team All-American by Asics/Volleyball Magazine ... recorded 10-or-more kills in 22 matches ... had 20-or-more kills in four matches ... was first on the team in total kills with 388 and second in kills per game at 3.53 ... led the team with 38 service aces while averaging 0.35 per game ... his 0.39 aces per game in league play was eighth in the MPSF ... ranks fifth all-time for aces in a season at BYU, third since rally scoring was started in 2001 ... recorded a season-high eight blocks against Hawai`i, March 19, and Long Beach State, March 26 ... posted a career-high and BYU rally-scoring record for kills in a three-game match with 23 against UC Santa Barbara, Jan. 22 ... hit .656 (23-2-32) in that match ... set a career-high in digs with nine versus Cal Baptist, Jan. 14 ... hit .316, added 108 digs, 97 total blocks and 27 assists while playing in 110 games and 30 matches.

2006 | Senior Year

Named All-MPSF Honorable Mention ... started all 27 matches and played in 101 games ... hit .406 on the season and averaged 2.47 kills per game ... was second on the team in blocks with 113 (1.12 per game) ... tied for team lead in aces with 23 ... added 55 digs and 33 assists ... finished with a had a .378 career hitting percentage, fourth in BYU history ... finished with 80 career aces, third in BYU history ... played in 315 career games, sixth most in BYU history ... recorded double-digit kills 12 times ... hit over .400 16 times ... had a season-high 18 kills against Cal State Northridge, Jan. 14 ... had seven kills and nine blocks against Cal State Northridge, Jan. 13 ... hit .562 against Cal Baptist, Jan. 7 ... had 10 kills, two aces and seven blocks in a win over Cal Baptist, Jan. 6 ... had 14 kills and hit .571 against UC Santa Barbara, Jan. 20 ... had nine kills, four aces, a career high and tied for third-most in BYU rally scoring, and four blocks in 3-1 win over UCLA, Jan. 26 ... had 10 kills and five blocks in 3-1 win over USC, Feb. 10 ... had eight kills and hit .889 in 3-0 win against Stanford, March 3 ... had 13 kills and a career-high 10 blocks against UC Irvine, March 10 ... had 15 kills and hit .545 against Pacific, March 31 ... had 12 kills, five digs and eight blocks while hitting .588 against Pacific, April 1 ... had 27 kills and hit .435 in two matches against Long Beach ... had 16 kills, hit .462 and had six blocks against Hawai`i, April 15.