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Marisa Boaz Athlete Profile

#8 Marisa Boaz

Marisa Boaz
Position: Middle Blocker Height: 6-1 Roster Years: 2005-2009 Hometown: Sandy, UT Last School: Brighton High School


Parents are Roger and Annette Vandersteen ... has three brothers and three sisters got married in the spring of 2008 to Austin Boaz ... enjoys wakeboarding, hiking, cooking, biking, reading and playing basketball ... recruited by Colorado State, Minnesota and Hawaii ... dietetics major.

Before BYU

Club: Played for the Players Volleyball Club under head coaches Les Calles and Dave Richards and for the High Country Volleyball Club under head coach Scott Keister ... named to the Intermountain Volleyball Association All-Region Team ... also played on the USA Junior National A-2 Team.
High School: Four-year letterwinner at Brighton High School in Sandy, Utah ... led high school team to a second-place state finish her senior year as well as region championships in 2003 and 2004 ... was named All-Region First Team both seasons and Region MVP in 2004 as voted by the coaches ... earned All-State First Team recognition by both the Deseret Morning News and the Salt Lake Tribune ... selected to the Senior All-Star Team by the Utah High Schools Coaches Association ... was also a first-team All-Region and second-team All-State basketball player, leading her team to two state championships as well as an AAU championship ... received an Academic Letter and was selected to her high school Honor Roll ... active in Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Club.


KILLS: 10 vs New Mexico, 10/7/06
ASSISTS: 1 (twice)
ACES: 1 vs Texas A&M Corpus Christi, 9/2/06
DIGS: 3 vs TCU, 10/6/06
BLOCKS: 6 vs Texas A&M Corpus Christi, 9/2/06

2006 10-19 23 6 49 .347 1 1 1 1 7 1 24 25 4 1
2007 2-2 4 2 8 .250 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2008 3-4 0 1 4 -.250 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 4 0 0
2009 6-12 9 5 23 .174 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 5 2 0
Total 21-37 36 14 84 .262 2 1 1 1 9 1 33 34 7 1

2006 | Freshman Year

Played in 10 matches coming out of her redshirt year, totaling 23 kills, one assist, one ace, seven digs and 25 blocks ... averaged 1.32 blocks per game and 1.21 kills per game on .347 hitting ... made her Cougar debut against Central Florida at the UCF Fall Invitational ... posted a career-high six blocks against Texas A&M Corpus Christi ... started against Wyoming, TCU and New Mexico in place of the injured Rachel Dyer, recording a career-high 10 kills on .667 hitting against the Lobos while adding five blocks.

2007 | Sophomore Year

Played in two matches and two games for the Cougars as a sophomore, totaling four kills on the year ... made her season debut in the third game against Utah Valley State, putting down one kill on one swing ... posted a season-high three kills in one game against Air Force in just her second match of the season.

2008 | Junior Year

Played in three matches and four sets as a junior, totaling 1 assist, one dig and four blocks for an average of one block per set ... made her season debut at Wyoming, playing in one set and tallying one dig ... saw action in one set at Air Force ... tied her career high with one assist and had a season-high four blocks in the Cougars' final match of the year at Wyoming.

2009 | Senior Year

Played in seven matches and 12 sets her final year as a Cougar, tallying nine kills, one dig and five blocks on the season ... made her season debut against Air Force, playing in two sets and earning one kill, hitting at .500 and one block ... had a season-high three kills at No. 1 Mountain West Conference opponent Colorado State and a season-high two blocks ... at Air Force she tied her season-high three kills and a season-high .750 hitting percentage at Air Force.