Rachel Dyer Athlete Profile

#44 Rachel Dyer

Rachel Dyer
Position: Middle Blocker Height: 6-1 Roster Years: 2004-2008 Hometown: Encinitas, CA Last School: La Costa Canyon High School



All-America

  • 2007 AVCA Honorable Mention

Personal

Parents are Robert and Lynda Dyer ... is the seventh of 10 children ... traveled to Argentina in the summer of 2005 with the USA Select Team ... enjoys the outdoors, music and art ... traveled to Tonga in the summer of 2006 with teammates Bryn Porter and Amy Schlauder to teach English to local children ... home and family living major with an emphasis in clothing design.

Before BYU

Club: Played for the Epic Volleyball Club (Poway, Calif.) for two years (2002-2003) ... placed 13th in the 18's (open division) at the 2003 National Junior Olympics and third at the 2004 Junior Olympics ... coached by Ozhan Bahrambeygui.
High School: Three-year letterwinner at La Costa Canyon (Mavericks) High School in Carlsbad, Calif. ... team made it to the state's "Sweet Sixteen" as a junior ... Fall Classic Tournament MVP in 2002 and 2003 ... California Challenge All-Tournament Team (2003) ... team MVP (2002) ... San Diego Section CIF runners up (2002) ... Prepvolleyball.com top 250 Senior Ace ... Volleyball Magazine "Fab 50" recruit ... coached by Ed Machado ... also lettered two years in basketball ... First-Team All-CIF Academic Team in 2002 ... named North County Times Scholar Athlete of the Year (2004) ... member of the National Honor Society ... also recruited by Georgia Tech, Arizona, Arizona State, UC Santa Barbara, Iowa, Utah State and Northwestern.

Stats

CAREER MATCH HIGHS
KILLS: 22 at No. 6 Washington, 12/1/07
HITTING PERCENTAGE: .833 at No. 15 CSU, 9/20/08
ASSISTS: 4 (twice)
ACES: 3 (four times)
DIGS: 7 (three times)
BLOCKS: 12 (twice)
YEAR-BY-YEAR STATISTICS
Year   MP-GP   K   E   A    Pct.  Ast.  SA  SE  RE  Dig  BS  BA  TB  BE  BHE
2005   29-109  292 105 580  .322    24  15  52  0    44   6  119 125  8    2
2006   25-85   224 73  431  .350    17  0   3   1    24  22  99  110  5    6
2007   32-121  404 96  749  .411    38  23  50  0   100   8  151 159  7    4
2008   26-95   220 66  488  .316    39  23  47  0    77   4  100 104  6    1
Total  112-410 1140 340 2248.356   118  61  152 1   245  40  469 509 26   13


2004 | Redshirt Year

REDSHIRT - Traveled to Argentina in the summer of 2005 with the USA Select Team

2005 | Freshman Year

Played in every match and every game for the Cougars coming out of her redshirt year ... totaled 292 kills, 125 blocks, 44 digs, 24 aces and 15 assists on the year ... .322 hitting percentage was fourth in the Mountain West Conference and 1.15 blocks per game was eighth ... second on the team in both categories and fourth in kills per game (2.68) ... led BYU in blocks 13 times, hitting percentage six times and kills twice ... reached double-digit kills in 15 matches, including seven of the first nine matches of the season and four of the last five ... season highs of 17 kills, .542 hitting percentage, three assists, four digs, eight blocks and three aces ... led the Cougars in blocks with a career-high eight at New Mexico ... hit a career-best .542 against Colorado State, one of five matches in which she hit .500 or better, while totaling 15 kills ... posted back-to-back career-kill nights with 17 against UNLV and Utah in the MWC Tournament, earning All-Tournament Team honors ... named Academic All-MWC and MWC Scholar Athlete ... 2005 Cougar Club Scholar Athlete.

2006 | Sophomore Year

Received American Volleyball Coaches Association West All-Region Honorable Mention ... also named All-Mountain West Conference after ranking third in the league in hitting percentage (.350) and fifth in blocks per game (1.29) ... totaled 224 kills, 17 assists, 24 digs and 110 blocks in 25 matches and 85 games ... missed five matches due to injury ... second on the team in hitting percentage and blocks per game while averaging 2.64 kills per contest, fourth on the team ... hit .500 or above in six matches, including four at .600 or higher ... led BYU in blocks 11 times, hitting percentage nine times and kills twice ... tallied double-digit kills 10 times and double-digit blocks once ... ended the year posting double-digit kills in her last five matches ... tied her then-career high with 17 kills at San Diego State and followed that up with a career-high-tying six blocks at UNLV ... posted 13 kills against Utah and 14 kills to go along with six blocks at UVSC before suffering a foot injury and being forced to miss five matches ... returned against Weber State with seven blocks in two games ... smashed her previous career high with 12 blocks against Wyoming in BYU's last home match ... tied her personal best with four digs at Colorado State while posting 14 kills and coming one block away from her first double-double with nine blocks ... recorded a career-best 18 kills against San Diego State in the MWC Tournament ... named Academic All-MWC.

2007 | Junior Year

Received American Volleyball Coaches Association All-America Honorable Mention after being named AVCA West All-Region and All-Mountain West Conference ... earned all-tournament honors at all three of the Cougars' preseason tournaments (Hawkeye Challenge, BYU Molten Classic and Stanford Invitational) and was numbered with the first group of Cougars to earn NCAA Regional All-Tournament honors since 1998 (along with Chelsea Goodman and Amy Schlauder) ... started every match for BYU, finishing the season with 404 kills, 3.34 kills per game, 0.31 service aces per game, 159 total blocks and 1.31 blocks per game while hitting .411 on the year ... her season hitting percentage ranked 11th nationally and fourth all-time at BYU while her 1.31 blocks per game was 66th in the country ... led the league in hitting, was fifth in blocks and ninth in points ... paced BYU in blocks 17 times, attack efficiency 13 times and kills five times ... posted double-digit kills in 24 matches, topping the 20-kill mark twice, and tallied double-digit blocks on four occasions to record four double-doubles on the year ... hit .500 or above in 12 matches ... hit a career-high .750 (6-0-8) against Marquette to open the season and recorded 16 kills at Iowa to earn Hawkeye Challenge All-Tournament honors ... tallied a then-career-high 20 kills on .600 hitting along with seven blocks to help BYU defeat No. 10 Wisconsin ... hit .522 with 4.6 kpg and 1.8 bpg in the Molten Classic to earn all-tournament recognition ... posted 17 kills at No. 2 Stanford on .500 hitting in the four-game loss, earning Stanford Invitational All-Tournament accolades ... notched her first career double-double with 17 kills and 11 blocks at Weber State ... her second double-double came with 11 kills and a career-high 12 blocks to help the Cougars record their first win at Utah since 2000 ... notched her third double-double with team highs of 18 kills and 10 blocks on .571 hitting against Wyoming ... named MWC Player of the Week on Nov. 5 for her performances at TCU and New Mexico, averaging 3.57 kills, 2.14 blocks and .452 hitting ... recorded a career-high 22 kills on .625 hitting to lead BYU to an upset victory over No. 6 Washington in the second round of the NCAA Tournament ... posted 15 kills and eight blocks in three games against No. 16 Middle Tennessee State to help BYU advance to the Regional Finals for the first time since 1998 ... named Academic All-MWC.

2008 | Senior Year

Finished her BYU career ranked No. 1 all-time in career hitting percentage at .356 ... also ranks fifth all-time at BYU in career blocks (509) and career block assists (469) ... received her third-straight All-Mountain West Conference award as a senior ... started every match for BYU, finishing the season with 220 kills, 2.32 kills per set, 0.24 service aces per set, 104 total blocks and 1.09 blocks per set while hitting a team-best .316 ... ranked eighth in the league in hitting percentage, seventh in SAPS and ninth in BPS ... in conference play she ranked eighth in attack efficiency (.321), fourth in SAPS (0.30), tied for seventh in BPS (1.16) and 10th in points per game (3.35) ... was second on the team is BPS and third in KPS ... led the team in blocks 11 times, hitting percentage eight times and kills five times ... posted double-digit kills in 13 matches and double-digit blocks in one to record one double-double on the year ... hit .500 or above in six contests ... began the 2008 season hitting .545 against Utah State ... tallied a season-high eight blocks to go along with 11 kills against Missouri to help the Cougars win the Molten Classic ... named to the Texas A&M Invitational All-Tournament Team after contributing 10 kills and a career-hihg-tying seven digs against Siena and 10 kills against Texas A&M ... also posted 10 kills against Boise State and then-No. 14 Wisconsin while hitting .643 against Central Michigan at the InnTowner Invitational, earning her second all-tournament accolade of the year ... posted the sixth-best single-match hitting percentage in BYU history at Wyoming with a .833 mark (10-0-12) ... recorded 12 kills at San Diego State, a then-season high ... topped that mark with 14 kills at UNLV while also reaching double-digit kills against TCU (10) and at Utah (10) ... posted her only double-double of the year in the last weekend of her career with 14 kills and 10 blocks against then-No. 15 Colorado State, earning MWC Co-Player of the Week ... finished her BYU stint with 10 kills on .500 hitting against Wyoming ... named Academic All-MWC for the fourth-straight year.