Sunny Tonga Mahe Athlete Profile

#15 Sunny Tonga Mahe

Sunny Tonga Mahe
Positions: Outside Hitter, Opposite Hitter Height: 6-2 Roster Years: 1999-2002 Hometown: Allen, TX Last School: Allen High School



All-America

  • 1999 Volleyball Freshman Team

Personal

Parents are Lee and Kathy Tonga ... Sunny married former BYU football receiver Reno Mahe on May 5, 2001; they have one daughter born Nov. 10, 2002 ... she has one sister and two brothers ... older sister, Kalani, played as a teammate of Sunny's on BYU's 2000 team ... education major.

Before BYU

CLUB/NATIONAL: Three-time member of the U.S. Junior National Team ... three-time All-American ... member of the 1998 NORCECA Championship team ... played for her father on the Texas Heat club team.
HIGH SCHOOL - (1995-1998): Four-year letterwinner at Allen High School in Allen, Texas ... Allen High School Sportswoman of the Year, 1996 and 1998 ... District Newcomer of the Year, 1995 ... all-district and all-area (1995-1998) ... district MVP, 1998 ... all-state, 1997 and 1998 ... state all-star game, 1999 ... also lettered in basketball and track and field ... was named Defensive Player of the Year on her high school basketball team ... Volleyball Magazine "Fab 50" recruit.

Summary

A would-be All-America candidate, Mahe will redshirt this season while she and husband Reno are expecting their first child.

Stats

CAREER MATCH HIGHS
Kills: 22 vs. Purdue, 9/1/01
Hitting Percentage: .909 (10-0-11) at Wyoming, 10/23/99
Digs: 19 at Cal Poly, 11/23/01
Blocks: 10 at CSU, 11/18/00
Assists: 7 vs. Utah State, 11/29/01
Aces: 4 vs. SMS, 9/8/01
YEAR-BY-YEAR STATISTICS
Year  MP-GP    K   E    A   Pct.  Ast.  SA   SE  RE  Dig   BS   BA   TB  BE BHE	
1999  29-68   186  51  390  .346   15    2   10   3   38   10   50   60   4  0
2000  33-112  352 103  768  .324   76   25   68  19  183    5  124  129   4  0	
2001  29-102  363  94  844  .319   73   30   32  26  191    7   97  104   4  2
2002  REDSHIRT
Total 91-282  901 248 2002  .326  164   57  110  48  412   22  271  293  12  2


1999 | Freshman Year

Sunny was named the Mountain West Conference Freshman of the Year ... named to the Volleyball Magazine All-America Freshman Team ... set a BYU single match hitting record of .909 (10-0-11) at Wyoming (10/23) ... followed up the record setting match with a .857 (13-1-14) hitting percentage performance at Arizona State to mark the third-best single match effort by a Cougar ... finished fourth in the conference with a .346 hitting percentage ... recorded 10 or more kills in nine matches.

2000 | Sophomore Year

Sunny was named to the All-MWC team last year as a sophomore after earning freshman All-America honors ... was named to the all-MWC tournament team, BYU Mizuno Classic team and Shamrock Invitational team ... was named MWC Player of the Week on Oct. 30 ... had 21 double-digit kill matches, including seven of the last 10 ... had three double-doubles ... had more than 20 kills twice, including a career-best 21 vs. LBSU ... was second on the team in kills (352), kills per game (3.14), hitting percentage (.324), and assists (76) and was third in blocks average (1.15) ... averaged 1.63 digs ... was fourth in the MWC in hitting (.331) and ninth in kills (3.28) in conference matches ... set career highs in kills, digs, blocks, assists and aces.

2001 | Junior Year

Sunny was named to the All-Mountain West Conference team, the MWC All-Tournament team and Point Huskies Invitational team ... she was also named MVP of the BYU Mizuno Classic ... named AVCA National Player of the Week (10/1) after hitting .554 with 4.56 kills, 1.00 blocks, 1.78 digs, 1.11 assists and 0.44 service aces per game ... twice named MWC Player of the Week (9/3 and 10/1) ... she ranked eighth in the MWC with 3.52 kills per game, and she was ninth in hitting with a .330 attack percentage ... in the Cougars' season-ending match against Utah State, she had 16 kills, a career-best seven assists, 14 digs and four blocks while hitting .324.

2002 | Redshirt Year

Gave birth to a baby girl November 10.