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Player Profile

Alicia Utke

Alicia Utke

YearSeniorMajorApplied Exercise Science
HometownCypress, Calif.
High SchoolLos Alamitos HS

2013 (junior): In her first season with the program was named to the National Christian College Athletics Association all-tournament team after helping the Cougars to a championship appearance ... Was an All-PacWest honorable mention ... Appeared in all 37 matches and ranked in the team's top-five in kills, digs, and aces ... Tallied 332 kills and a team-best 38 aces ... Notched 526 digs, highest among Azusa Pacific's outside hitters ... Registered 17 matches with 10+ kills, and a Cougar-high 16 double-doubles ... Posted a season-best 20 kills in a 3-1 win against Cal State Monterey Bay on Sept. 14 ... Finished with a season-high 32 digs against Shorter in the NCCAA semifinal on Dec. 7 ... Named to the PacWest All-Academic team.

GOLDEN WEST COLLEGE: Played two years of volleyball for head coach Bill Lawler at Golden West College in Huntington Beach, Calif. ... Was a two-time All-Orange Empire Conference recipient, receiving first team honors as a sophomore ... Helped the Rustlers to two OEC league championships ... Reached the California State championship match where Golden West fell to Pierce College in five sets ... Recorded 252 kills with a .230 attack percentage ... Accounted for 75 blocks, 31 solo ... Had a season-high 16 kills in a 3-0 sweep of Fullerton College on Oct. 26 ... Finished with four double-doubles.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played two seasons of varsity volleyball for head coach Dave Huber at Los Alamitos High School in Los Alamitos, Calif. ... Helped the Griffins to a 32-6 record as a senior in 2010 ... Was team captain in 2010.

PERSONAL: Born Dec. 2, 1992 to John and Josette Utke ... Father, John, is a warehouse manager ... Mother, Josette, is a State Farm agent ... Has one younger sister ... Majoring in applied exercise science ... Wants to pursue a career as volleyball coach and physical therapist ... Enjoys beach volleyball.