|High School:||Great Oak|
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PRESEASON ALL-TIME UO RANKINGS
Career Points • 2nd, 1,704.5
Career Aces • 2nd, 173 (#2 in Pac-10 History)
Career Attack Pct. • 3rd, .291
Career Kills • 5th, 1,393
Career Service Aces Per Set • 6th, 0.39
Career Kill Attempts • 9th, 3,090
Season Service Aces Per Set • 5th, 0.54, 2010; 10th-t, 0.43, 2009; 12th, 0.41, 2007
Season Hitting • 4th, .347, 2007
Season Service Aces • 4th, 60 2010 (#8 Pac-10 All-Time)
Season Points • 6th, 494, 2010
Season Points Per Set • 7th, 4.57, 2010; 10th, 4.25, 2009
2010 SENIOR SEASONS - All-Pac-10 First Team
Capped her senior season with her first All-Pac-10 honor, and started 29 matches and played 108 of the team’s 109 sets. On the season, she stood seventh nationally in aces (0.56 p/s) and 33rd in points (4.57 p/s) with averages that stood first and sixth in the league, respectively. Connected on her three highest career kill totals on the road the last month of the season at then-No. 8 USC (25, .417), Arizona State (23, .297) and Oregon State (20-tied, .395). That first effort was her eighth +.400 total of 2010 – and the fourth straight season that she led Oregon outside hitters in the category (2009-6 matches; ’08-8; ’07-11). The weekend before, she staked her second +.500 hitting mark of 2010 (and 17th of career) in mid-October vs. Oregon State (.520, 14K), and overall led the team in kills and hitting 14 and nine times in 2010, respectively. The week before, she claimed her 19th career double-double vs. Arizona (18K, 10D, .317), and posted 15 kills the night before against ASU to give her 12 +15 kill tallies of 2010 - most on the team ahead of Katherine Fischer (11) (while Alaina Bergsma had six). Among her six double-doubles on the year, others came against then-No. 7 Washington (14K, 12D), Florida International (13K, 10D), and at Tulane (12K, 10D), Portland State (17K, 15D) and Fresno State (16K, 10D). She served up six aces in a three-set match vs. American, four-set contest vs. ASU and five-set match at Portland State – all the fifth-most in school history and a Pac-10 season high – and five vs. Tulane in another sweep. She also owned the team’s four best point totals at USC (29), at ASU (27), at OSU (25.5) and at PSU (25) and its sixth- and seventh-best marks vs. Arizona (23) at Seattle (22.5) – and all came in five-set matches except the four-set win at Corvallis. Altogether led team in points in team-high 19 matches, and also led unit in aces and blocks in 16 and five matches, respectively. In the non-conference slate in ’10, she picked up her third career tourney MVP award at the Fresno Bulldog Classic and her ninth and 10th all-tourney team nods in the Oregon Classic and Allstate Sugar Bowl Collegiate Classic.
2009 JUNIOR SEASON - All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention
One of the Pac-10’s most dynamic players, she ended regular season ranked second in the Pac-10 in aces per set (0.43) – UO’s ninth-best mark in school history – and led UO in service aces in 10 matches. Posted a career-high five aces four times – tied for most in the Pac-10 (while no other player had more than one). She also ranked top 10 in the league in points (eighth) and kills (ninth). Season-wise, she paced the team in aces, and stood second in assists and points, fourth in digs and hitting and fifth blocking. She led the team in points six of the last nine matches (18.5, 17.5, 17.5, 15.5 (x2), 14, 11.5) and 14 times overall in ‘09, and kills in six of the last 10 matches (18, 16 (x2), 14, 13, 11). Her team match-high tallies in other stat categories (and team rankings) follows: kills (10, #2), hitting (7, #2), blocks (6, #3) and digs (4, #4). She collected five of her nine double-doubles in ‘09 (and 13 career-wise) the last seven matches of the regular season.
2008 SOPHOMORE SEASON - NCAA All-Region Tournament Team
The explosive hitter also boosted the team with her setting, blocking and digging and continued her rapid climb up the all-time Oregon charts...after only two seasons, already ranks third all-time in school history in hitting (.310), seventh in service aces per set (0.30) and ninth in career points (785.5)...at regular season’s end, ranked top-four on team in service aces (24, 0.20 sa/s), points (fourth, 355.5, 2.96 p/s) and kills (fourth, 295, 2.46 k/s)...was one of team’s top players in the postseason and earned NCAA All-Regional Tournament Team honors with her fourth career double-double in five-set match vs. Iowa State (13 kills, .480, season high 17 digs, 5 blocks), and led team in the first round in hitting vs. Delaware (9 kills, .571)...in final month of regular season, posted her first three career double-doubles at No. 9 UCLA (11 kills, 14 digs - 5 sets), vs. No. 5 Washington (13 kills, 11 digs - 4 sets) and at Arizona State (10 kills, 10 digs - 3 sets)...in other Pac-10 action, had 14 kills, hit .360 and came up with five digs in three-set win over Arizona...the next match vs. NCAA Third Round qualifier Utah, she added 12 kills and hit .524 in middle of five-match stretch where she had double-digit kill totals, with another vs. Arizona State (13) and in double-double vs. No. 9 UCLA (11K, 14D)...in opening months of the season, hit .300 or better in 11 of first 22 matches...the second week of the season, was tabbed to Kansas Invitational All-Tourney team (8 sets, .389, 19 kills, 2 service aces, 5 blocks, 23.5 points)...had season-high three service aces twice in three-set matches at No. 8 California and vs. Arizona State....overall during season, paced team in service aces in seven matches, kills in four contests, hitting in four matches and blocks twice.
2007 FRESHMAN SEASON - All-Pac-10 Freshman / All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention
On UO all-time lists, ended season ranked second in hitting percentage (.347) and led Ducks during the campaign, and also posted its ninth-best points tally all-time (430.0)... In postseason second round win at No. 11 Kansas State, upped her career bests in kills (19) and points (21.0) in the five-game match and added seven digs and four block assists...had 19 matches with +10 kills, and was only three digs shy of her first career double-double in NCAA tourney win over Kansas State (19/7)...at season’s end, topped team in aces per game (0.41), and had multiple aces in 16 matches, including season high (4) in win over USC, and three in seven other outings...in collegiate debut, hit at a .600 clip (10-1-15) with two total blocks in a three-game sweep of Idaho State...was tabbed to Oregon Kickoff Classic All-Tournament Team with 26 kills in the three matches’ nine games...followed with Baylor Invitational MVP honors after she led the team with a .520 hitting percentage and service aces (8)...at the Waco event, she averaged 3.33 kills and 0.78 blocks per game and finishing second on the team with 42 total points (4.67 avg.)...in a three-game sweep of 2006 NCAA Tournament veteran Stephen F. Austin at Waco, hit .737 (ninth-best mark in Oregon match history (15 kills, 19 attempts, 1 error)) and added three block assists and three service aces...in the tournament finale against Baylor, hit .400 (9-1-20) with 8 assists, 2 service aces, 2 blocks, and 1 dig....reached double figures in kills in win at No. 20 Ohio State (12), and was named the top server at the Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge...also had 18 kills vs. Oregon State (18-3-24, and tied career personal high in points (21)) and had 17 kills vs. No. 6 Washington (17-6-28) the final weeks of the season in four-game contests...in weeks prior in win over No. 6 USC, set career highs in points (21.0) and aces (4), also matched career high with 15 kills (.346).
A 2007 graduate of Great Oak High School in Temecula, Calif...played four seasons of volleyball for head coach Amy Ricken (3 years) and Bryan Cottriel (1 year)....her senior season led the Wolfpack to a co-Southwestern League championship...also that year was named The Californian Player of the Year, Riverside Press-Enterprise Player of the Year and the Southwestern League Player of the Year...she was also named to the CIF second team...one of her greatest high school achievements was a career-high 40 kills in a match against Vista Murrieta High School...played two years on right side for her club, Epic VBC, and led team to a third- and fifth-place finishes in the 2006 and ‘07 Junior Olympics...Epic also took second place in 2007 at the Las Vegas Invitational...in international competition, she traveled to Italy and played on the 2006 SVCA regional team....the year prior, was an USA A2 team member and competed against international teams.
Parents are Dale and Jennifer Meyers...has one sister, Alicia...Sociology major.
Year SP K K/S TA Pct A A/S SA SA/S DIG D/S BS BA TB B/S Points Pts/S
2007 112 347 3.10 683 .347 98 0.88 46 0.41 105 0.94 5 64 69 0.62 430.0 3.84
2008 120 295 2.46 663 .271 72 0.60 24 0.20 213 1.77 1 71 72 0.60 355.5 2.96
2009 100 349 3.49 820 .248 44 0.44 43 0.43 251 2.51 2 62 64 0.64 425.0 4.25
2010 108 402 3.72 924 .301 58 0.54 60 0.56 194 1.80 7 50 57 0.53 494.0 4.57
TOTAL 440 1393 3.17 3090 .291 272 0.62 173 0.39 763 1.73 15 247 262 0.60 1704.5 3.87
Kills 25, at #8 USC (10/22/10)
Points 29, at #8 USC (10/22/10)
Digs 19 (5s) at #13 UCLA (10/23/09)
Aces 5, Four times (most recent vs Portland State (9/8/09))
Attempts 44 vs. No. 8 UCLA (12/7/07)
Assists 8 Two times (last at USF, 9/4/07)
Blocks 9 at No. 12 USC (10/31/08)
Nickname: Animal, Heatherly
Favorite Food: Ice cream, ribs
Favorite Hobby: Swimming, napping
Favorite Sports Figure: Misty May
If I didn’t play volleyball I’d: Play tennis.
If I was a music artist I’d be: Gwen Stefani
My most prized possessions are: My phone and computer.
The country I’d most like to visit: Greece
If I had a vanity license plate it would read: PLYHARD
Most people would be surprised to learn: That I twirled the baton for six years.
My most embarrassing moment on the court: Getting hit in the face with a volleyball, then having a bloody nose.