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Canace Finley
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Canace Finley 815790
Position: Outside Hitter (Opposite Side)
Height: 6'4"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Fort Collins, Colo.
High School: Poudre
Experience: High School


Confirmed her explosive athletic prep potential as the team's top middle blocker as a freshman in the fall of 2012, and helped team to NCAA and Pac-12 runner-up finishes (and school record for wins (30)). After competing among +300 collegians in the USA Volleyball National Team tryout in February 2013, accepted a bid to play on the Junior National Team for the 2013 FIVB Women's Junior World Championship in the Czech Republic (June 21-30). In the fall of 2012, was the lone freshman to consistently start for the senior-heavy Duck squad, and had many of her best efforts against the nation's top teams in the postseason.


2012: Started 28 of the team's 35 matches at middle blocker (and played 34), and paced the team in blocks per set average (0.77 p/s) for the season. The team leader in blocks in 11 matches, she logged a team-season high six blocks in the four-set NCAA semifinal win over No.1 Penn State, and three-set win at Portland State. She also had five blocks in sweeps of No. 13 Dayton, Western Carolina and Arizona State, and four-set win at California. Season-wise, she logged four .500 hitting marks in sweeps vs. No. 13 Dayton (.636, 7 kills), Western Carolina (.500, 9 kills) and Washington State (.500, 7 kills) and four-setter at WSU (.625, 6 kills). She added +.400 totals in the NCAA finale vs. No. 3 Texas (.429, 5 kills), NCAA semifinal vs. No. 1 Penn State (.417, 6 kills) and NCAA First Round against Northern Colorado (.444, 6 kills), and same-weekend sweeps at Colorado (.455, 5K) and Utah (.462, 8K). Among her 12 +.300 totals overall on the season, others came in a five-setter vs. Arizona State (.357, 7 kills) and three-set win at Oregon State (.375). Her per set average for kills (1.09) and hitting (.226) led Duck newcomers, and she ranked fifth overall for UO in each category (and second among underclassmen). Season Highs: Hitting: .500 ( 9- 1-16), (3s) vs. Houston (8/25/12); (4-2-7) (4s) vs. #2 Washington (1/13/12); Kills: 9 (9K-3E-12A), (3s) vs. Western Carolina (8/31/12); Points: 10 (7K- 1 SA- 4 BA) 3s, vs. #13 Dayton (12/12); Blocks: 6 (1BS- 5BA), at PSU (9/12/12); (6BA), vs. #1 Penn State (12/13/12).


PREP: The 2011 Colorado Gatorade State Player of the Year candidate was a first-team all-conference pick as a senior and second-team choice as a junior. A three-year volleyball letterwinner, she also has competed in track and field in the 200m, 400m and high jump. On the club circuit, she has played the last two seasons for former two-time NCAA Coach of the Year Terry Pettit, and the U16 All-Rocky Mountain Region first-team choice helped her team place ninth in the AAU U16 Open among its many tourney highlights.


PERSONAL: Intended Anthropology major. Parents are Jim Finley and Sara Rathburn. Has one younger brother, Sawyer.


Hitting: .500 ( 9- 1-16), (3s) vs Houston (8/25/12); (4-2-7) (4s) vs. #2 Washington (1/13/12)
Kills: 9 (9K-3E-12A), (3s) vs. Western Carolina (8/31/12)
Points: 10 (7K- 1 SA- 4 BA) 3s, vs #13 Dayton (12/12)
Blocks: 6 (1BS- 5BA), at PSU (9/12/12); (6BA), vs. #1 Penn State (12/13/12)



Season SP MP-MS  TA  A  A/S   SA  SA/S  SE  DIG  D/S  BS  BA  TB   B/S  BE  Ps  Pts/S
2012  112 34-28 266  4  0.04  1   0.01   2   7   .06  15  71  86  0.77  7 173.5  1.54  
112 34-28 266  4  0.04  1   0.01   2   7   .06  15  71  86  0.77  7 173.5  1.54


Favorite Color: Yellow
Favorite Stuffed Animal: Bee Pillow Pet 
Pets Growing Up: 2 Dogs (Willow and Beau) 
Favorite Hobbies: Swimming and hanging out with friends 
Greatest Accomplishment: Playing volleyball for University of Oregon 
Most Prized Possession: My phone
When I was a Little Kid I Wanted to be a: Doctor 
Intended Career Profession: Anthropologist 
If I Could Have Dinner With Anybody: Ryan Lochte 
Favorite Place I've Visited: Belize
Favorite Place I'd Like to Travel to: Italy 
Favorite Place to take Visitors to Eugene: Prince Puckler's 
Favorite Entrée/Dish: Baked Macaroni and Cheese 
Favorite Ice Cream: Phish Food or Peanut Butter Cup 
Favorite Snack: Cream cheese and pita chips 
Favorite Pizza Toppings: Cheese 
Favorite Drink: Xing Tea 
Favorite Type of Food: Italian  Best Dish I Can Make: Pancakes
Favorite Movie: Pirates of the Caribbean 
Favorite Actor: Channing Tatum 
Favorite Actress: Natalie Portman 
Favorite TV Comedy: Parks & Recreation 
Favorite TV Drama: Friday Night Lights 
Favorite Cartoon Character: Spongebob Squarepants
Favorite Board Game: Monopoly
I Chose Oregon Because: of the excellent coaching staff and my future team .
Special Item I Have to Travel With: Headphones 
Coolest MKA Moment: When Oregon got the attendance record at the Cal match when we are on our recruiting trip in 2010
First Athletic Award When I was a Little Kid: Won the state 200-meter run in fourth grade 
Most Embarrassing Athletic Moment: Tripping on a serve and face-planting into the court 
Favorite Pro Team:
If I didn't play volleyball, I would play/compete in: Track


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