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Abby Miller
Abby Miller

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lexington, N.C.

High School:
North Davidson

Height:
5-6

Position:
DS

Birthdate:
09/03/1988


Career Statistics

2008 (Junior)
Was one of just three players to play in all 117 sets and start all 32 matches ... Played solid all season in the back row for the Deacs, finishing with 367 digs for an average of 3.14 per set, which was second on the team ... Her 367 digs in 2008 were more than her career-total of 355 which she had coming into the season ... Had 17 matches of 10 or more digs and another nine matches with at least seven digs ... Led the team with a .973 reception percentage and committed just one reception error in 178 chances over the last 15 matches of the season ... Was fourth on the team with 12 service aces and dished out 27 assists ... Named the team's Best Defensive Player and earned the Deacon Award ... Started the season well with 34 digs and four assists in Wake's three wins at the Deacon Invitational (Aug. 29-30) ... Had five assists, 23 digs and two aces in the three matches at the Adidas Classic (Sept. 5-6) ... Notched 19 digs in a big five-set win over Western Michigan (Sept. 12) in the first match of the Black & Gold Challenge ... Finished the tournament with 28 digs and two service aces (Sept. 12-13) ... Recorded a career-high 25 digs in a four-set win over Appalachian State (Sept. 19) in the opening match of the Appalachian State Invitational ... Had 10 digs against Charlotte (Sept. 20) and finished the Invite with five digs and her first kill of the season against NC A&T (Sept. 20) ... Opened ACC play with eight digs and no reception errors in 19 attempts against Florida State (Sept. 25) ... Notched 12 digs in a three-set win over Miami (Sept. 26) ... Recorded 15 digs, one kill, one assist and one ace in a thrilling five-set win over Duke (Sept. 30) ... Made it three-straight double-digit dig performances with 15 against NC State (Oct. 3) ... Had 20 digs in next three matches against North Carolina, Clemson and Georgia Tech (Oct. 10-11) ... Recorded 31 digs and two assists and one service ace in two matches against Virginia Tech and Virginia (Oct. 17-19) ... Had 12 digs, two assists and one ace in a sweep of Boston College (Oct. 24) and seven digs and one kill in a sweep of Maryland (Oct. 25) ... Totaled 11 digs in three-sets against Florida State (Oct. 31) ... Collected 20 digs, one ace and three assists in a three-set sweep of Miami (Nov. 2) ... Had 25 digs and one ace in nine-sets against Georgia Tech and Clemson (Nov. 7-8) ... Recorded nine digs and two assists in a four-set win over NC State (Nov. 12) and 12 digs and two assists in a three-set loss to North Carolina (Nov. 16) ... Had an ace, an assist and seven digs in a win over Virginia Tech (Nov. 20) and played a stunning match against Virginia one night later, notching 23 digs and two assists in the win over the Cavaliers ... Finished the season with 17 digs in a four-set loss at Duke.

2007 (Sophomore)
Saw action in 30 of 31 matches ... Appeared in a total of 109 sets ... Was a member of the Dean's List in 2008 ... Finished with a reception percentage of .940 and had 13 matches with no reception errors ... Was third on the team with 2.68 digs per set and finished with 292 total digs ... Notched double-digit digs in 11 matches ... Earned Wake's Co-Defensive Player of the Year Award as well as the Co-Deacon Award ... Posted a .936 service percentage and was tied for third on the team with 14 service aces ... Started the season strong at the Best Western/Sycamore Inn Classic (Aug. 31-Sept.1), recording 12 digs and a service ace against Pittsburgh (Aug. 31) and posted 13 digs along with a service ace against Miami (OH) (Sept. 1) ... Had a combined 50 serve attempts over the three matches and posted just two errors ... Played solid in all three matches of the Black & Gold Challenge (Sept.7-8) ... Opened the weekend by tying a season-high with two service aces against Dayton (Sept. 7) ... Finished the weekend with just two reception errors in 43 chances ... Recorded first two kills of her career against Rice (Sept. 14) in the first match of the Univ. of Houston Tournament (Sept. 14-15) ... Also dished out a career-high four assists in the three-set win over the Owls ... Posted 17 digs and a pair of assists in four sets against Houston in the tournament finale ...Opened ACC action with 10 digs and recorded one service ace and no errors in 13 serve attempts against Duke (Sept. 18) ... Had 31 digs in the Deacons' three-set sweeps of Boston College (Sept. 21), Maryland (Sept. 21) and Miami (Sept. 22) ... Also notched a service ace in all three matches ... Had nine digs and a .920 reception percentage on a season-high 25 attempts in five sets against Florida State (Sept. 30) ... Tied a season-high with 25 reception attempts against Clemson (Oct. 12) ... Also posted 13 digs in four sets against the Tigers ... Recorded back-to-back double-digit dig performances against Virginia (Oct. 19) and Virginia Tech (Oct. 20) ... Had 16 digs against the Cavaliers and 13 against the Hokies ... Dished out three assists on a season-high 22 set attempts against Boston College (Oct. 28) ... Also had a season-high 26 service receptions along with 11 digs in five sets against the Eagles ... Tied a season-high with a pair of service aces against FSU (Nov. 2) ... Recorded a career-high 20 digs and a pair of assists in five sets against UNC (Nov. 14) ... Had seven digs in a three-set win over NC State (Nov. 16) and also posted seven digs in three sets against Virginia Tech (Nov. 21) ... Ended the season with 18 digs and three assists in a five-set match against Virginia (Nov. 23).

2006 (Freshman)
Appeared in 23 matches on the year ... Played in 57 sets total ... Made one start as the Deacons' libero ... Finished the season with 63 digs, an average of 1.11 per set ... Ranked eighth on the squad in digs per set ... Posted double-digit digs in two matches ... Had 11 service aces and was fifth on the team with 0.19 aces per set ... Turned in a serve percentage of .924 ... Ranked fifth on the Deacons in reception percentage with a mark of .935 ... Played in two matches at the Coors Invitational (Sept. 1-2) ... Made her collegiate debut against James Madison (Sept. 2) and finished with one dig in two sets ... Appeared in all three sets against Florida Atlantic (Sept. 2), recording a dig and an assist ... Served a combined 15 times on the weekend and did not have an error ... Saw action in two matches at the Marriott Flyer Invitational (Sept. 8-9) ... Played in all three sets against Indiana (Sept. 8) and had an ace and a dig ... Saw extensive action at the Black & Gold Challenge (Sept. 15-16), appearing in three matches and 12 sets total ... Tallied seven digs in five sets against Davidson (Sept. 16) ... Started at libero in the championship match against Winthrop (Sept. 16) ... Had season-highs of 12 digs, five aces and two assists against the Eagles ... Made her ACC debut with a dig in two sets against Clemson (Sept. 23) ... Totaled two aces at North Carolina (Sept. 27) ... Recorded two digs and an ace in four sets against Virginia Tech (Oct. 6) ... Tallied four digs the following night against Virginia (Oct. 7) ... Had three digs each in matches against Duke (Oct. 10) and Maryland (Oct. 13) ... Tied her season-high with two assists at Clemson (Oct. 27) ... Tied her season-high in digs with 12 in four sets at Georgia Tech (Oct. 28) ... Turned in three digs in two sets against North Carolina (Nov. 1) ... Tallied eight digs and served 10 times without an error at Duke (Nov. 7) ... Followed with three digs at Boston College (Nov. 10) ... Had one dig at Virginia (Nov. 17) before ending the season by playing in two sets against Florida State (Nov. 21).

High School
Played with Triad JOVBC for four years and Piedmont Triad Volleyball Club for two years ... Played libero for the Carolina Region High Performance Team in 2005 ... Four-year letterwinner at North Davidson High School ... Named the Central Piedmont Conference Player of the Year in 2004 ... Three-time all-conference selection ... Named to the Greensboro All-Area Team in 2004 & 2005 ... North Davidson MVP in 2004 & 2005 ... NDHS Most Outstanding Senior Athlete in 2005 ... Won three CPC championships, going undefeated in the league from 2003-05 ... Wendy's High School Heisman nominee ... Received the U.S. Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award ... National Honor Society member.

Personal
Majoring in health & exercise science ... Born Sept. 3, 1988 in Winston-Salem, N.C. ... Daughter of Cheryl and Ned Miller ... Has a twin brother, Alex ... Came to Wake Forest because of the campus and the volleyball program ... Lists her cousin, Jan, as the most impressive person she knows.

 

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