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DeLaina Sarden

DeLaina Sarden

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lawrenceville, Ga.

High School:
Peachtree Ridge HS

Height:
6-1

Position:
MB

11/18/2014

Killer Instinct

DeLaina Sarden has put her stamp on the UCF volleyball program.

06/02/2014

Border Patrol Blog

Get updates from UCF Volleyball's trip to Canada here.

05/09/2014

More Great Grades

The Knights had great academic success in 2013-14.

04/15/2014

Knights Celebrate at Swords Awards

UCF held its annual end-of-the-year banquet

04/04/2014

Volleyball Set to Conclude Spring at USF

The Knights played a highly competitive match with Florida last weekend.

CAREER ACCOLADES
- 2013 AVCA Honorable Mention All-America honors
- 2013 AVCA All-Region First Team
- 2013 The American All-Academic Team
- 2013 All-American Athletic Conference First Team
- 2013 The American Volleyball Player of the Week (9/2, 10/8, 12/2)
- 2013 American Conference Preseason Team
- 2012 All-Conference USA Preseason Team
- 2012 AVCA Honorable Mention All-America honors
- 2012 AVCA All-Region First Team
- 2012 All-Conference USA First Team
- 2012 C-USA Defensive Player of the Week (10/29)
- 2011 C-USA Freshman of the Year
- 2011 C-USA All-Freshman Team
- C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll (2011, 2012)


2014 - SENIOR SEASON
- Named American Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week on back-to-back weeks (Oct. 13 and 20)
- Became the 10th player in UCF Volleyball history to reach 1,000 career kills with her final kill against Temple (10/3)
- Recorded a season-high 15 kills while hitting .609 and denying two shots in the season opener against Eastern Kentucky (8/29)
- Recorded a season-best six digs against Western Carolina (8/29)
- Had nine kills and zero attack errors on 13 attempts for a season-best .692 hitting percentage against Arkansas (9/5)
- Hit .789, which is the sixth-best single match hitting percentage, while slamming a season-high 16 kills at Cincinnati (10/19)
- Posting a .497 hitting percentage in league play to lead the conference.
- Tallying a .431 overall hitting percentage, the fifth-best in the nation

2013 - JUNIOR SEASON
- Posted 15 kills and five blocks against Valparaiso (8/30)
- Tied a career-high with 18 kills on just 22 swings with no errors (.818 attack percent) while chipping in two service aces and five blocks vs. North Florida (8/30
- Registered 15 kills (.619%) and five blocks against Alabama State (8/31)
- Totaled 10 kills (.643%) vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff (8/31)
- Opening weekend efforts earned her the first-ever American Athletic Conference Volleyball Player of the Week

2012 - SOPHOMORE SEASON
- Appeared 116 of 118 possible sets in 2012 and led the team with a .352 attack percentage and 127 total blocks while also racking up 269 kills
- Tallied 13 kills and five blocks at USF (8/26)
- Posted 13 kills, two service aces and five blocks vs. Fairfield (9/8)
- Recorded four kills and five blocks vs. UTEP (9/21)
- Posted seven kills, three digs, and five blocks at Tulane (9/23)
- Totaled 10 kills, one service ace, and two digs at Marshall (9/28)
- Had 14 kills (.684), one service ace and one block at ECU (9/30)
- Denied six shots and had seven kills vs. SMU (10/5)
- Posted five kills, one serving ace, two digs and a career-high nine blocks vs. TLS (10/7)
- Blocked six efforts and tallied six kills at Memphis (10/12) - Recorded 28 kills (.480) and totaled seven digs across two bouts with Southern Miss (10/19) and (10/21)
- Tallied ten kills (.667) and threw in seven blocks against Marshall (10/28)
- Sarden earned her first C-USA Defensive Player of the Week Award with her efforts against East Carolina (10/26) and Marshall (10/28) with 12 combined blocks
- Hammered 12 kills (.474) with three service aces and three blocks vs. Houston (11/2)
- Put together the most efficient single-match performance (.850) in C-USA in 2012 with 17 kills and zero errors on 20 attempts while also chipping in six blocks against UAB (11/9)
- Smacked 12 kills and denied five shots against Memphis (11/11)

2011 - FRESHMAN SEASON
- Named Conference USA Freshman of the Year and earned a spot on the All-C-USA Freshman Team
- Was named to the C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll
- Appeared 89 of 115 possible sets in 2011 and led the team with 18 block solos
- Finished the season 10th in C-USA in hitting percentage (.290) and 11th in blocks (1.00)
- On the year, owned 205 kills (2.30), a .290 hitting percentage, including .299 in C-USA play, 89 total blocks (1.00) and 260.5 points (2.93)
- Ranked 11th in C-USA in blocks per set (1.00) and 10th in hitting percentage (.290)
- Since the beginning of C-USA play, had double-digit kills in 13 of 20 matches
- Recorded a hitting percentage over .300 in 12 matches with 10 or more kills in all but one
- Made UCF debut with four kills and three block assists against South Alabama (8/26)
- Registered 12 kills on a .333 hitting percentage and chipped in with a block assist against TULSA (9/25)
- Notched 12 kills on a .435 hitting percentage and a total of two blocks against ECU (9/30)
- Swatted six shots, including two block solos, against UAB (10/7)
- Blasted 14 kills against Rice and registered six block assists (10/14)
- Swatted six shots, including two block solos, against Tulane (10/21) and Southern Miss(10/23) - Spiked 11 kills and swatted six shots against Houston (10/28)
- Posted her third-straight match of six blocks, including three solo swats, and also added 10 kills against Rice (10/30)
Was a force up front against Memphis (11/3), totaling 12 kills (.526) and blocking seven shots for 16 total points
- Came through with a monster weekend against Marshall (11/11) and ECU (11/13) with 33 kills, a .453 hitting percentage, 12 total blocks and 40 points combined in the matches

PEACHTREE RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL
- Named to Prepvolleyball.com's Senior Aces 2011 "The 150"
- Earned All-Gwinnett County First Team honors as a senior
- Honored with a spot on the second team in her junior campaign
- Member of the Under Armour AVCA All-American Watch List
- 2007-08 Peachtree Ridge High School Spanish Student of Distinction
- Member of the National Honor Society of High School Scholars
- National Spanish Honors Society
- Earned Scholar-Athlete accolades

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