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Emily Popp
Player Profile:
Emily Popp 2289448
Position: Libero
Height: 5'4"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Clarkston, Mich.
High School: Clarkston

• Enters the 2016 season with the sixth-most career digs in school history at 1,149.

• A 360 Leader in the Holy Cross Leadership Academy.

2015:

  • Appeared in 22 of 29 matches, playing in 62 sets on the season.
  • Ranked second on the Crusaders with 2.66 digs per set, totaling 165 for the year.
  • Registered a season-high 27 digs in a 3-2 loss to Quinnipiac on Aug. 29.
  • Ranked fourth on the team with 27 assists.
  • Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

2014:

  • Played in all 27 matches on the season.
  • Appeared in all 104 sets.
  • Named to the Academic All-Patriot League team.
  • Named team MVP as she set the school record for most digs (555) and digs per set (5.34) in a single season.
  • Her 555 digs are fifth all-time in Patriot League history.
  • Finished the season ranked second in the Patriot League and 17th in the country with 5.34 digs per set.
  • Gathered double-digit digs in 23 of 27 games including a career high 43 digs in a loss to Bucknell (Sept. 20).
  • Her 43 digs against Bucknell ranked first in the NCAA for most digs in a four-set match on the season and tied for 18th all-time in NCAA history for a four-set match.
  • Finished third on the team with 90 assists.
  • Finished second on the team with 20 aces.
  • Named to Army Invitational All-Tournament team while recording 31 digs in a match against Binghamton (Sept. 14).
  • Recorded 30 digs or more against Binghamton, Bucknell (Sept. 20), Lehigh (Oct. 25) and Colgate (Nov. 01).
  • Won the teams Raising the Bar Award.
  • Member of the Holy Cross leadership Academy.
  • Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. 

2013:

  • Played in all 28 matches on the season.
  • Appeared in 94 sets.
  • Gathered double-digit digs in 24 of 28 matches, nine games with over 20 digs.
  • Her 4.56 digs per set was the second best in school history, just missing the school record of 4.57.
  • Finished fourth in the Patriot League in digs per set.
  • Her 429 digs were the most of any freshman in school history.
  • She ranked third in the school record books for single season digs.
  • Had a career-high 31 digs against Harvard (9/6).
  • Ranked third on the team in aces with 22.
  • Named to the Harvard Invitational All-Tournament team tallying 53 digs in that tournament.
  • Received Patriot League Molten Rookie of the Week (11/11) honors for her 38 digs and 5.43 digs per set on the week, only the third crusader in the history of Holy Cross volleyball to do so.
  • Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

Before Holy Cross:

  • Two–year member of the varsity volleyball team at Clarkston High School for coach Kelly Avenall.
  • Team co-captain as a senior.
  • Led team to two undefeated league championships, two district titles and one regional championship.
  • Earned All-League honors in 2012.
  • Selected Academic All-State in 2012.
  • Received the team’s Coaches Award as a senior.
  • Nominated for All-District, All-Regional and All-State in 2012.
  • Team captain for the Legacy Volleyball Club coached by Brian Lindstrom, qualifying for Junior Olympics in 2011.
  • Member of  National Honor Society.

Personal:

  • Daughter of William and Laura Popp.
  • Father played football at Michigan Tech (Class of 1986).
  • Mother played volleyball at Michigan Tech (Class of 1987).
  • Has one brother (Joe).
  • A Chemistry major.
 Popp's Career Statistics
Season Sets Played Kills Assists Digs Blocks Aces
2013 94 2 36 429 1 22
2014 104 1 90 555 0 20
2015 62 1 27 165 0 6
Total 260 4 153 1149 1 48

 

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