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#11 - Andrea Balsis
2007-08 Volleyball
POS.
OH
HT.
5'8"
YR.
Fr.
HOMETOWN
Benton Harbor, Mich.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
Coloma
Andrea Balsis

2009: Played in 80 sets as a junior for Valpo, appearing in 32 of the team’s 33 matches ... ranked fourth on the team with 2.26 digs/set ... matched previous career high of nine digs Sept. 4 vs. Texas A&M-CC and Sept. 5 vs. South Dakota ... would go on to pick up double figure dig totals in five matches ... matched career best with three assists Sept. 5 vs. South Dakota ... tallied a pair of service aces in three straight matches Sept. 12-18 ... registered 10 digs Sept. 12 at Southern Illinois, 16 digs Sept. 18 at Youngstown State and 10 digs Sept. 19 vs. Maryland Eastern Shore in three consecutive matches ... set new career high with 20 digs Sept. 25 in five-set win over Wright State ... also recorded 10 digs Oct. 7 against Milwaukee in just two sets ... totaled season-high four kills Nov. 10 against Chicago State ... earned a spot on the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll for the spring semester.

2008: Saw action in 22 matches for the Crusaders as a sophomore, stepping on the court for 47 sets … saw action mainly as a back-row substitute … registered six digs in Crusaders’ victory over Notre Dame in Shamrock Invitational championship Aug. 31 … set then-career highs with nine digs and three assists to go along with a pair of aces Sept. 13 at WKU … picked up four digs in sweep of Youngstown State Oct. 4 … had a standout all-around match Nov. 14 at Chicago State, matching her career high with 11 kills on .364 hitting … also tallied career bests of 22 attacks and four blocks, while recording five digs as well in the sweep of the Cougars … closed season by registering seven digs in sweep of Western Michigan Nov. 29.

2007: Appeared in 19 games over 12 matches during her freshman campaign ... hit .240 on the season in limited action ... averaged 1.11 kills, 0.58 aces and 0.63 digs per game ... debuted Aug. 25 in match at Illinois State ... put together best match of first season Sept. 1 against St. Francis (N.Y.) ... shone from the service line against the Terriers, registering seven service aces in the sweep ... seven aces is second-most in a three-game match in Valpo history and third-most in any length match ... had just one collegiate serve prior to stepping to the service line 28 times against St. Francis ... also posted a career-best 11 kills on .450 hitting in the sweep of the Terriers ... chipped in five digs and two blocks as well ... posted a pair of kills as well as three more aces Sept. 14 against Duquesne ... put up four kills and two digs in sweep of DePaul Sept. 15 ... registered a pair of digs Oct. 2 versus Cleveland State ... tallied two kills in win over Butler on Oct. 19.

Prep: A four-year letterwinner for the Comets ... earned First Team All-Conference honors all four seasons ... earned All-District and All-Region accolades as a junior and as a senior ... led Comets to four straight conference championships ... Coloma won district and region titles her senior year ... team went 63-4 in her senior season ... holds school single-season (882) and career (2,090) kills records ... marks rank sixth and seventh, respectively, in Michigan state history ... also earned letters in softball (three), basketball (three), equestrian (three) and track (two) ... a two-time First Team All-Conference performer in softball and track ... was a member of the two-time Michigan Interscholastic Horsemanship Association state champions ... class valedictorian ... a member of National Honor Society ... a Wendy's Heisman High School Scholar-Athlete finalist.

Personal: Balsis is the daughter of David and Marilou Balsis ... majors are biology and pre-dental ... born Aug. 1, 1988.

Season sp-mp k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s se
2007................ 19-12 21 1.11 9 50 .240 0 0.00 11 0.58 7
2008................ 47-22 11 0.23 4 26 .269 6 0.13 5 0.11 20
2009................ 80-32 5 0.06 3 28 .071 14 0.17 14 0.17 26
TOTAL............... 146-66 37 0.25 16 104 .202 20 0.14 30 0.21 53
 
Season dig d/s re bs ba tb b/s be bhe
2007................ 12 0.63 2 0 2 2 0.11 1 1
2008................ 47 1.00 3 1 3 4 0.09 0 0
2009................ 181 2.26 21 0 0 0 0.00 0 1
TOTAL............... 240 1.64 26 1 5 6 0.04 1 2