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#15 Allyson Halls
Position: Middle Blocker
Height: 6'4"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
High School: Olentangy

As a senior: First Team All-CAA... VaSID First Team All-State... CAA All-Tournament... CAA Commissioner's Academic Award... CAA Co-Player of the Week Oct. 22...JMU/Days Inn Invitational All-Tournament...CAA Player of the Week Sept. 10...Hilton Garden Inn Greenbelt Invitational All-Tournament...Mizuno Wildcat Classic All-Tournament...Hampton Inn Volleyball Challenge All-Tournament Team...CAA Preseason All-Conference and CAA Preseason Player of the Year...tallied third-highest season kill total in JMU history with 486...seventh in season attack attempts with 1,104...third in season kill average at 4.42, which led the CAA and ranked 66th nationally...led the CAA with 5.42 points per game...fourth in CAA with 1.15 blocks per game which also ranked seventh in JMU history...ninth in CAA with .242 attack percentage...eighth in JMU history in season total blocks with 127...eighth in season block assists at 102...finished her career third all-time at JMU with 1,305 kills...third in career kills average at 3.60...eighth most attempts in JMU history with 2,762...ranked third in career attack percentage at .298...10th at JMU in solo blocks with 59...fourth in career block assists with 306...sixth in career total blocks with 365...third in career block average at 1.01 per game...had double-digit kills in 26 of 30 matches with seven over 20 and one over 30...17 matches with at least 20 points...led team with six matches with at least three aces...had 10 or more digs in six matches, all in the final 12 matches of the season after a line-up adjustment...had six or more blocks in 11 matches...started the season with  14 kills and three aces against Rutgers totaling 19.5 points for the match...had 19 kills, six blocks, and a total of 25.5 points against Davidson... rounded up 17 kills, six blocks, 21 points and had a hitting percentage of .500 vs. High Point...while playing Temple picked up five blocks...had a match high attack percentage of .565 and tallied 16 kills, three aces, six blocks and 24 points against New Hampshire...notched15 kills against Elon...established a match high 18 kills and 19 points in three games vs. Florida Gulf Coast...repeated with 18 kills and picked up six more blocks for a total of 23 points against Liberty...while playing George Mason tallied up 19 kills, eight digs, seven blocks and 24.5 points...had 17 kills, four blocks, three aces, and 22 points against Radford...picked up 13 kills and six blocks at Towson...against Delaware put up 20 kills along with six blocks, nine digs, and 23 points...at Hofstra tallied 20 kills and 22 points...against George Mason had her first double-double with 20 kills and 12 digs...picked up 16 kills and seven digs vs. Howard...put up 19 kills and 20.5 points against VCU...had her second double-double against William & Mary with 15 kills and 14 digs...established an impressive season high of 31 kills, 21 digs, and four aces against Georgia State for 37.5 total points, marking her third double-double of the season...became the first JMU player to pass 30 kills since 1996 in the match against GSU while passing 30 points for the first time since 2001 and posting 20 or more kills and digs in a match for the first time since 2004...had another double-double against Delaware with 18 kills and 12 digs along with seven blocks...achieved a season high of eight blocks against Towson along with 15 kills...notched 20 kills and six blocks against Hofstra...had her fifth double-double of the season against Northeastern tallying 21 kills and 11 digs...had 21 kills along with 19 digs marking double-double number six against William & Mary...finished her season strong with 18 kills against Delaware.

 

As a junior: First Team All-CAA... First Team VaSID All-State... honorable mention AVCA All-Region... named a “Stellar Spiker” by CVU as one of top 80 players in the country... second in CAA and 38th nationally with .368 attack percentage... fourth in CAA in points per game, fifth in kills per game, and ninth in blocks per game... posted third-best attack percentage in school history, eighth season kills, 10th kill average, 10th block assists, and 10th total blocks... was the CAA Co- Player of the week 9/25...JMU/Days Invitational All- Tournament team...racked up team highs in points with 22.5, kills with 19 and tied for team high in blocked shots with 6, also posted a .361 attack rate (19-6-36) against Delaware...had 16 kills with an attack rate of .382 (16-3-34) to go along with three aces and four blocks versus Towson... had a team high 15 kills with a phenomenal .591 attack rate (15-2-22, also tallied a team high two blocks against Wake Forest...tallied 10 kills to go along with a career high three aces, and had a team high in block shots with seven in the win over Florida Atlantic...tied for team high in kills with 17 at a .343 (17-5-35) attack rate against Rutgers... had 12 kills with a great attack rate of .588 (12-2-17) in win over UNC Asheville... tallied three blocks in victory over Duquesne... had team high 11 kills with an attack rate of .368 (11-4-19) to go along with four blocks in win over Canisius...notched 11 kills and three blocks in win over Georgia State...had six blocks against UNC Wilmington...notched double-double for first time of season with 21 kills and a career high 10 blocks in win over Liberty...tallied 16 kills at an attack rate of .406 (16-3-32) to go along with eight digs and two blocks versus William and Mary...had another 21 kill game against VCU and hit at a .310 attack clip (21-8-42) and also added six digs and five blocks...tallied career high 24 digs with an impressive .525 attack clip (24-3-40) while adding six digs...continued impressive run against Northeastern with 20 kills with an attack rate of .400 (20-4-40) and also added four blocks...tallied 19 kills with an attack rate of .500 (19-4-30) while adding four blocks...notched 20 kills as well as seven digs and four blocks against Towson... had 12 kills three blocks and two aces versus UNC Wilmington... put up 19 kills versus Georgia State Had 20 kills three blocks over VCU ... added 11 kills and three blocks against William and Mary... put up 13 kills two service aces and seven digs versus Northeastern... notched 14 kills and four blocks over Hofstra... had 16 kills, three service aces and two blocks against George Mason... finished the season strong with 21 kills and six blocks against VCU in the semi-final CAA tournament match.

 

As a sophomore: Ranked fourth in hitting percentage, ninth in points and tenth in kills the CAA. Notched a team-high with 15 kills and posted five total blocks in CAA tournament match versus Towson... posted 15 kills and had three total blocks against Delaware giving her a team-high 306 kills for the Dukes regular season... laced 15 kills while adding a solo block and assisting on three blocks against Towson... knocked down eight kills and matched a career-high with eight blocks (1 solo-7 assists) against VCU... laced 13 kills and turned in three blocks against William and Mary... hit at a .583 mark against UNCW (8-1-12) and assisted on one block... dropped in seven kills at Georgia State... knocked down 16 kills and hit at a .478 clip (16-5-23) against Mason... hit at a team-high .370 mark (13-3-27) and assisted on six blocks against Northeastern... notched a team-high .348 hitting rate (11-3-23) and tallied a team-high seven block assists against Hofstra... tallied a team-high .417 attack rate (12-2-24) against Towson while assisting on five blocks... laced 11 kills in effort against Delaware... posted a .357 attack rate (8-3-14) against the Tribe of William and Mary... tied a team-high with 11 kills against VCU and turned in a team-high of four blocks ... netted a match-high-tying 12 kills on 20 attempts with one error for a .550 attack mark against GSU... laced 14 kills in win over UNCW... had seven kills and tied a match-high with six blocks at Liberty... averaged 3.11 kills per game at JMU Invitational, posting 17 in match against Iona and 28 total for the weekend... turned back four attacks against Iona... contributed match-high five blocks against Hofstra... had 12 kills in 19 attempts with only 4 errors for a match-high .421 attack mark at Northeastern... named CAA Player of the Week (Sept. 5) for outstanding performance at the UIC Invitational... garnered all-tournament honors at the UIC Invitational by lacing 79 kills in 148 attempts in 22 games... posted a team-high 3.56 kills per game and a team-best .358 attack rate at UIC highlighted by an 18 kill performance against the College of Charleston... had match-high six block assists while knocking down 15 kills on 28 attempts with three errors for a .429 attack mark against GWU... earned CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award in freshman campaign.

 

 

As a freshman: CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award... back-to-back efforts with eight kills at Delaware and Hofstra... three kills, two digs and a solo block at Virginia Tech... went 3-for-5 with one error in her CAA debut, against VCU... nailed down seven kills against UMBC in just two games... played in nine of 11 games of the Days Inn Invitational, totaling 14 kills and seven total blocks... started and had six kills and three block assists against Buffalo... went 5-for-8 without an error in the Dukes’ win against N.C. A&T... also had two digs, two aces and three blocks against the Aggies... came off the bench to net six kills and four blocks versus San Diego State... lashed out six kills on nine attempts with one error in her home debut... made her JMU debut in the season opener and had one kill on one attempt against Charleston Southern.

 

Before JMU: Played her final scholastic season at Olentangy High School following three seasons at Washington Township High School in Sewell, N.J.... earned first-team All-Ohio Capital Conference and honorable mention All-Central District honors as a senior for the Braves... named the Braves’ MVP... coach at OHS by Mikki Perry... also served as the captain of the basketball squad, earning team MVP laurels, first-team all-conference and honorable mention all-district... played club volleyball for coach Max Miller at Central Ohio, and she’s competed on coach Tuong Nguyen’s Club Thunder at the Davis Volleyball Festival in Sacramento, Calif... as a junior, captain of the WTHS volleyball team, earning team MVP, first-team All-Olympic Conference, first-team All-South Jersey and third-team all-state... was also honored with Best Offensive Player award... first-team all-conference, second-team All-South Jersey and Best Defensive Player as a sophomore... led the volleyball team in kills and the basketball squad in rebounds... was the Rookie of the Year for volleyball as a freshman.

 

Personal: Daughter of Patty and Mickey Halls... interdisciplinary liberal studies major.

 

Kills: 24 at Hofstra, 9/29/06

Blocks: 10 vs. Liberty, 9/19/06

Digs:  10 vs. Charleston at UIC, 9/2/05

 

Year

   G

   K

E

  TA

 Pct.

AST

SA

DG

BS

BA

PTS

2004

45

80

39

189

0.217

3

2

18

5

30

102

2005

104

321

106

650

0.331

4

5

32

12

84

380

2006

104

418

117

819

0.368

10

28

99

17

90

508

2007 110 486 219 1104 0.242 16 34 183 25 102 596

Total

363

1305

481

2762

0.298

33

69

332

59

306

1586

 

Getting to know Allyson...

Why did you choose JMU?

            I loved the campus and the volleyball team

 

What is your major?

            Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies because I want to be a teacher

 

What do you enjoy most about JMU volleyball?

            The team

 

What do you want to accomplish in the 2007 season?

            Winning the CAA championship

 

What is your pre-game ritual?

            Having a dance party in the locker room

 

What is your favorite?

 

            Food: Taco Bell

 

            Movie: Pirates of the Caribbean

 

            TV Show: 24

 

            Music: Anything that I can dance to

 

            Athlete: Kerri Walsh

 

What is your favorite place on campus?

            The Athletic Performance Center (APC)

 

Something that few people know about you?

            I have a fear of heights

 

Best class you've taken at JMU?

            SPED 440: Classroom Management and Professional Collaboration

 

Favorite place you've traveled to?

            Cancun, Mexico

 

When did you first start playing volleyball?

            9th grade

 

How many years have you been playing volleyball?

            7 years

 

After completing your career at JMU, what do you want future players to remember about you?

That I helped the JMU volleyball program by working hard and playing consistently