Miara Cave
Miara Cave


San Antonio, Texas

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Texas Tech Volleyball 2012 Season Review

Red Raiders take another step up in the second season under head coach Don Flora


Texas Tech Closes Season With 3-0 Loss at No. 20 Kansas

Red Raiders finish season 14-18 overall after suffering a 3-0 loss at No. 20 Kansas Saturday


Red Raiders Wrap Regular Season at No. 20 Kansas

Texas Tech will travel to face the Jayhawks at 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon in Lawrence


Baylor Spoils Texas Tech's Home Finale With 3-1 Victory

Rachel Brummitt records 16 digs to lead the Red Raiders in a 3-1 loss Wednesday


Red Raiders Close Home Slate Against Baylor Wednesday

Texas Tech and Baylor are set for a 6 p.m. first serve at the United Spirit Arena


VB: Red Raiders Stun No. 20 K-State


VB: Cave, Vaughan speak to media prior to first practice

Tory Vaughan and Miara Cave meet with the media prior to the first practice of the year.


Texas Tech vs. TCU

Texas Tech vs. TCU


Texas Tech vs. Oklahoma

Texas Tech Volleyball vs. Oklahoma


Texas Tech Volleyball vs. Northwestern State

Texas Tech Volleyball vs. Northwestern State


Texas Tech Volleyball vs. San Jose State

Texas Tech Volleyball vs. San Jose State


Texas Tech Volleyball Alumni Match

Texas Tech Volleyball Alumni Match

Miara Cave Photo Gallery

Wrapped her career as Texas Tech's most experienced player on the net ... recovered from a preseason injury to appear in 31 matches while making 22 starts ... saw time in 103 sets, fourth-most on the team ... was limited the first weekend of the season ... was one of three Red Raider to total at least 200 kills ... finished second on the team with 239 kills after taking 606 attempts ... averaged 2.32 kills per set, fourth-highest on the team ... was the second-straight season to total at least 200 kills ... registered a career-high 42 digs to go along with 47 blocks ... blocking numbers were down due to preseason injury ... totaled 10 or more kills in 10 matches on the year ... matched her career high on Sept. 19 with 16 kills in a five-set loss at Nevada ... also hit .367 against the Wolfpack with a pair of digs and three blocks ... recorded a season-high .636 hitting percentage earlier in the year in a victory over Northwestern State ... had seven kills with no errors off 11 attempts against the Lady Demons ... followed up with 11 kills two days later against North Texas, her first match in double-digits ... also had 11 kills on Sept. 8 against Furman before posting 14 against Houston Baptist (Sept. 14) and 10 at Rice Sept. 15) ... hit double digits four times during Big 12 play, beginning with 12 against Texas on Sept. 29 ... came close to matching her career high with 15 kills at West Virginia on Oct. 27 ... was instrumental in Tech's upset of No. 20 Kansas State with 13 kills to go along with seven blocks ... her seven blocks (all assists) matched her career high that was previously set against Iowa State as a sophomore ... was one of seven times where she had three or more blocks in a match ... wrapped the season with 35 kills over the final four matches, including nine at Texas on Nov. 14 ... hit .500 against the Longhorns after going 9-for-16 on the attack with just one error ... ended her career with 221 block assists which ranks ninth all-time in school history ... was just outside the top 10 for career kills, attempts and total blocks ... was named to the Academic All-Big 12 first team ... marked her third career selection to one of the two postseason academic teams.

Became a more-consistent force under head coach Don Flora ... saw action in all 32 matches while making 24 starts on the right side ... had by far her best statistical year to date ... finished with 298 kills, second-most on the team ... notched a .231 hitting percentage that was the second-highest among regular attackers behind only Aubree Piper ... her 693 attempts were third on the squad ... had a strong season on the net as well, totaling a team-high 99 blocks ... posted 10 solo blocks and 89 block assists, both career highs ... her total blocks were the most for a Red Raiders since Barbara Conceicao had 119 in 2009 ... began the season on a tear, hitting above .400 in each of Tech's first five matches ... finished with a .303 hitting percentage against non-conference opponents ... posted a season-high six blocks against Northwestern State, one shy of her career high ... named to the all-tournament team for the Texas Tech Invitational ... also honored on the all-tournament team for the TCU Invitational as well ... opened the season by matching her career high with 15 kills against the Horned Frogs off only 29 attempts ... followed up with a 13-kill performance the next day against UConn ... would later match that career high again against Morehead State ... snapped her career mark with 16 kills in Tech's five-set loss at home to Texas A&M ... finished in double-digits in four of Tech's final six matches ... had 61 total kills during that span as the two matches she recorded nine kills in the two matches not in double figures ... she was in double digits for three-straight matches, beginning against Texas on Nov. 9 ... the three-match streak marked the longest of her career ... hit. 471 that night against the Longhorns after drilling 10 kills of only 17 attempts ... average was her highest in Big 12 play and second-highest for Tech players in league action ... named to the Academic All-Big 12 first team.

Was a solid offensive option for Tech all season, especially when Big 12 play began ... posted double-digit kill figures six times on the year against UTSA (12), Kansas State (11), Kansas (12), Texas (10), at Colorado (11), and at Baylor (11) ... surpassed her numbers from her freshman season in kills, attacks, hitting percentage and digs ... recorded a .583 hitting percentage against Missouri with seven kills off 12 attacks ... matched her solo block total from a year ago in the Northeastern match alone, swatting two in the match ... totaled four blocks in both the Northeastern and Texas A&M matches ... matched her career high with five blocks versus Kansas ... came close to hitting double-digits with eight kills against Iowa State and nine against Colorado ... was Tech's most accurate hitter against Texas, finishing with six kills off nine attacks and a .333 hitting percentage ... added another solid performance at Missouri, connecting on seven kills to go along with three blocks ... finished with double-digit kills in three of Tech's final four matches ... lone match not in double-digits was against Iowa State where she finished with nine ... did set a new career high for blocks against the Cyclones with seven, all block assists ... blocking improved significantly late in the year ... averaged just over a block per set during final three matches ... had three digs in the season finale at Baylor which set a new season high and matched her career high from a year ago ... second on the squad with 165 kills ... named to the Academic All-Big 12 second team.

Appeared in 89 sets, 28 matches ... averaged a third-best 1.65 kps mark ... best match was a 15-kill performance vs. Gonzaga where the outside hitter only committed 4 errors and finished with a .333 hitting efficiency mark ... belted 10 kills at K-State and had a huge night at No. 2 Texas and pounded 12 kills (4 errors) in 25 attempts when Tech took the only set off of the Longhorns in Austin in 2009 (as of press time) and added 50 block assists and two solo blocks to Tech's solid net game, good for a 0.58 blocks per set average ... good effort at home versus Baylor yielded 7 kills with only 3 errors ... finished the season with a .060 efficiency mark.

Kills: 16, twice, last at Nevada (Sept. 19, 2012)
Total Attacks: 44, vs. Oklahoma (Oct. 1, 2011)
Hitting Percentage (Min. 5 Kills): 1.00, at Texas State (Sept. 2, 2009)
Assists: 1, five times, last vs. Missouri (Oct. 15, 2011)
Service Aces: 2, at Missouri (Oct. 15, 2011)
Digs: 7, at TCU (Sept. 26, 2012)
Solo Blocks: 2, five times, last at Iowa State (Nov. 3, 2012)
Block Assists: 7, twice, last vs. Kansas State (Nov. 17, 2012)
Total Blocks: 7, twice, last vs. Kansas State (Nov. 17, 2012)

Competed in volleyball and track & field as a prep ... Earned first-team all district volleyball honors during her senior season and was a second-team selection as a junior ... like teammate Tory Vaughan, was named Express-News Volleyball Super Team first-team all-district ... she was named the track & field Athlete of the Year, was a two-time state qualifier, a regional champion and was named ESPN the Magazine's Area Best in high jump event (5'-6" was her best) as her team won the 26-5A district championship, where she also finished second in triple jump (38'-0.5" was her best mark) ... another in a long-list of over-achieving student-athletes on the volleyball team, she graduated magna cum laude, was on three Principal's Honor Rolls and earned numerous academic awards as far-ranging as reverse engineering and fashion, design and merchandising.

Played for the Rough Riders in the San Antonio area.

Born March 10, 1992 in Fayetteville, N.C. ... parents are Mia and Steven Adams ... has a younger brother, Norvell Adams ... her parents are both retired military ... while her major is undecided, she plans to earn at least her master's degree and hopes to one day become a CEO of a major corporation.


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