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6  Skydra Orzen
Skydra Orzen


Albuquerque, N.M.

High School:
West Mesa H.S.



2000: Was the rock of the Texas Tech offense all season long...became Texas Tech's single-season assist leader with 1,593 surpassing the mark of 1,537 that was set by former Texas Tech great Lisa Hilgers...Orzen needed 92 assists in Tech's final three matches to surpass Hilgers and got all 92 in one match against Texas A&M on Nov. 18...named to the all-tournament teams at all three non-conference tournaments this season (Carolina Classic, Red Raider Classic and the Louisiana State Tourament)...tallied a season-high five kills against Baylor on Sept. 13...had two matches with over 90 assists (93 against Missouri on Sept. 27 and 92 against Texas A&M on Nov. 18)

1999: Sophomore setter played vital role on the squad during the 1999 season...only player on the squad to play in all 109 games...tallied 88 kills and 325 total attempts...led the team in assists with 1294 with a 12.79 per game average...second on the team with 356 digs...had season and career high 10 kills against Oregon State 9/10/99...also had season and career hitting percentage high against the Ducks of Oregon State...season high 20 total attempts against Kansas 10/2/99...19 digs against Colorado 11/13/99.

1998: Backup setter who played defensive specialist on season ... started 16 matches ... surpassed 10+ digs seven times on season ... had nine digs vs. Ohio State in NCAA Tournament ... finished with 12 digs vs. Kansas State ... ended with career-high 13 digs at Colorado ... ended with eight digs at Texas ... had nine digs vs. Kansas State ... registered 10 digs at Baylor ... had eight digs vs. Colorado ... finished with 10 digs at SMU ... had 10 digs vs. UC-Santa Barbara ... registered two kills, 19 assists and seven digs vs. Centenary ... finished with 10 digs vs. Oral Roberts ... registered career-high 33 assists and two kills vs. Belmont ... put away three service aces at George Mason ... finished with seven digs vs. UM-Baltimore County.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 1998 graduate from West Mesa H.S. in Albuquerque, N.M. where she played for head coach Reta Dominguez at West Mesa ... named USAV All America for Under-16 age group ... led West Mesa to Class 4A state championship as junior and second place as a senior ... finished as two-time All State selection ... four-time All-City, four-time All-District, two-time All-Region selection ... two-time Santa Fe Tournament All-City honoree, two-time All-City Tournament selection and UCLA camp All Star.

JUNIOR EXPERIENCES: Played for Albuquerque Junior Club team for two years.

PERSONAL: Born Skydra Orzen on July 17, 1980 ... daughter of William Orzen and Roberta Morehead ... has brother Adam Orzen (23) ... has 30-inch vertical leap and 6-foot-10 inch standing reach and standing jump reach of 9-feet-6 inches ... considered New Mexico and Texas Tech in the selection process ? played club volleyball with transfer Colleen Smith who is also from Albuquerque

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