Saw action as a starter last year and has grown and improved since with an outstanding spring season. Will be looked to for her best hitting numbers in 2002 and lead the offense in the middle. Long arms and big hands make her a force blocking the ball.
2001: Took over at the middle blocker position after midway through the season...tallied a career high 111 kills...31 total blocks...had three double-digit kill matches...season and career-high 15 kills against UTEP...first-team Academic All-Big 12.
2000: One of the best athletes on the team...saw limited action in 15 games this season...tallied 17 kills and 12 blocks
1999: Freshman Middle Blocker who saw limited action in her first year as a Red Raider...played in 11 games while recording 6 kills and 16 total attempts.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 1999 graduate of Onate High School where she played volleyball for head coach Colleen Hackney ? led Onate to 16-5 record and state runner-up finish as a senior ? two-time All State player in New Mexico 4A class level ? named First Team All State as a senior ? selected Second Team All State as a junior ? invited to play in the New Mexico North-South All Star Classic? three-time All Regional and All District selection ? selected District 3-4A Honorable Mention as a sophomore along with 1996 Sweet-16 All Tournament team honors ? led team to fourth place finish as a junior ? played only two games on the junior varsity before being moved up to the varsity as a freshman ? also played basketball and was named a USA Today Honorable Mention All American as a senior ? All State two years as a center in basketball.
PERSONAL: Born Stacey Lynette Poole on December 6, 1980 in Las Cruces, N.M. ? daughter of Milton and Debra Poole ? has younger sister Iris, 15 ? committed early to Texas Tech last summer ? attended Texas Tech volleyball camps during the past two summers ? also considered Wake Forest, UNLV, New Mexico State, Weber State, San Francisco State, Ole Miss, South Florida ? interested in majoring in nursing at Texas Tech ? Honor Roll student in high school ? chose Texas Tech because of the setting, coaching staff and head coach Jeff Nelson ? attended Texas Tech volleyball summer camps for two years.
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