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#11 Aleena McDaniel
Position: Right Side/Middle Hitter
Height: 5'10"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Indianapolis, Ind.
High School: Brebeuf Jesuit
Club: Team Indiana
Major: Biology/Pharmacy

Brings a high level of volleyball knowledge and experience to the Aggies, and looks to follow up a strong freshman campaign this fall…She has been a starter on the nationally ranked Brebeuf Jesuit High team and a starter for the highly-accomplished Team Indiana volleyball club…Adds immediate depth to the right side with her ability to attack and block.

2012 Season: Played in 28 matches over 102 sets with 22 starts…Tallied 196 kills in 679 total attacks for a .087 hitting percentage…Had eight assists, 35 service aces, 168 digs and 27 total blocks…Was third on the team in points (245.0) and digs …Finished second on the team in kills, total attacks and aces…Ranked 8th in the MEAC and 67th in the nation with 0.34 aces per set…Had her first career double-double with 10 kills and 11 digs, and posted season highs in hitting percentage (.233) and service aces at Campbell on Sept. 22…Posted her second double-double on Oct. 5 against Bethune-Cookman with 11 kills and 15 digs… Led the team in kills in all three matches at the Western Carolina Catamounts Classic…On Aug. 31 against Chicago State, she posted 15 kills in a season-high 50 attacks…Her 15 kills at Chicago State  also tied Aprill McRae for most kills in a 4-set match in 2012…Ended the Coppin State Invitational with 32 kills, four aces and 14 digs…Set a new season-best with 16 kills on Sept. 28 against N.C. Central…Tallied a season-best 15 digs against Bethune-Cookman on Oct. 5…Had four aces in the win against Savannah State on Oct. 14, and a season-high four blocks on Nov. 2 at Florida A&M…She matched a season-high with 16 kills and set a season-best with 17.0 points at Bethune-Cookman on Nov. 4…Tallied eight double-figure kills matches, and four double-figure dig matches…Led the team in kills six times, in digs once, in aces 11 times, and in blocks once. 

High School: Played three varsity seasons at Brebeuf Jesuit ...During her time there, she was a starter on Brebeuf Jesuit's  nationally-ranked team ...Named first-team all-county and second-team all-state as a senior in 2011...Named to the Indiana Junior All-Star team in 2010...Helped Brebeuf Jesuit win the 2009 State Championship title...A year later, the team was the state runner-up...Helped her Team Indiana 18-and-under Elite club team place third at the 2010 AAU Nationals.

Personal: Full name is Aleena Patrice McDaniel...She is the daughter of Maurice and Patricia McDaniel...Has two siblings, Ryan and Sydney...Majors in biology/pharmacy, and was born on December 28, 1993...Plans to have a career as a pharmacist and volleyball coach...Also plays the violin...Member of the Students Taking Responsibility Against Poverty club. 

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