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Ashley Neff

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kennesaw, Ga.

High School:
North Cobb

Height:
6-3

Position:
Middle Blocker

Club Team:
A-5


06/27/2014

Former Noles Find Careers in Coaching

FSU alums Ashley Neff, Sareea Freeman and Visnja Djurdjevic will suit up as first-year assistant coaches in 2014.

04/18/2014

Seminoles Close Out Spring Successfully

FSU went undefeated in exhibition matches while qualifying four players for the U.S. Collegiate National Team.

02/03/2014

Spring Exhibition Slated for February 8

Florida State will host LSU and South Carolina on Saturday in a spring exhibition event.

01/27/2014

Neff Signs with LiigaEura

Ashley Neff signed a professional contract to join LiigaEura in Finland.

01/23/2014

Neff Earns Recognition by Volleyball Magazine

Ashley Neff was named to Volleyball Magazine's All-American Third Team following the 2013 season.

11/27/2013

Volleyball Senior Night 11-27-13 Photos Ross Obley

Volleyball Clemson at FSU Senior Night 11-27-13 Photos by Ross Obley

11/27/2013

Women's Volleyball vs Clemson, 11/27/13, (Photo's by Steve Musco)

FSU's 3-0 victory

11/24/2013

Volleyball Duke at FSU 11-24-13 Photos Ross Obley

Volleyball Duke at FSU 11-24-13 Photos by Ross Obley

11/17/2013

Women's Volleyball vs Notre Dame, 11/17/13, (Photo's by Steve Musco)

FSU vs Notre Dame

11/01/2013

Volleyball UNC at FSU 11-1-13 Photos Ross Obley

Volleyball UNC at FSU 11-1-13 Photos by Ross Obley

Ashley Neff Photo Gallery


SENIOR YEAR (2013):
-Became the first player in ACC history to lead the conference in blocking for three-straight seasons (1.39 per set).
-Finished her career with a total of 612 blocks, which places her third on the FSU All-Time Blocking List.
-Recorded a season-high 12 blocks against (then No. 12) North Carolina. Neff's blocking numbers during the match contributed to a 28 team total effort - the most in the ACC this season and the best blocking performance under Coach Poole.
-Was incredibly efficient in the 3-0 win over Pitt, where she tallied 10 kills, while hitting for .833.
-Neff earned her third-career All-ACC honor by garnering First Team accolades.
-Was named to the AVCA All-Region Team before capturing AVCA All-American honorable mention accolades.
-Neff was instrumental in the upset over fifth-seeded Florida where she had 14 kills (.650) and four blocks, including one solo.

JUNIOR YEAR (2012):
-Named an AVCA Third-Team All-American, just the third non-honorable mention All-American and the second two-time All-American in school history
-AVCA East Region Team member for the second time
-Named ACC Player of the Year, the second Seminole to earn the honorable distinction
-Joined teammates Fatma Yildirim and Sareea Freeman on the All-ACC Team
-Earned ACC Player of the Week on Aug. 27 after being named the tournament MVP at the Comcast Lady Vol Classic
-Finished seventh nationally in blocks per set at 1.61, which was even higher than the benchmark she set her sophomore campaign and is the seventh-highest by a Seminole. Neff totaled 184 blocks, the eighth most in the country and the 10th-most by a Seminole
-Finished 21st in the country with a .380 hitting percentage, the fifth-highest in school history
-Spent the majority of the season as the only student-athlete in the Top 10 in blocks per set and hitting percentage. She was within striking distance of being just the 12th middle blocker since 2001 to finish in the Top 10 in both categories
-Attained double-digit kill totals in 11 matches, including a career high 16 on two occasions at Georgia Tech (10/19) and Virginia Tech (9/21)
-Enjoyed a five-match stretch with double-digit kills against Virginia Tech (16), Virginia (13), Wake Forest (10), Duke (10) and North Carolina (10)
-Hit .400 or better in 12 matches, highlighted by a career-best .769 hitting percentage in a four-set victory over Wake Forest on Sept. 28
-Tied her career high with 14 blocks against hometown state school Georgia on Sept. 1
-Finished with 11 blocks against another Peach State school in Georgia Tech on Oct. 19
-Recorded a .394 attack percentage in conference play and elevated her blocks per set average to 1.65 against ACC schools
-Ended the season first on the team in blocks and blocks per set and fourth in kills and kills per set

SOPHOMORE YEAR (2011):
-AVCA Honorable Mention All-American
-All-ACC Team
-FSU Invitational All-Tournament Team
-AVCA All-East Region
-Led the entire nation in total blocks with 197, while finishing the year averaging 1.55 blocks per set for the fifth-most nationally
-Her 197 blocks were the sixth-most in school history and by far the most since the rally scoring era began in 2001. Neff's total was the most blocks by an FSU student-athlete since Gabrielle Reece had 212 in 1989
-Her 1.55 blocks per set were tied for the seventh-most in school history and by far the most in the rally scoring era. Her average was the most by a Seminole since Vicki Zinkil averaged 1.87 in 1990
-Five double-digit blocking performances against Kentucky (10 blocks), North Carolina (12), N.C. State (14), Wake Forest (10) and Cincinnati (10)
-Finished first in the ACC in blocks per set
-Recorded 18 kills in Sweet 16 and Elite Eight matches against Purdue and Iowa State, respectively
-Produced two double-doubles based on kills and blocks, finishing with 10/14 versus N.C. State and 13/10 at Wake Forest
-Combined for 21 blocks in three victories at the FSU Invitational over Kentucky, Albany and Tulsa to begin the season

FRESHMAN YEAR (2010):
-One of four Seminoles to compete at the U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team open tryouts in Feb. 2011
-Played in 15 matches and started two
-Averaged 1.10 blocks per set in limited action during the season, totaling 57
-Totaled an impressive 10 solo blocks to lead the Seminoles despite playing less than half the season
-Had an excellent collegiate debut at Boston College on Oct. 15, recording a team-best five blocks
-Provided a big lift in upending conference leader Duke on Oct. 24, recording nine kills and a .438 hitting percentage
-Season-high nine blocks at Virginia on Oct. 31

HIGH SCHOOL:
-Graduated a semester early and enrolled at FSU in January of 2010
-Rated by Prep Volleyball as the nation's No. 89-ranked player for the 2010 class
-Achieved 329 kills and had 74 solo blocks en route to being named an all-area selection as a senior
-Guided the Lady Warriors to the Area 5-AAAAA championship for the first time in North Cobb history in 2009

CLUB TEAM:
-Competed with the talented A-5 squad in Atlanta, Ga.

PERSONAL:
Born Sept. 24, 1991 ... social science major ... daughter of Randy and Lisa Neff ... favorite artist is Usher ... played volleyball and basketball in high school ... always looks forward to playing at Georgia Tech because it is close to her hometown ... best part of being an ACC student-athlete is having her parents close enough to travel to most of the matches ... favorite show is "Say Yes to the Dress" ... favorite accessory in her wardrobe is her 2011 ACC Championship ring ... her style of dress is comfortable because she likes wearing Nike shorts or yoga pants and a T-shirt ... favorite activity with her teammates is the team dinners ... did not start playing volleyball until she was 14 years old ... favorite home-cooked meal is her mother's meat loaf with mashed potatoes and green peas ... her father played basketball at Vanderbilt ... person in sports she would most like to meet is LeBron James.

CATEGORY CAREER HIGH
Kills 16 (two times)
Total Attacks 30 at Virginia Tech (9/21/12)

Hitting Percentage

(min. 10 attacks)

.769 vs. Wake Forest (9/28/12)
Digs 3 (two times)
Solo Blocks 4 at Maryland (10/21/11)
Block Assists 13 vs. Georgia (9/1/12)
Total Blocks 14 (two times)

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