AS A SOPHOMORE (2012) | 2012 Season Stats Recorded three assists and 13 digs in a victory over George Washington...Five digs and two assists against Northern Iowa...Contributed another five digs against Purdue...Tallied eight digs versus Howard and 13 at Cleveland State...Posted 11 digs against Sam Houston State...Tallied 14 digs versus Tulane...Had 13 digs against Mississippi State...At the Ball State tournament Clesen notched seven digs against Wright State, five digs against both Ball State and Wyoming..Registered nine digs and one assist versus Duquesne...Put up seven digs against Seton Hall...Contributed 10 digs and three assists against Rutgers...Tallied 13 digs against Cincinnatti...Posted 11 digs against Louisville...Registered 10 digs, one kill and two attemts versus Marquette...Put up three assists and five digs against Syracuse...Tallied eight digs and one service ace against Georgetown...Posted 15 digs and one attempt against Villanova...Contributed six digs against St. John's...Against Connecticut Clesen registered 15 digs and one service ace...Tallied four digs against Notre Dame...Registered seven digs, two service aces and one assist against DePaul...Contributed 13 digs and one assist against South Florida...Contributed nine digs, one assist and one service ace against Robert Morris...Against Seton Hall Clesen posted 14 digs...At Villanova she posted a career-high of 22 digs and two service aces...Had six digs against Marquette in the Big East quarterfinals.
AS A FRESHMAN (2011) | Season Statistics Played in 31 matches, with six starts...Recorded her first career nod on Aug. 27 against Rhode Island...Served as the libero in three matches...Finished second on the team with 288 digs...Averaged 2.53 digs per set...Collected 15 digs or more in five contests, including the last four matches she played in...Registered a career-high 21 digs at Connecticut...Boasted an .890 serving percentage...Ranked third on the squad with 31 service aces...Earned a career-high four aces against New Hampshire...Chipped in 24 assists on the year...Suffered a season-ending injury in the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament, finishing the match with 15 digs and an ace.
HIGH SCHOOL A first team all-conference honoree from suburban Chicago...Served as a libero/defensive specialist of the 2010 Evanston Township High School volleyball team...Nominated captain and MVP on her high school team...Ranked in the state's top-50 players during her senior year...Led the team to a 31-7 record as a setter/hitter in her junior year...Gained the Chicagoland Player of the Week honor twice...Considered an energetic and athletic defender in the Chicago prep league...Helped her under-18 Black Squad with the Sky High Volleyball club gain a national top-10 ranking...Earned varsity letters on the volleyball team for three years...Gained all-conference, all-sectional and all-area honors as a soccer player before focusing on volleyball...Elected as the Senior Class President and nominated for Homecoming Court...Member of school's honor roll...Participated in the local "Best Buddies Program."
PERSONAL Born August 3, 1993...Daughter of Shantil and Tom Clesen...Has an older sister, Alex, who played soccer at Loras College (Iowa), an older brother, Troy and a younger sister, Kelsey...Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Clesen's Career Highs Kills: 1 Twice, last was at St. John's (11-4-11)