The Panthers look to build off an impressive 2014 season
Former Pitt standout Delaney Clesen has found success in her move to sand volleyball at FAU
Orchard, Potts, and O'Neill will travel to Colorado Springs from Feb. 20-22
Clesen to participate with the top collegiate players at the Junior National Championships
Panthers bring momentum into spring ball
AS A SENIOR (2014):
Second Team All-ACC selection...Notched 1,609 digs to finish her career second on the all-time career digs list...Leaves Pitt ranked asNo. 10 all-time in career service aces with 111...Appeared in all 88 team sets played on the season...Selected to the All-Tournament team at the Hampton Inn Invitational...Tallied double-digit digs in 18 consecutive matches...Notched 20 digs against Portland State at the Omni Classic...Named to the Panther Classic All-Tournament Team...Posted 41 digs at the Panther Classic...Collected four service aces against Norfolk State...Named Tournament MVP at the Pitt Panther Invitational...Recorded 51 digs for that tournament and added 13 assists...Double digit digs against the University of South Florida with 16, Sacred Heart with 18 and Delaware with 17...Tied a season-high 20 digs against LIU Brooklyn...Recorded 19 digs against Boston College...Collected 25 digs versus No. 12 North Carolina...Set a season-high of eight assists on the road against both Syracuse and Clemson...Tallied 19 digs and five assists against Florida State...Recorded 19 digs and nine assists versus Louisville...Recorded a season-high 27 digs against Duke...Tallied three assists, one ace and 13 digs at Wake Forest...Recorded three assists, one ace and 17 digs versus Virginia Tech...Notched four assists, one service ace and 15 digs against NC State...Tallied four assists, one ace and 19 digs versus Virginia...Recorded five assists and 17 digs against Louisville.
AS A JUNIOR (2013) | Season Statistics
Selected to USA VolleyballCollegiateNational Team...Went over 1,000 career digs this season... Notched 542 digs total this year, the sixth most digs in a season in Pitt history...Recorded 15 digs and seven assists in a victory over Arkansas State... Tallied 11 digs and four assists against Missouri... Registered another four assists and 17 digs against South Dakota... Had 14 digs versus Idaho State and 16 in a win over Albany... Put up 15 digs in victory over Northeastern... Contributed 20 digs with one kill at Connecticut...Had 22 digs and five assists at USF... Posted 13 digs and four assists against Purdue... Notched 16 digs and three service aces in win over FAU... Contributed 15 digs and a career-high nine assists against Cornell...Registered 23 kills and three assists in win over Rutgers... Recorded 27 digs against Morehead State...Earned 12 and 17 digs respectively in wins against Clemson and Georgia Tech... Against Virginia, Delaney posted 17 digs and four assists... Tallied 11 digs and eight assists versus Syracuse... Posted 21 digs and four assists against NC State...At Notre Dame, she put up 23 digs to go along with three assists...Posted 19 digs and six assists in win over Wake Forest... Registered 24 digs and five assists against Duke... Notched 10 digs at Syracuse and 20 digs at Boston College... In win over Maryland, Clesen contributed 14 digs and another career-high nine assists... Recorded 18 kills and five assists versus NC State... Had 20 digs, eight assists, and two service aces in win over Virginia... Registered a career-high 31 digs in victory at Virginia Tech.
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 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 Cincinnati...Posted 11 digs against Louisville...Registered 10 digs, one kill and two attempts 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 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 posted 14 digs...At Villanova posted a career-high 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 season-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.
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."
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.
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