10 Elyse Thompson
10 Elyse Thompson
Height: 5-7
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Tallahassee, FL
High School: Leon
Position: L

Career:
Through three seasons with the program, she has appeared in 95 matches and totaled 298 sets ... Holds down the No. 2 position on the school's all-time ladder with an average of 4.42 digs per set ... Ranks third on the Eagles' career chart with 1,317 digs. 

Junior (2018):
Served as a defensive anchor ... Lone player to have played in all 119 of the team's sets (36 matches) ... AVCA Honorable Mention All-American ... AVCA All-South Region ... Second Team All-UAA ... Team-high average of 4.55 digs per set ranked fourth among UAA players and fifth on the program's all-time seasonal chart ... 542 total digs topped the squad, was third in the league, 73rd in the Division III ranks and good for the No. 9 spot on the program's seasonal list ... Second on the team with 41 aces and her 0.34 per-set average in that category ranked 17th on the UAA ladder ... 32 matches with double-figure digs to her credit including nine outings of 20 or more ... Member of the NCAA Championships All-Tournament Team after averaging 6.30 digs over the team's 10 sets, with her play helping limiting the three opponents to a .146 hitting percentage ... Season-high 24 digs against Calvin in the NCAA Championships match led all players and represented the high-water mark by an Eagle during the season ... Team-leading 20 digs and doled out three service aces in a 3-1 win vs. No. 25 Ithaca in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championships ... Handled all 30 of her serve-receive opportunities and registered three aces and six assists in a sweep of Randolph-Macon (Oct. 26) ... Dished out a match-high five aces, tying the team's second-highest individual total of the year, and went 20-of-21 in serve-receive attempts in a 3-0 triumph vs. Brandeis (Nov. 2) in the quarterfinals of the UAA Championships ... Paced all players with 23 digs, helping the Eagles hold Case Western Reserve to a hitting mark of .036 in a 3-0 victory at the UAA Round Robin II ... Match-high 18 digs in a sweep of Chicago (Nov. 3) in the finals of the UAA Championships ... Dialed up 17 digs, was flawless in 20 serve-receive opportunities and came through with a pair of aces at No. 20 Berry College (Oct. 9) ... Produced a team-high 22 digs and five assists, while going 23-for-23 in serve-receive in a 3-1 win at Lee University (Oct. 3).

Sophomore (2017):
Enjoyed a breakout year that saw her garner many honors ... Named as a Third Team All-American by the AVCA ... AVCA All-South Region selection ... Second Team All-UAA pick ... Played in 35 matches and her 125 sets tied Morgan McKnight for the team lead ... Established a program season record with an average of 5.13 digs per set, good for the No. 3 position among league players and 78th in the D-III ranks ... Her total of 641 digs slotted her 21st in D-III and represented the school's third-highest seasonal mark ... Dished out a team-leading 55 service aces and her average of 0.44 aces per set ranked fifth on the UAA ladder ... Compiled double-figure digs in 31 matches ... Totaled nine contests of 20 or more digs including six with 30 or more ... Set a school match record with 38 digs in a 3-2 victory over Birmingham Southern (Oct. 22) ... Named UAA Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 5) following her performance at the Wittenberg Invitational (Sept. 1-2) after averaging a team-high 6.57 digs over 14 sets of play, leading the club in that category in all three matches ... Tied a then-school record with 35 digs in a five-set decision over Illinois Wesleyan (Sept. 2), while adding six assists and three service aces ... Registered 33 assists over five sets vs. No. 11 Wittenberg (Sept. 2) ... 11 matches with two or more aces ... Seven aces vs. Oglethorpe (Oct. 5) tied the school's eighth-highest individual match total in school history ... 33 digs helped the Eagles to a 3-2 victory vs. Randolph-Macon (Oct. 27) ... Tabbed as the UAA Defensive Player of the Week (Nov. 13) after earning a berth on the NCAA Atlanta Regional All-Tournament Team where she led the team in digs in two of three victories, ending with an average of 4.56 digs per set ... Team-high 17 digs and added seven assists in 3-0 win over Worcester State (Nov. 9) in the NCAA Atlanta Regional opener ... Doled out five aces and topped all players with 17 digs vs. Berry (Nov. 11) in the championship match of the Atlanta Regional ... 34-assists performance and she added six assists in a five-set triumph over No. 9 Carnegie Mellon (Nov. 3) in the semis of the UAA Championships ... 19 assists and added four aces in 3-0 outcome over Berry (Oct. 28) ... Finished with 29 digs, three assists and three aces in a four-set bout vs. Chicago (Oct. 1) during the UAA Round Robin I. 

Freshman (2016):
Saw action in 24 matches and totaled 54 sets of competition ... Averaged 2.48 digs per set, good for 22nd place among UAA players ... Five matches of double-figure digs ... Led or shared for the team's lead in digs in the first four matches of the year ... Season-high 20 digs topped the squad and she was perfect on 27 serve-receive attempts in a five-set battle vs. St. Benedict (Sept. 3) ... Tied for match honors with 19 digs and contributed a pair of service aces in a 3-1 verdict over St. Thomas (Sept. 2) ... Produced a match-high 19 digs and her defensive performance helped limit St. Mary's to just a .037 attack percentage in a 3-0 win. 

High School:

Four year member of the Leon High School volleyball team … Was coached by Dr. Angie Strickland … As a senior, she earned All-Big Bend Conference First Team honors after helping her squad to an overall record of 22-8 and a berth in the Class 7A state semifinals … Averaged 3.0 digs per set, ending the year with 287 … Her play aided in LHS capturing district and regional titles … Named her team's Most Valuable Defensive Player on two occasions … Three-year member of both the National Honor Society and the National English Honor Society … Science National Society in 2015 and 2016 … Member of the Tallahassee Democrat's inaugural group of Five Young Women To Watch …  Co-creator of  Positively-Post-It, a campaign that encouraged her 2,000+ classmates to make positive posts on social media and to leave encouraging messages on Post-It notes to post on walls, lockers, and students' physical bodies, with the program drawing local and national media attention … Awarded a $2,500 grant awarded through ANNpower to launch Positively Post-It campaigns in all middle and high schools in Tallahassee, as well as in nearly 20 other schools across the country … Lions United and Special Olympics Unified Partner (15-16) … Received the Regional Jefferson Award in Public Service … Two-year class president, co-president of Tallahassee's first mini dance marathon, which raised over $14,000, and the Exceptional Student Education Program … Member of the Prostyle 18 Black Volleyball Club where she is coached by Gokhan Yilmaz.

Personal:
Daughter of William and Ida Thompson ... Born April 3 ... Majors in business administration.


Career Stats

Year SP-MP K KPG A SA DIGS DPG
2018 119-36  3 0.03 87 41 542 4.55
2017 125-35  2 0.02 108 55 641 5.13
2016 54-24  1 0.02 11 8 134 2.48
TOTAL 298-95  6 0.02 206 104 1317 4.42



Elyse Thompson Career-High Dig Matches

Opponent SP Digs Date
 Birmingham Southern 5 38  10/22/2017
 Illinois Wesleyan 5 35  9/2/2017
 Carnegie Mellon 5 34 11/3/2017
 Randolph-Macon 5 33 10/27/2017
 Wittenberg 5 33 9/2/2017
 Carnegie Mellon 5 30 10/15/2017
Chicago 4 29 10/1/2017