1 Jessica Vestal
1 Jessica Vestal
Height: 5-11
Year: Graduate Student
Hometown: Concord, Calif.
Position: OH
Last School: Berean Christian
Experience: 4L
Club Team: Xceleration
m 29
k/s 1.98
h % .129
a/s 0.06
b/s 0.47
sa/s 0.22
d/s 0.95

Statistics:  20172016201520142013

Senior (2017): Played in all 29 matches, earning 22 starts ... Second on the team in sets played with total of 110, total attacks (688), and service aces (24) ... Recorded double digit kills on eight occasions ... Notched 11 kills verus Southern Utah (8/26) at Charlotte Invitational ... Also finished with a season-high four service aces and was one dig shy of a double-double in same contest ... Posted 13 kills against UT Arlington (9/1) at the Bruiser Showcase ... Collected three block assists versus MTSU (9/2) ... Finished with seven digs to open OVC play against Morehead State (9/22) ... Recorded a season-high 12 digs against Eastern Kentucky (9/23) ... Was one kill shy of a double-double in the same match ... Matched her season-high of four service aces against Tennessee State (9/26) ... Notched four block assists against UT Martin (10/13) ... Logged first solo block of the season at Murray State (10/20) ... Recorded a season-best .526 attack percentage at Morehead State (10/28) with 10 kills and no errors ... Notched a season-high eight block assists versus Jacksonville State (11/10) ... Posted a season-high 14 kills against Tennessee Tech (11/11).

RS Junior (2016): Made appearances in 12 matches, earning two starts while battling through injury ... Recorded five kills on four occasions ... Notched seven kills in season debut at Memphis (8/27) ... Collected a season-high four digs versus Georgia State (9/3) ... Also recorded six kills in the same contest ... Picked up two block assists on the road at WKU (9/6) ... Knocked down eight kills against Murray State (10/22) ... On the road at Tennessee State (10/25) finished with a season-best 18 kills and three block assists ... Also notched four digs in the contest.

RS Junior (2015): Appeared in four matches, earning a pair of starts, before redshirting the season ... Ended the season with 32 kills (2.13 p/s), 21 digs (1.40 p/s) and six total blocks (0.40 p/s) ... Earned OVC Commissioner's Honor Roll distinction.

RS Sophomore (2014): Appeared in seven matches including 2 starts on the season ... Ended the season with 10 kills (0.71/set), five service aces (0.36/set) and 17 digs (1.21/set) ... Named to OVC Commissioner's Honor Roll.

RS Freshman (2013): Appeared in 27 games, making 23 starts ... Ranked third on the team with 287 kills (2.93/set). Recorded 150 digs (1.53/set) and 50 blocks (0.51/set) ... Tallied four double-doubles on the season ... Set a career-highs in kills (19) vs. Gardner Webb (8/31) and digs (13) vs. Memphis (8/30) ... Notched a career-best seven blocks against UAB (9/21) ... Finished the season 27 service aces, including a career-best three on four different occasions ... Earned OVC Academic honors.

Freshman (2012): Redshirted.

Prior to Belmont: Four-year letterwinner at Berean Christian for head coach Jim Simonson ... Led Berean to a 99-32 record in four years ... Two-time Diablo Valley Athletic League (DVAL) First Team selection ... 2010 DVAL MVP ... Two-time honoree by SportStars magazine top 10 player in East Bay ... Also recognized by Contra Costa Times and BayPreps.com ...  Four-time Scholar-Athlete ... Over 44 percent kill percentage as junior and senior.

Personal: Daughter of Jimmy and Genevieve Vestal ...  Has one sibling ... Played club volleyball for Xceleration, with five teammates earning NCAA Division I scholarships ... A basketball standout in high school, DVAL First Team All-League and leading scorer ... Also became the first female varsity baseball player in DVAL history ... 2011-12 Berean Athlete of the Year ... Dr. Edward Jenner Biology Award ... Four year Honor Roll ... President's Award for Educational Excellence ... Junior class vice president ... Lists Derek Jeter, Steph Curry and Tim Tebow as favorite athletes ... Undergraduate major was Economics ... Enrolled in Belmont's School of Law.

Recent Games
Oct 28 at Morehead State W, 3-1
Oct 31 at Tennessee State L, 3-0
Nov 4 Eastern Illinois L, 3-0
Nov 10 Jacksonville State W, 3-1
Nov 11 Tennessee Tech W, 3-1
Nov 16 vs. No. 4 Eastern Kentucky L, 3-2
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 29 16
Sets 110 62
Kills 218 116
Kills per set 1.98 1.87
Errors 129 71
Total Attacks 688 377
Hitting Percentage .129 .119
Assists 7 4
Assists per set 0.06 0.06
Service Aces 24 19
Service Errors 32 21
Service Aces per set 0.22 0.31
Reception Errors 16 7
Digs 105 65
Digs per set 0.95 1.05
Block Solo 3 3
Block Assist 49 28
Block Total 52 31
Blocks per set 0.47 0.50
Block Errors 1 0
Ball Handling Errors 2 1
Points 269.5 152.0
Points per set 2.5 2.5
Matches started 22 12
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Aug 25 vs. Elon W, 3-0 1 3 6 3 14 .214 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 3 1 7.5
Aug 26 at Charlotte W, 3-2 - 3 8 5 18 .167 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 8.5
Aug 26 vs. Southern Utah W, 3-1 1 4 11 5 29 .207 1 4 4 2 9 0 2 0 2 0 16.0
Aug 27 vs. No. 23 Wichita State L, 3-0 1 3 4 7 21 -.143 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 2 0 5.0
Sep 1 UTA W, 3-2 1 5 13 4 38 .237 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 14.0
Sep 1 Idaho St. L, 3-2 1 5 13 5 35 .229 0 0 0 2 3 0 3 0 3 0 14.5
Sep 2 Middle Tennessee W, 3-1 1 4 11 7 27 .148 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 3 0 12.5
Sep 5 [rv] Western Kentucky L, 3-0 1 3 3 5 14 -.143 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3.5
Sep 8 at No. 7 Kansas L, 3-0 1 3 7 1 27 .222 0 1 2 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 8.0
Sep 8 vs. No. 9 Creighton L, 3-0 1 3 7 2 18 .278 1 0 1 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 7.0
Sep 9 vs. No. 17 Purdue L, 3-0 1 3 3 4 13 -.077 0 0 1 1 6 0 1 0 1 0 3.5
Sep 22 Morehead State W, 3-0 1 3 12 3 30 .300 0 1 2 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 13.0
Sep 23 Eastern Kentucky W, 3-2 1 5 9 2 21 .333 0 1 4 0 12 0 2 0 2 0 11.0
Sep 26 Tennessee State W, 3-1 1 4 8 4 26 .154 0 4 3 2 10 0 1 0 1 0 12.5
Sep 30 at SIU Edwardsville L, 3-2 1 5 6 8 28 -.071 0 1 2 1 3 0 1 0 1 0 7.5
Oct 6 at Tennessee Tech W, 3-1 1 4 9 5 26 .154 0 2 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 11.0
Oct 7 at Jacksonville State L, 3-2 1 5 7 6 30 .033 1 2 1 0 4 0 4 0 4 0 11.0
Oct 10 Lipscomb L, 3-1 - 4 6 6 31 .000 0 0 3 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 7.0
Oct 13 UT Martin W, 3-0 1 3 6 5 21 .048 0 1 0 0 2 0 4 0 4 0 9.0
Oct 14 Southeast Missouri W, 3-0 1 3 6 6 22 .000 2 2 1 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 8.0
Oct 19 at Austin Peay L, 3-1 1 4 7 3 20 .200 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 8.0
Oct 20 at Murray State L, 3-2 - 5 6 7 30 -.033 0 2 3 0 3 1 2 0 3 0 10.0
Oct 27 at Eastern Kentucky L, 3-1 1 4 7 5 23 .087 0 1 0 0 2 0 3 0 3 0 9.5
Oct 28 at Morehead State W, 3-1 - 4 10 0 19 .526 0 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 11.0
Oct 31 at Tennessee State L, 3-0 - 3 2 4 13 -.154 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 3.0
Nov 4 Eastern Illinois L, 3-0 1 2 1 4 14 -.214 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1.5
Nov 10 Jacksonville State W, 3-1 1 4 6 3 27 .111 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 0 9 0 11.0
Nov 11 Tennessee Tech W, 3-1 - 4 14 6 27 .296 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 15.0
Nov 16 vs. No. 4 Eastern Kentucky L, 3-2 - 5 10 4 26 .231 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 10.5
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
Total 29 110 218 1.98 129 688 .129 7 0.06 24 0.22 105 0.95 3 49 52 0.47 269.5 2.5
Conference 16 62 116 1.87 71 377 .119 4 0.06 19 0.31 65 1.05 3 28 31 0.50 152.0 2.5
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Home 13 49 108 2.20 60 333 .144 4 0.08 9 0.18 52 1.06 2 27 29 0.59 132.5 2.7
Away 10 40 69 1.73 44 234 .107 1 0.03 11 0.28 28 0.70 1 13 14 0.35 87.5 2.2
Neutral 6 21 41 1.95 25 121 .132 2 0.10 4 0.19 25 1.19 0 9 9 0.43 49.5 2.4
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Wins 14 53 129 2.43 58 345 .206 5 0.09 16 0.30 66 1.25 2 26 28 0.53 160.0 3.0
Losses 15 57 89 1.56 71 343 .052 2 0.04 8 0.14 39 0.68 1 23 24 0.42 109.5 1.9
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August 4 13 29 2.23 20 82 .110 1 0.08 4 0.31 14 1.08 0 8 8 0.62 37.0 2.8
September 11 43 92 2.14 45 277 .170 2 0.05 8 0.19 55 1.28 0 14 14 0.33 107.0 2.5
October 10 39 66 1.69 47 235 .081 3 0.08 12 0.31 32 0.82 1 17 18 0.46 87.5 2.2
November 4 15 31 2.07 17 94 .149 1 0.07 0 0.00 4 0.27 2 10 12 0.80 38.0 2.5
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