14 Alexa Nichols
14 Alexa Nichols
Height: 6-2
Year: Senior
Hometown: Walton, Ky.
Position: MB
Last School: Larry Ryle HS
Experience: 3L
Club Team: NKYVC
m 17
k/s 2.42
h % .205
a/s 0.02
b/s 0.53
sa/s 0.00
d/s 0.12

Statistics: 2018201720162015

Senior (2018): Valiantly battled through injury to make appearances in 60 sets over 17 matches, starting all but one ... Led Belmont in attack percentage, hitting .205 ... Second on the team in block assists (32), total blocks (32) and kills per set (2.42) ... Fourth on the team in total points (161.0) and kills (145) ... Logged 10 or more kills on six occasions ... Hit over .400 four different times ... Notched first block assist of the season at Lipscomb (9/11) in the Battle of the Boulevard ... Tallied 13 kills at UT Arlington (9/15) in the UTA Maverick Invitational ... Hit .471 on the road with 10 kills at Tennessee State (9/18) ... Finished with four block assists against Morehead State (10/5) ... Notched a season-high six block assists versus Eastern Kentucky (10/6) ... Knocked down 14 kills against Austin Peay (10/12) ... Logged five block assists against Tennessee State (10/23) ... Also tallied 15 kills versus the Tigers ... In final collegiate match at Eastern Illinois (10/27) she recorded a season-high 17 kills and had a pair of block assists.

Junior (2017): Saw action in 113 sets over 29 matches, starting them all ... Led the Bruins in sets played, attack percentage (.237), solo blocks (9), block assists (78), total blocks (87) and blocks per set (0.77) ... Second on the team in kills (245) and third in kills per set (2.17) ... Recorded 13 double digit kill matches ... Tallied four or more block assists on 10 occasions ... Opened seasons against Elon (8/25) in the Charlotte Invitational, logging a season-best two service aces ... Tallied a season-high 15 kills versus Southern Utah (8/26) at the Charlotte Invitational ... Also notched a season-high two solo blocks and three digs in the same match ... Hit .500 at Kansas (9/8) with five kills ... Matched her output of .500 attack percentage with 11 kills versus Eastern Kentucky (9/23) ... Rang up six block assists against UT Martin (10/13) ... Matched her season-best six block assists versus Jacksonville State (11/10) ... Was one kill shy of her season-best against Eastern Kentucky (11/16) in the Quarterfinals of the OVC Tournament ... OVC Comissioner's Honor Roll selection.

Sophomore (2016): Made appearances in 27 matches, starting them all ... Led the Bruins in solo blocks (8), block assists (94) and total blocks (102) ... Third on the team in kills (194), kills per game (1.85) and total attacks (465) ... In the OVC ranked ninth in hitting percentage (.285) ... Nationally ranked in one category - 232nd in blocks per set (0.97) ... Collected seven or more kills on nine occasions ... Recorded six kills in season opener against Central Arkansas (8/26) ... Tallied aseason-high three digs at Memphis (8/27) ... Finished with three service aces versus Mercer (9/2) ... Against William & Mary (9/2) rang up a season-high four service aces and three digs ... Knocked down first solo block of the season against Tennessee State (9/20) ... Rang up six block assists versus Jacksonville State (10/1) ... Notched lone double-double of the season against Murray State (10/22) with a season-high 12 block assists and 17 kills ... Finished with a season-best 18 kills at Tennessee Tech (11/5) ... Also recorded a season-high two solo blocks in the same match.

RS Freshman (2015): Appeared in 31 matches, starting 30 ... Finished the season with 206 kills (1.81 p/s) and 95 total blocks (0.83 p/s) ... Posted a career-high 12 kills vs. Tennessee State (9/29) ... Posted a career-high 10 blocks vs. Lipscomb (9/22).

Freshman (2014): Redshirted season.

Prior to Belmont: Played under head coach Tasha Lovins at Larry Ryle High in Union City, Ky. ... In 2013, Nichols posted 115 solo blocks ... Over her prep career Nichols recorded a .290 hitting percentage and 455 kills ... In 2013, she was named to the ninth region All-Tournament team and 33rd District All-Tournament team ... In 2012, Nichols was tabbed as the 33rd District Most Valuable Player ... Was a member of both the National Honor Society & Future Business Leaders of America.  

Personal: Daughter of David and Annie Nichols ... Has one sibling ... Lists Kyle Rudolph as her favorite athlete ... Fan of musical group Florida Georgia Line ... Enjoys watching movies  in her free time and lists The Blind Side as her favorite.

Recent Games
Oct 23 Tennessee State W, 3-2
Oct 27 at Eastern Illinois W, 3-1
Nov 2 Jacksonville State W, 3-2
Nov 3 Tennessee Tech L, 3-2
Nov 9 at Eastern Kentucky L, 3-1
Nov 10 at Morehead State L, 3-0
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 17 12
Sets 60 47
Kills 145 112
Kills per set 2.42 2.38
Errors 71 57
Total Attacks 361 291
Hitting Percentage .205 .189
Assists 1 1
Assists per set 0.02 0.02
Service Aces 0 0
Service Errors 5 1
Service Aces per set 0.00 0.00
Reception Errors 0 0
Digs 7 6
Digs per set 0.12 0.13
Block Solo 0 0
Block Assist 32 28
Block Total 32 28
Blocks per set 0.53 0.60
Block Errors 4 3
Ball Handling Errors 1 1
Points 161.0 126.0
Points per set 2.7 2.7
Matches started 16 12
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Aug 24 vs. Chattanooga L, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Aug 25 at Tennessee L, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Aug 25 vs. No. 22 Michigan State L, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Aug 26 Iowa L, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Aug 28 at Western Kentucky L, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Aug 31 vs. UMBC L, 3-2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Aug 31 Tulsa L, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 1 ETSU L, 3-0 - 1 2 1 3 .333 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Sep 11 at Lipscomb L, 3-0 1 3 6 3 12 .250 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 6.5
Sep 14 vs. Grand Canyon L, 3-0 1 3 7 5 16 .125 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7.0
Sep 14 vs. Sam Houston St. L, 3-0 1 3 5 2 14 .214 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 6.0
Sep 15 at UTA L, 3-0 1 3 13 3 25 .400 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 13.5
Sep 18 at Tennessee State L, 3-1 1 4 10 2 17 .471 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 11.0
Sep 22 SIU Edwardsville L, 3-0 1 3 3 4 17 -.059 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 3.5
Sep 28 at Tennessee Tech L, 3-2 1 5 12 4 27 .296 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 12.5
Sep 29 at Jacksonville State L, 3-1 1 4 8 4 17 .235 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 8.0
Oct 5 Morehead State L, 3-0 1 3 6 4 20 .100 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 4 0 8.0
Oct 6 Eastern Kentucky W, 3-1 1 4 4 8 23 -.174 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 6 0 7.0
Oct 12 Austin Peay W, 3-2 1 5 14 2 30 .400 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 1 3 0 15.5
Oct 13 Murray State L, 3-1 1 4 8 6 27 .074 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 9.0
Oct 19 at Southeast Missouri L, 3-0 1 3 9 5 24 .167 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 9.0
Oct 20 at UT Martin L, 3-0 1 3 6 5 21 .048 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 7.0
Oct 23 Tennessee State W, 3-2 1 5 15 8 39 .179 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 5 0 17.5
Oct 27 at Eastern Illinois W, 3-1 1 4 17 5 29 .414 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 18.0
Nov 2 Jacksonville State W, 3-2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 3 Tennessee Tech L, 3-2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 9 at Eastern Kentucky L, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 10 at Morehead State L, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
  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 17 60 145 2.42 71 361 .205 1 0.02 0 0.00 7 0.12 0 32 32 0.53 161.0 2.7
Conference 12 47 112 2.38 57 291 .189 1 0.02 0 0.00 6 0.13 0 28 28 0.60 126.0 2.7
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 7 25 52 2.08 33 159 .119 0 0.00 0 0.00 3 0.12 0 21 21 0.84 62.5 2.5
Away 8 29 81 2.79 31 172 .291 1 0.03 0 0.00 3 0.10 0 9 9 0.31 85.5 2.9
Neutral 2 6 12 2.00 7 30 .167 0 0.00 0 0.00 1 0.17 0 2 2 0.33 13.0 2.2
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Wins 4 18 50 2.78 23 121 .223 0 0.00 0 0.00 3 0.17 0 16 16 0.89 58.0 3.2
Losses 13 42 95 2.26 48 240 .196 1 0.02 0 0.00 4 0.10 0 16 16 0.38 103.0 2.5
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September 9 29 66 2.28 28 148 .257 0 0.00 0 0.00 3 0.10 0 8 8 0.28 70.0 2.4
October 8 31 79 2.55 43 213 .169 1 0.03 0 0.00 4 0.13 0 24 24 0.77 91.0 2.9