Carolina will wrap up the regular season on Wednesday at Texas A&M
Carolina returns to action on Friday at Arkansas
Thévenin led the way with eighth double-double of the season
McNeil falls one block shy of a triple-double
Gamecock senior led the way with a match-high 15 kills
South Carolina vs. LSU - 11/24/13
South Carolina vs. Missouri - 11/17/13
South Carolina vs. Alabama - 11/15/13
South Carolina vs. Coastal Carolina (10/30/13)
South Carolina vs. Tennessee - 10/25/13
2013 (SOPHOMORE): Played in 30 out of 31 matches, including nine starts...Ranked second on the team in kills, averaging 2.10 per set...Reached double digits in kills nine times...Finished with 65 total blocks, averaging 0.64 per set...Recorded a career-high five blocks and seven kills in win over high Point (8/31)...Hit .321 to produced 13 kills in loss to Furman (9/7)...Tallied a career-high 14 kills while hitting .357 and three digs against Winthrop (9/7)...Had 10 kills and two blocks at Duke (9/14)...Registered five kills and matched career high with five blocks in win over Robert Morris (9/21)...Followed with five kills and five blocks against Presbyterian (9/21)...Produced 11 kills and three blocks against Arkansas (10/3)...Pitched in 10 kills and two blocks in win over Texas A&M (10/6)...Chipped in 10 kills with a .318 hitting percentage and two blocks at Mississippi State (10/18)...Hit .455 to record 12 kills in win at Ole Miss (10/20)...Contributed a team-high 10 kills, a career-high five digs and three blocks against Tennessee (10/25)...Recorded a team-high 10 kills, three digs and first career service ace at Georgia (11/10)...Tallied seven kills while hitting .333 and three blocks against LSU (11/24)...Member of the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.
2012 (FRESHMAN): Battled an injury throughout the season, playing in 11 matches ... Tallied extensive time on the court in her first two collegiate matches against LSU (9/16) and Auburn (9/21) ... Posted highs in both kills and swings in the match at Auburn ... Drew her only start against Mississippi (9/30) ... Played her final match at Mississippi (10/21).
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Lettered three seasons at Saugus High School for Zack Ambrose ... As a senior, she helped the Centurions to a Foothills League title, making an appearance in the California Interscholastic Federation's Southern Section 1A quarterfinals ... A first-team all-league and All-Santa Clarita Valley choice, the latter by The Signal newspaper ... Posted 3.5 kills per set, second on the team, a squad-best 57 aces and stood in the top four in blocks and digs ... Twice named her team's best defensive player ... A second-team All-SCV choice by The Signal and first-team All-Foothills as a junior, when she posted 2.9 kills per set and a team-high 0.5 blocks per set ... Tallied 2.3 kills and 0.6 blocks per set as a sophomore, garnering second-team All-Foothills accolades ... Also lettered one season in track, making CIF Southern Section meet in the high jump during her junior year ... Spent one year at Frazier Mountain High School, earning one volleyball letter there ... Led the Falcons in blocking (1.5 per-set average) en route to first-team All-High Desert League honors ... Played with the Legacy Volleyball Club for Tony Ker ... Helped her 17s team to the Phoenix Festival title ... Off the court, she was nominated for Saugus's SAMMY award, which honors an athletes success both on and off the playing field.
PERSONAL: Sarah Alyce Blomgren is the daughter of Dave and Cindy Blomgren ... She has one older brother, Brett, who plays in the North American Hockey League ... Lists fishing and swimming among her hobbies ... Says going to play volleyball in Austria in 2009 as her biggest athletic thrill ... Calls former club coach Gerrit Maxwell her biggest volleyball influence ... Wants to work in the medical field, either as a doctor or a physical therapist.