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Dinelia Concepcion
Dinelia Concepcion

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Deltona, Fla.

High School:
Pine Ridge

Height:
5-5

Position:
L/DS

Experience:
3L

09/21/2006

South Carolina Volleyball vs. Florida

South Carolina Volleyball vs. Florida

Concepcion's Career Statistics
Concepcion's 2007 Match-by-Match Statistics Concepcion's 2008 Match-by-Match Statistics

  • 2008 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
  • 2007 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
  • 2006 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
  • 2005-06 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll
2008 (SENIOR): Started seven times at libero and four times in the rotation...Played in 28 matches and 76 sets...Led the team in digs on four occasions...Averaged 2.08 digs per set...Had a season-best 20 digs in the Dayton contest (8/29)...Made 12 digs against UNLV (8/30) and at Rhode Island (9/5)...Had 14 digs in the win at Arkansas (9/28)...Added 10 digs in the sweep at Mississippi State (10/3)...Had a team-best 14 digs and a season-high three assists against Auburn (11/7)...Earned recognition for the final time on the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2007 (JUNIOR): Saw time in 27 matches, starting 14 at libero...Played in 46 games as a libero...Ranked second on the team with 264 digs (3.34 per game)...Had a 94.8 percent serve reception percentage...Stood fourth on the team with 0.16 aces per game...Led the team in digs in 11 matches...Broke through for 20+ digs on consecutive Fridays with 21 at Georgia (10/19) and a season-best 23 against Mississippi (10/26)...Had a nine-match stretch of double-digit dig contests from George Washington (9/1) thru Alabama (9/28)...Twice, she got 19 digs, against George Washington and Auburn (9/14)...In back-to-back contests, she had 18 digs, against LSU and Mississippi (9/21-23)...Named the best libero in the Gamecock Nike Invitational after compiling 41 digs in three matches...Compiled a perfect serve-reception percentage on three occasions when taking more than 10: at Delaware (8/25), versus Maryland (9/1) and against Georgia (9/16)...Had a career-best three aces against Mississippi (10/26)...Named to the Southeastern Conference Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2006 (SOPHOMORE): Played in all 32 matches and all but one of South Carolina's 123 games...Finished second on the team in total digs and digs per game with 288 and 2.36...Made 14 starts...Started another 10 as South Carolina's libero and played the role 11 times overall...Reached double figures in the digs category 12 times...Did not miss a serve in 24 of 32 matches and had a perfect return percentage in a dozen...South Carolina's most accurate server with a 97.8 percent mark...Missed only eight serves on 359 attempts during the year...Placed fourth on the squad for her serve reception percentage at 93.8...Her strong passing skills resulted in just one ball handling error for the entire season...Made all of her serves in 15 consecutive matches during a stretch that began Sept. 24 and ended Nov. 12...Posted a career-high at Alabama (11/17) with 28 digs...Opened the season with consecutive double-figure dig performances at the TCU Molten/La Quinta Invitational...Notched 17 against Boise State in the first match and followed with 16 versus the host Horned Frogs later in the evening (8/25)...Served up three aces on 11 tries in a 3-0 win against Charlotte (9/1)...Had 11 digs and successfully returned all but one of 27 serves that fell her way when South Carolina defeated Auburn, 3-2 (9/15)...A major contributor in the Gamecocks' 3-1 victory over Mississippi (10/13) with a dozen digs...Also connected on 13-of-13 serves as well as 29-of-29 receptions...Reached double digits in digs in three of four matches from Oct. 22 to Nov. 3...Missed just one of 97 service returns during the stretch in addition to averaging 2.73 digs per game...Had 11 or more digs in four straight matches beginning with the 17 she made in a 3-2 win over Kentucky (11/10)...Followed with 11, 16 and 28 against Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama on (11/12-17)...Made the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second year in a row.

2005 (FRESHMAN): One of five players to play in all 27 matches and one of only two freshmen to do so...Used as a defensive specialist for the Gamecocks...Her 238 digs and 2.43 digs per game were second on the team...Tallied 157 digs in SEC matches, which was five away from tying Iris Santos' team-leading total...Ended up with 23 assists on the year as well...Reached double figures in the digs category 10 times...Her season high in digs was 21 against Arkansas (9/25)...Recorded six consecutive 10-plus-dig matches beginning with Houston (9/16) when she notched 18...Had one less than that figure in South Carolina's next match-up with LSU (9/23)...After the 21 versus Arkansas, Concepcion saved 14 balls against Mississippi State (9/30) and 18 versus the Rebels of Mississippi (10/2)...Her streak ended after digging 17 balls versus Georgia (10/7)...Had back-to-back 10-dig performances with 10 and 12 versus Auburn and Kentucky (10/16-23)...Her final match with at least 10 digs came in the Gamecocks' penultimate contest of the year when she chalked up 13 against Alabama (11/13)...Gave a strong showing in South Carolina's 3-1 win over North Carolina (9/10) by making 18 digs...Named to the SEC Freshmen Academic Honor Roll.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated No. 8 out of 500 in her senior class from Pine Ridge High School in Deltona, Fla....Was coached by Debbie Hartman...Four-year letterwinner in volleyball...Was named best defensive player for her team all four years...Set a school record for most digs in a season...Named one of the top 99 defenders by PrepVolleyball.com...Member of National Honor Society and Italian Honor Society...Two-time first-team all-conference recipient...Named first-team by the News Journal and the Orlando Sentinel...In 2003, Concepcion earned second-team recognition on the Orlando Sentinel's All-Central Florida Volleyball Team...Played club volleyball for Orlando Volleyball Academy and was coached by Sindee Snow.

PERSONAL: Is pursuing two degrees in criminal justice and international studies...Her full name is Dinelia Ailenix Concepcion...Parents are Carmen Santana and Onix Concepcion...Was born Nov. 2, 1987...Her brother is Onix Iuel Concepcion.

CONCEPCION'S CAREER HIGHS
Kills:
1, three times, last Alabama (11/13/05)
Attacks: 2, Boise State (8/25/06)
Hitting Percentage (Min. 12 Attacks): N/A
Assists: 3, five times, last Auburn (11/7/08)
Service Aces: 4, Pittsburgh (9/2/05)
Digs: 28, Alabama (11/17/06)
Block Solos: N/A
Block Assists: N/A
Total Blocks: N/A

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