Leah Meyer - Volleyball - University of Kentucky Athletics 7


  • position Middle Blocker
  • height 6-3
  • class Graduate Student
  • Hometown Buffalo, N.Y.
  • Previous School Duke

2019 (Graduate Student, MBA):  AVCA All-America Honorable Mention … Leader in blocks per set for UK … SEC Defensive Player of the Week (10/7/19) … Got her 1,000th career kill (Duke & UK) vs. Indiana on Sept. 14 … Double-digit kills in seven matches … Bluegrass Battle All-Tournament Team member

2016-18 at Duke: Meyer, a middle blocker from Lancaster, New York, is a 2018 AVCA All-America honorable mention honoree, a two-time All-ACC First-Team selection and a member of the 2015 All-ACC Freshman Team. As a senior in 2018, Meyer ranked third in the ACC in hitting percentage (.376) and in blocks (1.44). The blocking total was good for 14th in the country, while her hitting percentage rated 30th.

The 6-foot-3 Meyer averaged 2.51 kills per set and 1.44 blocks per frame last year. She tallied 10 or more kills 15 times and posted five or more blocks in 16 matches. With a nine-block performance against No. 5 Pittsburgh, Meyer became the ninth Blue Devil to reach 400 career bocks. She was also named ACC Player of the Week after generating 11 kills and nine blocks in that upset win.

Meyer had a double-double with 13 kills and 11 blocks at Notre Dame and added a second one against NC State with 13 kills and a career-high 12 rejections. She led the team in blocks, hitting percentage and points and was second in kills and service aces as a senior.
She was a preseason pick and appeared in six matches before missing the remainder of her junior season due to injury.
As a sophomore, Meyer totaled 316 kills and had a .333 hitting percentage. She led the Blue Devils in blocks (139) and blocks per set (1.31). She also ranked seventh in the league in hitting percentage and sixth in blocks per frame. Her 139 blocks in 2016 marked the 10th most by a Duke player in a single season in program history. She had double-digit kills 19 times and had the first double-double for a Duke middle blocker since 2012 with a 12-kill, 11-block performance at Virginia.
During her freshman season, Meyer garnered three ACC Freshman of the Week honors. She led the team in hitting percentage (.299), total blocks (114) and blocks per set (1.05).
A four-year letterwinner from St. Mary’s of Lancaster in Lancaster, New York, Meyer led her team to a state championship during her freshman, sophomore and senior seasons. She helped St. Mary’s to a 40-0-1 record her final season and was a four-time first-team All-Catholic League player, a three-time league MVP and a three-time high school All-America selection. She totaled 1,635 career kills and averaged 5.0 kills per set as a senior. She was the 2014 New York Gatorade Player of the Year.

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