Jaimee Brubacher begins her third year at LMU…a very physical player…has become much more error-free throughout the spring…an incredible jumper…proved she can play effectively from either the left or right side…worked hard in the weight room during the off-season…increased strength has helped her develop a strong attack…a very dedicated and competitive athlete…brings a great deal of experience to the floor…a probable starter for the Lions.
Played in all 29 matches and started in 21…appeared in 94 games…recorded a season-high 16 kills in back-to-back matches against Santa Clara (Nov. 17) and San Francisco (Nov. 18)…put up a career-best 19 digs against San Diego (Sept. 29)…matched her career-high hitting percentage mark of .500 (13-3-20) against Portland (Nov. 10)…set new career marks in assists against Santa Clara (6, Nov. 17) and in solo blocks against Notre Dame (3, Sept. 21)…had a team-best 17 digs against Indiana (Sept. 15)…recorded five double-doubles throughout the year…finished third on the squad in kills (203), second in digs (232) and service aces (24)…placed eighth best in the WCC with a 0.26 service aces per game average…named to WCC All-Academic team with a 3.53 GPA.
Had an incredible rookie campaign, finishing 10th all-time in kills for a freshman (186)…had a career-best 24 kills on 58 attacks against Southeast Missouri (Dec. 2)…that performance led LMU to a Round 1 victory in the NCAA tournament…set a personal season-best of 15 digs twice on the year, first against George Washington (Sept.4) and again against Hawai’i (Sept. 24)…had a career mark of six total blocks against UC Santa Barbara (Oct. 19)…played in 101 games and averaged 1.84 kills per game…stunned San Diego State with four service aces on Sept. 1…third on the team with 27 service aces on the year.
Brubacher is a 1999 graduate of Horizon High School in Scottsdale, AZ…a four-year volleyball letterwinner…the 1998 Scottsdale Player of the Year and Northeast Valley Player of the Year…a Volleyball Magazine Freshman Fab-50 selection and third-team All-American …named to the All-Desert Valley Region team as a junior and senior…led team to the state Final Four in 1998…honored as the Desert Valley Region Most Valuable Player…a first-team All-Arizona 5A pick following her senior campaign…served as team captain as a senior…prep coach was Valerie McKenzie.
Jaimee Susanne Brubacher was born in Newton, KS on April 8, 1981…the daughter of Michael and Joan Brubacher…has one sister, Lauren…also recruited by San Diego, Arizona and California…names ice cream as her favorite food…enjoys water skiing and going to the beach…an accounting major with plans to attend law school.