LMU will add sand volleyball for the spring of 2012.
After four straight matches on the road, LMU will return home to Gersten Pavilion this week to host Portland and Gonzaga in West Coast Conference action.
LMU was swept by Santa Clara on the road on Thursday night.
Head Coach Tom Black will serve in the same capacity for the sand volleyball team that will be added this spring.
Alessandra Dietz is in her first season with LMU volleyball...
appeared in 15 matches playing a total of 18 sets at middle blocker... recorded 16 kills for .89 average/set... recorded a season high four kills against Santa Clara (Oct. 20) and Pepperdine (Nov. 10)... assisted on seven blocks...
A 2011 graduate of Marian High School in Bloomfield Hills, Mich... a three-year varsity letterwinner for coach Irick Gardner... served as team captain as a senior... honorable mention AVCA Under Armour All-American selection as a senior... named All-State as a junior and senior... finished fourth in voting for "Miss Volleyball" in the state of Michigan... guided her team to back-to-back Michigan Class A State Championships as a junior and senior... helped her team to the Catholic League Championship in each of her three varsity seasons... nominated for the 2010 Gatorade Player of the Year award... named honorable mention "Senior Aces" selection for the class of 2011 by PrepVolleyball... posted 649 kills and 98 service aces as a senior... guided her squad to a 69-6-1 overall record and a No. 2 ranking in the state of Michigan as a senior... also competed in lacrosse and basketball in high school...
Alessandra Anne Dietz was born August 16, 1993, in Southfield, Mich... daughter of Alia and Gerald Dietz... has two brothers, Gerald and Parker... chose LMU because she preferred a small private university with an excellent academic reputation and wanted to be challenged both academically and athletically... also selected LMU because of the coaching staff... a business major.
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