Women's Volleyball

Candace Boller
Junior • MB • 6-0
Valencia, CA (Hart HS)

Briefly: Candace Boller begins her fourth academic year at LMU...coming off foot surgery in the off-season...looks to be back full force for conference play...a tremendous athlete...an All-WCC second-team selection as a redshirt freshman...understands what it takes to be a great player...won the team's Most Improved Award in her first two years with the Lions'...a tremendous jumper...will challenge for a starting position at middle blocker.

At LMU: Boller begins her third year in the Lions' program as an active player...1999...sidelined with an ankle injury for the first six weeks of the season...finished first in the conference in block average (1.31 bpg) and tenth in hitting percentage (.284) ...team leading block average of 1.31 set a new single-season record at LMU...recorded a season-high 15 kills against Santa Clara (Oct. 23) ...collected a season-best 11 blocks against San Diego (Oct. 30)...tallied 10 or more kills, five times...holds the top spot in block average (1.17) on the career charts...1998...proved to be one of LMU's top athletes throughout the season...named the LMU*Furama Volleyball Classic Most Valuable Player after leading the squad to a first-place finish with a .382 average attack percentage and 11 total blocks...her tournament performance also earned her WCC Player of the Week honors on September 14...an All-WCC second-team selection...finished fifth in the conference in hitting percentage (.327) and second in block average (1.09 bpg)...recorded double figures in kills nine times throughout the season...tallied a season-high 17 kills against San Diego on November 6...accounted for five or more blocks, nine times...collected a season-best nine blocks against Florida (Sept. 19) and a .750 attack percentage against Portland (Nov. 14)...earned the top spot among LMU's all-time career leaders in block average (1.09) and ranks fifth among all-time season leaders...a WCC all-academic team selection...1997...granted a redshirt season.

High School: Boller is a 1997 graduate of Hart High School in Newhall, CA...she played basketball, volleyball and participated on the track and field team as a prep...a solid all-around athlete, she was named the Foothill League Player of the Year in volleyball and basketball, and won the Foothill League high jump title during her senior season...named to the Daily News All-Valley and Los Angeles Times All-Region first team in volleyball as a senior...garnered All-CIF second-team and Los Angeles Times all-area first-team honors in basketball following her senior campaign...named the CIF Scholar-Athlete of the Year and the Hart High School Female Athlete of the Year in 1997...prep volleyball coach was Kevin Sather.

Personal: Candace Arlene Boller was born in Beverly Hills, CA on February 27, 1979...the daughter of Robert and Karen Boller...she has one brother, Kyle and one sister, Casey...brother Kyle plays football for Univ. of California-Berkeley...chose LMU for its location...also recruited by Ohio State, Oregon and San Diego State...enjoys waterskiing and going to the beach...an education major with a minor in psychology.


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