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Ciara Richards
Ciara Richards

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Palm Springs, Calif.

High School:
Palm Springs

Height:
5-9

Position:
Setter

Major:
Pre-Vet

Richards bio 2013:
Played in 12 matches, appearing in 33 sets during her sophomore season ... Finished third on the team with 135 assists (4.09/set) ... Also recorded 54 digs (1.64/set) two service aces and one kill on the year ... Had three double-doubles on the season - 15 assists, 13 digs vs. Troy (9/6), 10 assists, 12 digs at Jacksonville State (9/9), and 25 assists, 10 digs at Notre Dame (9/14) ... Had a season-high 28 assists in her season debut vs. Green Bay (9/5) ... Recorded one ace in each of two matches vs. Oakland (9/13) and Loyola-Chicago (9/14) ... Got first career kill against Notre Dame (9/14).

2012:
Played in all 30 matches and all 109 sets during her freshman season, earning two starts ... Led the team in service aces with 26 (0.24/set) ... Was second on the team in assists with 541 (4.96/set) as the secondary setter in Auburn's 6-2 offense ... Fifth on the team with 195 digs (1.79/set) ... Had at least one service ace in 15 of 30 matches, including each of the first nine contests of the season ... Posted a season-high four aces in her collegiate debut vs. Central Michigan (8/24) ... Recorded a total of eight aces in the season's first three matches at the Green Bay/Country Inn & Suites Classic ... Posted seven double-doubles on the season ... Recorded season-best 27 assists and 14 digs in win over South Carolina (9/21) ... Matched season-best with 14 digs in win over Arkansas (11/2) ... Other double-double performances: 22 assists, 11 digs. vs. Georgia Southern (8/31) ... 23 assists, 12 digs at Texas A&M (9/16) ... 16 assists, 12 digs at Kentucky (9/30) ... 25 assists, 10 digs vs. Missouri (10/21) ... 21 assists, 11 digs at Tennessee (11/16) ... Led team in assists seven times during season ... Led or shared team lead in aces 10 times during season.

High School
Four-year letter-winner at Palm Springs High School ... Helped her team to three straight appearances in the CIF semifinals and three straight Desert Valley League titles ... 2011 first-team All-CIF selection ... 2011 MaxPreps.com Player of the Year ... 2010 and 2011 first-team all-league selection ... Career high school stats: 333 kills, 90 aces, 53 blocks, 333 digs, 800 assists ... Club team was Rancho Valley Volleyball Club 18 Premier ... Won 2011 Las Vegas Classic and Southern California Volleyball Association titles ... Participated in 2011 Junior Nationals 18s Open Division ... Member of National Charity League, National Honor Society and California Scholastic Federation.

Personal
Parents are Ted and Diana Richards ... Has two older brothers, Kyle and Blake ... Committed to Auburn by painting the "AU" logo on her 8-year-old, 210-pound pet African desert tortoise named Bo ... Plans to major in communications/journalism.

Year Sets MP Kills KPS E TA Pct. Ast. APS SA SAPS SE Digs DPS RE BS BA TB BPS
2012 109 30 0 0.00 3 12 -.250 541 4.96 26 0.24 44 195 1.79 0 0 0 0 0.00
2013 33 12 1 0.03 0 2 .500 135 4.09 2 0.06 14 54 1.64 0 0 0 0 0.00
Totals 142 42 1 0.01 3 14 -.143 676 4.76 28 0.20 58 249 1.75 0 0 0 0 0.00