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Ariell Cooke

position

Middle Blocker

Height

6-0

Class

Freshman

Hometown

Oakland, Calif.

High School

Bishop O'Dowd HS

Ariell Cooke - Volleyball - University of Miami Athletics

Junior (2009)…
Played in 67 sets through 24 matches, while collecting eight starts for the Hurricanes… Placed 48 kills (0.72 kps) and 30 blocks (0.45 bps)… Collected 26 digs and 14 assists… Posted a career-high .714 hitting percentage at Virginia Tech (10/30) with five kills on seven swings… Also added two digs and four blocks in that match… Turned in a .429 hitting percentage against Clemson (10/2) while recording six kills, four digs and four blocks (three assisted)…

 

Registered a career-high nine kills at Boston College (10/16), also turning in a career-high six blocks in the road win over the Eagles… Collected back-to-back matches with five kills against Virginia Tech (10/30) and Virginia (11/1)… Defensively, went low for four digs in three matches for season-high tying performances in that category against Clemson (10/2), Boston College (10/16) and Virginia (11/1)… In her final match of the year against Florida State (11/25), tallied three blocks, a dig and a kill against the nationally-ranked Seminoles…

Sophomore (2008)…
Saw action in 56 sets throughout 22 matches in her sophomore campaign… Recorded 68 kills (1.21 kps), 35 total blocks (0.62 bps), 15 digs (0.27 dps) and two assists from her middle blocker position… Charted a career-high tying nine kills on 16 attempts–season-high .562 clip, versus Maryland (10/12), while also producing three block assists… Placed eight kills and a season-high five blocks (four assisted) at Florida State (11/26)… Registered seven kills and a block assist against Georgia Tech (11/14)… Also had seven kills, three digs and four blocks (three assists) in Miami’s first-ever home victory against Duke (10/31)… Collected a season-high four digs, four kills and two assisted blocks against Florida Atlantic (10/7)… Posted back-to-back six-kill performances against Clemson (11/16) and at North Carolina (11/20)…

Freshman (2007)…
Played in 28 matches and 80 games… Finished the season with 121 kills, 38 digs and 43 total blocks… Had a hitting percentage of .210 (121 K, 52 E, 328 TA), the fourth-highest mark on the team… Recorded double-digit kills twice, collecting 10 kills at Marquette (8/31) and 13 kills vs. UT-Arlington (9/1) in back-to-back matches… Hit a season-best .455 vs. Boston College (11/11), recording six kills while committing just one error on 11 attempts… Averaged 6.3 kills per match over her first 12 career matches … Collected a season-high four digs on three occasions (vs. UT-Arlington – 9/1, vs. Delaware – 9/8, at Virginia – 9/21)… Averaged 3.6 total blocks per match from Sept. 7 to Sept. 21, a stretch that included her recording a season-best five total blocks twice (vs. Delaware – 9/8, at Virginia Tech – 9/20)…

Bishop O’Dowd High School (2003-07)…
Was a four-year varsity letterwinner and three-time First-Team All-League player… Led her team to four championships in the Hayward Athletic Association League (HAAL)… Was regarded as one of the top recruits in the country all four year of high school… Earned such honors as Prepvolleyball.com’s Top 50 high school freshmen of 2003 and Top High School sophomores of 2004… Was named a Top 50 recruit for the class of 2007 by Prepvolleyball.com as she appeared on their “senior aces” list this fall at No. 53… Played club for Golden Bear… Was selected to the US A3 High Performance Team in 2003 and 2004, and most recently a member of the 2005 Junior National A2 program…

Personal…
Majoring in Architecture… Daughter of Keith and Denise Cooke… Also has a sister, Nicole Humphreys…