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#23 Michelle Hovey
Position: Defensive Specialist
Height: 5'3"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.
High School: Lighthouse HS
Experience: High School
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2014: missed entire 2014 season due to a preseason injury.

2013: Academic All-Conference, All-Tournament of Comfort Inns and Suites Invitational (9/7) ... became just the second player in school history to crack 500 digs in a single season, finishing with 556 for the year, second-most in team history in one year ... led Conference USA with a 5.25 digs-per-set average ... broke the school record with 38 digs in a single match, at Chattanooga on 9/6 in a five-set victory ... then tied that mark, but in a four-set match, setting that record in a win at Marshall on 10/26 ... had double-digit digs in all but three matches this season ... had 20 or more digs in 12 of the 29 season matches ... posted 30+ digs five times, including four of the last six matches of the season ... team was 4-1, including both conference wins, when she posted 30+ digs ... Chancellor's List (fall and spring).

2012: Played in all 26 matches and 90 sets, the most of the freshman players and tied for the second-most sets played of all players ... tied for the team lead with 18 service aces, including season-high four in tournament win over Delaware State on 9/7 ... as a defensive specialist, turned in the third-most digs on the squad, with season-best 15 in tournament win over UM-Kansas City on 9/8 ... had double-digit digs 10 times, with team posting 5-5 mark in those matches ... posted three kills, with one in three different matches ... Chancellor's List (fall and spring).

Prep: She was an outside hitter for the Lighthouse Eagles, earning the NCHE State Championship in 2010, finishing as the runners-up in 2009 and 2011 ... she is a two-time Team MVP and three-time All-Tournament Team performer, finishing tops in the state and fourth in the country in service aces per game, according to Max Preps ... she logged 370 digs, good enough for 11th in the state of North Carolina in 2011 ... played club volleyball for Club Red out of Raleigh, captaining the 14s, and playing on the 16s all the way to Junior Nationals.

Personal: Daughter of Candace and Gene Hovey ... Candace played collegiate softball ... has two siblings, Kyle and Kimberly ... major is mechanical engineering... Birthday is September 23.

CAREER HIGHS/STATS at CHARLOTTE
Kills: 1 (7x) last at UAB (11/17/13)
Errors: 2 vs. Southern Miss (11/15/13)
Attempts: 6 vs. UNC Asheville (9/7/13)
Hitting %: 1.000 (4x, 1-0-1) last at UAB (11/17/13)
Assists: 7 vs. UNC Asheville (9/7/13)
Aces: 4 vs. Delaware State (9/7/13)
Digs: 38 (2x) last at Marshall (10/26/13)
Solo Blocks: 1 at East Carolina (11/10/13)
Block Assist: none
Total Blocks: 1 at East Carolina (11/10/13)


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