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Ellie Watkins
Player Profile:
Ellie Watkins 3019143
Position: Setter
Height: 5'10"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Weldon Spring, Mo.
High School: Lutheran High School
Other College: Pittsburgh
Experience: 1 Letter

JUNIOR SEASON (2017): Played in 25 matches with 24 starts and saw action in 90 sets ... named Second-Team All-SBC at setter ... won the Sun Belt Setter of the Week award twice ... handed out 996 assists on the year for an 11.07 per set average that was first in the Sun Belt Conference and 26th in the nation ... was even better in league play with 556 helpers for an 11.12 per set average ... connected for 77 kills on a .305 hitting percentage and also picked up 159 digs (1.77 per set) ... third on the team with four double-doubles, all in assists and digs ... fifth on the team with 17 service aces ... contributed 34 blocks, including seven block solos, to the team ... dished out season-high 60 assists at Louisiana-Lafayette Sept. 29, which was tied for third most in SBC in 2017 ... recorded a season-best 16 digs at Little Rock Nov. 10 ... tallied season-high seven kills on three different occasions (vs. Utah Aug. 26, vs. Ole Miss Sept. 2, and vs. Georgia Southern Oct. 28) ... registered season-best four blocks twice, first versus Texas State Oct. 7 and then against SIUE on Nov. 29 in the NIVC ... had season-best two aces in four different matches.

PITTSBURGH (2016): Appeared in 117 sets during the 2016 campaign ... dished out 86 assists with 20 blocks, 15 digs, and two kills ... helped Pitt register a 25-9 record and advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament ... tallied a season-high 20 assists in addition to five digs against Missouri ... had one assist and one dig in Pitt's NCAA Tournament victory over #23 Dayton in the first round.

PITTSBURGH (2015): Saw action in one match ... handed out two assists.

HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped at Lutheran High School in St. Peters, Mo. ... led the Cougars to three straight district championships from 2012-14 ... first-team All-State honoree as a senior and garnered second-team All-State accolades as a junior ... two-time St. Louis AAA Conference Player of the Year in 2013 and 2014 ... three-year starter ... ranked in the top 50 by PrepVolleyball.com.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Brian and Shannon Watkins … has a younger brother named Drew ... birthday is April 23.

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