22 Alex Itasaka
22 Alex Itasaka
Height: 5-0
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Bradford, Mass.
High School: Haverhill
Position: Libero/Defensive Specialist
Major: Physical Therapy
m 27
k/s 0.07
h % -.046
a/s 0.31
b/s 0.01
sa/s 0.26
d/s 4.04

2014 Season: Tabbed to the Great Northeast Athletic Conference All-Academic Team ... Named a Captain ... One of two players to see action in all 99 sets over 27 matches ... Ranked fourth in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference with 4.04 digs per set ... Placed second on the team with 25 aces ... Posted a .913 serve reception percentage ... Recorded double-digit digs in all but three recordable matches and scooped up 20 or more on six occasions ... Got down for a season-high 32 digs vs. Saint Joseph's College (Maine) on October 18 ... Fired at least one ace in six consecutive matches from September 13-27 ... Served up a season-high four aces in addition to 18 digs at University of Saint Joseph (Conn.) on September 13 ... Picked up 64 digs in a three-match span from September 13-20.

2013 Season: Named to the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Third Team ... One of two first years on the squad to play in all 124 sets in 36 matches ... Led the Sharks with 445 digs and ranked ninth among GNAC leaders with 3.59 digs per set ... Served up 27 aces ... Began her collegiate career with four straight matches of double-digit digs and finished the season with double digits in 23 contests, including the final seven to close out the year ... Registered back-to-back career-best 25-dig efforts in the GNAC Championship Tournament at Saint Joseph's College in the quarterfinals on November 5 and at Rivier University on November 7 ... Put together a string of five straight outings with at least one ace from September 17-24 with a total of 10 during the stretch ... Fired a career-high five aces and added 17 digs vs. Suffolk University on September 21 ... Made her collegiate debut on August 31 at Wheaton College.

High School/Personal: Four-year letterwinner in volleyball for Haverhill High School ... Led the Hilltoppers in serving percentage for two years ... Named to the Massachusetts Girls Volleyball Coaches Association Division 1 All-State team as a senior for HHS ... Tabbed to the Boston Globe All-Scholastic team following her junior and senior campaigns and was also chosen as an Eagle Tribune All-Star for Haverhill High ... Selected to the Merrimack Valley All-Star and All-Conference squads for Haverhill High School ... Named the Hilltoppers' Most Valuable Player in her final three years of volleyball ... Tapped a Captain for the HHS volleyball squad for her senior year ... Earned Advanced Placement Scholar honors at Haverhill High ... Member of Amnesty International and National Honor Society at HHS ... Relay For Life team Captain at Haverhill High ... Born October 4, 1994 ... Majoring in Physical Therapy with a minor in Psychology at Simmons ... Daughter of Diane and Tadashi Itasaka ... Member of Students United for Justice at Simmons ... Named to the Dean's List both semesters in her first year at Simmons.

Recent Games
Oct 23 at Emmanuel (Mass.) W, 3-1
Oct 25 at Suffolk W, 3-0
Oct 25 vs. Mount Ida W, 3-0
Oct 30 at WPI L, 3-0
Nov 4 Norwich W, 3-1
Nov 6 at Rivier L, 3-1
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 27 11
Sets 99 43
Kills 7 3
Kills per set 0.07 0.07
Errors 10 3
Total Attacks 65 27
Hitting Percentage -.046 .000
Assists 31 15
Assists per set 0.31 0.35
Service Aces 26 13
Service Errors 19 8
Service Aces per set 0.26 0.30
Reception Errors 49 10
Digs 400 157
Digs per set 4.04 3.65
Block Solo 1 1
Block Assist 0 0
Block Total 1 1
Blocks per set 0.01 0.02
Block Errors 0 0
Ball Handling Errors 2 0
Points 34.0 17.0
Points per set 0.3 0.4
Matches started 1 -
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Aug 29 at Clarkson L, 3-0 - 3 0 2 2 -1.000 0 0 3 2 15 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Aug 30 vs. Calvin L, 3-0 - 3 0 1 1 -1.000 0 0 1 3 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Aug 30 vs. New Paltz St. L, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 2 Smith L, 3-1 - 4 0 0 0 - 1 1 2 2 21 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Sep 9 Babson L, 3-0 - 3 0 0 3 .000 0 0 0 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 13 at St. Joseph (Conn.) L, 3-2 - 5 0 1 4 -.250 2 4 1 4 18 0 0 0 0 0 4.0
Sep 17 Endicott L, 3-1 - 4 0 0 3 .000 3 3 1 1 26 0 0 0 0 0 3.0
Sep 20 Regis (Mass.) L, 3-0 - 3 2 0 3 .667 5 3 1 1 20 0 0 0 0 0 5.0
Sep 20 Framingham St. L, 3-0 - 3 0 0 3 .000 1 1 1 4 14 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Sep 23 at Brandeis L, 3-2 - 5 1 1 2 .000 1 1 2 8 24 0 0 0 0 1 2.0
Sep 27 vs. Anna Maria W, 3-1 - 4 0 0 1 .000 1 1 0 1 15 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Sep 27 at Johnson & Wales (RI) W, 3-2 - 5 1 0 3 .333 1 0 2 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Sep 30 at Lasell W, 3-1 - 4 0 0 0 - 3 2 2 1 14 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Oct 4 at MIT L, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Oct 4 vs. Tufts L, 3-0 - 3 0 0 2 .000 1 0 0 2 13 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
Oct 7 at Rivier L, 3-1 - 4 0 1 3 -.333 1 3 0 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 3.0
Oct 11 vs. York (NY) W, 3-0 1 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Oct 11 at Albertus Magnus W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Oct 16 Emerson W, 3-2 - 5 0 2 4 -.500 2 1 0 1 17 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Oct 18 Norwich W, 3-0 - 3 2 0 4 .500 4 0 1 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Oct 18 Saint Joseph's (Me.) W, 3-2 - 5 0 1 3 -.333 2 1 1 1 32 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Oct 23 at Emmanuel (Mass.) W, 3-1 - 4 0 0 2 .000 1 0 0 1 19 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Oct 25 at Suffolk W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 4 .000 0 0 0 1 11 1 0 0 1 0 1.0
Oct 25 vs. Mount Ida W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 3 .000 0 1 1 1 14 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Oct 30 at WPI L, 3-0 - 3 0 0 4 .000 0 0 0 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Nov 4 Norwich W, 3-1 - 4 0 1 6 -.167 0 2 0 2 18 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Nov 6 at Rivier L, 3-1 - 4 1 0 5 .200 0 1 0 7 20 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
2013-14 36 124 7 0.06 20 102 -.127 32 0.26 27 0.22 445 3.59 0 0 0 0.00 34.0 0.3
2014-15 27 99 7 0.07 10 65 -.046 31 0.31 26 0.26 400 4.04 1 0 1 0.01 34.0 0.3
2015-16 27 99 0 0.00 2 8 -.250 12 0.12 0 0.00 176 1.78 0 0 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
2016-17 24 86 2 0.02 6 29 -.138 21 0.24 38 0.44 446 5.19 0 0 0 0.00 40.0 0.5
Total 114 408 16 0.04 38 204 -.108 96 0.24 91 0.22 1467 3.60 1 0 1 0.00 108.0 0.3
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
Total 27 99 7 0.07 10 65 -.046 31 0.31 26 0.26 400 4.04 1 0 1 0.01 34.0 0.3
Conference 11 43 3 0.07 3 27 .000 15 0.35 13 0.30 157 3.65 1 0 1 0.02 17.0 0.4
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 9 34 4 0.12 4 29 .000 18 0.53 12 0.35 163 4.79 0 0 0 0.00 16.0 0.5
Away 12 46 3 0.07 5 29 -.069 10 0.22 12 0.26 170 3.70 1 0 1 0.02 16.0 0.3
Neutral 6 19 0 0.00 1 7 -.143 3 0.16 2 0.11 67 3.53 0 0 0 0.00 2.0 0.1
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Wins 12 46 3 0.07 4 30 -.033 14 0.30 9 0.20 159 3.46 1 0 1 0.02 13.0 0.3
Losses 15 53 4 0.08 6 35 -.057 17 0.32 17 0.32 241 4.55 0 0 0 0.00 21.0 0.4
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August 3 9 0 0.00 3 3 -1.000 1 0.11 0 0.00 40 4.44 0 0 0 0.00 0.0 0.0
September 10 40 4 0.10 2 22 .091 18 0.45 16 0.40 172 4.30 0 0 0 0.00 20.0 0.5
October 12 42 2 0.05 4 29 -.069 12 0.29 7 0.17 150 3.57 1 0 1 0.02 10.0 0.2
November 2 8 1 0.13 1 11 .000 0 0.00 3 0.38 38 4.75 0 0 0 0.00 4.0 0.5