22 Alex Itasaka
22 Alex Itasaka
Height: 5-0
Year: Senior
Hometown: Bradford, Mass.
High School: Haverhill
Position: Libero
Major: Public Health Biology
m 24
k/s 0.02
h % -.138
a/s 0.24
b/s 0.00
sa/s 0.44
d/s 5.19

2016 Season: Named to the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Third Team ... Tabbed to the GNAC All-Academic Team ... Ranked third in the conference with a career-best 5.19 digs per set, while firing 38 aces at a 0.44 per set clip to place 15th among GNAC leaders ... Extremely reliable when receiving serves, owning a .924 serve reception success rate ... One of four players on the team to start all 24 matches and see time in 86 sets ... Got down for double-digit digs in all but four matches and registered 20 or more digs 10 times, including six contests with 30-plus digs ... Recorded a personal-best 34 digs vs. Saint Joseph's College (Long Island) on September 3 and averaged 6.42 digs per set in a three-match span from October 1-5 ... Fired 38 aces and placed second on the team with 0.44 aces per set, which was good for 15th among GNAC leaders ... Served up multiple aces on 12 occasions, including a career-high matching total of five to go with 16 digs in three sets at Smith College on September 24.

2015 Season: 
Selected to the GNAC All-Academic Team ... One of three players on the team to play in all 99 sets over 27 matches ... Came up with 176 digs to average 1.78 per set to rank fifth on the team ... Owned a .918 serve reception percentage to place second on the team ... Picked up five or more digs in 18 of 27 matches and recorded double-digit digs on six occasions ... Picked up a season-high 15 digs vs. Mount Ida College on October 17 ... Posted a perfect reception rate in nine outings and closed out the season by receiving 38 serves without a miscue from October 31 to November 3.

2014 Season:
 
Tabbed to the GNAC 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 GNAC 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 Public Health Biology with a minor in Nutrition and Psychology at Simmons ... Daughter of Diane and Tadashi Itasaka ... Member of Students United for Justice and Simmons Builds at Simmons ... Named to the Dean's List both semesters in her first year at Simmons ... Serves as the Orientation Co-Chairperson and a Senior Interviewer at Simmons ... Serves as a Tutor and Study Group Leader as well at Simmons.

Recent Games
Oct 22 at Rivier L, 3-0
Oct 26 at Babson L, 3-0
Oct 29 at Suffolk W, 3-0
Oct 29 vs. St. Joseph (Conn.) W, 3-0
Nov 1 Lasell W, 3-1
Nov 3 at Johnson & Wales (RI) L, 3-0
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 24 11
Sets 86 36
Kills 2 0
Kills per set 0.02 0.00
Errors 6 2
Total Attacks 29 15
Hitting Percentage -.138 -.133
Assists 21 11
Assists per set 0.24 0.31
Service Aces 38 18
Service Errors 39 13
Service Aces per set 0.44 0.50
Reception Errors 46 13
Digs 446 169
Digs per set 5.19 4.69
Block Solo 0 0
Block Assist 0 0
Block Total 0 0
Blocks per set 0.00 0.00
Block Errors 0 0
Ball Handling Errors 1 1
Points 40.0 18.0
Points per set 0.5 0.5
Matches started - -
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Sep 2 vs. Colby-Sawyer W, 3-2 - 5 0 0 2 .000 0 0 5 5 24 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 3 vs. St. Joseph's (L.I.) L, 3-2 - 5 0 1 3 -.333 4 3 3 6 34 0 0 0 0 0 3.0
Sep 3 at Western Conn. St. L, 3-1 - 4 0 0 0 - 2 0 0 3 30 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 6 Wentworth L, 3-1 - 4 0 0 0 - 0 3 1 1 12 0 0 0 0 0 3.0
Sep 14 Endicott L, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 2 3 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 17 at Albertus Magnus W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Sep 20 Lesley W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 0 1 3 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Sep 22 at Anna Maria L, 3-1 - 4 0 1 1 -1.000 1 1 1 2 16 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Sep 24 vs. MIT L, 3-1 - 4 0 0 0 - 0 2 2 3 33 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Sep 24 at Smith W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 2 .000 0 5 1 3 16 0 0 0 0 0 5.0
Sep 28 at Johnson & Wales (RI) L, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 1 3 2 0 13 0 0 0 0 1 3.0
Oct 1 Emerson L, 3-2 - 5 1 1 3 .000 0 1 2 1 31 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Oct 1 Plymouth St. L, 3-1 - 4 0 1 1 -1.000 1 2 3 4 23 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Oct 5 at Lasell W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 0 2 3 4 23 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Oct 10 Saint Joseph's (Me.) W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 1 3 1 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 3.0
Oct 15 Norwich W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 1 .000 0 3 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 3.0
Oct 18 at Emmanuel (Mass.) W, 3-2 - 5 0 0 5 .000 3 0 2 0 33 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Oct 22 vs. Mount Ida W, 3-0 - 3 0 1 2 -.500 0 1 0 1 23 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Oct 22 at Rivier L, 3-0 - 3 0 0 6 .000 3 2 0 2 11 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Oct 26 at Babson L, 3-0 - 3 1 0 1 1.000 0 2 0 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 3.0
Oct 29 at Suffolk W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 1 0 2 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Oct 29 vs. St. Joseph (Conn.) W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 1 2 1 2 10 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Nov 1 Lasell W, 3-1 - 4 0 1 1 -1.000 1 1 1 2 33 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Nov 3 at Johnson & Wales (RI) L, 3-0 - 3 0 0 1 .000 2 0 3 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
  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 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
Conference 11 36 0 0.00 2 15 -.133 11 0.31 18 0.50 169 4.69 0 0 0 0.00 18.0 0.5
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 8 29 1 0.03 3 6 -.333 3 0.10 14 0.48 139 4.79 0 0 0 0.00 15.0 0.5
Away 11 37 1 0.03 1 16 .000 13 0.35 16 0.43 183 4.95 0 0 0 0.00 17.0 0.5
Neutral 5 20 0 0.00 2 7 -.286 5 0.25 8 0.40 124 6.20 0 0 0 0.00 8.0 0.4
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Wins 12 41 0 0.00 2 13 -.154 7 0.17 19 0.46 212 5.17 0 0 0 0.00 19.0 0.5
Losses 12 45 2 0.04 4 16 -.125 14 0.31 19 0.42 234 5.20 0 0 0 0.00 21.0 0.5
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September 11 41 0 0.00 2 8 -.250 8 0.20 19 0.46 209 5.10 0 0 0 0.00 19.0 0.5
October 11 38 2 0.05 3 19 -.053 10 0.26 18 0.47 189 4.97 0 0 0 0.00 20.0 0.5
November 2 7 0 0.00 1 2 -.500 3 0.43 1 0.14 48 6.86 0 0 0 0.00 1.0 0.1