SAPC Feb 2017
SMC Gaels
Saint Mary'es College Athletics


#15 Sarah Chase
Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 6'0"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Campbell River, B.C., Canada
High School: Timberline Secondary
Experience: 1 Letter
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AS A SOPHOMORE (2016-17)

Indoor: Played in 12 games and 43 sets before being sidelined for the rest of the season with an injury … In those first 12 games, accumulated 126 kills, 93 digs and 34 blocks … Racked up 6 double-digit kill games, 5 double-digit dig games, and 4 double-doubles matching these numbers from a year before… Tied her career-high of 18 kills against Nevada on Sep. 3 and her career-high of 14 digs on Northern Colorado on Aug. 26 … Racked up a season-high 5 blocks against Nevada on Sep. 3.

AS A FRESHMAN (2015-16)

Beach: Sat out the beach season due to injury ... Received Gold Honors on the 2015-16 WCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll for maintaining a 3.96 GPA during her freshman year. 

Indoor: Played in 96 of 99 sets for the Gaels ... Finished second on the team with 245 kills (2.55/set), third in blocks with 66 (.69/set), and fifth in digs with 191 (1.99/set) ... Hit .163 for the year ... Tallied four double-doubles on the year ... Registered 12 kills and 14 digs in 3-1 road victory at Long Beach State on Aug. 30; 15 kills and 14 digs in a 5-set victory versus Cal State Northridge on Sep. 10; 13 kills and 14 digs in loss at Cal on Sep. 18; and a career high 18 kills with 13 digs in 3-1 road victory at Pepperdine on Oct. 1 ... Reached double digits in kills on seven other occasions ... Recorded a career high 6 block assists in a 5-set home loss to Loyola Marymount on Oct. 29.  

PRIOR TO SAINT MARY'S: Native of Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada comes to Moraga by way of Timberline Secondary School ... As a senior, was named top volleyball player in British Columbia in a vote of local coaches after helping Timberline reach the finals of the British Columbia AAA Senior Girls volleyball championships ... Has competed for Team British Columbia on both the U-16 and U-18 levels, earning All-Star honors and a silver medal at the 2013 National Team Challenge Cup ... Helped her BCO Volleyball Club win the 18-under gold medal at the 2015 Volleyball Canada Championships in Calgary, the highest prize in club volleyball in Canada ... Also helped BCO Volleyball win silver at the BC Club Volleyball provincials in 2015 ... Led BCO to a fifth-place finish at the USAV High Performance Championships in Tulsa, Oklahoma ... In high school competition was named a AAA Senior Girls Volleyball Provincials first team all-star in 2012 and second team all-star in 2013 ... Helped Timberline win the Vancouver Island University Tournament championship in both 2013 and 2014 and each time was named MVP of the tournament ... Also named tournament MVP at the Camosun College Tournament and RCMP Red Serge Invitational ... Also has a great resume on the sand, placing first at the 2013 U-17 BC Beach Volleyball Provincials and taking bronze at the 2013 U-18 Canadian Beach Volleyball Nationals. 

Get To Know Sarah Chase

Favorite volleyball memory: Winning the U-18 Canadian national championship with the BCO volleyball club.

Favorite holiday: Canadian Thanksgiving or Christmas.

What do you love most about Saint Mary's: I love the beautiful campus and the weather is a big plus!

What do you love most about SMC Volleyball: The family environment.

Favorite food or meal: Steak and potatoes.

Top 3 songs: L-O-V-E by Nat King Cole, Rather Be by Clean Bandit, Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen.

Favorite books: Looking for Alaska by John Green, The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle and The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins.

Favorite movies: Million Dollar Baby, Forrest Gump and Remember the Titans.

Personal hobbies: Watching Netflix, kayaking and playing the piano.

Personal motto or favorite quote: "Somewhere behind the athlete you've become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back ... play for her." OR "People who love to eat are always the best people." - Julia Child.

One thing everyone should do in their lifetime: Go camping in British Columbia.

Describe yourself in one word: Groovy.