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18 Alexis Geocaris
Alexis  Geocaris


Wilmette, Ill.

High School:
New Trier



Club Team:
Sky High

"With her outstanding play last fall, Alexis proved herself as one of the outstanding middles in the ACC. During the spring season she became a leader on our team and is now ready to take on even more responsibility at the net." - Melissa Aldrich Shelton

Worth Noting: A 2004 team captain ... a 2004 ACC Volleyball Preseason All-Conference Team selection ... a returning starter in the middle ... the team's most experienced player ... will be asked to lead a young Cavalier squad ... stands fourth on UVa's all-time attack percentage list with a mark of .277 and eighth in total blocks with 296 ... also stands fourth in blocks per game with a mark of 1.113 per game (296 blocks in 266 games).

2003--Had an impressive season ... a second-team VaSID All-State selection ... named MVP of the National Invitational Tournament at Davidson (9/19-20) ... selected to the Kentucky Conference Challenge All-Tournament Team (9/12-13) ... one of four players to start all 34 matches and play in all 123 games ... hit an impressive .322 with 331 kills on 723 attempts with 98 errors, which ranks eighth on UVa's single season attack percentage list ... led the team with 151 total blocks which ties for the sixth highest single season total ... had 124 block assists which is the fifth-best single season total ... was fifth among all ACC players with 1.23 blocks per game and sixth in hitting percentage at .322 ... concluded the season with seven consecutive double-digit kills performances, including a career-high 21 against Maryland (11/11) ... had a total of 15 double-figure kills matches ... hit .400 or better in 13 matches, including a career-best .625 (10 kills on 16 attempts) vs. High Point (9/19) ... posted four or more blocks in 24 of 34 matches ... notched a career-best nine blocks (three solo, six assists) against LSU (8/29) ... reached double figures in points (kills, aces, and blocks) in 30 of 34 matches, including a career-high 24.5 points vs. Maryland (11/11) ... named to the 2003-2004 ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2002--Had a very good sophomore season ... led UVa in hitting percentage (.227) and blocks (104) ... was ninth among all ACC players with an average of 1.05 blocks per game ... third on the team with a then career-high 234 kills (2.36 per game) ... second on squad with career-best 33 service aces ... established a then career-high with 16 kills against Wake Forest (10/4/02) ... registered 19.5 points with 15 kills, five blocks and two aces vs. North Carolina (11/22) in the ACC Tournament.

2001--Came on strong in the second half of her freshman season ... played in 21 matches with one start against Wake Forest (11/4) ... was fourth on the team with 41 blocks ... registered 51 kills in the final 13 contests of the season after posting just four in the team's first 14 matches ... notched a .264 hitting percentage ... hit .522 with 13 kills and seven blocks versus Clemson (11/10) ... registered a then career-best eight block assists against Duke (10/30) ... selected to the 2001-2002 ACC Academic Honor Roll.

High School--A three-year starter for New Trier High School and a two-year captain (1999 and 2000) ... received Central Suburban League All-Conference and Pioneer Press All-Area honors in 1999 and 2000 ... was also a 2000 All-State selection ... honorary team-captain of the 2000 Pioneer Press All-Area team ... named to the Chicago Sun Times All-Area team ... earned conference tournament MVP accolades ... helped lead New Trier to the quarterfinals of the Illinois Down State Tournament in 2000 ... ran on New Trier's track team in 1998 and 1999 ... a member of the Sky High Volleyball Club team ... volunteers for Habitat for Humanity as well as an area soup kitchen ... involved in tutoring, and a social service with a youth group.

Personal--Daughter of Monica and John Geocaris ... born 8/18/83 in Evanston, Ill. ... enjoys traveling ... father played Division III basketball ... a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority ... majoring in psychology ... performed an internship for W Magazine in New York in the summer of 2004. Has a younger brother, Mike, who is a senior in high school.

Why Alexis chose UVa--"Because of the combination of academics, athletics and the Grounds."

Geocaris' Career Statistics

Year MP/GP ATT K E Pct. K/Gm Ast. SA Digs BS BA TB
2001 21/44 129 55 21 .264 1.25 1 0 7 8 33 41
2002 32/99 616 234 94 .227 2.36 6 33 76 11 93 104
2003 34/123 723 331 98 .322 2.69 12 23 69 27 124 151
Career 87/266 1,468 620 213 .277 2.33 19 56 152 46 250 296


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