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5 Sasha Karelov
Sasha  Karelov


Raleigh, N.C.

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Mike Campbell Named Big West Coach of the Year While Eight Players Honored As All-Big West

Nele Barber/Rachel Nieto and Sasha Karelov/Kobi Pekich received first-team accolades.

Duke: An Honorable Mention All-American at Duke, where she played four seasons as the team's libero ... The 2016 ACC Defensive Player of the Year, making 634 digs for the Blue Devils, an average of 5.42 per set ... Also averaged over an assist per set with 16 aces in 2016 ... A three-time All-Region selection, earning first-team honors as a senior ... Finished her career with 2,023 digs, ranking third in Duke history and 9th in ACC history ... Earned first-team All-ACC honors as a senior and was also a three-time All-ACC selection ... Averaged over five digs per set in each of her final three seasons at Duke.

High School: A four-year letterwinner at Leesville Road High School in Raleigh ... Was the No. 55 Prep Volleyball Senior ace and the No. 1 recruit in North Carolina coming out of high school as a libero/defensive specialist ... Went 27-1 and were state runner-ups in her senior season ... Finished the season with 315 kills, 330 digs and 74 aces ... Led Leesville in digs and aces for three seasons ... Named the Cap Eight Conference Player of the Year after making 363 kills and 90 aces as a junior.

Personal: Parents are Evgeni and Marina Karelov ... Mother was a member of the Belarus National volleyball team from 1984-86 ... Interned with North Carolina congressman Scott Peters in the summer of 2016 ... A graduate transfer student.

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