12 Ayanna Buckley
12 Ayanna Buckley
Height: 5-11
Year: Senior
Hometown: Detroit, Mich.
High School: Clarenceville
Position: Middle Hitter
m 32
k/s 2.77
h % .273
a/s 0.05
b/s 0.89
sa/s 0.20
d/s 0.71

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2016 (Junior): Played in 125 sets over 36 matches, helped Bulldogs to their third consecutive GLIAC Regular Season and Tournament Championship and second consecutive NCAA Regional Final appearance…All-GLIAC Volleyball Second Team member…one-time GLIAC Player of the Week…2016 AVCA Division II All-Midwest Region Honorable Mention Team member…had a team second best 362 kills…also had 71 blocks, second most on the team…had a season best 19 kills vs. Hillsdale on 11/11…had a season best seven total blocks at Lake Erie on 9/30.

2015 Season (Sophomore): Played in all 36 matches, 122 of 123 sets in 2015, helped Bulldogs to 2015 GLIAC regular season and tournament championships, as well as an NCAA Tournament Regional Final appearance. 2015 All-GLIAC Honorable mention. Named GLIAC Player of the Week on 11/16. Second best on the team in block assists with 66, fourth best in solo blocks with 16 and fourth with 289 kills, first among non-seniors. Posted season-high 17 kills twice, 9/12 in 3-2 victory over nationally 4th ranked Concordia-St. Paul and on 11/14 in 3-2 victory at Saginaw Valley State. Season-best five block assists in 10/23 win over Findlay.

2014 Season (Freshman): Appeared in 26 matches and 73 sets in her freshman season with the GLIAC Champion Bulldogs and finished with 101 kills, 45 blocks and 41 digs…Recorded her season-high in kills with 10 on Oct. 18 vs. Truman…Racked up six blocks in a 3-0 win over Missouri-St. Louis, also on Oct. 18…Earned a season-high with seven digs in the team’s final game of the season on Nov. 21 vs. Grand Valley State.

Before Ferris State: She played a variety of roles for Clarenceville High School in Livonia, including outside hitter, middle hitter and defensive specialist. Buckley had an outstanding senior campaign, earning all-state accolades for the second consecutive campaign. She was also a first-team all-conference, all-region and all-area choice.

Buckley led Clarenceville to the Western Wayne Athletic Conference Red Division crown as a senior under prep head coach Wendy Merschman. The 2014 graduate also claimed team Most Valuable Player honors and was voted "Best Blocker" while serving as a team captain for the second-straight year.

Previously, Buckley helped her squad to a district title as a sophomore in 2011-12 when Clarenceville also won the Huron Valley Tournament Championship. She played club volleyball for Skillz Finest 18 under Alisha Love.

Besides volleyball, the four-year letterwinner also competed for four seasons in basketball and was a member of the school's varsity track team. She was also active in the marching and symphonic bands. She claimed all-state and team MVP honors in all three of her varsity sports and was a three-year captain on the hardwood where she averaged 20 points a game of the last two seasons. Buckley was also chosen as Clarenceville's homecoming queen.

The daughter of Alvin and Meredith Buckley, Ayanna has two older brothers and a sister.

Recent Games
Nov 11 at Michigan Tech W, 3-1
Nov 15 Ashland W, 3-0
Nov 18 Wayne State W, 3-1
Nov 19 Michigan Tech W, 3-0
Nov 30 vs. McKendree W, 3-1
Dec 1 at Lewis (Ill.) L, 3-2
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 32 16
Sets 111 56
Kills 307 177
Kills per set 2.77 3.16
Errors 100 41
Total Attacks 758 407
Hitting Percentage .273 .334
Assists 6 4
Assists per set 0.05 0.07
Service Aces 22 14
Service Errors 26 17
Service Aces per set 0.20 0.25
Reception Errors 0 0
Digs 79 49
Digs per set 0.71 0.88
Block Solo 17 8
Block Assist 82 42
Block Total 99 50
Blocks per set 0.89 0.89
Block Errors 11 3
Ball Handling Errors 0 0
Points 387.0 220.0
Points per set 3.5 3.9
Matches started 32 16
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Aug 18 at Western Michigan W, 3-2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Aug 19 at Central Michigan W, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 1 Mo. Western St. W, 3-0 1 3 7 3 13 .308 0 1 2 0 1 1 3 0 4 0 10.5
Sep 1 Cedarville W, 3-0 1 3 8 1 15 .467 0 1 0 0 3 0 2 1 2 0 10.0
Sep 2 Northwest Missouri St. W, 3-0 1 3 8 3 21 .238 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 9.5
Sep 2 Quincy W, 3-1 1 4 8 5 29 .103 0 1 1 0 2 1 2 0 3 0 11.0
Sep 8 vs. Tampa W, 3-0 1 3 7 2 18 .278 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 1 3 0 8.5
Sep 8 vs. Southwest Minnesota State L, 3-0 1 3 4 4 16 .000 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 2 0 5.5
Sep 9 vs. Central Missouri W, 3-1 1 4 9 6 33 .091 1 1 1 0 2 1 3 0 4 0 12.5
Sep 9 vs. Lewis (Ill.) L, 3-0 1 3 5 3 17 .118 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 7.0
Sep 15 at Purdue Northwest W, 3-1 1 4 10 2 24 .333 0 3 0 0 4 2 1 0 3 0 15.5
Sep 16 at Davenport W, 3-1 1 4 13 4 31 .290 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 0 14.5
Sep 19 Northwood W, 3-0 1 3 16 1 27 .556 0 0 2 0 7 0 4 0 4 0 18.0
Sep 22 Michigan Tech W, 3-0 1 3 10 2 24 .333 0 3 1 0 5 1 0 0 1 0 14.0
Sep 23 Northern Michigan W, 3-0 1 3 8 3 24 .208 0 0 2 0 4 1 4 1 5 0 11.0
Sep 29 at Lake Superior State W, 3-0 1 3 9 2 22 .318 1 1 2 0 5 0 2 0 2 0 11.0
Sep 30 at Saginaw Valley State W, 3-0 1 2 4 0 8 .500 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 4.5
Oct 6 Grand Valley State W, 3-0 1 3 8 4 28 .143 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0 5 0 10.5
Oct 7 Wayne State L, 3-2 1 5 13 3 37 .270 1 1 1 0 5 1 3 0 4 0 16.5
Oct 13 vs. Hillsdale L, 3-1 1 4 7 4 28 .107 0 1 1 0 3 1 2 1 3 0 10.0
Oct 13 vs. Indianapolis W, 3-0 1 3 12 4 26 .308 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 3 0 13.5
Oct 14 vs. Lewis (Ill.) L, 3-0 1 3 4 2 6 .333 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4.0
Oct 20 at Ashland L, 3-2 1 5 20 3 40 .425 2 0 2 0 2 0 4 0 4 0 22.0
Oct 21 at Tiffin W, 3-0 1 3 15 2 23 .565 0 1 2 0 4 2 2 0 4 0 19.0
Oct 28 at Northwood W, 3-1 1 4 16 4 37 .324 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 17.0
Nov 3 Saginaw Valley State W, 3-0 1 3 11 0 17 .647 0 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 12.0
Nov 4 Lake Superior State W, 3-0 1 2 4 2 11 .182 0 2 0 0 3 0 2 0 2 0 7.0
Nov 10 at Northern Michigan L, 3-2 1 5 11 4 22 .318 0 2 0 0 1 0 2 1 2 0 14.0
Nov 11 at Michigan Tech W, 3-1 1 4 9 5 32 .125 0 0 1 0 4 1 7 0 8 0 13.5
Nov 15 Ashland W, 3-0 1 3 10 2 18 .444 0 0 1 0 2 1 5 0 6 0 13.5
Nov 18 Wayne State W, 3-1 1 4 13 5 29 .276 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0 7 0 17.0
Nov 19 Michigan Tech W, 3-0 1 3 11 5 35 .171 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 0 4 0 13.5
Nov 30 vs. McKendree W, 3-1 1 4 6 5 20 .050 0 1 0 0 3 0 4 0 4 0 9.0
Dec 1 at Lewis (Ill.) L, 3-2 1 5 11 5 27 .222 0 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 12.0
  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
2014-15 26 73 101 1.38 46 265 .208 4 0.05 0 0.00 41 0.56 7 38 45 0.62 127.0 1.7
2015-16 36 122 289 2.37 85 645 .316 2 0.02 21 0.17 69 0.57 16 66 82 0.67 359.0 2.9
2016-17 36 125 362 2.90 114 895 .277 4 0.03 0 0.00 44 0.35 16 55 71 0.57 405.5 3.2
2017-18 32 111 307 2.77 100 758 .273 6 0.05 22 0.20 79 0.71 17 82 99 0.89 387.0 3.5
Total 130 431 1059 2.46 345 2563 .279 16 0.04 43 0.10 233 0.54 56 241 297 0.69 1278.5 3.0
  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
Total 32 111 307 2.77 100 758 .273 6 0.05 22 0.20 79 0.71 17 82 99 0.89 387.0 3.5
Conference 16 56 177 3.16 41 407 .334 4 0.07 14 0.25 49 0.88 8 42 50 0.89 220.0 3.9
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 14 45 135 3.00 39 328 .293 1 0.02 10 0.22 38 0.84 8 42 50 1.11 174.0 3.9
Away 10 39 118 3.03 31 266 .327 3 0.08 8 0.21 25 0.64 5 24 29 0.74 143.0 3.7
Neutral 8 27 54 2.00 30 164 .146 2 0.07 4 0.15 16 0.59 4 16 20 0.74 70.0 2.6
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Wins 24 78 232 2.97 72 565 .283 3 0.04 17 0.22 62 0.79 13 68 81 1.04 296.0 3.8
Losses 8 33 75 2.27 28 193 .244 3 0.09 5 0.15 17 0.52 4 14 18 0.55 91.0 2.8
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September 15 48 126 2.63 41 322 .264 2 0.04 14 0.29 42 0.88 9 28 37 0.77 163.0 3.4
October 8 30 95 3.17 26 225 .307 4 0.13 3 0.10 18 0.60 4 21 25 0.83 112.5 3.8
November 8 28 75 2.68 28 184 .255 0 0.00 5 0.18 17 0.61 4 31 35 1.25 99.5 3.6
December 1 5 11 2.20 5 27 .222 0 0.00 0 0.00 2 0.40 0 2 2 0.40 12.0 2.4