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Leah Hardeman
Leah  Hardeman

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Clarkston, Ga.

High School:
St. Pius X Catholic HS

Height:
5-10

Position:
OH


Honors
2017 - Sun Belt Preseason Offensive Player of the Year
2016 - AVCA All-Region (South Region)
2016 - Sun Belt Player of the Year
2016 - Sun Belt Tournament Most Outstanding Player
2016 - First Team All-Sun Belt
2016 - Sun Belt Preseason Co-Offensive Player of the Year
2015 - AVCA All-Region (South Region)
2015 - Big South Player of the Year
2015 - Big South Tournament MVP
2015 - First Team All-Big South
2014 - Big South Volleyball Player of the Year

2014 - Big South Volleyball Freshman of the Year
2014 - First Team All-Big South
2014 - Big South All-Freshman Team

2016 (Junior)

  • An AVCA All-Region selection for the second straight season
  • Voted the Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year, and Sun Belt Preseason Co-Offensive Player of the Year
  • Named the Sun Belt Championship Most Outstanding Player after averaging 4.27 kills, 0.36 aces and 3.18 digs per set in three tournament matches
  • Among all Sun Belt players, ranked second in kills per set, fifth in aces per set and ninth in hitting percentage
  • Led Coastal averaging 3.81 kills per set, and hit .296 for the season
  • Also led the team averaging 0.29 aces per set
  • Ranked second on the team in total digs (332) and digs per set (2.96)
  • Was the Chants' third-best blocker, averaging 0.47 per set and totaling 53 on 20 solo and 33 assists
  • Posted a team-leading 15 double-doubles, including 25 kills/13 digs against North Carolina in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, and 21 kills/20 digs versus Arkansas State

2015 (Sophomore)

  • Was the first Chanticleer to be named an AVCA All-Region Selection
  • Became the third player in the Big South history to be named Player of the Year in consecutive seasons
  • Voted Tournament MVP of the Big South Championship, totaling 51 kills (4.64/set) with a .362 hitting percentage, four aces, six blocks and 59.0 points in Coastal's three tournament matches
  • Started all 30 matches and played in all of Coastal's 102 sets
  • Led the Big South in total kills (410), kills per set (4.02), total points (460.5) and points per set (4.51)
  • Also ranked in the top-10 in the Big South with a .281 hitting percentage
  • Set a Coastal single-match record (25-point scoring) with 27 kills against #16 Creighton in the first round of the NCAA Championship
  • Put down double-figure kills in 21 of 30 matches, and surpassed 20 kills on three occasions
  • Tallied a team-high 11 double-doubles, and posted her first career match of 20+ kill/digs against #16 Creighton in the first round of the NCAA Championship (27 kills/22 digs)
  • Finished second on the team averaging 2.74 digs per set
  • Ranked third for the Chants with 24 service aces (0/24/set) and fourth with 42 total blocks (0.41/set)

2014 (Freshman) 

  • Became just the second volleyball student-athlete in Big South history to be named the conference's Player and Freshman of the Year in the same season
  • Was also tabbed first team All-Big South and was named to the All-Freshman team
  • Set a program record as a five-time Big South Freshman of the Week recipient
  • Started in all 32 of Coastal's matches and played in all 118 sets
  • Led the team with 478 kills (4.05 per set), the first Chant to surpass 400 kills since 2010
  • Notched a season-high 24 kills against Radford in the Big South Championship
  • Led the Chants with 14 kills in their NCAA Tournament First Round match against USC, and had a team-high 17 kills in Coastal's first-ever win against South Carolina on Oct. 21
  • Notched 20 or more kills in five matches, and reached double figures in all but three matches, while hitting .257
  • Led the team with 40 service aces, averaging 0.34 per set
  • Ranked third on the team in digs with 331, averaging 2.81 per set, including a season-high of 18 vs. Gardner-Webb in the Big South Tournament
  • Averaged 0.41 blocks per set, totaling 48 on 31 assists and 17 solos
  • Set a season-high with five blocks against Tennessee on Sept. 13.


At St. Pius X HS:
Holds the school record for career kills with 1,449 ... As a senior recorded 499 kills, 5.98 digs per game and 1.49 blocks per game to be named team MVP ... Her junior year amassed 426 kills, 107 digs and 27 aces ... Was named a Maxpreps/AVCA Georgia Player of the Week in addition to being a four-time Female Athlete of the Week.

Personal:Full name is Leah Andrea Hardeman ... Daughter of Leonita White ... Has an older sister, Lalita.

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