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Alana Polk
Alana  Polk

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Houston, Texas

High School:
Elsik H.S.

Height:
6-2

Position:
MB

08/29/2016

Hawk Talk: A Weekly Recap of Shore Athletics (August 22 – 28)

Hawks goes perfect in Alabama

10/30/2015

UMES FALLS TO BEARS IN FOUR

Morgan State downs UMES

11/20/2017

Maryland Eastern Shore vs Florida AM

The Shore falls in three sets to the raptors

11/17/2017

Maryland Eastern Shore vs. N.C. Central (11.17.17)

The Hawks swept the Eagles in the MEAC Championship Quarterfinal (photos by Joey Gardner)

11/09/2017

Senior Day Volley Ball

Senior Night Appreciation game

10/25/2017

Hawks Volleyball vs. Bethune-Cookman (10.22.17)

The Shore swept Bethune-Cookman at the Hytche Center on October 22nd. (photos by Randy Stadler)

09/19/2017

The Henson's Hawk Invite

The Shore wins three of four matches to place 2nd at The Henson's Hawk Invite. (photos by Joey Gardner)

2016 (Junior): Captain for the team ... competed in 33 sets before a leg injury sidelined her for the year ... mainly played as an outside hitter, producing 55 kills (1.67 per set), 24 digs (0.73 per set), 19 blocks (0.58 per set), and three aces ... started out season with a perfect 8-for-8 in kills against Alabama A&M ... recorded a season high nine kills and added a solo block in the win over Jackson State. 

2015 (Sophomore):
Served as the Hawks' primary middle blocker all season long ...named to the 2015 All-MEAC Second Team for her efforts ... was third on the team in kills with 187 and second in kill percentage, converting 26.9% of her attacks ... was even more impressive as a blocker, average 1.18 per set with 122 total participations ... 14 of that total were counted as solos ... also added 33 digs and eight assists on the season ... one of the finest performances as an offensive player came against Manhattan when she converted nine kills and eight blocks with a 35% kill percentage. 

2014 (Freshman):
Was an offensive presence for the Hawks as a freshman ... served as the team's premier blocker with a team high 111 blocks and 18 solo blocks ... successfully blocked nine attacks against Norfolk State on Nov. 7th ... finished fourth in kills with 160 and led the team in kill percentage at .266 ... had a season high 12 kills versus North Carolina A&T on Sept. 12 ... also assisted on the serve and defense, with seven aces and 19 digs ... served up two aces twice, most recently against Delaware State on Oct. 19th.

High School/Club:
Played three seasons of varsity volleyball ... finished her career with 1,044 assists, 518 digs, 373 kills, and a 35.7-percent hitting percentage ... won 18-5A Most Valuable Player (MVP) ... named Offensive Most Valuable Player (MVP) twice (2012 & 2013) ... selected to the 18-5A Academic All-District Team twice (2012 & 2013) ... voted 2011-12 Best Newcomer ... named to the 2011 18-5A First Team All-District ... guided the club to four straight district titles (2010-2014) ... played for the Southwest Juniors Volleyball Club ... member of the student council.

Personal: Nickname is Polkie ... born in Houston ... daughter of James and Mildred Polk ... has one brother, James Polk II, and one sister, MaKayla ... major in Business Management ... pre-game routine/superstitions are listening to "Remember the name" by Fort Minor, praying, and retying her ankle braces and shoes ... most influential person is her grandmother because she inspires her to become strong and independent ... plans to start her own business and try-out for the Olympic volleyball team ... best advice/favorite saying received is, "Breath, believe, and battle." by Kerri Walsh ... personal best non-athletic accomplishment is graduating from high school ... personal best sport moment was hitting line for the first time because she worked endlessly to get the opportunity ... Personal athletic goals for the season are becoming a starter and win MVP ... personal career athletic goals are becoming an all-around player who improved mentally and physically and make it to the Hall of Fame

CAREER HIGHS

Kills: 13 
(vs. Rider, August 29, 2015)

Aces: 2
(3x, last vs. Texas Southern, Aug. 27, 2016)

Assists: 3 
(vs. Coppin State, November 1, 2015)

Digs: 5 
(vs. Rider, Sept. 3, 2016)

Blocks: 9
(@ Norfolk State, Nov. 7, 2014)

CAREER STATISTICS

Year

SP

MP

K

K/S

E

TA

PCT

A

SA

D

BS

BA

TB

BPS

2016

33

11

55

1.67

23

148

.216

4

3

24

5

14

19

0.58

2015

103

29

187

1.82

61

468

.269

8

0

33

14

108

122

1.18

2014

103

29

160

1.55

59

380

.266

3

7

19

18

93

111

1.08

Total

239

69

402

1.68

143

996

.260

15

10

76

37

135

252

1.05

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