33 - Gillian Howard
Gillian Howard
Height: 6-4
Year: So.
Hometown: La Jolla, Calif.
High School: La Jolla Country Day
Position: MB
m 31
k/s 1.69
h % .269
a/s 0.13
b/s 1.25
sa/s 0.16
d/s 0.82

2012 (Sophomore):
Earning a starting middle spot in her second year of action, Gillian proved herself one of the best defensive players in the Big West en route to earning First Team All-Big West honors at the end of the season. Overall on the defensive side of the net, Howard posted 158 total blocks while averaging 1.25 per set. For the year, Howard's 1.25 blocks per set ranked No. 2 in the Big West for the regular season while she raised her average to 1.29 bocks per set in conference matches. Individually, Howard showed her skills as one of Pacific's best blockers in the past decade as the second-year blocker posted nine blocks in a single match in three different contests. Her nine blocks tied for the most in a single-match for any Tiger over the past 10 seasons. Her 158 blocks ranked as the 13th most in single-season program history and the third most in the last 20 seasons. In addition to her defensive prowess, Howard posted a career-best 213 kills on .269 hitting while playing in all 126 sets for Pacific. She added 20 aces and 103 digs while posting 322.5.

2011 (Freshman):
In her first season of collegiate volleyball, Howard got off to a slow start as a serious ankle injury in preseason training hampered her play and her growth out of the gate.  Despite struggling early with the injury and fighting for playing time with Pacific’s established starters, Howard came on late for the Tigers to play in 14 matches while earning six starts.  She finished the year with 67 kills on 171 attacks while adding 31 blocks for a 0.77 blocks per game average.  Throughout the year, Howard showed flashes of brilliance to come as she tallied 17 kills and a .424 hitting percentage to lead the Tigers’ past Rice in five-games in Hawaii.  In addition to the kills, Howard posted five aces in the match and four blocks, including three solo efforts.  Her best blocking night of the year came one week later as the young middle blocker tallied six blocks and tallied seven kills to help propel the Tigers to a come-from-behind five-game victory over UC Irvine for their first conference win of the year.

High School/Club:
Graduating from La Jolla Country Day in La Jolla, Calif. in 2011, Gillian helped lead her school to back-to-back league titles in her final two seasons of play . As a junior, Howard led the way to the Torrey's first ever California State Championship after posting a nearly perfect mark of 39-1 while taking the Coastal-South League title with an 8-0 record. As a senior, Howard and the Torrey's ran the table for the second-consecutive season in league play to earn their second-straight Coastal-South title. They entered the playoffs ranked No. 9 in the nation according to Prepvolleyball.com. For the year, Howard posted 179 kills while leading the team defensively with 91 blocks. On the club level, Howard has been a member of the prestigious Coast Volleyball club.

Personal:
Gillian Howard is the daughter of Teresa and Jim Howard.  In her second year at Pacific, she is majoring in business administration.

Recent Games
Nov 3 UC Irvine W, 3-2
Nov 9 at UC Santa Barbara W, 3-2
Nov 10 at Cal Poly W, 3-2
Nov 16 Hawai'i L, 3-2
Nov 17 Cal State Northridge L, 3-0
Nov 24 UC Davis L, 3-1
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 31 18
Sets 126 77
Kills 213 124
Kills per set 1.69 1.61
Errors 67 42
Total Attacks 543 323
Hitting Percentage .269 .254
Assists 17 11
Assists per set 0.13 0.14
Service Aces 20 14
Service Errors 41 26
Service Aces per set 0.16 0.18
Reception Errors 1 1
Digs 103 53
Digs per set 0.82 0.69
Block Solo 21 15
Block Assist 137 84
Block Total 158 99
Blocks per set 1.25 1.29
Block Errors 9 6
Ball Handling Errors 2 2
Points 322.5 195.0
Points per set 2.6 2.5
Date Opponent Score s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Aug 24 at Idaho W, 3-2 5 9 3 22 .273 0 0 1 0 4 0 2 0 2 0 10.0
Aug 25 vs. Washington St. W, 3-0 3 2 1 12 .083 1 0 1 0 4 1 4 0 5 0 5.0
Aug 25 vs. Montana W, 3-2 5 4 4 16 .000 0 2 1 0 3 1 2 0 3 0 8.0
Aug 31 Portland St. W, 3-0 3 8 0 14 .571 0 0 2 0 3 0 5 1 5 0 10.5
Sep 1 Nevada W, 3-0 3 3 0 11 .273 0 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 4.0
Sep 1 Northern Ill. W, 3-0 3 2 2 12 .000 1 0 2 0 4 0 2 0 2 0 3.0
Sep 7 vs. Loyola-Chicago W, 3-0 3 2 3 10 -.100 0 2 1 0 2 0 6 0 6 0 7.0
Sep 8 vs. Santa Clara W, 3-2 5 14 0 24 .583 0 0 1 0 5 2 7 1 9 0 19.5
Sep 8 at Stanford L, 3-0 3 10 4 23 .261 0 0 1 0 6 0 5 1 5 0 12.5
Sep 14 vs. Iowa W, 3-1 4 13 5 30 .267 1 1 2 0 6 1 4 0 5 0 17.0
Sep 14 at Marquette W, 3-2 5 11 1 22 .455 1 0 1 0 6 1 8 0 9 0 16.0
Sep 15 vs. Wis.-Milwaukee W, 3-1 4 7 2 16 .312 1 1 1 0 3 0 3 0 3 0 9.5
Sep 22 at UC Davis L, 3-1 4 5 3 13 .154 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 1 0 5.5
Sep 25 at San Jose State W, 3-0 3 4 0 8 .500 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 3 0 5.5
Sep 28 Cal State Fullerton W, 3-2 5 10 4 23 .261 1 2 2 0 3 1 4 1 5 0 15.0
Sep 29 UC Riverside W, 3-0 3 3 4 13 -.077 1 2 0 0 3 1 6 0 7 0 9.0
Oct 5 at UC Irvine W, 3-0 3 5 1 8 .500 3 0 1 0 4 0 5 1 5 0 7.5
Oct 6 at Long Beach State L, 3-0 3 4 2 9 .222 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 5.0
Oct 12 Cal Poly W, 3-0 3 5 0 9 .556 0 1 1 0 3 2 6 0 8 0 11.0
Oct 13 UC Santa Barbara L, 3-2 5 6 4 19 .105 0 0 2 0 7 0 7 0 7 0 9.5
Oct 18 at Cal State Northridge L, 3-2 5 11 4 23 .304 0 1 0 0 2 1 5 0 6 0 15.5
Oct 20 at Hawai'i L, 3-2 5 6 2 14 .286 1 2 1 0 2 0 6 0 6 0 11.0
Oct 26 at UC Riverside W, 3-2 5 8 1 19 .368 0 1 2 1 3 4 4 1 8 0 15.0
Oct 27 at Cal State Fullerton L, 3-2 5 9 1 22 .364 2 0 3 0 4 2 4 0 6 1 13.0
Nov 2 Long Beach State L, 3-1 4 5 2 18 .167 1 1 3 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 7.0
Nov 3 UC Irvine W, 3-2 5 12 2 34 .294 0 0 2 0 4 1 6 1 7 0 16.0
Nov 9 at UC Santa Barbara W, 3-2 5 8 2 22 .273 0 1 1 0 8 0 9 0 9 0 13.5
Nov 10 at Cal Poly W, 3-2 5 8 2 27 .222 0 1 2 0 1 0 7 1 7 0 12.5
Nov 16 Hawai'i L, 3-2 5 7 2 17 .294 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 1 3 1 8.5
Nov 17 Cal State Northridge L, 3-0 3 5 2 15 .200 0 2 2 0 2 1 3 0 4 0 9.5
Nov 24 UC Davis L, 3-1 4 7 4 18 .167 1 0 1 0 1 2 4 0 6 0 11.0
  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
2011-12 14 40 67 1.68 29 171 .222 3 0.08 9 0.22 32 0.80 8 23 31 0.78 95.5 2.4
2012-13 31 126 213 1.69 67 543 .269 17 0.13 20 0.16 103 0.82 21 137 158 1.25 322.5 2.6
2013-14 30 112 234 2.09 73 542 .297 22 0.20 11 0.10 74 0.66 25 135 160 1.43 337.5 3.0
2014-15 30 108 282 2.61 60 563 .394 8 0.07 0 0.00 39 0.36 21 114 135 1.25 360.0 3.3
Total 105 386 796 2.06 229 1819 .312 50 0.13 40 0.10 248 0.64 75 409 484 1.25 1115.5 2.9
  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 31 126 213 1.69 67 543 .269 17 0.13 20 0.16 103 0.82 21 137 158 1.25 322.5 2.6
Conference 18 77 124 1.61 42 323 .254 11 0.14 14 0.18 53 0.69 15 84 99 1.29 195.0 2.5
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Home 12 46 73 1.59 26 203 .232 6 0.13 8 0.17 34 0.74 8 50 58 1.26 114.0 2.5
Away 13 56 98 1.75 26 232 .310 8 0.14 6 0.11 46 0.82 8 61 69 1.23 142.5 2.5
Neutral 6 24 42 1.75 15 108 .250 3 0.12 6 0.25 23 0.96 5 26 31 1.29 66.0 2.8

Wins 20 80 138 1.72 37 352 .287 11 0.14 14 0.18 73 0.91 15 95 110 1.38 214.5 2.7
Losses 11 46 75 1.63 30 191 .236 6 0.13 6 0.13 30 0.65 6 42 48 1.04 108.0 2.3

August 4 16 23 1.44 8 64 .234 1 0.06 2 0.12 14 0.88 2 13 15 0.94 33.5 2.1
September 12 45 84 1.87 28 205 .273 7 0.16 8 0.18 46 1.02 6 51 57 1.27 123.5 2.7
October 8 34 54 1.59 15 123 .317 6 0.18 5 0.15 25 0.74 9 39 48 1.41 87.5 2.6
November 7 31 52 1.68 16 151 .238 3 0.10 5 0.16 18 0.58 4 34 38 1.23 78.0 2.5