15 - Renee Lopes
Renee Lopes
Height: 6-1
Year: So.
Hometown: Manhattan Beach, Calif.
High School: Mira Costa
Position: MH

2005: Lopes finished off a stellar career earning first-team All Ivy honors after finishing second in hitting percentage (.380) and fifth in kills per game (3.53). She became just the sixth player in school history to eclipse the 1,000 kill mark on Oct. 29 against Columbia. Her 1,098 career kills is sixth best in school history. Lopes also ranks third in career hitting percentage (.328) and ninth in blocks (256). She reached double figures in kills 14 games during her final season, including a string of 10 consecutive to close out her career. She earned Ivy League Player of the Week honors on Nov. 8 after posting 30 kills and a .536 hitting percentage in a weekend sweep of Penn and Princeton. She also earned Academic All-Ivy honors.

2004: Lopes earned All-Ivy honorable mention last season after leading the Bulldogs and ranking fifth in the Ivy League with a .278 hitting percentage. She enters her final season ranked eighth in Yale history with 826 kills. She had eight matches in 2004 with double-digit kills and a .350 or better percentage. Lopes hit .412 (17-1-34) in Yale's 3-1 win against UMBC and .522 (12-0-23) in a 3-1 home win against Penn. She was named Ivy League Player of the Week after notching 27 kills and one error for a .441 percentage in the Penn match and the following day's 3-2 loss to Princeton.

2003: Lopes finished first on the team and second in the conference in hitting percentage (.327) in 90 games. Her hitting percentage ranks ninth on the Yale single-season all-time list, immediately behind her .338 percentage in 2002. She finished second on the squad in kills (280) and blocks (58). She recorded a season-high 21 kills at Cornell on Oct. 18 and was named to the Wagner All-Tournament team.

2002: Lopes enjoyed a strong freshman season for the Bulldogs. In 90 games, she posted squad highs in attack percentage (.338) and block total (285), while her 281 kills were second on the team and tops among returnees. Against Columbia, she registered 23 kills. She was named Ivy League Rookie of the Week on Oct. 29 and was selected to the Central Connecticut All-Tournament team.

Before Yale: Lopes played for Mira Costa High School and Asics Volleyball Club.