4 - Alexis Crusey
Alexis Crusey
Height: 6-2
Year: Senior
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
High School: Francis Parker
Position: OH

Career: First Yale player, and just the fifth player ever, to earn four First Team All-Ivy honors…Ranks third all-time at Yale with 1,286 career kills…Ranks seventh with 1,219 career digs.

2009: First Team All-Ivy…Appeared in 79 sets…Had 253 kills (3.20 per set) and 282 digs (3.57 per set)…Ranked eighth in the Ivy League in kills per set, eighth in service aces (0.25 per set) and ninth in digs per set…Ranked second on the team with 46 total blocks, including a team-high 12 solo blocks…Yale Invitational All-Tournament Team…American Volleyball Classic All-Tournament Team…Yale Classic Most Valuable Player…Ivy League Player of the Week (9/29)…Four-time Ivy League Weekly Honor Roll selection…Recipient of the Coaches’ Award…Had seven double-doubles…Recorded 10 or more kills in 13 matches and 10 or more digs in 15 matches…Posted 13 kills and 20 digs on Oct. 17 at Columbia…Had 21 kills in four sets on Oct. 30 at Penn…Notched 22 kills and 26 digs in a Nov. 6, five-set win at Harvard.

2008: Unanimous first team All-Ivy selection...Played in 92 sets over 27 matches this season...Was second on the team and fourth in the Ivy League with 3.59 kills per set...Ranked second on the team and 10th in the Ivy League with 3.46 digs per set...Was the only player in the league to place in the top ten in both kills and digs...Hit .246 on the season...One of just two players in the top ten in both kills and hitting percentage...Posted double-figure kills on 19 occasions and double-figure digs in 18 matches...Recorded a team-best 15 double-doubles, including seven straight from Sept. 27 to Oct. 18...Amassed 38 assists, 21 service aces and 44 blocks, including a team-best 20 solo blocks...Selected as Most Valuable Player of the Yale Invitational from Sept. 12-13...Recorded a team-high 14 kills on 37 errorless swings in the season-opening Sept. 12 win over Boston College...Led the Bulldogs with 11 digs on Sept. 13 against Hofstra...Notched a match-high12 kills and 10 digs in the Sept. 20 sweep of New Hampshire, starting a streak of 10 matches with double-digit kills...Recorded 4.45 kills and 3.64 digs per set in 11 frames of work on Sept. 26-27 en route to earning a slot on the UAlbany Classic All-Tournament team...Led all players with 18 kills on Sept. 26 at Albany, and repeated the feat in the Sept. 27 sweep of Dayton...Recorded team highs with 13 kills and 17 digs on Sept. 27 against Long Island...Named Ivy League Player of the Week for the week ending Oct. 4...Had a season- and match-high 23 kills and a match-best 18 digs on Oct. 3 at Brown...Recorded a match-high 17 kills and 13 digs on Oct. 4 against Brown...Led the Bulldogs with 11 kills in the Oct. 17 sweep of Princeton...Picked up 21 kills and 18 digs on Oct. 18 against Penn...Shared the match high of 11 kills on Oct. 25 at Columbia...Tallied a match-high 19 digs on Nov. 1 at Dartmouth...Led all players with 10 digs in the Nov. 7 sweep of Columbia...Crushed 16 kills with 20 digs on Nov. 14 at Penn...Posted 15 kills and 20 digs in the Ivy League Championship-clinching sweep on Nov. 15 at Princeton...With 17 kills and a season-high 21 digs on Nov. 29 at Loyola Marymount, became the eighth Bulldog with 1,000 career kills and also eclipsed 900 career digs...Recorded 14 kills and 16 digs in the NCAA Championship First Round win over Ohio.

2007: First team All-Ivy...Played in 84 games, starting 24 matches...One of two players in the Ivy League with over 300 kills and 300 digs...Only Ivy Leaguer ranked in the top 10 in both kills and digs...Led the team and finished fourth in the Ivy League with 4.05 kills per game...Ranked ninth in the Ivy League with 3.93 digs per game...Led the Bulldogs with 19 solo blocks...Recorded 10 or more kills 19 times and double-digit digs on 16 occasions...Had five 20-kill performances and four 20-dig efforts...Tallied 14 double-doubles, including three 20-20 showings...Named MVP of the season-opening Yale Invitational after recording 30 kills and 32 digs in three matches...Also earned all-tournament honors at the Yale Volleyball Classic and LIU Volleyball Classic...Had 23 kills and 25 digs at Princeton on Oct. 12...Tallied 25 kills and a career-high 27 digs in Yale's five-game win over Dartmouth (Oct. 27)...Also had a career-high five assists in that match.

2006: Unanimous selection as Ivy League Rookie of the Year, as well as first team All-Ivy...Four-time Ivy League Rookie of the Week...Appeared in all 79 games...Led the Ivy League with 4.59 kills per game...Slammed a team-leading 363 kills...Fifth in the conference with a .293 hitting percentage...Finished second on the squad with 289 digs and 3.66 digs per game...Registered 16 solo blocks and 51 total blocks...Named to Asics Invitational all-tournament team after a 23-kill, 13-dig effort at Pacific...Posted a career-high 26 kills in a five-game loss to Albany on Sept. 23...Went over the 20-kill mark eight times and posted 16 double-doubles.

Before Yale: Led Francis Parker to the CIF Division IV state championship and was named a PrepVolleyball.com Senior Ace...Earned San Diego All-Academic honors three times...Named to the Junior Olympics All-Tournament Team after leading the Coast VBC's 18-1s to second place in the National Division in 2005.

Getting to Know Lexi

Favorite Quote: The Serenity Prayer “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”
Your Theme Song: "Life is a Highway"
Biggest Inspiration: My mom
Favorite Reality TV Show: The Biggest Loser
Greatest Fear: Being alone
Pre-Match Superstition: I try to always chew a fresh piece of gum when I play.
Signature Dance Move: The Worm?
Why did you choose Yale?: It was just the right fit. I knew I wanted to go to Yale right when I stepped on campus. It has an amazing feel.