2013 Sand Season
Played in four of the team’s eight matches during the program’s inaugural sand season…played twice at No. 5 with Breanne Menees, and twice at No. 5 with Kelsey Elston.
Appeared in 17 matches, including eight starts and 50 sets played at middle blocker…posted averages of 1.00 kills, 1.00 blocks and 1.52 points per set while hitting .217…after playing just 22 sets during the team’s first 24 matches, Motes started at middle blocker each of the final six matches of the season…over that six-match stretch, she averaged 1.32 kills per set while hitting .271…hit better than .310 in four of the final five matches of the season…season high of eight kills came in a win at Weber State…had four kills, a .375 hitting percentage and season-best 10 blocks at home against Portland State…had seven kills, eight blocks and a .312 hitting percentage against North Dakota…in the eight matches she started, Motes hit better than .310 on five of those occasions.
Prior to Sacramento State
Appeared in all 57 matches during her two seasons (2010, 2011) with CSU Bakersfield…as a sophomore in 2011, she was one of two Roadrunners to appear in all 26 matches and 92 sets while posting averages of 1.16 kills and 0.71 blocks per set…hit .220 (107-50-259) and her 65 blocks were a team high…had a season-best six blocks on three occasions during her sophomore season, and ranked fifth on the team in kills…as a freshman, she was the only Bakersfield player to start all 31 matches, and led the team with 76 blocks (0.72 per set)…was named to the all-tournament team at the Fresno State Invitational and had a career-high eight blocks against Gonzaga.
A 2010 graduate of Thatcher High School in Thatcher, Ariz…competed four years of volleyball, basketball and track and field, and one season of tennis…in volleyball, she was a two-time all-region selection after helping lead the Eagles to a combined 59-3 record during her final two seasons…that included a 2A state championship in 2008 before falling in the state final during her senior season of 2009…averaged 2.3 kills and 0.9 blocks per set while hitting .350 as a senior…was named to the state championship all-tournament team in 2009…also named Thatcher’s Student-Athlete of the Year in 2010, and made the Dean’s List all four years of high school.
Parents are Erin and Becky Motes…will be a graduate student at Sacramento State after earning her bachelor’s degree in English (minor in business) from CSU Bakersfield in June of 2012, just two months shy of her 20th birthday…will pursue her master’s degree in business at Sacramento State…played four years of club volleyball for Gila Valley Juniors of Thatcher, Ariz.