Carstensen appeared in 44 games over 19 matches, making nine starts ... was fourth on the team with 0.84 blocks per game ... also averaged 1.95 kills per game and posted a .256 hitting percentage, which was fourth-best on the squad ... registered a career-high 10 kills on .500 hitting in a win against William and Mary on Sept. 8 and followed that up with eight more kills on 14 swings with only one error later that night in a victory over Southern Mississippi ... had a career-high seven blocks (one solo, six assists) in a win at UC Irvine on Sept. 7, adding five kills in 11 attempts with no errors ... concluded the three-match UC Irvine Invitational (Sept. 7-8) with a .488 hitting percentage, recording 23 kills in 41 swings with just three errors ... had at least seven kills six times, accomplishing the feat in four straight matches from Oct. 19 to Nov. 2, including nine in a win at Washington State (Oct. 19) ... had a five-block match to go along with seven kills at USC (Nov. 2) ... named to the Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention team.
Played in nine games over five matches ... played in all three games against Florida International on Sept. 15, producing two kills ... had four blocks (one solo, three assists) and a season-best three kills and 5.5 points in a win over Towson on Sept. 12 ... also added a pair of kills against Oregon State on Nov. 24.
Played in 17 games over eight matches ... had season highs in kills (6) and points (7.5) against Stanford (Sept. 24) and Arizona State (Oct. 22) ... added three block assists against the Cardinal.
WESTMINSTER HIGH SCHOOL
Carstensen was a four-year letterwinner in volleyball, also earning three letters in track, at the prestigious Westminster High School in Atlanta ... named Georgia's Gatorade Player of the Year in 2003 and 2004 ... earned All-State honors all four seasons ... was a two-time team captain ... helped the Wildcats to AAA State titles three straight seasons ... played club volleyball for Mizuno Long Beach and Atlanta Juniors ... club team placed third at the 2005 Junior Olympics in the 18 Open Division.
Born Elise Saxon Carstensen on Aug. 29, 1987 in Dayton, Ohio ... parents are Susan and Charles Carstensen ... has one sister, Jessi ... majoring in psychology.
Elise Carstensen's Career Statistics
Elise Carstensen's Match Highs
|KILLS||10, vs. William and Mary (9/8/07)||TOTAL ATTACKS||24, vs. Stanford (10/26/07)||DIGS||3, at USC (11/2/07)||BLOCK SOLOS||1, 5 Times||BLOCK ASSISTS||6, at UC Irvine (9/7/07)||TOTAL BLOCKS||7.0 (1-6), at UC Irvine (9/7/07)||POINTS||11.5, vs. William and Mary (9/8/07)|