Sage was third on the team with 0.66 blocks per set and a .296 hitting percentage and second with 0.23 service aces per set, adding 1.39 kills per set, 0.47 digs per set and 2.01 points per set ... played in 26 matches and 83 sets, making 17 starts ... recorded four double-figure kills contests ... hit a career-high .667 at San Jose State on Sept. 2, tying a personal best with 11 kills with only one error in 15 attempts ... posted 11 kills and only two errors in 17 swings in the NCAA First Round match against American on Dec. 3 for a .529 hitting percentage to go with three aces and a career-high 15.5 points ... added 11 kills in the NCAA Second Round contest versus Texas (Dec. 4) and 10 against USC on Nov. 26 ... had at least five kills in eight other contests, hitting .400 or better in four of those matches ... tied a career high with six blocks against Saint Mary's on Sept. 3 ... had at least four roofs in seven matches, including five against Kansas State on Aug. 27 and three block solos at Arizona on Oct. 15 ... recorded aces in four straight matches from Oct. 8-16, including a career-high four versus California on Oct. 8 and two apiece at Arizona and Arizona State (Oct. 16) ... notched a personal-high six digs at Arizona State and added five against Stanford on Oct. 9.
Appeared in 30 matches as a sophomore, playing in 73 sets and making nine starts ... was fourth on the team in blocks per set (0.64) and hitting percentage (.276) ... set a career best and tied for the match lead with 11 kills at California on Oct. 30 ... hit .471 with only three errors in 17 swings to go along with five blocks and a personal-best 13.5 points ... added seven kills and six blocks the next evening at Stanford ... notched eight kills and no errors in 11 swings for a .727 hitting percentage against Western Michigan on Aug. 29, adding four blocks in just two sets ... had six blocks against Fordham (Sept. 19) and four against Idaho (Sept. 5) ... produced seven kills and only one error in 11 attacks (.545) with four blocks against Washington State on Nov. 13 ... had five kills and no errors in 11 swings (.455) at Cal State Fullerton on Sept. 18.
Played in 26 matches and 78 sets during her freshman season, making 18 starts ... named to the Pacific-10 Conference All-Freshman honorable mention team ... was third on the team with 0.79 blocks per set ... averaged 1.31 kills per set ... led the Bruins in blocks in a match four times ... had five blocks at Stanford on Nov. 22 and followed that up with a season-best six roofs against Pepperdine on Nov. 25 ... recorded four blocks in five other contests ... posted a season-high nine kills at California on Nov. 21, which marked the last of nine consecutive matches where she tallied at least five kills ... had a .400 hitting percentage with at least five kills on four occasions, swinging at a season-best .545 clip (8-2-11) against Oregon State on Oct. 31 ... also had eight kills at Washington on Nov. 9 ... notched five kills, no errors and five digs at Northwestern (Sept. 20).
HURON HIGH SCHOOL
Sage was a four-year letterwinner at Huron High School in Huron, Ohio ... was a three-time All-League, All-District and All-Ohio selection ... named Sandusky Bay League Player of the Year, All-District Player of the Year and Prep Volleyball All-American in each of her last two seasons ... led the state of Ohio and broke the single-season school kills record as a junior with 531, hitting .910 ... had 1,343 kills for her career, third all-time in the state of Ohio, despite playing just 2 1/2 seasons due to a knee injury ... helped the Tigers to undefeated league titles all four years ... Huron reached the state semifinals in her junior campaign ... was a three-time team captain ... coached by Don Wood ... played club with Toledo Volleyball Club ... participated in JO Nationals four straight years and was part of the runner-up team the first time she played 18's ... won the silver medal in her second year playing 18's ... has also been involved with the USA High Performance Team.
Born Sara Elizabeth Sage in Fremont, Ohio on May 15, 1990 ... parents are Beth and Jon Sage ... has an older brother, Sam ... what she likes most about volleyball is that it takes six individuals to play as one unit in order to succeed ... biggest athletic thrill so far was committing to UCLA ... favorites include the movie "Legally Blonde", chicken parmigiana, singer Jack Johnson and the New England Patriots ... enjoys spending time with her family and friends ... favorite class is biology ... grandfather played football at Ohio State for legendary coach Woody Hayes ... majoring in sociology.
Sara Sage's Career Statistics
Sara Sage's Match Highs
|KILLS||11, Four Times (last at Texas, 12/4/10)||TOTAL ATTACKS||22, vs. USC (11/26/10)
22, at Texas (12/4/10)
|HITTING PCT (MIN. 10 KILLS)||.667 (11-1-15), at San Jose State (9/2/10)||SERVICE ACES||4, vs. California (10/8/10)||DIGS||6, at Arizona State (10/16/10)||BLOCK SOLOS||3, at Arizona (10/15/10)||BLOCK ASSISTS||6, vs. Pepperdine (11/25/08)
6, at Stanford (10/31/09)
6, vs. Saint Mary's (9/3/10)
|TOTAL BLOCKS||6, Four Times (last vs. Saint Mary's, 9/3/10)||POINTS||15.5, vs. American (12/3/10)|