Colby Lyman
Colby Lyman

Player Profile

Los Altos Hills, CA

High School:
St. Francis




2005 (Junior): Honorable Mention Academic All-Pac-10 selection. Started at libero in the Valparaiso match and did not play during the remainder of the InnTowner due to ligament damage in her left knee. Returned to the lineup for the Oregon/Oregon State weekend at Pauley Pavilion in early October after missing five matches. Had four double-figure kill matches, three with a season-high of 12 kills. Also had eight matches with double-figure digs including a season-high 20 at USC on Oct. 28. Led the Bruins in digs on three occasions, all in the first half of the season. Suffered a second-degree disloacation of the ulnar collateral ligament in her right elbow on Nov. 3 at Oregon State, ending her season.

2004 Honors/Awards: Honorable Mention Pac-10 All-Academic Team.

2004 (Sophomore): Played a primarily defensive role for the Bruins after shoulder pain kept her off the court for the majority of the Arizona match on Oct. 30. Took a cortisone shot in her left (hitting) shoulder following that match. Only matches with double-figure attacks after the cortisone shot were Nov. 12 vs. USC (27 attacks in five games) and in UCLA's first-round match of the NCAA Tournament vs. Loyola Marymount (15 in four games). Five of her six double-figure kill matches on the season were also prior to the injury. Only player other than Chrissie Zartman to lead the Bruins in digs more than once during the 2004 season. Did so with 11 digs vs. Southern Miss. on Sept. 3, with 18 at Arizona State on Oct. 2 and with 12 vs. Cal on Oct. 8. Had 13 double-figure dig matches. Only missed match was vs. Samford on Sept. 4 at the McDonald's/Texas A&M Invitational (DNP, Coaches Decision). Had double-figure digs in both of UCLA's matches at NCAA Regionals, recording 12 digs against Penn State and 18 in the Bruins five-game loss at Washington.

2003 Honors/Awards: Named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman first team.

2003 (Freshman): Started 24 of UCLA's 33 matches, including 15 of 18 in the Pac-10 and all four NCAA Tournament matches. Injured her ankle in game two of the NCAA Regional Final against USC. That injury was the turning point in the match as USC went on to win in four games and advance to the Final Four. Had an error-free night against UC Irvine with eight kills on 18 attacks for a .444 attack percentage. Served two aces in each of her first two career NCAA Tournament matches. Also had double-figure points in both matches with 12 (7 kills, 2 aces, 1 BS, 4 BA) against San Diego and 11 on eight kills, two aces and two block assists against UC Irvine. Has had eight double-figure kill matches during the year to go along with 10 double-figure dig matches. Career-high of 18.5 points came on Sept. 25 against Oregon State when she hit .379 with 12 kills, two aces and six blocks (three solo, three assists). Career-high of 15 kills was recorded on Nov. 13 against Stanford in Pauley Pavilion. That was one of six matches where she had double-figure kills and digs in the same match. Notched a career-high four service aces in UCLA's Nov. 21 match at top-ranked USC. Has recorded her season-best of 16 digs on two occasions, against Oregon State on Sept.. 25 and at Cal on Oct. 17. Had an impressive collegiate debut, recording 14 kills, 14 digs and four block assists against then-No. 22 Louisville. Was UCLA's top performer at USC on Nov. 21 with nine kills for a .389 attack percentage with four aces, five digs and two block assists.

Prep: Four-time All-League selection. Two-time All-American. Two-time All-Tournament selection at Santa Barbara and Mitty. All-State selection as a senior. Team captain as a junior and senior. Played club with Vision as a senior after playing with City Beach from eighth through 11th grade. Two-time All-American. Volleyball Magazine/ Fab 50 selection. Played volleyball, basketball and track at St. Francis HS. Leading rebounder in the WCAL basketball tournament.