Broncos open season this weekend against Gonzaga, Portland State and No. 4 Washington at Bronco Gym.
Broncos picked two spots higher than they finished in 2013.
There are 13 days until the Boise State volleyball season begins.
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The first of four preview articles featuring the Broncos.
Boise State volleyball versus Air Force on Nov. 1, 2014.
Boise State volleyball versus Nevada on Oct. 9, 2014.
Boise State volleyball photo gallery for Gonzaga match on Aug. 29, 2014
Boise State volleyball photo gallery for Colorado State match on Oct. 31, 2013.
Boise State volleyball photo gallery for Sacramento State match on Sept. 14, 2013.
INDOOR CAREER SUMMARY (at Boise State)
- Duffin is a multi-sport athlete competing in both indoor and sand volleyball for Boise State ... transferred to Boise State from Georgia Southern as a sophomore in January 2012.
- HONORS: 2013 Academic All-Mountain West, 2013 Courtyard Marriott Bronco Volleyball Classic All-Tournament Team (Sept. 12-14).
- Has played in 35 matches to date at middle blocker with 22 starts, started 20-of-25 matches as a junior.
- While at Boise State has accumulated 143 kills (1.49 kps), hitting percentage of 35.1 percent, five assists (0.05 aps), three service aces (0.03 saps), 20 digs (0.21 dps), 73 blocks (0.76 bps) and 184.5 points (1.92 pps).
- SEASON RANKINGS: 2013 hitting percentage of 37.5 percent ranks as second-best single-season mark all-time at Boise State.
- CAREER HIGHS: 14 kills against North Texas (Sept. 13, 2013), hitting percentage of 70 percent versus North Texas (Sept. 13, 2013), 1 assists (five times), one service ace (three times), 3 digs (three times), seven blocks versus Gonzaga (Aug. 31, 2013) and 15.0 points against North Texas (Sept. 13, 2013).
2013 - JUNIOR HIGHLIGHTS
- SEASON HONORS: Academic All-Mountain West ... named to Courtyard Marriott Bronco Volleyball Classic All-Tournament Team.
- Played in 25 matches including 20 starts.
- Tallied 128 kills, four assists, three service aces, 18 digs and 64 blocks, as well as 165.0 points ... averaged 1.62 kills per set while hitting 37.5 percent ... averaged 0.81 blocks per set.
- Ranked sixth on team in kills and second in blocks ... ranked fourth in the Mountain West for hitting percentage at 37.5 percent, second-best single season percentage in Bronco history.
- Recorded career-highs for kills with 14, hitting percentage of 70 percent and total points with 15.0 in the Broncos 3-1 win over North Texas (Sept. 13) at Courtyard Marriott Bronco Volleyball Classic ... tallied a career-high seven blocks to go with 10 kills versus Gonzaga (Aug. 31) at the Northwest Challenge in Portland, Ore. ... team-high six blocks against San Diego State (Oct. 26).
2012 - SOPHOMORE HIGHLIGHTS
- Played in 10 matches (17 sets) with two starts at middle blocker.
- Accumulated 15 kills, one assist, two digs, nine block assists and 19.5 points.
- First action as a Bronco was as a starter against Washington (Aug. 24) in the season opener at Seattle ... season-high six kills and eight points against Morgan State (Sept. 1) ... high in digs was two versus American (Sept. 14) ... recorded four blocks twice against Morgan State and UNLV (Sept. 22).
2011 - FRESHMAN HIGHLIGHTS (at Georgia Southern)
- After playing the fall of 2011 as a freshman at Georgia Southern University she transferred to Boise State in January 2012.
- Saw limited action in six matches and a total of seven sets while at GSU ... recorded three kills.
SAND CAREER SUMMARY
- Member of the 2014 inaugural sand volleyball team at Boise State.
- Saw action in 10 matches recording a 5-5 overall mark competing at numerous positions throughout the lineup from the No. 2 to No. 5 positions.
- Tied for the team-high in victories with five including a 4-0 mark at No. 5 pair.
DEL ORO HIGH SCHOOL
- Played for Head Coach Stu Kageta at Del Oro High School in Loomis, Calif.
- Member of varsity squad for three years.
- Led the All-Sierra Foothill League in hitting percentage and was second in blocking percentage in 2009.
- VOLLELYBALL HONORS: Selected all-league three times and all-metro twice ... was named team's best offensive player all four years.
- Played club ball for Delta Valley.
- Team advanced to the Junior Olympics five times.
- Sand pairs team took first place in California Beach Volleyball Association and placed second three times.