JUNIOR YEAR | 2016: Played in 108 sets...member of the starting rotation for 28 matches...tallied 111 blocks (17 solo, 94 assisted) to become just the third player in Air Force Division I history to record more than 100 total blocks in a season...ranked third on the program's DI single-season list for assisted blocks and total blocks...posted a season-high seven blocks against San Jose State (two solo, five assisted)...accounted for at least five blocks in eight additional matches...registered a personal-best three solo stops at Louisiana Lafayette...assisted on a season-high six blocks against Jacksonville State and Utah State...added 178 kills and 23 digs...tallied a career-best 11 kills against both Grand Canyon and Colgate...also registered double-digit kill totals against Louisiana Lafayette, Southern Utah and Utah State (10 each)...led the team in kills against Northern Colorado (nine) and UNLV (eight)...posted the team's best hitting percentage of the season with a .643 average against Northern Colorado (9k-0e-14a)...was the Falcons' top attacker in 10 contests...posted a personal-best seven digs against Utah State...tallied first collegiate service ace against Colgate...named to the all-tournament team of the Quality Inn-Placentia Fullerton Classic...team captain.
SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2015: Saw action in 43 sets...member of the starting lineup for nine matches...posted 43 total blocks on the year (six solo, 37 assisted)...set the program's Division I single-match record with 12 blocks at Utah State (two solo, 10 assisted)...held the top-two blocking performances on the team in 2015, after adding nine stops (one solo, eight assisted) against San Jose State...accounted for a pair of solo stops against Wyoming and at Utah State...debuted in fifth on the program's DI single-season record book for total blocks a 1.00 per-set average...tallied 37 kills on the season...notched a career-high eight kills against Colorado State...hit a career-best .545 in that match, with eight scores on 11 attempts and just two errors...tallied at least five kills in both matches against UNLV (six at home, five on the road)...also reached the five-kill mark against San Jose State and Wyoming...added eight digs, including a career-high four at Utah State.
FRESHMAN YEAR | 2014: Competed in nine sets...made collegiate debut against Omaha...hit .636 on the season, tallying eight kills on 11 attempts with just one error...collected a season-high two kills against Weber State and San Jose State...added two blocks and one assist.
HIGH SCHOOL | CLUB TEAM: Desert Mountain High School...coached by Shasta Milhollin...earned three varsity letters in volleyball...honored as the team's Most Valuable Player in 2012...named Most Improved as a sophomore (2011)...served as varsity team captain during senior season...also received Girls Volleyball Division I AIA Coaches Poll Recognition in 2013, earning first-team honors for Section III...four-time recipient of the Scholar-Athlete award...completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma program...member of the National Honor Society...served as president of the Chemistry Club...competed at the club level for Revolution Volleyball Academy...coached by Amanda Burnbridge-Lieberman...member of the team that finished second in the Arizona Region and competed at AAU's in Florida.
PERSONAL: Full name is Piper Claire Heineck...daughter of Rich and Cheryl Heineck...is an only child...majoring in political science...future plans include becoming a pilot...has served as Element Leader, Operations NCO and Flight Commander...named to the Commandant's List for excellence in military performance...graduated from the Academy's Powered Flight Program over the summer...also served as the Summer Seminar Squadron Commander, overseeing 70 cadets and 680 high school students...hobbies include reading and painting...father was a member of the golf teams at the University of Southern California and University of California, Santa Barbara...also had two uncles that also competed in collegiate athletics (Kevin Piper, baseball at San Diego State University; Steve Piper, rugby at Oregon State University)...considers greatest personal moment in sports to be committing to play volleyball at Air Force...member of Cadet Squadron 22.
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