UAlbany Volleyball BIO
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Nicole Otero
Player Profile:
Nicole Otero 2051846
Position: Libero
Height: 5'7"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
High School: Colegio Adianez

2017:
 Repeated as America East Defensive Specialist of the Year
• America East All-Conference First Team, third all-conference selection
• Second in the America East with 4.82 digs per set
• Joined the 1,000 dig club on September 1st, 2017 vs. St. John's
 Six-time America East Defensive Specialist of the Week
• Played all 26 matches as UAlbany's libero, tallying 429 digs, 83 assists and 14 digs
 20 matches with double digit digs, nine with at least 20 digs
 Named to the Desmond Hotel Invite All-Tournament Team with 22 digs vs. Colgate (9/2)
 Had at least 14 digs in 15 of her last 16 matches on the season, including a season-high 31 digs in win vs. Stony Brook (10/15)
 16 digs and seven assists in home win over UMBC (11/3)
 30 digs and six assist in regular season finale victory at Stony Brook (10/10)

2016:
 America East All-Conference Second Team for second straight season
• UAlbany's primary libero, finishing second in the America East with five digs per set and first with 0.4 aces per set
• Four-time All-Tournament Team member: UNLV Invitational, Yale Invitational, Army Invitational and America East Tournament
• Four-time America East Defensive Specialist of the Week
• Earned double digit digs in 23 matches, including 12 with at least 20
• Had pair of 20+ dig matches, totaling 64 in three, in UNLV Invitational (8/26-8/27)
• Combined 57 digs, 15 assists and three aces in DePaul Invitational (9/9-9/10)
• Career-high 40 digs in five-set victory at Army (9/17), combining for 79 digs and six aces in the invitational
• 25 digs and two aces in four-set road victory over UMBC (10/7)
• 27 digs in five-set home win over New Hampshire (10/16)
• Tallied 20 digs, four aces and four assists in three-set win vs. UMBC in America East Tournament semifinals (11/18)

2015:
• America East Defensive Specialist of the Year and All-Conference Second Team member
• UAlbany's libero in all 26 matches, earning America East Defensive Specialist of the Week six times to lead the league
• Second in the America East with 4.85 digs per set and 20th with 0.21 aces per set
• Finished season with 475 digs, 21 service aces and 67 assists
• Earned double digit digs in 25 out of 26 matches, including 13 matches with 20+ digs
• 25 digs, four service aces and five assists at Kent State (9/5)
• 22 digs and perfect 100% receiving at Yale (9/11)
• 26 digs and five aces vs. IUPUI (9/18), following with 20 digs and four aces vs. Wichita State (9/19)
• Earned season-high 27 digs, adding three aces in league-opening victory at Binghamton (9/25)
• Four 20+ dig and 3+ ace matches in a row from Nov. 1-13, all victories, including 24 digs in three-set road victory at UNH (11/1), 26 digs, four aces and 100% receiving at Stony Brook (11/6), 23 digs and five aces in three sets vs. UMBC (11/8) and 20 digs vs. five aces at UMass Lowell (11/13)
• Picked up 22 digs, four aces and 100% receive percentage in AE title match at UNH (11/21)

High School: Four-year letterwinner in volleyball with Colegia Adianez... member of the U20 Puerto Rican national team, formerly on the U17 and U16 teams... led 2014 Avoli 17U to the AAU Puerto Rico Grand Prix championship and third place in Powerleague Volley Championship... formerly played with Avoli 16U, GVA 15U and Vaqueras Superior Juvenil... member of the Girl Scouts of America and the Geography Club in high school.

Personal: Intends to major in biology... Daughter of Juan Otero and Maria Gonzalez.

Otero's Career Statistics 

Year

SP

MP

K

K/S

E

TA

%

A

SA

D

BS

BA

TB

TP

TP/S

2015

98

26

0

0.00

2

8

-.250

67

21

475

0

0

0

21.0

0.21

2016

96

25

4

0.04

4

28

.000

94

38

480

0

0

0

42.0

0.44

2017

89

26

1

0.01

3

26

-.077

83

14

429

0

0

0

15.0

0.17

Career

283

77

5

0.02

9

62

-.065

246

73

1384

0

0

0

78.0

0.28

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