7 - Shelby Puckett
Shelby Puckett
Height: 5-11
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Latah, Wash.
High School: Tekoa-Oakesdale HS '09
Position: OH
Experience: 3L
m 31
k/s 1.10
h % .025
a/s 0.44
b/s 0.43
sa/s 0.18
d/s 3.16

2012 Big Sky All-Academic Team
2011 All-Big Sky Second Team
2011 Big Sky All-Academic Team
2010 All-Big Sky Honorable Mention
2010 Big Sky All-Academic Team
2009 Big Sky All-Academic Team

2012: Played in all 31 of Eastern’s matches as a senior, seeing time in all but four sets … Finished sixth on the team with 114 kills, good for an average of 1.11 kills per set … Tied for the team lead with 19 service aces and ranked second on the squad with 325 digs … Finished third on the team with 45 assists and ranked fourth with 44 total blocks … Notched a double-double with a season-best 19 kills and 12 digs against San Francisco (Aug. 24), adding four blocks and a service ace … Recorded nine kills, 10 digs and five total blocks versus Seattle (Aug. 24) … Registered her second double-double of the year behind 12 kills and 14 digs against South Dakota State (Sept. 1), hitting .292 (12-5-24) … Went for 12 kills and three blocks in the Eagles’ five-set loss to Montana State (Sept. 20) … Notched seven kills and 17 digs versus Northern Arizona (Sept. 28) before recording seven kills, 11 digs and six blocks against North Dakota (Oct. 4) … Contributed 16 digs and two service aces against Portland State (Oct. 18) … Added 14 digs and two service aces in EWU’s first win of the season, a sweep of Sacramento State (Oct. 22) … Went for six kills, 10 digs and four blocks in Eastern’s sweep of Montana (Oct. 25) … Recorded 23 digs in the Eagles’ five-set victory over Northern Arizona (Nov. 1) before notching 18 digs and two service aces in EWU’s win over Southern Utah (Nov. 3) … Had a season-best 29 digs against North Dakota (Nov. 10), then contributed 21 digs in Eastern’s 3-1 win over Idaho State (Nov. 15) … Earned Big Sky All-Academic honors for the fourth consecutive season.

2011: Continued to build her resume with All-Big Sky Second-Team honors, as well as her third-straight Big Sky All-Academic accolade … Puckett averaged 3.02 kills per set to rank seventh overall in the conference … She also recorded 70 blocks and 25 service aces for a points per set average of 3.54, which ranked sixth in the league … She earned UNLV All-Tournament Team honors for tallying 47 kills and 23 digs in three matches against Cal State Northridge, UNLV and Southern Utah … With exception of one match she sat out due to a minor ankle injury, the 5-11 lefty played every single rotation for the Eagles in 2011 … She had 10 double-doubles on the year - the second most on the team - and had double-digit kills in 20 of 28 matches … She registered a career-high 22 kills and six blocks in a 3-2 win against Boise State (Aug. 31), and also had 13 digs and three service aces … She had only four errors in that match on 45 total attempts for an impressive .400 attack percentage - her second-best of the season … She hit a .524 clip at Weber State (Sept. 16) with 13 kills and only two errors on 21 attempts … Puckett had a nine-match streak with at least 10 kills, including the first six of the Big Sky Conference season … She turned in one of her best all-around efforts at Montana State (Sept. 23) with 15 kills, 14 digs, four blocks and two aces … She notched a career-high 18 digs to go along with 14 kills and three blocks in a five-set win at Northern Arizona (Oct. 29), which avenged a heartbreaking 3-2 loss to the Lumberjacks from earlier in the season.

2010: Following the 2010 season, Puckett was named to the All-Big Sky Honorable Mention squad and the Big Sky All-Academic team … She averaged 2.67 kills per set to lead the Eagle offense in 2010 … She registered her first-career double-double in the second outing of the year against Seattle (Aug. 28) with 21 kills on .415 hitting and a career-high 19 digs … She had three-consecutive double-doubles against Cal Poly (Sept. 10), Idaho (Sept. 10) and Montana (Sept. 17) … In the Sept. 17 contest against UM, Puckett had 11 kills, 18 digs and a career-high four service aces … She recorded double-digit kills in 11 of 16 conference games, including a team-leading 21 in EWU’s  thrilling five-set victory over Montana (Oct. 30) … Puckett had 13 kills and only two errors on 29 attempts against Northern Colorado (Oct. 16), while also tallying four blocks and two aces … She helped Eastern nab its first road win of the season at Idaho State (Oct. 23) with 14 kills on .382 hitting, and a career-high seven blocks.

2009: Puckett was the only true freshman to see action during the 2009 campaign, as she played in 24 of Eastern’s 29 matches … She was named to the Big Sky All-Academic team for maintaining a 3.20 grade point average during her rookie season … She tallied a career-high six kills and three blocks on three separate occasions … She registered a career-high six digs against Nevada (Sept. 4) … Puckett received the Emtman Award during the spring season, which is an honor administered by Eastern’s head strength and conditioning coach and recognizes strong work ethic, perseverance, character and team-first attitude.

High School: Puckett, native of Latah, Wash., graduated from Tekoa-Oaksdale in 2009 … After helping lead her prep squad to its first-ever state title as a junior in 2007, Puckett was named the Associated Press Most Valuable Player at the 1B level for the state of Washington … She was also named the MVP of the Whitman County League that same year. Puckett then helped the team to a third-place showing at the 2B level her senior year, earning 2B state MVP accolades following the season. Her sophomore year saw the Nighthawks place third in the 1B tournament … She was also a member of a Spokane Splash club volleyball team that placed 19th at the Junior Olympics in 2009 … Also lettered in basketball and was a two-time All-Whitman County League selection … She helped Tekoa-Oakesdale to a sixth-place finish at the 2007 1B state tournament … She also earned All-State honorable mention accolades in softball in 2007.

Personal: Daughter of Scott and Joy Puckett … Majoring in graphic design.


Puckett's Career Statistics

Year SP K K/S E TA Pct A A/S SA SA/S DIG D/S BS BA TB B/S Points Pts/S
2009 60 64 1.07 38 201 0.129 4 0.07 1 0.02 24 0.40 0 23 23 0.38 76.5 1.27
2010 102 272 2.67 131 749 0.188 15 0.15 12 0.12 164 1.61 3 47 50 0.49 310.5 3.04
2011 108 325 3.01 143 940 0.194 28 0.26 25 0.23 245 2.27 2 71 73 0.68 387.5 3.58
2012 103 114 1.11 102 433 0.028 45 0.44 19 0.18 325 3.16 5 39 44 0.43 157.5 1.52
Totals 373 775 2.08 414 2323 0.155 92 0.25 57 0.15 758 2.03 10 180 190 0.51 932.0 2.50
Recent Games
Nov 1 at Northern Ariz. W, 3-2
Nov 3 at Southern Utah W, 3-0
Nov 8 at Northern Colo. L, 3-0
Nov 10 at North Dakota L, 3-1
Nov 15 Idaho St. W, 3-1
Nov 17 Weber St. L, 3-1
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 31 20
Sets 103 69
Kills 113 47
Kills per set 1.10 0.68
Errors 102 55
Total Attacks 433 223
Hitting Percentage .025 -.036
Assists 45 36
Assists per set 0.44 0.52
Service Aces 19 14
Service Errors 27 18
Service Aces per set 0.18 0.20
Reception Errors 27 18
Digs 325 243
Digs per set 3.16 3.52
Block Solo 5 1
Block Assist 39 21
Block Total 44 22
Blocks per set 0.43 0.32
Block Errors 3 1
Ball Handling Errors 6 4
Points 156.5 72.5
Points per set 1.5 1.1
Date Opponent Score s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Aug 18 Alumni W, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Aug 24 vs. San Francisco L, 3-1 4 19 10 41 .220 0 1 1 2 12 0 4 0 4 0 22.0
Aug 24 vs. Seattle L, 3-1 4 9 3 25 .240 2 0 1 1 10 2 3 0 5 2 12.5
Aug 25 vs. Presbyterian L, 3-0 3 6 5 25 .040 0 0 0 0 8 1 2 0 3 0 8.0
Aug 25 at Wyoming L, 3-0 3 1 8 15 -.467 0 0 0 3 4 1 1 1 2 0 2.5
Aug 31 vs. UC Riverside L, 3-0 3 4 3 15 .067 0 0 2 1 6 0 1 0 1 0 4.5
Sep 1 vs. South Dakota St. L, 3-1 4 12 5 24 .292 2 2 3 0 14 0 1 1 1 0 14.5
Sep 1 at Gonzaga L, 3-0 3 3 5 15 -.133 2 0 0 0 8 0 2 0 2 0 4.0
Sep 5 at Boise St. L, 3-0 3 3 3 17 .000 1 1 1 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 4.0
Sep 7 vs. Iowa St. L, 3-0 3 4 2 14 .143 1 0 1 0 7 0 1 0 1 0 4.5
Sep 7 vs. Syracuse L, 3-0 2 5 3 18 .111 1 1 0 2 5 0 3 0 3 0 7.5
Sep 8 vs. Iowa L, 3-0 2 0 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 13 at Sacramento St. L, 3-0 3 4 2 11 .182 1 1 0 0 5 0 1 0 1 0 5.5
Sep 17 Portland St. L, 3-0 3 4 6 17 -.118 1 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 1 0 4.5
Sep 20 at Montana St. L, 3-2 5 12 7 39 .128 0 1 4 0 7 0 3 0 3 0 14.5
Sep 22 at Montana L, 3-0 3 5 8 30 -.100 1 1 0 0 7 0 1 1 1 0 6.5
Sep 27 Southern Utah L, 3-2 3 1 2 5 -.200 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Sep 28 Northern Ariz. L, 3-1 4 7 7 38 .000 0 1 0 1 17 0 3 0 3 0 9.5
Oct 4 North Dakota L, 3-1 4 7 9 30 -.067 1 0 2 1 11 0 6 0 6 0 10.0
Oct 5 Northern Colo. L, 3-0 3 0 3 7 -.429 0 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Oct 11 at Weber St. L, 3-0 3 0 0 1 .000 0 0 0 3 7 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Oct 13 at Idaho St. L, 3-0 3 0 0 0 - 3 0 1 1 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Oct 18 at Portland St. L, 3-0 3 0 0 1 .000 6 2 0 1 16 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Oct 22 Sacramento St. W, 3-0 3 0 2 8 -.250 4 2 1 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Oct 25 Montana W, 3-0 3 6 3 17 .176 1 1 0 1 10 0 4 0 4 0 9.0
Oct 27 Montana St. L, 3-0 3 1 6 16 -.312 1 0 0 2 9 0 2 0 2 0 2.0
Nov 1 at Northern Ariz. W, 3-2 5 0 0 0 - 4 0 2 1 23 0 0 0 0 2 0.0
Nov 3 at Southern Utah W, 3-0 3 0 0 1 .000 0 2 3 0 18 0 0 0 0 1 2.0
Nov 8 at Northern Colo. L, 3-0 3 0 0 1 .000 0 0 1 0 7 1 0 0 1 1 1.0
Nov 10 at North Dakota L, 3-1 4 0 0 1 .000 2 2 0 2 29 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Nov 15 Idaho St. W, 3-1 4 0 0 0 - 7 1 0 2 21 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Nov 17 Weber St. L, 3-1 4 0 0 0 - 4 0 2 3 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
2012-13 31 103 113 1.10 102 433 .025 45 0.44 19 0.18 325 3.16 5 39 44 0.43 156.5 1.5
Total 31 103 113 1.10 102 433 .025 45 0.44 19 0.18 325 3.16 5 39 44 0.43 156.5 1.5
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
Total 31 103 113 1.10 102 433 .025 45 0.44 19 0.18 325 3.16 5 39 44 0.43 156.5 1.5
Conference 20 69 47 0.68 55 223 -.036 36 0.52 14 0.20 243 3.52 1 21 22 0.32 72.5 1.1
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Home 10 34 26 0.76 38 138 -.087 19 0.56 5 0.15 112 3.29 0 16 16 0.47 39.0 1.1
Away 13 44 28 0.64 33 132 -.038 20 0.45 10 0.23 151 3.43 2 8 10 0.23 44.0 1.0
Neutral 8 25 59 2.36 31 163 .172 6 0.24 4 0.16 62 2.48 3 15 18 0.72 73.5 2.9

Wins 5 18 6 0.33 5 26 .038 16 0.89 6 0.33 86 4.78 0 4 4 0.22 14.0 0.8
Losses 26 85 107 1.26 97 407 .025 29 0.34 13 0.15 239 2.81 5 35 40 0.47 142.5 1.7

August 5 17 39 2.29 29 121 .083 2 0.12 1 0.06 40 2.35 4 11 15 0.88 49.5 2.9
September 12 38 60 1.58 50 229 .044 10 0.26 8 0.21 92 2.42 0 16 16 0.42 76.0 2.0
October 8 25 14 0.56 23 80 -.112 16 0.64 5 0.20 83 3.32 0 12 12 0.48 25.0 1.0
November 6 23 0 0.00 0 3 .000 17 0.74 5 0.22 110 4.78 1 0 1 0.04 6.0 0.3
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