|High School:||Shadle Park HS '09|
2013 Big Sky All-Academic
2011 Big Sky All-Academic Team
2010 Big Sky All-Academic Team
Career: Played in 82 career matches and 313 career sets, earning three letters for Eastern ... Finished with 2,025 career assists, good for 10th all-time in school history, and just one of 12 players to record at least 2,000 career assists ... Career assists per set average of 6.47 ranks ninth in program history ... Recorded 87 career service aces, good for 13th all-time while her service aces per set average of 0.28 ranks 10th ... Also ranks in the top 30 in career digs (667; 23rd) and digs per set average (2.13; 24th) ... Three-time Big Sky All-Academic selection.
2013: Played in a team-high 114 sets in her final year at Eastern, recording 845 assists and 210 digs ... Her 845 assists are good for 20th in single-season history ... Tallied at least 30 assists in 17 matches, reaching at least 40 assists three times during the year ... Added 87 kills and a team-high 31 service aces, registering more than one ace in six matches ... Recorded 11 assists, three digs and one service ace in Eastern's season-opener at then-No. 8 Oregon (Aug. 30) ... Went for 15 assists, eight digs, five kills and two service aces in the Eagles' sweep of Bryant (Aug. 31) ... Tallied 14 assists and eight digs versus PAC-12 foe Washington State (Sept. 6) before registering a season-high 35 assists against South Dakota later that day ... Recorded her first double-double of the year in EWU's four-set win over Texas Tech (Sept. 7), tallying 34 assists and 10 digs ... Went for a second consecutive double-double against San Jose State (Sept. 11), notching 35 assists and 14 digs while adding six kills ... Had 18 assists versus then-No. 9 San Diego (Sept. 14) before just missing out on her third double-double against top-ranked USC later that day, finishing with 19 assists and nine digs versus the Trojans ... Notched 44 assists in Eastern's five-set win over Sacramento State (Sept. 19), adding eight digs and four blocks ... Finished with a double-double of 30 assists and 12 digs against Montana State (Sept. 26), adding four kills and two aces ... Notched 37 assists against Montana (Sept. 28) to go along with seven digs ... Recorded three service aces and 35 assists in the Eagles' four-set win at Southern Utah (Oct. 3), chipping in five kills on six swings with no errors ... Registered at least 30 assists in four straight games, beginning at Northern Colorado on Oct. 12) ... Notched 35 assists and eight digs versus Idaho State (Oct. 19), then recorded 36 assists, six digs and four blocks at Sacramento State (Oct. 26) ... Tallied her fourth double-double of the season against Portland State (Oct. 28), finishing with 23 asissts and 10 digs ... Recorded her second consecutive double-double with 36 assists and 12 digs at Montana (Oct. 31), then registered 36 assists and four blocks at Montana State (Nov. 2) ... Tied her career high with five service aces against Southern Utah (Nov. 8), finishing with 43 assists and nine digs ... Set a season high with 46 assists to go along with nine digs against Northern Colorado (Nov. 15) ... Had 38 assists in Eastern's season finale at Weber State (Nov. 23) ... Earned Big Sky All-Academic honors for the third time in her career.
2012: Started and played the first three sets against San Francisco (Aug. 24) before suffering a knee injury that sidelined her for the rest of the season … Notched 30 assists and 10 digs against the Dons, adding three kills, three blocks and a service ace.
2011: Led the Big Sky Conference in double-doubles with 17 on the season, and was also among the top three in the league for service aces, tallying 112 for an average of 0.30 per set … She was named to the Big Sky All-Academic team for the second year in a row … Niemeier started every single match of the season for EWU, averaging 5.71 assists per game as one of two setters in the 6-2 offense … She had five games with 30 or more assists, including a season-high 42 in a five-set victory against Southern Utah (Sept. 10) … She tallied a career-high 20 digs against Idaho (Oct. 5), and had at least 15 pickups on six other occasions … Against Big Sky regular-season and tournament champion Northern Colorado (Sept. 20), Niemeier recorded a career-high five service aces, which tied for the most by any player in the league in 2011 … Niemeier had at least three aces in four other Big Sky Conference matches … In an important five-set victory at home against Montana (Oct. 28), Niemeier delivered with 32 assists, 17 digs, one ace and one kill … She followed that performance with two more double-doubles to help Eastern capture wins against Montana State (Oct. 29) and Northern Arizona (Nov. 3).
2010: Niemeier split setting duties with Laney Brown as part of EWU’s 6-2 offense in 2010 … She registered five double-doubles throughout the year and had the most service aces of anyone on the squad with 21 … She had six games with 30+ assists, including a career-high 57 against Montana (Sept. 17), which was among the top five-best performances of all setters in the Big Sky in 2010 … Niemeier helped Eastern capture its first conference victory of the year with 44 assists, six digs, five blocks and two kills against Idaho State (Sept. 24) … She was also strong in the second meeting of the season against ISU, tallying 32 assists and 11 digs in Pocatello … Niemeier led the Eagles to a dramatic come-from-behind victory against Montana (Oct. 30) with 31 assists, 11 digs and four service aces … She had a career-high 17 digs against Portland State (Nov. 6), to go along with 25 assists and three aces … She averaged 1.83 digs per set, and had at least five digs in all but five of the 22 matches in which she played. She was named to the Big Sky All-Academic team for the first time in her career.
2009: Utilized her redshirt option.
High School: Niemeier graduated from Shadle Park High School in Spokane, Wash., in 2009 … In her senior season with the Highlanders, Niemeier helped lead the team to its first-ever state title at the 3A level and its first since Shadle Park claimed the 4A crown in 1993 … Following her outstanding senior campaign, Niemeier earned All-State Honorable Mention accolades … Then, in the winter, she helped the basketball squad to a berth in the state championship game, marking the best postseason performance for Shadle since 1989, when the Highlanders won the title … The 2008 appearance was also the team’s first since 2000 … As the starting point guard, Niemeier led the Highlanders in scoring that season … Her freshman year, she also earned All-Greater Spokane League accolades as part of the 1,600-meter relay squad.
Personal: Daughter of Scott and Cindy Niemeier … Majoring in special education.
Niemeier's Career Statistics
Niemeier's Career Highs
|Kills:||7 at North Dakota (Oct. 10, 2013)|
|Attacks:||10 vs. San Francisco (Aug. 24, 2012)|
|Assists:||57 at Montana (Sept. 17, 2010)|
|Aces:||5, 2x, last vs. Southern Utah (Nov. 8, 2013)|
|Digs:||20 vs. Idaho (Oct. 5, 2011)|
|Blocks:||5 vs. Idaho State (Sept. 24, 2010)|
|Points:||8.0 at Southern Utah (Oct. 3, 2013)|
|Nov 7||Northern Ariz.||L, 3-0|
|Nov 8||Southern Utah||W, 3-1|
|Nov 15||Northern Colo.||L, 3-2|
|Nov 16||North Dakota||L, 3-0|
|Nov 21||at Idaho St.||L, 3-0|
|Nov 23||at Weber St.||W, 3-1|
|Kills per set||0.76||0.82|
|Assists per set||7.41||8.30|
|Service Aces per set||0.27||0.29|
|Digs per set||1.84||1.79|
|Blocks per set||0.34||0.47|
|Ball Handling Errors||17||14|
|Points per set||1.2||1.4|
|Aug 18||Alumni||W, 3-0||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Aug 30||at Oregon||L, 3-0||3||1||0||2||.500||11||1||0||0||3||0||0||0||0||0||2.0|
|Aug 31||vs. Ohio||L, 3-0||3||2||0||2||1.000||8||2||1||0||5||0||0||2||0||0||4.0|
|Aug 31||vs. Bryant||W, 3-0||3||5||0||7||.714||15||2||0||0||8||0||0||1||0||0||7.0|
|Sep 2||at Seattle||W, 3-0||3||1||0||3||.333||13||0||1||0||5||0||0||0||0||0||1.0|
|Sep 6||at Washington St.||L, 3-0||3||0||0||1||.000||14||1||1||0||8||0||0||1||0||0||1.0|
|Sep 6||vs. South Dakota||L, 3-2||5||2||0||4||.500||35||1||1||0||7||0||0||2||0||0||3.0|
|Sep 7||vs. Texas Tech||W, 3-1||4||4||2||8||.250||34||0||3||0||10||0||0||0||0||1||4.0|
|Sep 11||at San Jose St.||L, 3-2||5||6||0||7||.857||35||0||1||0||14||0||1||0||1||0||6.5|
|Sep 13||vs. UC Santa Barb.||L, 3-0||3||2||3||6||-.167||12||0||1||0||4||0||0||0||0||1||2.0|
|Sep 14||at San Diego||L, 3-0||3||2||0||2||1.000||18||1||3||0||1||0||0||0||0||1||3.0|
|Sep 14||vs. Southern California||L, 3-0||3||0||0||6||.000||19||1||1||0||9||0||2||0||2||0||2.0|
|Sep 19||Sacramento St.||W, 3-2||5||3||0||6||.500||44||0||2||1||8||0||4||0||4||0||5.0|
|Sep 23||at Portland St.||L, 3-0||3||0||0||3||.000||21||0||0||0||5||0||1||0||1||1||0.5|
|Sep 26||Montana St.||W, 3-2||5||4||0||7||.571||30||2||1||0||12||0||2||0||2||2||7.0|
|Sep 28||Montana||L, 3-1||4||2||0||3||.667||37||2||2||0||7||0||2||0||2||3||5.0|
|Oct 3||at Southern Utah||W, 3-1||4||5||0||6||.833||35||3||2||0||8||0||0||0||0||1||8.0|
|Oct 5||at Northern Ariz.||L, 3-0||3||4||0||5||.800||21||1||0||0||3||0||0||1||0||1||5.0|
|Oct 10||at North Dakota||L, 3-0||3||7||0||9||.778||21||0||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||7.0|
|Oct 12||at Northern Colo.||L, 3-1||4||1||0||5||.200||30||1||2||0||8||0||0||1||0||1||2.0|
|Oct 17||Weber St.||W, 3-0||3||3||0||6||.500||32||1||2||0||3||0||3||0||3||0||5.5|
|Oct 19||Idaho St.||L, 3-1||4||3||2||9||.111||35||1||0||0||8||1||2||0||3||0||6.0|
|Oct 26||at Sacramento St.||L, 3-1||4||3||1||6||.333||36||1||0||0||6||0||4||0||4||1||6.0|
|Oct 28||Portland St.||L, 3-1||4||2||0||5||.400||23||1||1||0||10||0||1||0||1||2||3.5|
|Oct 31||at Montana||L, 3-1||4||4||1||9||.333||36||1||2||0||12||0||3||0||3||1||6.5|
|Nov 2||at Montana St.||W, 3-1||4||3||1||8||.250||36||1||0||0||3||0||4||0||4||0||6.0|
|Nov 7||Northern Ariz.||L, 3-0||3||3||0||4||.750||30||1||0||0||8||0||1||0||1||0||4.5|
|Nov 8||Southern Utah||W, 3-1||4||1||1||6||.000||43||5||1||0||9||0||2||0||2||0||7.0|
|Nov 15||Northern Colo.||L, 3-2||5||3||0||9||.333||46||1||1||0||9||1||2||0||3||0||6.0|
|Nov 16||North Dakota||L, 3-0||3||3||1||6||.333||23||0||1||0||4||0||2||0||2||0||4.0|
|Nov 21||at Idaho St.||L, 3-0||3||4||0||6||.667||14||0||0||0||7||0||0||0||0||0||4.0|
|Nov 23||at Weber St.||W, 3-1||4||4||2||10||.200||38||0||1||0||4||0||1||0||1||1||4.5|