8 Kristina Nieves
8 Kristina Nieves
Height: 6-3
Year: Junior
Hometown: Ringwood, NJ
High School: Passaic County Technical Institute/St. Peter's
Position: MB
Major: Social Sciences
m 29
k/s 1.73
h % .326
a/s 0.04
b/s 0.97
sa/s 0.01
d/s 0.30

2017: Played in 82 sets during the season, finishing with 83 kills and 56.0 total blocks, which was third on the team…had a career-best 11 kills, while recording no errors in a five-set match against Seton Hall (9/1)…added seven kills in wins over Coppin State (9/8) and Georgetown (9/9)…had six kills on four other occasions…finished with a season-high six total blocks, including five assists against Bowling Green (11/11)…had five blocks against Western Michigan (10/14) and added four total blocks six other times.

Previous School: Played in 24 matches as a freshmen at St. Peter’s College in New Jersey...she finished fourth on the team in kills and second on the team in blocks...had a career high nine kills vs. NJIT and finished with four total blocks five different times.

High School:  Earned three letters and captained one season for head coaches Alima Pudup and Kelly Goodhand at Passaic County Technical Institute...is her high schools all-time leader in kills and blocks and became the first very volleyball player from her high school to earn a D-I scholarship...earned all-league and all-conference honors in 2015, while leading the state of New Jersey in blocks...played her club volleyball for Monica Dempsey and Sideout Sports Volleyball.

Personal: Born July 1, 1998...daughter of Jose and Sylvia Nieves...has two brothers (Christopher & Sean) and one sister (Jacqueline)...also enjoys baseball---favorite foods are quesadillas, steak, buffalo chicken, and pizza...chose UB because of the welcoming atmosphere both on campus and in the gym as well as the strong academics...lists her dream as a college athlete is to make it to the NCAA Tournament.

Recent Games
Oct 27 at Bowling Green W, 3-2
Nov 2 Kent State W, 3-0
Nov 3 Ohio W, 3-0
Nov 8 Akron W, 3-0
Nov 10 at Toledo W, 3-2
Nov 16 vs. Eastern Michigan L, 3-1
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 29 16
Sets 113 63
Kills 195 105
Kills per set 1.73 1.67
Errors 62 27
Total Attacks 408 227
Hitting Percentage .326 .344
Assists 4 3
Assists per set 0.04 0.05
Service Aces 1 0
Service Errors 0 0
Service Aces per set 0.01 0.00
Reception Errors 1 1
Digs 34 21
Digs per set 0.30 0.33
Block Solo 21 11
Block Assist 89 48
Block Total 110 59
Blocks per set 0.97 0.94
Block Errors 18 7
Ball Handling Errors 0 0
Points 261.5 140.0
Points per set 2.3 2.2
Matches started 29 16
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Aug 17 Colgate W, 3-2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Aug 24 Niagara W, 3-0 1 3 5 0 6 .833 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 5.5
Aug 24 Seton Hall W, 3-1 1 4 10 0 17 .588 1 0 0 0 3 1 2 1 3 0 12.0
Aug 25 North Dakota St. W, 3-1 1 4 7 5 17 .118 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 4 0 9.5
Aug 31 at Cornell L, 3-2 1 5 7 2 18 .278 0 0 0 0 3 2 3 1 5 0 10.5
Sep 1 vs. St. John's W, 3-2 1 5 12 3 18 .500 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 5 0 15.5
Sep 1 vs. Siena W, 3-0 1 3 3 3 11 .000 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 1 5 0 6.0
Sep 7 vs. Northwestern L, 3-1 1 4 0 1 3 -.333 0 0 0 0 1 0 9 1 9 0 4.5
Sep 8 at Arkansas L, 3-0 1 3 6 1 11 .455 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 3 0 7.5
Sep 8 vs. Butler W, 3-2 1 5 11 6 22 .227 0 1 0 0 0 2 4 3 6 0 16.0
Sep 14 at American W, 3-0 1 3 8 2 12 .500 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 4 0 10.0
Sep 15 vs. Penn State L, 3-0 1 3 1 5 9 -.444 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 2.0
Sep 15 vs. Howard W, 3-1 1 4 12 4 25 .320 0 0 0 0 4 0 3 2 3 0 13.5
Sep 21 Bowling Green L, 3-0 1 3 4 2 15 .133 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 5.0
Sep 22 Miami (OH) L, 3-0 1 3 3 1 8 .250 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 3.0
Sep 28 at Ohio W, 3-2 1 5 7 2 18 .278 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 8.0
Sep 30 at Kent State W, 3-2 1 5 6 1 9 .556 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 4 0 8.0
Oct 4 at Akron L, 3-0 1 3 5 0 7 .714 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0 7.0
Oct 6 Ball State L, 3-0 1 3 2 5 8 -.375 0 0 0 0 3 1 2 1 3 0 4.0
Oct 12 at Western Michigan W, 3-1 1 4 6 2 13 .308 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 7.5
Oct 13 at Northern Illinois W, 3-2 1 5 6 1 13 .385 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 3 0 8.0
Oct 19 Eastern Michigan W, 3-1 1 4 11 3 25 .320 0 0 0 0 1 2 8 1 10 0 17.0
Oct 20 Central Michigan L, 3-1 1 4 6 0 12 .500 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 4 0 8.0
Oct 26 at Miami (OH) L, 3-2 1 5 11 3 26 .308 1 0 0 1 3 2 4 1 6 0 15.0
Oct 27 at Bowling Green W, 3-2 1 5 9 1 19 .421 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 0 5 0 12.0
Nov 2 Kent State W, 3-0 1 3 5 2 10 .300 1 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 2 0 6.0
Nov 3 Ohio W, 3-0 1 3 8 1 13 .538 1 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 6 0 11.5
Nov 8 Akron W, 3-0 1 3 6 2 15 .267 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 5 0 9.0
Nov 10 at Toledo W, 3-2 1 5 10 1 16 .563 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 11.0
Nov 16 vs. Eastern Michigan L, 3-1 1 4 8 3 12 .417 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 9.0
  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
2017-18 25 82 83 1.01 37 209 .220 0 0.00 0 0.00 10 0.12 11 45 56 0.68 116.5 1.4
2018-19 29 113 195 1.73 62 408 .326 4 0.04 1 0.01 34 0.30 21 89 110 0.97 261.5 2.3
Total 54 195 278 1.43 99 617 .290 4 0.02 1 0.01 44 0.23 32 134 166 0.85 378.0 1.9
  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 29 113 195 1.73 62 408 .326 4 0.04 1 0.01 34 0.30 21 89 110 0.97 261.5 2.3
Conference 16 63 105 1.67 27 227 .344 3 0.05 0 0.00 21 0.33 11 48 59 0.94 140.0 2.2
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 11 37 67 1.81 21 146 .315 3 0.08 0 0.00 14 0.38 7 33 40 1.08 90.5 2.4
Away 11 48 81 1.69 16 162 .401 1 0.02 0 0.00 15 0.31 8 31 39 0.81 104.5 2.2
Neutral 7 28 47 1.68 25 100 .220 0 0.00 1 0.04 5 0.18 6 25 31 1.11 66.5 2.4
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Wins 18 73 142 1.95 39 279 .369 3 0.04 1 0.01 19 0.26 14 58 72 0.99 186.0 2.5
Losses 11 40 53 1.32 23 129 .233 1 0.03 0 0.00 15 0.38 7 31 38 0.95 75.5 1.9
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August 4 16 29 1.81 7 58 .379 1 0.06 0 0.00 6 0.38 4 9 13 0.81 37.5 2.3
September 12 46 73 1.59 31 161 .261 0 0.00 1 0.02 13 0.28 5 40 45 0.98 99.0 2.2
October 8 33 56 1.70 15 123 .333 1 0.03 0 0.00 9 0.27 8 29 37 1.12 78.5 2.4
November 5 18 37 2.06 9 66 .424 2 0.11 0 0.00 6 0.33 4 11 15 0.83 46.5 2.6