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#2 Matt Leske
Position: Middle Attacker
Height: 6'7"
Year: Senior
City/State: Highwood, Ill.
High School: Highland Park
Major: Accounting
Experience: 3 Letters
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Matt Leske
Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: 12/03/2009

Matt Leske's Career Statistics
Career Statistics in PDF Format
2014 Match-By-Match in PDF Format
2013 Match-By-Match in PDF Format

2012 Match-By-Match in PDF Format
2010 Match-By-Match in PDF Format

CAREER NOTES
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2014 AVCA Second Team All-America
 - - 2014 All-MIVA First Team
 - - Two-time finalist for Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. National Blocker of the Year
 - - 2014 Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Preseason All-America
 - - 2014 Preseason All-MIVA Team 
 - - 2013 Volleyball Magazine Third Team All-America 
 - - 2012 and 2013 All-MIVA Second Team
 - - Four-time Academic All-MIVA Team (10, 11, 12, 13)
 - - Seven-time MIVA Defensive Player of the Week (3/19/12, 1/21/13, 2/11/13, 3/11/13, 3/25/13, 2/18/14, 4/1/14)
 - - 13th in Ball State history in career hitting percentage at .364
 - - Sixth in Ball State history in career blocks per set average at 1.44
 - - Sixth in Ball State history in career block assists with 373
 - - Ninth in Ball State history in career total blocks with 435
 - - Rankings in the Ball State record books for the 2014 season: seventh in assisted blocks (143), ninth in total blocks (165), 15th in blocks per set average (1.54)
 - - Tied for sixth in Ball State history for most matched with double-digit blocks (6), including three during the 2014 season
 - - His 1.43 blocks per set average during the 2013 season is tied for 20th in program history

2014 (R-Sr.): Earned fourth letter at Ball State ... AVCA Second Team All-American ... All-MIVA First Team ... finalist for Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. National Blocker of the Year ... Off the Block/Springbak, Inc. Preseason All-American ... All-MIVA Preseason team ... two-time MIVA Defensive Player of the Week (2/18, 4/1) ... started all 30 matches for the Cardinals and saw time in 107 of a possible 114 sets ... led the conference with his 1.54 blocks per set average which ranks 15th in program history for season blocks per set average ... finished the season with 165 total blocks which is the ninth-most blocks a Cardinal has accumulated in a season ... had the fourth-most kills on the squad with 176 including a career-high 14 kills against Harvard (Mar. 16) ... tallied his first double-double of his career with a 12 kills/12 blocks effort against Lewis (Mar. 29) ... registered at least five kills in 20 matches and at least eight kills on eight occassions ... hit .300-or-better 23 times during the season ... got under a career-high six digs against Lindenwood (Apr. 11) ... managed double figure blocks on three occassions including a career-high-tying 12 blocks at IPFW (Jan. 31) and against Lewis (Mar. 29) ... tallied at least five blocks in 17 matches ... knocked in 30 service aces during the season including three at Penn State (Jan. 18), versus Ohio State (Mar. 23), at Grand Canyon (Apr. 4) and versus Quincy (Apr. 12).

2013 (R-Jr.): Earned third letter at Ball State ...  All-MIVA Second Team ... Academic All-MIVA ... four-time Defensive Player of the Week (Jan. 21, Feb. 11, Mar. 11 and Mar. 25) ... named to Volleyball Magazine's All-America Third Team list ... started in all 27 matches ... saw action in 93 of a possible 96 sets ... ranked first in the MIVA and second nationally in blocks-per-set with a 1.43 average ... recorded a block in all 27 matches, with five-or-more in 16 matches ... tallied 10 total blocks on two occasions; at Sacred Heart (Jan. 19) and versus Grand Canyon (Feb. 9) ... registered a season-best 10 kills in two matches; at Mount Olive (Jan. 25) and versus Lindenwood (Feb. 2) ... notched at least one kill in all 27 matches, incuding five-or-more 18 times ... second on the team with a .365 hitting percentage ... hit .300-or-better on 16 occasions ... knocked in three service aces in a four-set win versus Lewis (Apr. 11) ... tallied at least one dig in 24 matches, including three-or-more seven times.

2012 (R-So.): Earned second letter at Ball State ... All-MIVA Second Team ... Academic All-MIVA ... MIVA Defensive Player of the Week (March 19) ... started all 25 matches he played ... saw action in 92 of a possible 95 sets ... ranked first in the MIVA and eighth nationally with a 1.32 blocks-per-set average ... recorded at least one block in all 25 matches, with five-or-more in 14 matches ... notched a career-best 12 total blocks (including a career-high four solo blocks), while adding a career-high 13 kills in BSU's five-set win over Ohio State (March 18) ... recorded eight total blocks versus IPFW (Feb. 18) and in BSU's MIVA Tournament quarterfinal victory at Grand Canyon (April 21) ... smashed at least two kills in each match he played, including five-or-more 16 times ... tallied 11 kills at Grand Canyon (March 10), while adding nine versus Loyola (Feb. 2) ... served up a pair of aces at George Mason (Jan. 14) and at Lindenwood (April 14) ... hit .346 on the year, including 15 matches above .300 ... tallied at least one dig in 15 matches, with two on two occasions.

2011 (So.): Redshirted at Ball State ... Academic All-MIVA.

2010 (Fr.): Earned first letter at Ball State ... Academic All-MIVA ... played in seven matches, earning his first career start versus King College (April 9) ... saw action in 10 games ... posted season-highs of seven kills and eight block assists versus King College ... collected one kill and four block assists in his first career game at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (Jan. 17) ... scored four kills and two block assists versus Carthage (Jan. 22) ... also scored one kill at Quincy (Feb. 12), at No. 7 Penn State (Feb. 19) and at No. 2 Pepperdine (March 11).

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned one letter in volleyball at Highland Park ... helped guide the Giants to a 20-11 record his senior year, including a 6-4 mark in Central Suburban League North action ... named team Most Valuable Player as a senior ... All-Lake County First Team his senior season ... posted 262 kills, 115 blocks and hit .608 in his one year with the team ... Also played three years of club volleyball, including two with Adversity Volleyball Club ... his U18's team at Adversity VBC qualified for nationals.

PERSONAL: Son of Terry and Julie Leske ... has three sisters and two brothers ... received a bachlor's degree in business and is currently pursuing a master's degree in accounting ... born May 17, 1991 in Lake Forest, Ill.