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Nikki Lyons
Nikki  Lyons

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

High School:
St. Thomas Aquinas HS

Height:
6-1

Position:
Outside Hitter

Experience:
3V


10/12/2017

Waves Sweep Through San Francisco in Straight Sets

Nikki Lyons and Hannah Frohling led the team with double-doubles.

09/30/2017

Gross' Career-High Kill Effort Propels Waves to Win over St. Mary's

Gross marked 18 kills on a .484 clip, while adding six blocks including two solo rejections.

09/28/2017

Double-Doubles Roll the Waves to 3-1 Win over Pacific

Jasmine Gross, Hannah Frohling and Nikki Lyons all produced double-doubles for the Waves.

09/23/2017

Waves Open WCC Play with 3-1 Win at Loyola Marymount

O'Harra posted a career-high nine blocks to propel the Waves to the first WCC victory of the season.

09/16/2017

Gross, Lyons Double-Doubles Propel Waves to Win over Nevada

Gross tied her career-best 15-kill mark and added a season-high 10 blocks for her second kill, block double-double ever.

10/21/2017

Women's Volleyball vs. #18 San Diego

Women's Volleyball vs. #18 San Diego

10/14/2017

Women's Volleyball vs. Santa Clara (10/14)

Women's Volleyball vs. Santa Clara (10/14)

10/12/2017

Women's Volleyball vs. USF (10/12)

Women's Volleyball vs. USF (10/12)

09/30/2017

Women's Volleyball vs. Saint Mary's (9/30)

Women's Volleyball vs. Saint Mary's (9/30)

09/28/2017

Volleyball vs. Pacific (09/28/17)

Volleyball vs. Pacific (09/28/17)

AWARDS:
Beach & Indoor

  • Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete – 2015, 16, 17
  • WCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll ‘bronze’ honors – 2015, 16, 17

PEPPERDINE INDOOR CAREER: Has played in 77 matches and 267 total sets after two seasons with the Waves, while tallying 71 starts … Averaged 2.57 kills/set on a .139 hitting percentage after amassing 687 kills with 399 errors on 2,078 total swings … Also added 0.32 blocks/set (85), 2.16 digs/set (577), 0.16 aces/set (42) and 0.17 assists/set (46) … Tabbed 16 career double-doubles in kills and digs and had 35 career double-figure kill matches and 25 career double-figure dig matches … Tabbed a career-best 22 kills at Portland (10/8/15), which ranked 8th in the Pepperdine rally scoring era records … Posted a career-high .500 hitting percentage against Portland with 22 kills and only eight errors on 52 swings (10/8/15) … Had a career-high three aces three times at Wyoming (9/8/17), San Francisco (10/13/16) and Pacific (9/29/16), 16 digs against CSUN (8/27/16) and seven blocks twice against San Diego (10/21/17) and Harvard (9/10/16).

PEPPERDINE BEACH CAREER: Amassed a 20-8 dual record in the No. 5 position for the Waves after three seasons … Helped the team to three-straight WCC Championships in 2016, 2017 and 2018 ... Helped the team to a NCAA Championship runners-up finish in 2017 and was a member of the teams that finished 5th in 2016 and 4th in 2018.

PEPPERDINE BEACH 2018: Played primarily in the No. 5 position for the Waves, alongside partner Maddie Dilfer … Posted a 13-6 record, including a 13-5 record with Dilfer … Amassed a 31-18 record by sets in her junior season … Clinched four matches for the Waves, including the team’s third-straight West Coast Conference Championship title … Helped the team to a third-straight berth into the NCAA Championship and a No. 4 finish in the final AVCA Coaches Poll.

PEPPERDINE INDOOR 2017: Played in 76 sets and 21 matches with 18 starts … Averaged 2.75 kills/set (209 kills), 2.50 digs/set (190 digs), 0.37 blocks/set (28 blocks, 2 solos), 0. 18 aces/set (14 aces) and 3.13 points/set (238.0 points) … Led the team in aces in six matches, kills in five matches and hitting percentages in three matches … Amassed nine double-doubles in kills and digs … Posted 13 matches with double-figure kills and 10 with double-figure digs … Marked a season-best 17 kills against Missouri State (Sep. 9) and a .318 hitting percentage (10-3-22) against Pacific (Sep. 28) … Totaled a season-high seven blocks against San Diego (Oct. 21), three aces versus Wyoming (Sep. 8) and 15 digs twice with the last being against San Francisco (Oct. 12). 

PEPPERDINE BEACH 2017: Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete … WCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll ‘bronze’ honors … Posted a 7-2 record in the 2017 campaign from the No. 5 spot, including a 5-1 record when playing with partner Sarah Seiber … Went 3-2 against nationally ranked opponents and marked an 18-7 sets record … Helped the Waves to a NCAA Championship runner-up finish and a second-consecutive West Coast Conference Championship title … Lyons and Seiber defeated UCLA’s Lily Justine and Savvy Samo 21-19, 21-18 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament to advance … Won all three matches in the WCC Championship Tournament, including a 21-11, 21-14 win over LMU’s Kristen Castellanos and Erin Williams in the final.

PEPPERDINE INDOOR 2016: Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete … WCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll ‘bronze’ honors … Appeared in 25 matches and 82 total sets this season … Amassed 2.01 kills/set after posting 165 kills with 99 errors on 573 swings … Added 2.26 digs/set (185), 0.38 blocks/set (31), 0.17 aces/set (14) and 0.11 assists/set (9) … Tabbed three double-doubles … Amassed double-figure kills five times and double-figure digs seven times in 2016 … Posted a career-best .409 hitting percentage with 10 kills and only one error on 22 attempts at Hawai’i (9/16/16) … Had a career-high three aces at San Francisco (10/13/16) and Pacific (9/29/16), 16 digs against CSUN (8/27/16) and seven blocks against Harvard (9/10/16).


PEPPERDINE BEACH 2016: Member of the squad in 2016 … Played alongside partner Leanna Schroeder in the number six position … Posted a 9-1 record on the season … Member of the squad that earned a bid in the inaugural field of eight at the first-ever NCAA Beach Volleyball Championships in Gulf Shores, Ala.

PEPPERDINE INDOOR 2015: Earned Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete honors … Garnered WCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll “bronze” accolades … Started in 30 matches and played in all 31, with 109 total sets played … Led the team with 2.87 kills/set and 313 total kills … Posted 863 attack attempts, 14 service aces, 20 assists, 202 digs to average 1.85 digs/set and 26 total blocks including six solo rejections … Second on the team with 343.0 points on the season … Posted 17 double-figure kill and seven double-figure dig matches … Tallied four double-doubles with kills and digs … Tabbed two aces on three separate occasions … Season-best match at Portland (10/8) with a season-high 22 kills and 12 digs … Posted three blocks in three matches … Amassed three solo rejections against Pacific at home (10/3).

CLUB: Played for Boomers Volleyball Academy from 2008-15 ... Made the all-tournament team at the 2013 AAU National Championship ... A long-time member of the USAV Junior Beach High Performance Team (2011 U15, 2012 U17, 2014 U19 and 2015 U19) ... Made the USAV U17 Junior Beach National Team in 2013 ... Earned a women's AAA rating on the beach at Fort Myers, Fla., in 2014 and at Will Rogers Beach (Calif.) in 2015 ... Earned a fifth-place gold at the 2015 USAV Beach National High Performance Championships in Santa Monica, Calif.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas High School, located in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in 2015 ... Played four years on the varsity ... Named a 2014-15 All-American by AVCA/Under Armour (second team), Volleyball Magazine (honorable mention) and PrepVolleyball.com ... Named the Player of the Year by the Miami Herald and Sun-Sentinel ... All-county selection all four years ... Had 851 kills in her career, and averaged more than 4.1 per set as a senior ... Twelve-time MaxPreps Player of the Week ... Team won the 2014 Class 8A-6A state championship ... Earned St. Thomas Aquinas Academic First Honors as a senior.

PERSONAL: Born in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. ... Daughter of Frank and Lori Lyons ... Has two siblings, Monique and Brooke ... Her father played professionally on the AVP circuit and her sister Brooke plays for Appalachian State ... Majoring in sport administration ... Chose Pepperdine because "it gives me the chance to succeed academically, athletically and spiritually with the support of very talented professors, coaches, teammates and Pepperdine families."

FAVORITES: Enjoys going to the beach and watching Netflix ... Lists her favorites as the Miami Dolphins (pro sports team), Let the Great World Spin (book), Lords of Dogtown (movie), Criminal Minds (TV show), Mexican (food) and football (sport other than volleyball).

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