Position: Middle Blocker
Height: 6-3/191 cm
Weight: 154 lbs/70 kg
Hometown: Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Birth Date: 1986
College: Long Beach State
Joined Team: January 2008
MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2011 – Montreux Volley Masters (Fifth Place). 2010 – Montreux Volley Masters (Silver). 2009 – FIVB World Grand Prix (9th)…Final Four Intercontinental Cup (Silver). 2008 – Pan American Cup (Fifth Place).
INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Produced a .345 hitting efficiency during the Montreux Volley Masters, including a .417 mark with 12 points versus China on June 10...Totaled 31 points in 15 sets at Montreux with two match starts. 2010 – Started one match during the Montreux Volley Masters event in which the U.S. won the silver medal. 2009 – Played in 31 of 36 sets during the FIVB World Grand Prix, starting the final seven matches of the preliminary rounds…Averaged 2.00 points per set during the World Grand Prix, including 20 blocks (0.65 per set) and nine aces (0.29 per set)…Recorded 13 points versus Dominican Republic…Tallied five blocks twice - versus Netherlands on Aug. 8 and Thailand on Aug. 16…Played in two sets versus Dominican Republic on Sept. 11 during the Final Four Intercontinental Cup. 2008 – Captured the Best Spiker award at the Pan American Cup as she totaled 73 kills on 127 attempts for a 57.48 kill percent…Finished the tournament ranked seventh in scoring with 96 points and 3.56 point average…Placed seventh in the Best Blocker category at the Pan American Cup with a 0.72 block average…Contributed 19 points versus Dominican Republic on May 30 in her first-ever senior national team match at the international level…Tallied six blocks in consecutive matches versus Peru on June 6 and Venezuela on June 7.
PRO HIGHLIGHTS: Paced Toa Baja to the 2009 regular season and playoff championship in the Puerto Rico Super League.
COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2007 – Earned a fourth consecutive American Volleyball Coaches Association All-America honor with an honorable mention as a senior…Named All-Big West First Team all four years…Led the 49ers in kills, hitting percentage and blocking while ranking in the conference's top five in each of those categories as a senior. Averaged 4.48 kills per game, made 151 total blocks and was fifth on the team in digs in 2007…Helped lead the 49ers to fourth straight NCAA tournaments…Ended career ranked third in career kills with 1,756, fifth in hitting percentage at .377 and was just six blocks behind Danielle Scott-Arruda for the most total blocks in program history. Additionally, she tops the block assists list for Long Beach State with 494. 2006 – Selected AVCA All-America honorable mention and Big West Co-Player of the Year…Averaged 3.77 kills and 1.39 blocks per game while hitting .377. 2005 – Tabbed AVCA All-America Honorable Mention and All-Big West First Team…Averaged 3.62 kills and a league-leading 1.44 blocks per game…Attacked at a Big West Conference-leading .378 percentage. 2004 – Earned AVCA All-America Third Team and AVCA West Region Freshman of the Year…Named All-Big West Conference First-Team after averaging 3.88 kills and 1.25 blocks per game with a .374 attack percentage.
OTHER USA VOLLEYBALL EXPERIENCE: Named “Best Attacker” at the FIVB Women’s Junior World Championship in 2005 as part of Team USA…Member of 2004 U.S. Women’s Junior National Team that captured the gold medal at the NORCECA Continental Women’s Junior Championship…Competed on the 2003 U.S. Girls’ Youth National Team that played in the FIVB Girls’ Youth World Championship.
CLUB/PREP CAREER: Named a Volleyball Magazine “Fab 50” and a Top 10 Player in the Inland Empire, according to the San Bernardino Sun…Tabbed as the sixth best recruit for the 2004 class by PrepVolleyball.com…Named most valuable player of her track team and all-league first team in basketball while playing for ...Named to Honor Roll, Principal's List and on the Who's Who Among High School Students at Etiwanda High School (Calif.)…Competed two years on the Santa Monica Beach Volleyball Club.
PERSONAL: Born Alexis Marie Crimes on June 12, 1986, in Honolulu, Hawai’i…Mother is Elizabeth Crimes…Nicknames are Lexy, Lex, AC and Crimes...Majored in criminal justice and earned her degree from Long Beach State in 2007…Hobbies include watching television, hanging with family and friends…Most admired people are her family and Shaquille O’Neal as “they are always strong when obstacles come their way.”…Favorite food is French Fries…Favorite music is R&B and neo-soul…Favorite athlete is Shaquille O’Neal.
Posted and Updated: June 17, 2011