Position: Middle Blocker
Hometown/Residence: Spokane, Washington / Spokane, Washington
Birth Date: May 27, 1991
Club Team/Coach: Spokane Splash (Spokane, Wash.) / Lisa Westlake
High School/Grad Year: Mead High School (Spokane, Wash.) / 2010
College Status: Verbal commitment to University of Southern California
USA VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS: 2009 – Selected to the U.S. Women’s Junior National Team. 2008 – Named as an alternate to the U.S. Women’s Junior National Team. 2007 – Attend USA Volleyball High Performance Holiday Camp. 2005 – Named to the USA Volleyball High Performance A3 Roster…Began playing club volleyball with Sideout.
CLUB/PREP HIGHLIGHTS: 2008 – Named All-Washington State First Team after leading Mead High School to state high school title. 2007 – Selected All-Washington State First Team after leading Mead High School to state high school title.
PERSONAL: Born Alexis Rochelle Olgard on May 27, 1991, in Spokane, Wash… Parents are Bruce and Sandra Olgard… Father played college football, mother was a professional dancer and now has her ballet studio…Sisters are Kathleen (1981), Natalie (1983) and Emma (1990)…Sister Emma plays volleyball at University of Montana…Hobbies are going to the lake, spending time with family and friends…Favorite food is Nachos or Mexican…Favorite book is Secret Life of Bees…Favorite music is a variety, but mostly R&B…Favorite singer is Beyonce…Favorite professional team is Saskatchewan Rough Riders…Favorite athlete is Mike Stadnyk (sister’s boyfriend)…Most admired person is her father because “He’s a hard worker with great values and morals that he has taught me. Great family man, fun to be with, encouraging and believes in me.”…Happiest moment in life is “Winning state volleyball championship with my sister Emma in 2007 and 2008 and family watching and supporting.”