2005 (SENIOR): Asics Defensive Player of the Year ... AVCA second team All-American ... Asics first team All-American ...second team Academic All-American ... All-Pacific Region ...first team All-Pac-10 selection ... Academic All-District first team ... Pac-10 All-Academic first team ... played all 108 games and 32 matches ... UW career digs leader (2,038), which ranks second on the Pac-10 all-time list ... Pac-10 all-time leader in career digs per game (4.66 dpg) ...ranked third in the Pac-10 with 4.91 dpg, which ranks second on the UW single-season list ... anchored a defense that led the Pac-10 with a .138 opponent hitting percentage and held its opponents to a negative hitting percentage four times ... recorded double-digit digs in 29 of 33 matches, despite just five matches going beyond three games ... notched 20 or more digs 10 times, including 35 digs at USC (Nov. 11), 28 digs at Arizona (Oct. 27) and 27 digs at California (Oct. 7) and at UCLA (Nov. 12).
2004 (JUNIOR): AVCA All-American honorable mention ...third team Academic All-American ... All-Pacific Region first team ...Pac-10 All-Conference first team ...Academic All-District VIII University Division first team and Pac-10 All-Academic first team ...Green Mill Classic MVP ...played in all 112 games and 31 matches ... led the Pac-10 with 5.95 dpg, which also ranked 13th nationally ... became just the fourth player in Husky history to enter the 1,000 dig club with her 22 dig performance at USC (Sept. 25) ... set the school's career digs record vs. Arizona with her 1,237th dig ... ranks fourth on the Pac-10 all-time list with 1,508 career digs ... set the school's season record with 666 digs ... tallied double-figure digs in 29 matches and 20 or more digs 17 times ... broke her own personal best with 40 digs in the regional championship vs. UCLA (Dec. 11) ... had 35 digs vs. Oregon State (Oct. 28) and 34 digs vs. Butler (Sept. 3), USC (Nov. 27) and Stanford (Dec. 16).
2003 (SOPHOMORE):Pac-10 All-Conference honorable mention ... Pac-10 Academic All-Conference second team ...appeared in all 112 games, making one start ... led the team and ranked third in the Pac-10 with 4.17 dpg ... set the UW single-season record with 467 digs ... named to the IPFW and Idaho all-tournament teams ... tallied double figure digs 25 times and 20-plus digs eight times ... had a career-best 33 digs against UCLA (Oct. 3) ... recorded 29 digs vs. Minnesota (Dec. 13), 27 digs vs. Washington State (Nov. 14), 26 digs vs. California (Oct. 24), 25 digs against Oregon State (Oct. 11) and UCLA (Nov. 1), 21 digs against Idaho (Sept. 12) and 20 digs versus Ohio (Sept. 6) ... also had 17 digs against Arizona (Sept. 19) and 16 digs versus Wisconsin (Sept. 6) and Oregon State (Nov. 7).
2002 (FRESHMAN): Named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman team ...ranked fourth in the Pac-10 with 3.57 digs per game ... appeared in 30 matches and 105 games as Washington's starting libero ...had 20 double-digit dig matches and posted 20+ digs four times ... tallied 28 digs versus California (Nov. 16), which was the most by any Husky all season ...had 21 digs against USC (Oct. 25) and added 20 digs versus Stanford (Nov. 15) ... notched her first career kill against SMS (Nov. 29), while also chipping in 19 digs ... capped off her freshman campaign with 22 digs against Hawaii (Dec. 6) in the NCAA second round.
AT CHURCHCHILL HIGH SCHOOL:Four-year letterwinner and team captain at Churchill High School ... played outside hitter at Churchill, earning team MVP honors each of her last two seasons ... led the Lancers to a league title and a ninth-place finish at the state 4A tournament as a senior ... Churchill advanced to the state playoffs for the first time in seven years and the round of 16 for the first time in 20 years in 2001 ... selected as the prep volleyball player of the year by The Register-Guard (Ore.) ... two-time first team all-league selection ... honorable mention all-league pick as a freshman ... tabbed for honorable mention all-state honors her senior year ... Wendy's Heisman award nominee and school's female senior athlete of the year ... also lettered four years in tennis ... three-time district champ and a state semifinalist in doubles her last three seasons ... played club volleyball for Webfoot Juniors the last four years ... member of the National Honor Society ... All-American Scholar Athlete in 2001.
PERSONAL: Born in Eugene, Ore to Mike and Maria Lee ... has one sister Carissa, who also was a member of her high school volleyball team at will play for Wyoming this season ...an English major with a minor in Italian.
Lee news and features:
At The Net With Candace Lee - Gohuskies.com (Oct. 5, 2005)
UW coach digs Lee's abilities - Seattle Times (Sept. 30, 2005)
Candace Lee Receives Arthur Ashe Scholar Award - Gohuskies.com (April 14,, 2005)
Libero Lee keeps UW on the move - Seattle Times (Dec. 15, 2004)
UW's Lee is no passing fancy - Eugene Register-Guard (Oct. 27, 2004)
Q&A with Candace Lee - gohuskies.com (Sept. 23, 2004)