2007 (As A Senior)
Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 ... honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic ... finished her career second all-time at the UW in hitting percentage (.371), and fifth in total blocks (389), block assists (358), blocks per game (1.16) and points (985) ... second on the team, fifth in the Pac-10 and 61st nationally in hitting percentage (.345) ... second on the team and sixth in the conference in blocks with 124 ... her 92 blocks in Pac-10 matches ranked her second in the conference ... second on the team in blocks per game (1.28) ... led the Huskies in blocks nine times ... nominee for Pac-10 Player of the Week for Sept. 3-9 ... hit a team-best .484 over the first nine games of the season ... had a then-team season-high 10 blocks at Oregon (Sept. 21) ... tied a career-high with 11 blocks at USC (Nov. 16) and also had a season-high 13 kills in the match ... had 10 kills, six blocks and hit .667 at UCLA on Nov. 17 ... hit over .600 five times, over .500 seven times and over .400 13 times ... had five matches with at least 10 kills ... registered double-figures in blocks twice ... had 10 kills and nine total blocks against Missouri in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Nov. 30.
2006 (As A Junior)
AVCA second team All-American ... All-Pacific Region honorable mention ... first team All-Pac-10 ... appeared in all 34 matches, making 33 starts at middle blocker ... ranked second on the team with a .368 hitting percentage, which ranked fourth in the Pac-10 ... ranked second on the team with 1.03 bpg ... also averaged 2.51 kpg and 3.06 ppg ... had 16 double-figure kill performances, including 18 kills vs. UCLA (Oct. 27) ... also had 14 kills vs. Oregon State (Oct. 7) and Stanford (Sept. 22) ... posted 13 kills vs. Penn State in the regional championship (Dec. 9) ... hit at a .500 clip or better 12 times, including a .778 (14-0-18) performance vs. Stanford (Sept. 22) ... hit .538 and .524 vs. Ohio State and Penn State at the Seattle Regional ... tallied 11 blocks vs. Oregon (Nov. 3) and nine blocks vs. USC (Sept. 29) ... led or tied for the team lead in blocks 10 times.
2005 (As A Sophomore)
All-Pacific Region honorable mention ...first team All-Pac-10 selection ... played in 99 games and started all 32 matches ... averaged 2.54 kpg, 1.29 bpg and 3.28 ppg and ranked second in the Pac-10 with a .402 hitting percentage ... ranked fifth in the Pac-10 with 1.29 bpg ... is on pace to set the UW career hitting percentage record with a .392 clip ... ranks seventh on the UW all-time career points list (3.01 ppg) ... had seven double-digit kill performances including 15 kills vs. Arizona (Oct. 27) to tie her career-high ...had 13 kills vs. USC (Nov. 11) and 12 at Hawaii (Sept. 17) and at Oregon (Oct. 21) ...hit .500 or better 12 times and .700 or better four times ... had six or more blocks seven times including a career-high nine stuffs vs. California (Oct. 7) .
2004 (As A Freshman)
Played in 20 games and 13 matches, making one start ... averaged 1.25 kpg, 0.80 bpg, 1.68 ppg and ranked third on the team with a .309 hitting percentage ... had five kills and a .667 hitting percentage vs. Montana (Sept. 18) ... also had three blocks vs. Montana ... posted two kills on three swings vs. Oregon (Oct. 1) and collected two blocks ... also had a kill vs. Washington State (Oct. 8) ... came off the bench against USC (Nov. 26) to score 15 kills with a .467 hitting percentage (15-1-30) and collected seven blocks.
At Santiam Christian High School
A four-year letterwinner at Santiam Christian High School ... led team to league and state championships her senior year ... only unanimous selection to all-state team her senior year ... 2003 Statesman Journal All-Region Athlete of the Year ... team captain during her senior campaign ... two time first team all-league selection ... helped high school team win league title three years in a row ... second team all-state tournament her junior year ... played for Webfoot Juniors Club Volleyball team under former University of Oregon head coach Cathy Nelson ... team captain of club team in 2004 ... placed 25th at prestigious Davis Invitational with club team in 2003 ... also lettered in basketball in 2002 and 2003.
Born in Reno, Nev. to Dwayne and Dana Deesing ... has two older brothers, Chad (24) and Shawn (25).
Getting to know Alesha
Reality show I'd most like to appear on: America's Next Top Model
Favorite quote: "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart as working for the Lord and not for man."
Hobbies: Decorating, photography, learning to salsa dance and bargain shopping.
If I could live anywhere, it would be: Seattle. I really love it here.