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    19 Jeni Houser  
    Jeni Houser

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Louisville, KY

    High School:
    Assumption

    Height:
    6-3

    Position:
    Middle Blocker / Right Side


    As a Sophomore (2012): Turned in sensational sophomore campaign, culminating in Honorable Mention All-America honors ... teamed with fellow sophomore Toni Alugbue to give the Irish two or more All-Americans in one season for the first time since 2009 ... also was named to the AVCA All-Northeast Region team and was a first team all-BIG EAST selection ... named the squad's co-Notre Dame Monogram Club Team MVP with Alugbue ... finished second on the team in kills (379), kills per set (3.32), points (432.0) and points per set (3.79) ... was tops on the team in hitting percentage (.324) for players that averaged over 1.0 kills per set ... placed eighth in the BIG EAST in hitting percentage, ninth in kills per set and 10th in points per set ... played in all 30 matches, earning starts in 24 ... recorded 10 or more kills in 24 of the team's 30 matches ... led or tied for the team lead in kills in 13 matches ... named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (Aug. 27) after 37 kills during the season's opening weekend (Aug. 24-26) ... opened season with 17 kills and a .464 hitting percentage against No. 1 UCLA (Aug. 24) ... had 10 kills and two blocks each against Saint Louis (Aug. 25) and No. 4 Nebraska (Aug. 26) ... tallied impressive 20 kills, a .455 hitting percentage and two blocks in a 3-1 win over UAB (Aug. 31) ... produced 14 kills, a .393 hitting percentage and three blocks in a 3-1 win over Buffalo (Sept. 1) ... had 10 kills, a .364 hitting percentage and four blocks in a 3-0 sweep of Eastern Kentucky (Sept. 2) ... hit .462 with 14 kills against No. 5 USC (Sept. 8) ... powered home 17 kills, three blocks and three digs while hitting a career-high .586 in a 3-0 win over Cal Poly (Sept. 7) ... recorded 19 kills, nine digs and three blocks in 3-2 win over Xavier (Sept. 14) ... tallied 10 kills, three digs and five blocks against Loyola Marymount (Sept. 15) ... had 14 kills, five digs, three blocks, two assists and two service aces in a 3-1 win over Kansas (Sept. 16) ... had 13 kills and four blocks in a 3-2 win over Cincinnati (Sept. 21) ... notched 14 kills and four blocks in a 3-2 win over No. 10 Louisville (Sept. 23) ... recorded 12 kills, four digs and five blocks against Marquette (Sept. 29) ... had an efficient 12-kill match while hitting .529 in a 3-0 win over Syracuse (Sept. 30) ... earned spot on BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (Oct. 8) after helping the Irish to wins over UConn and St. John's ... had eight kills and five blocks while hitting .538 in a 3-0 win over the Huskies (Oct. 6) ... recorded 16 kills and seven blocks while hitting .536 in a 3-1 win over the Red Storm (Oct. 7) ... had 13 kills, two digs and two blocks while hitting .407 in a 3-0 win over DePaul (Oct. 12) ... produced 13 kills and four blocks in a 3-1 win over Pittsburgh (Oct. 26) ... logged 11 kills (hit .474) in a 3-0 win over USF (Oct. 28) ... tallied 14 kills, two digs and two blocks in hitting .407 in a 3-1 win over Seton Hall (Nov. 3) ... had a team-high 14 kills in a 3-1 win over Rutgers (Nov. 4) ... also had two digs and five blocks while hitting .387 ... recorded 12 kills, three digs and two blocks against USF in the BIG EAST quarterfinals (Nov. 16) ... closed out regular season with 16 kills, five digs and three blocks at Ohio (Nov. 23) ... led team with 16 kills and a .382 attack percentage in NCAA First Round match against No. 14 Ohio State ... participated in the Rosenthal Leadership Academy ... earned a monogram.

    AS A FRESHMAN (2011): 20 matches with 10+ kills ... season-high 19 kills at Stanford and vs. Portland ... hit .288 with team-high 320 kills (3.05/set) on the season ... paced Irish with 364.5 points (3.47/set) ... third on team with 0.67 blocks/set (15 solo, 55 assists) ... led the Irish with 143 kills (3.04/set) in league play while adding 36 blocks (0.77/set) ... totaled 42 digs in 13 BIG EAST contests ... 10+ kills in nine league contests ... accounted for double-digit points in 13 league games ... 11 kills, seven digs and six blocks in career debut vs. Eastern Michigan ... double-double (10 kills, 10 digs) vs. Butler ... averaged 3.57 kills/set in two matches at the Stanford Invitational ... led all players at Golden Dome Invite in hitting (.348), kills/set (3.82) and points/set (4.36) ... 11 kills on 17 errorless swings (.647) vs. Lipscomb ... double-digit kills in four straight matches from Sept. 9-16 ... double-digit kills in five straight matches from Oct. 18 - Nov. 5 ... 13 kills and six blocks at Connecticut ... match-high 17 kills (.462) vs. Seton Hall ... opened BIG EAST Championship with 17 kills (.533) vs. Syracuse ... closed opening campaign with 10+ kills in nine of last 11 matches ... two aces and 79 digs on the season ... earned a monogram.

    The Houser File: Prepped at perennial powerhouse Assumption (Ky.) ... attended same high school as Irish All-American Christina Kaelin ... AVCA Under Armour All-America first team (2010) ... Kentucky's Miss Volleyball (2010) ... Kentucky's seventh region Player of the Year (2010) ... Kentucky's state tournament MVP (2010) ... first team all-state (2009) ... led Assumption to a pair of state titles (2007, 2010), a pair of regional titles, a trio of district crowns (2006, 2007 and 2010) and a pair of LIVT Tournament titles (2007, 2010) ... played on the club circuit for the widely-recognized KIVA program ... heralded as one of PrepVolleyball.com's top seniors, juniors, sophomores and freshmen ... named MVP of 2010 JVA 17-open Championship ... Durango Fall Classic All-Tournament Team (2008, 2009, 2010) ... Asics Challenge All-Tournament Team (2008, 2010) ... KHSAA Seventh Region All-Tournament Team (2009, 2010) ... KHSAA 24th District All-Tournament Team (2008) ... AAU All-American (2006, 2008) ... best blocker at the Great Lakes Tournament (2009) ... three-time winner of the Asics Challenge (2007, 2008, 2009) ... led KIVA to the AAU national championship in 2007, 2008 and 2010 ... runner-up in the 2010 JVA 17-open ... national champions at the USAV Jr. Olympics in 2007 ... earned five letters at Assumption, playing with the varsity team since eighth grade ... volunteered as a preschool teacher's aide while also assisting at the local senior citizens center ... part of high school's President Honor Roll ... born in Honolulu, Hawaii ... full name is Jennifer Elaine Houser ... daughter of Danielle and Rob Houser ... has four siblings ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters and is majoring in American Studies.

    Houser's Career Statistics

    Season SP-MP K K/S E TA Pct. A A/S SA SA/S SE DIG D/S RE BS BA TB B/S BE BHE Points Pts/S
    2011 105-29 320 3.05 106 742 .288 22 0.21 2 0.02 3 79 0.75 4 15 55 70 0.67 8 2 364.5 3.47
    2012 114-30 379 3.32 110 830 .224 7 0.06 3 0.03 4 65 0.57 2 11 78 89 0.78 8 0 432.0 3.79
    Totals 219-59 699 3.19 216 1572 .307 29 .13 3 0.02 7 144 .66 6 26 133 159 0.73 16 2 796.5 3.63
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