12 Val Jeffery
12 Val Jeffery
Height: 6-0
Year: Senior
Hometown: Pickerington, Ohio
High School: Pickerington North
Previous College: High Point
Position: Setter
Major: Nursing
m 29
k/s 0.96
h % .241
a/s 9.38
b/s 0.52
sa/s 0.30
d/s 2.09

Val Jeffery Biography

Career Notes: Finished her three-year Penguins career ranking second in program history in assists per set (9.87), fifth in total assists (3,217) and sixth in attack percentage (.253)... On the single-season list, her assist totals rank 10th, 11th and 15th.

2016 (Senior) | Match-By-Match Stats: Named team MVP and team captain for the third straight season... Earned a spot on the Honorable Mention All-Horizon League team as she posted more than 1,000 assists and 100 kills for the third straight season... Played in and started 29 matches and appeared in 107 sets... Posted 1,004 assists, 103 kills, 224 digs and 57 blocks for averages of 9.38 assists, 0.96 kills, 2.09 digs and 0.53 blocks per set... Averaged 9.16 assists against conference opponents... Ranked fifth in the Horizon League with a career-high 0.30 aces per set, and she was eighth in assists per set... Named to all-tournament teams at the Akron Invitational and the Tussle in the Triad... Had a season-high 53 assists in a four-set match against Milwaukee (10/8)... Also surpassed 50 assists with 51 in a five-setter against Duquesne in the home opener (8/30)... Reached double digits in digs eight times... Had a season-best 17 digs in a win over Eastern Kentucky (9/9)... Tied a career high with six blocks against Valparaiso (10/29)... Notched five aces in the win over Canisius (9/10) to set a new career high... Ended her career with 38 assists, seven kills on a .538 attack percentage and eight digs in a five-set win at UIC (11/11).

2015 (Junior) | Match-By-Match Stats: Selected as the Preseason Horizon League Setter of the Year... Was one of three players to start all 31 matches and play in all 114 sets... Averaged 9.77 assists overall and 9.95 against Horizon League opponents... For the year, registered 1,114 assists, 111 kills, 31 aces, 216 digs and 49 blocks... Ranked second on the team with her 31 aces... Her 1,114 assists were the most by a Penguin since Karla Everhart in 2006 and the 10th-most in program history... Ranked eighth in the Horizon League in assists per set and was 10th in aces per set... Named to all-tournament teams at Toledo, Illinois State and Butler... Notched her 2,000th career assist at YSU on Oct. 30 against Cleveland State... Surpassed 50 assists four times during the year and posted a high of 53 on three occasions... Her 52 assists against Robert Morris came in just four sets (9/29)... Reached double digits in digs five times for five double-doubles... Had a career-high nine kills without an error in 16 attempts against Colgate (9/5)... Also set a new career high with four aces versus Colgate... Had multiple aces in 10 matches... Her season high in blocks was five at Pittsburgh (9/4).

2014 (Sophomore) | Match-By-Match StatsHonored as the inaugural Horizon League Setter of the Year and All-Horizon League in her first year as a Penguin… Became YSU’s first setter to be named all-conference since Melissa Lyczkowski was a second-team selection in the Mid-Continent Conference in 1999… Started all 28 matches she played in and appeared in 205 sets… Posted 1,099 assists, 101 kills, 18 aces, 242 digs and 57 blocks… YSU had its most kills per set since 2007 (when the winning score for sets was dropped from 30 to 25) and posted its highest attack percentage since 1999 with her running the offense… Ranked fourth in the Horizon League with 10.47 assists per set… In league play, ranked fifth in the conference with 10.30 assists per set… Helped YSU to a .211 attack percentage against league opponents, which was its best in its 14 years in the conference by 15 points… Her 1,099 assists were the 10th most for a season in school history and the most since 2007… Her 10.47 assists per set ranked eighth on the single season chart and was the best average since 2005… Named the Horizon League Co-Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 13 after leading YSU to wins over Green Bay and Milwaukee… Named the Most Valuable Player and to the All-Tournament at the Belmont Invitational... Named to the all-tournament team at the Duquesne/Robert Morris Invitational and the Northwestern Wildcat Classic... Recorded nine double-doubles… Registered at least 50 assists five times… Posted career highs of 54 assists and eight kills in the five-set win over Virginia (9/12)… It was the Penguins’ first victory over an ACC opponent in a dozen years… Had three aces twice and posted a career-best 18 digs against Indiana State (9/6)… Posted six blocks while leading YSU to a .416 attack percentage, its second-highest in a match since 2001, in the opening-weekend win over Kennesaw State… Helped the Penguins hit .350, their best percentage ever in a Horizon League match, in a sweep of Milwaukee (10/11).

High Point: Registered 117 assists over 16 matches as a freshman as the Panthers went 16-15… Reached double digits in assists in five matches and posted a high of 20 in her collegiate debut against South Carolina State… Added three kills, two aces and 26 digs.

High School: Was the first two-time All-Ohio honoree in the history of Pickerington North High… Helped the program to three straight conference, sectional and district titles as well as two berths in the regional finals... As a senior averaged 6.9 assists while adding 94 aces, 264 digs, 73 blocks and 124 kills en route to being named honorable mention all-state... Also played five years with the Columbus Volleyball Club, which was the top-ranked team in Ohio in 2010 and 2012… Named all-tournament team at the Junior Olympics National Championship in Reno, Nevada, in 2010 and in Columbus, Ohio, in 2012.

Personal: Parents are Jay and Linda... Has a sister (Veronica)... Major is nursing... Is the 2016-17 recipient of the Women's Athletic Alumni Scholarship... Participated in the USA Women's Volleyball National Team Open Tryouts in both 2015 and 2016.

Recent Games
Oct 28 Wright State L, 3-0
Oct 29 Valparaiso L, 3-1
Nov 4 at Oakland L, 3-0
Nov 6 at Cleveland State L, 3-0
Nov 9 Northern Kentucky L, 3-1
Nov 11 at UIC W, 3-2
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 29 15
Sets 107 55
Kills 103 42
Kills per set 0.96 0.76
Errors 27 20
Total Attacks 316 161
Hitting Percentage .241 .137
Assists 1004 504
Assists per set 9.38 9.16
Service Aces 32 10
Service Errors 30 18
Service Aces per set 0.30 0.18
Reception Errors 1 0
Digs 224 109
Digs per set 2.09 1.98
Block Solo 1 1
Block Assist 55 28
Block Total 56 29
Blocks per set 0.52 0.53
Block Errors 9 5
Ball Handling Errors 14 6
Points 163.5 67.0
Points per set 1.5 1.2
Matches started 29 15
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Aug 26 vs. Ball State W, 3-0 1 3 7 0 10 .700 37 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 2 9.0
Aug 27 at Fort Wayne L, 3-0 1 3 3 0 9 .333 30 0 0 0 8 0 1 0 1 0 3.5
Aug 27 vs. Murray State L, 3-2 1 5 3 0 9 .333 41 2 2 0 8 0 3 2 3 0 6.5
Aug 30 Duquesne L, 3-2 1 5 8 0 16 .500 51 1 1 0 9 0 2 1 2 0 10.0
Sep 2 at Elon L, 3-1 1 4 5 0 14 .357 33 1 2 1 8 0 3 0 3 1 7.5
Sep 3 at UNC Greensboro W, 3-1 1 4 3 1 13 .154 45 4 2 0 13 0 3 0 3 1 8.5
Sep 3 at High Point L, 3-0 1 3 2 1 6 .167 16 1 1 0 6 0 1 0 1 0 3.5
Sep 9 vs. Eastern Kentucky W, 3-1 1 4 4 0 9 .444 46 3 0 0 17 0 2 0 2 1 8.0
Sep 10 vs. Canisius W, 3-1 1 4 6 0 11 .545 32 5 0 0 7 0 3 1 3 0 12.5
Sep 10 at Akron W, 3-0 1 3 4 0 8 .500 35 1 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 5.0
Sep 13 at Robert Morris W, 3-1 1 4 4 2 22 .091 49 1 1 0 15 0 3 0 3 2 6.5
Sep 16 vs. Southern Illinois L, 3-1 1 4 7 1 12 .500 44 0 2 0 5 0 1 0 1 0 7.5
Sep 17 at Dayton L, 3-0 1 3 2 1 8 .125 20 2 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 4.0
Sep 17 vs. Loyola Marymount L, 3-0 1 3 3 1 8 .250 21 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 3 1 4.5
Sep 24 Oakland L, 3-2 1 5 2 1 10 .100 30 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3.0
Sep 25 Cleveland State L, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 30 at Valparaiso W, 3-2 1 5 2 3 15 -.067 46 0 3 0 16 0 3 2 3 0 3.5
Oct 1 at Wright State L, 3-0 1 3 1 2 6 -.167 25 0 2 0 8 0 1 0 1 0 1.5
Oct 7 Green Bay L, 3-1 1 4 3 2 15 .067 33 2 1 0 4 0 3 1 3 1 6.5
Oct 8 Milwaukee L, 3-1 1 4 0 3 4 -.750 53 1 0 0 7 0 2 1 2 0 2.0
Oct 12 at Northern Kentucky L, 3-0 1 3 1 2 8 -.125 29 1 2 0 4 0 2 0 2 0 3.0
Oct 14 UIC L, 3-0 1 3 2 2 9 .000 24 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Oct 21 at Milwaukee L, 3-0 1 3 6 1 11 .455 20 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 1 1 6.5
Oct 22 at Green Bay L, 3-0 1 3 3 1 11 .182 32 0 0 0 10 0 2 0 2 0 4.0
Oct 28 Wright State L, 3-0 1 3 0 1 7 -.143 41 1 1 0 10 1 1 0 2 2 2.5
Oct 29 Valparaiso L, 3-1 1 4 4 0 15 .267 37 1 3 0 9 0 6 1 6 1 8.0
Nov 4 at Oakland L, 3-0 1 3 3 0 8 .375 20 0 0 0 7 0 2 0 2 0 4.0
Nov 6 at Cleveland State L, 3-0 1 3 3 0 11 .273 31 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 4.0
Nov 9 Northern Kentucky L, 3-1 1 4 5 2 18 .167 45 1 2 0 11 0 2 0 2 0 7.0
Nov 11 at UIC W, 3-2 1 5 7 0 13 .538 38 1 1 0 8 0 3 0 3 1 9.5
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
2014-15 28 105 101 0.96 21 280 .286 1099 10.47 18 0.17 242 2.30 4 53 57 0.54 149.5 1.4
2015-16 31 114 111 0.97 35 320 .237 1114 9.77 31 0.27 216 1.89 5 44 49 0.43 169.0 1.5
2016-17 29 107 103 0.96 27 316 .241 1004 9.38 32 0.30 224 2.09 1 55 56 0.52 163.5 1.5
Total 88 326 315 0.97 83 916 .253 3217 9.87 81 0.25 682 2.09 10 152 162 0.50 482.0 1.5
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
Total 29 107 103 0.96 27 316 .241 1004 9.38 32 0.30 224 2.09 1 55 56 0.52 163.5 1.5
Conference 15 55 42 0.76 20 161 .137 504 9.16 10 0.18 109 1.98 1 28 29 0.53 67.0 1.2
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Home 8 32 24 0.75 11 94 .138 314 9.81 8 0.25 56 1.75 1 16 17 0.53 41.0 1.3
Away 15 52 49 0.94 14 163 .215 469 9.02 13 0.25 127 2.44 0 25 25 0.48 74.5 1.4
Neutral 6 23 30 1.30 2 59 .475 221 9.61 11 0.48 41 1.78 0 14 14 0.61 48.0 2.1
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Wins 8 32 37 1.16 6 101 .307 328 10.25 16 0.50 89 2.78 0 19 19 0.59 62.5 2.0
Losses 21 75 66 0.88 21 215 .209 676 9.01 16 0.21 135 1.80 1 36 37 0.49 101.0 1.3
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August 4 16 21 1.31 0 44 .477 159 9.94 4 0.25 27 1.69 0 8 8 0.50 29.0 1.8
September 12 46 44 0.96 11 136 .243 417 9.07 19 0.41 106 2.30 0 22 22 0.48 74.0 1.6
October 9 30 20 0.67 14 86 .070 294 9.80 6 0.20 61 2.03 1 18 19 0.63 36.0 1.2
November 4 15 18 1.20 2 50 .320 134 8.93 3 0.20 30 2.00 0 7 7 0.47 24.5 1.6