5 - Aneal Helms
Aneal Helms
Height: 5-11
Year: Senior
Hometown: Fallbrook, California
High School: Francis Parker
Position: Middle Blocker
2001: Served as team's co-captain...Came on strong during latter part of the season to emerge as one of team's most consistent players...Posted a .237 hitting percentage...Ranked second on team in blocks, with 54...Averaged 1.79kpg...Recorded career high, seven blocks, in 3-1 win over Columbia (Oct. 27)...

2000: Played in all 24 matches for Brown, missing just one of the team's 91 games ... Averaged 2.77 kills per game, third on the team, 1.19 digs per game, and 63 total blocks, second on the team ... Was named MVP of the Holiday Inn Express Tournament at Stony Brook, helping Brown to claim the tournament title ... Posted a double-double (10k, 10d) in the first match of the tournament and finished the weekend averaging 2.27 kills and 2.09 digs per game ... Finished the season with a .231 mark in hitting, second on the team ...Recorded double-digit kills 14 times, including 22 against Cornell in the Ivy League Tournament, tying her career-high ... Notched double-digit digs three times and had two double-doubles on the season ... Posted a career-high .474 hitting percentage (10-1-19) at Providence and had a career-high five assists in the Bears' 3-2 victory over Cornell ... Also notched a career-high five solo blocks against Vermont at the Quinnipiac Classic and had nine totals blocks in the same match for a new career-high ...

1999: Helms averaged 2.39 kills per game, 2.01 digs per game, and 61 total blocks en route to earning honorable mention All-Ivy status as a freshman ... She was one of only two freshmen to be honored on the league's All-Ivy lists, as her top two outings of the year were a 21-kill, 17-dig performance in a five-game match at Harvard, and the team's season finale at Dartmouth where Helms posted a career-high 22 kills ... She finished with six double-digit kill matches, and six double-digit dig matches ... Against Harvard, she had two solo blocks and four block assists to tie her season and career highs ... She had earlier posted six block assists in a three-game match against Cornell in a match played in her home state of California ...

Before Brown: A vocal and spirited player, Helms' high school team won the Coastal League Championship, the CIF Championship and the Division V State championship ... She was chosen first team All-Coastal League, and first team All-CIF ... A team captain of her volleyball, basketball and track teams, Helms was chosen a San Diego Union Athlete of the Week in volleyball, and earned San Diego Union All-Academic first team honors in both volleyball and basketball ... She was a second team All-Coastal League performer and first team All-CIF in hoops ... Ranked eighth in San Diego County in the 100 hurdles in Track Magazine ... Named the Girls' Scholar Athlete of the Month in the May 1999 issue of Student Sports magazine ... Editor of her school newspaper, the Lancer ... Vice president of the Science Club and publicity chairman for the Young Democrats Club ...

Personal: Played club volleyball with Coast Volleyball in San Diego ... Concentrating in Education.