5th year Outside Hitter, Kaleb Dawe has almost done it all in his career as a Royal. Since his arrival from the Yukon, Dawe has developed into one of the premiere all around players in the league. In his first two seasons Dawe split time playing libero and outside hitter. Midway through his third season, he made the extremely difficult transition to setting. Now, in his fifth and final season, Dawe has moved back to his more natural position of outside hitter. Despite having to re-establish himself in the league, Dawe currently sits 13th on the digs list, 6th in aces, and is only .51 of a point away from being in the top 15 in Total Offensive Stats on the PACWEST Leader Board. As one of the anchors of the Royals serve reception, Dawe is averaging an amazing 3.4 passing efficiency for the season.
On Friday night against the host College of the Rockies, Dawe posted the finest statistical match of his career. In a tough 3-1 win, he tallied 10 kills, 5 blocks, 3 aces, and 8 digs. In Saturday’s re-match, Dawe contributed 6 kills, 1 block, 1 ace, and 8 digs in another Royals win. Dawe has shown consistent improvement in all facets of his game despite not playing as on outside hitter in almost two full seasons.
The Royals sit 2nd in the PACWEST and 3rd ranked in the CCAA.