Women's Volleyball

Tessa Lea'ea
Tessa Lea'ea


Stockton, Calif.

High School:
Cesar Chavez HS


Middle Blocker



2013 (Jr.): Should be the focal point of the Wolf Pack attack up the middle in her junior season.

2012 (So.): Led Nevada in a multitude of categories in her second season as the Pack's starting middle blocker ... Was Nevada's top performer in kills (326), kills per set (3.13), attacks (7.91), hitting percentage (.258), solo blocks (25), assisted blocks (115) and total blocks (139) ... Her 25 solo blocks ranks T-9 for a single season at Nevada (two players) and led all Mountain West participants in 2012 ... Was one of three Wolf Pack players to play in every set (104) and start every match.

2011 (Fr.-Rs.): Started all 26 matches at middle blocker in her redshirt freshman season ... Selected to the WAC Freshman team ... Named to Hilton Garden Inn Classic All-Tournament team after averaging 2.45 kills and 1.09 with a .350 attack percentage ... Led the team averaging .97 blocks per set and her 2.48 kills per set ranked second ... Topped the team and ranked sixth in the conference with a .316 attack percentage ... Eight times led the team in kills with three of those being match highs ... Recorded a block and a kill in every match ... Totaled 272 points, an average of 3.02 per set to rank second on the squad ... Earned first volleyball letter.

2010 (Rs.): Practiced with the team but sat out the year as a redshirt.

High School
Lettered four years in volleyball for coach Dodd Pinkham at Cesar Chavez High School in Stockton, Calif. ... Earned three letters in track & field and basketball ... Three-time first-team all-league volleyball and track & field selection ... Three times captured league shot put title ... Junior year earned all-region volleyball honors and was the SJAA Hitter of the Year as a senior ... Twice selected as co-MVP in volleyball and three times was the track & field MVP ... Holds school records for games (305), kills (1296), kill percentage (.678), and blocks (605) ... Ranks in the top five in aces (124) and points (343) ... Played two seasons for Stockton Elite Club team.

Getting Acquainted
In her free time likes writing poetry and spending time with family and friends ... Is a sneaker fanatic ... Chose to attend Nevada because of the program, team and coaching staff ... Selected the Pack over Arizona, Hawai`i, Florida and San Jose State ... Career highlight was 29 kills and 20 blocks versus Tracy in match played in 2008 and winning league championship in volleyball ... Sports heroes are Candace Parker and Michael Jordan ... General studies major ... Daughter of Fotuna and Epirosa Lea`ea.

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