VB: Karelov announces the arrival of Yasmin Tan in his team

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LAKE CHARLES— McNeese volleyball head coach Sasha Karelov announced the addition of New Mexico alumnus and more recently Boise State graduate Yasmin Tan to its coaching staff in 2022. Tan will serve as a graduate assistant.

“I’m so excited to have Yasmin join us this year,” the head coach said. Sasha Karelov. “She brings incredible knowledge and experience from two established Division 1 programs. She is smart, analytical and will be a great mentor to our athletes.”

The indoor and beach volleyball star hails from Melbourne, Australia, where she attended Yarra Valley Grammar School.

Tan spent the past two years as a member of the Boise State beach volleyball team where she helped the Broncos earn the first 20-win season in program history with a 20- 9. In 2022, Tan played as the No. 1 pair.

Prior to her time at Boise State, Tan spent three years in New Mexico where she was second on the team in blocks (108) and was a three-time Mountain West Scholar-Athlete. In her sophomore season, she was credited with 55 kills, 33 blocks, and 20 digs and in her freshman year, she tallied 105 kills and 27 blocks.

She received her BSc in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from New Mexico and her MSc (Program Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics) from Boise State recently. She is currently working on her second master’s degree.

Yasmine Tan Organic

2022 GRADUATE (Boise State):

member of a beach team that posted a 20-9 record, the first 20-win season in program history…finished the season beating 13e ranked Cal Poly… posted a 13-13 overall record playing in 12 of her games as the No. 1 individual player… also posted a 12-13 record as a No. 1 pair and a 1- 0 as pair #2.

2021 GRADUATE (Boise State): played in two tag team matches and two pairs tournaments for a combined 11 games during the season going 7-4… also played several exhibition matches as the No. 6 pair. .. faced Kylee Johnson in the tag team duels 2-0… played alongside Maya Watkins in both Corban University pairs tournaments with a 5-4 record… score a double win team against Utah’s Hannah Stahle and Kaiya Liwanag 21-14, 21-8 on court five in a Bronco win … beat CSUN’s Abbey Sweeting and Victoria Rogers to pair #5 19 -21, 21-17, 15-12 to help Boise State win by team… went 2-2 at Corban March AVCA Pairs Tournament (March 12 -13) with wins over Jacquelyn Clark and Jolinn Daviscourt of Corban 20 -22, 21-15, 15-6 and Corban’s Lauren Condon and Melanie Miller 28-26, 21-15… went 3-2 at the Corban April AVCA Pairs Tournament (April 2-3) beating three pairs Corban Nicole bantilan and Kalisi Latu 21-15, 21-15, Tyra Ching and Tessa McFetridge 21-16, 21-14 and Melanie Miller and Lauren Con don 21-17, 22-20.

2019 JUNIOR (New Mexico): Started all 30 games and played in all 115 sets…was second on the team with 108 total blocks (eight solo)…had 93 kills…registered a career-high two service aces against Gonzaga ( Sept. 13) … recorded two solo blocks against UNLV on Nov. 19 … had the most assists (7), service aces (5) and blocks, both in assists and solo, in a single season as Lobo … led the team in total blocks in six games … had a career-high eight block assists three times at Nevada (October 17), State of Utah (Nov. 7) and at SJSU (Oct. 19) … named a Mountain West athlete-scholar.

2018 SOPHOMORE (New Mexico): Appeared in 65 sets in 19 games, starting in five… Registered 55 kills, hitting .146… Recorded eight kills of the season at Idaho… Recorded a service ace at San Jose State… Had 20 digs, five assists, a service ace… Fifth on the team in total blocks with 33 total blocks (two solo, 31 assisted)… Accounted for 73.5 points (1.13 points per set)… Two career assists against Furman … Credited with a career-high seven blocks (all assisted) against Air Force.

FIRST YEAR 2017 (New Mexico): Played in 29 games, with three starts… Finished the season with 105 kills (1.25/set), hitting at least five kills 12 times… Posted a strong three-game streak to open October, with games consecutive eight kills against Nevada and San Jose State before recording a career-high nine kills and a .400 hit percentage against San Diego State … Also had solid numbers against the Wyoming and Colorado State with eight kills in the two games and seven kills at Fresno State… Had 27 total blocks on the season, including a career-best five at Nevada on Oct. 5… Added 43 digs, including 11 to come in Lobos win over Tennessee Tech on Sept. 15

HIGH SCHOOL
Graduated from Yarra Valley Grammar School in Ringwood, Victoria, Australia…Winner of a three-year letter in volleyball and a five-year letter in basketball and athletics…Granted honors in volleyball and basketball, as well as colors in athletics… Won Coach’s Award in Volleyball in 2014 and 2015 and Coach’s Firsts Award in Basketball in 2013… Awarded Yarra Valley Grammar School Adam Strachan Memorial Award for her contribution to school sports… Played with the Australian junior women’s team, having competed in the Southeast Asian Games and Asian Junior Volleyball Championships in 2016 and the United States High Performance Championships in 2015

PERSONAL

Born in Melbourne, Australia on May 24 to Fiona and Ben Tan … Has one brother, Rhys

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