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BLYSS HARKNESS

#15

Player profile

REDSHIRT JUNIOR SEASON (2016):

Appeared in eight matches in her final season at Florida State posting an overall record of 5-3…went 4-1 in dual-match play and 1-2 in tournament action…played at the No. 3 (0-1), 4 (2-0) and 5 (2-0) positions in 2016…partnered with Hailey Luke for a straight set victory over New Mexico in Tempe, Ariz. (March 5) at the fifth spot in her first start of the season…went 3-1 in dual-match play with Katherine Plessy posting victories over Cal State Northridge (March 10) and Texas A&M CC (March 20) at No. 4 and a straight set win over College of Charleston on Senior Day (April 16) at No. 5…lone dual-match loss came with Plessy against No. 3 UCLA in Santa Monica at the third position…partnered with Brooke Kuhlman at the LSU Beach Invitational and finished in a tie for third in the Purple Bracket Pairs Tournament after going 1-1.

REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE SEASON (2015):

Appeared in seven matches and went 5-2 on the season after redshirting her sophomore year due to injury…paired with four teammates throughout the season…posted a 2-0 record with Katherine Plessy, 1-0 with Kayla Joyce, 1-0 with Sierra Sanchez and 1-2 with Annie Montgomery…helped complete the sweep of Carson-Newman (3/22) at the Gamecock Invitational with Kayla Joyce at the No. 5 position (21-10, 21-5) …battled hard with playing partner Annie Montgomery in the FSU Pairs Tournament but fell in three sets against Georgia State (14-21, 21-17, 13-15)…went 1-2 in the tournament including a three-set victory over UAB’s Messisco/Moreno (21-10, 19-21, 15-8).

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014):

Redshirted due to injury.

FRESHMAN SEASON(2013):

 Played in five matches in her initial season with the Seminoles…went 1-0 with Katherine Plessy on court 4 during the Siesta Key dual match against Webber International University…went 3-1 with Kari Fidelholtz of College of Charleston during the same tournament at Siesta Key…placed seventh with Annie Montgomery during the Panama City Beach Tournament (3/23).

HIGH SCHOOL:

Didn’t have a lot of experience in sand volleyball but was MVP of Chiles High School indoor team in 2010 and 2011…named Florida Class 7A Player of the Year and First Team All-Big Bend in 2011…played in the FHSAA All-Star game her senior year…ended her senior season with 310 kills, 270 digs and 60 aces…All-Big Bend Honorable Mention as a sophomore…was named to the honor roll all four years of high school…leader of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes…played club for six years and competed at the Junior Olympics three times…named MVP and was a captain of her club team, NFVA…club coach was Rita Crockett.

PERSONAL:

Daughter of Debbie and Don Harkness…father Don played professional baseball in the Houston Astros organization…brother Josh graduated from FSU in the PGM (professional golf management)…earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology in the spring of 2016…born March 4, 1994.