#9 Simone Henderson
Position: Middle Blocker
Height: 6'0"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Palm Springs, Calif.
High School: La Quinta HS
Other College: Grossmont College
Experience: Transfer
Career Stats Career Stats

JUNIOR (2014): Played in 30 matches with 27 starts at middle blocker…finished fourth on the team in kills with 172 (1.67 per set)…finished second on the team with 13 solo blocks and 119 block assists (1.28 blocks per set)…second on the team in total blocks with 132…finished third on the team with 251.5 points (2.44 per set)…had career-high 11 kills on three occasions (Oct. 2 vs. Utah State, Oct. 9 vs. SDSU and Nov. 21 at Fresno State)…had career-high .476 hitting percentage against Utah State on Oct. 2…had career-high nine blocks against Utah State on Oct. 2 and nationally ranked Colorado State on Oct. 16…finished fourth in the conference with 1.29 blocks per set and 12th in hitting percentage (.300)…had the second most blocks in a 3-set match among the conference (9 vs. CSU on Oct. 16)…recipient of the Top Newcomer Award.

PREVIOUS COLLEGE: Attended the University of Alabama for one season in 2011 before transferring to Grossmont College…in 2013 she was an All-American, All-State All-American, Player of the Year, MVP, Pacific Coast Conference Athlete of the Year, CCCAA 2013 Women’s Volleyball State Championship Tournament Team,  CCCAA All-Southern Cal (2013), and Offensive Player Of the Year…Also earned Grossmont College Athlete of the Week in 2013, Pacific Coast Athletic All-Conference in 2012, Athlete of the Week on October 21, 2012, Defensive Player of the Year (2012) …She earned her associates degree from Grossmont, Academic Certifcate of Distinction and had a 3.99 GPA.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2011 graduate at La Quinta High School…played under Mrs. Summaripa…earned three varsity letters…in her three years, she was name Most Valuable, an All-Tournament player and Offensive Player Of the Year…played club ball for the 951 Elite.

PERSONAL: Born on January 7 in San Diego, Calif. to Veronica and Dereck Henderson…has two younger siblings…Father Dereck Henderson played football at Weber State…enjoys watching movies, shopping, hanging out with friends, dancing and music…Lists Serena Williams as her favorite athlete, sweets as her favorite food and Stepbrothers as her favorite movie…journalism/sports broadcasting major.

Saturday, August 22
7:00 PM - 
vs. Alumnae (Exhibition)
Friday, August 28
8:00 AM - 
at Belmont
3:00 PM - 
at Albany