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  Craig Buell
Craig Buell

Player Profile
Solana Beach, CA

High School:
Santa Fe Christian


Middle Blocker

Seasons at Stanford:

As a Junior in 2004: Buell showcased his versatility ranking in the top two in offensive as well as defensive categories... Appeared in 99 games, ranking second on the team...Led the team in blocks with 87 (15 solo, 72 block assists) and blocks per game (0.88)...Finished the season ranked second on the team in both kills (249) and hitting percentage (.353)...Posted his best performance versus UC Irvine tallying 17 kills with an attacking percentage of .615 along with seven blocks.

As a Sophomore in 2003: Appeared in 49 games ... Finished the season ranked fifth on the team in both kills (127) and kills per game (2.59) ... Posted double-digit kills in four matches ... Enjoyed his best performance versus UC San Diego (2/15/03), recording career-highs in kills (16) and blocks (7), while registering a .636 attacking percentage ... Turned in another solid performance in the Cardinal's 3-1 win over UC Irvine (2/21/03), recording 14 kills, while posting a .824 attacking percentage ... Finished the season with a .473 hitting percentage which ranked first among regular attackers ... Averaged 1.00 blocks per game, the second best average on the team.

Fall of 2002: Recorded four kills, two digs and a block in two matches at the Husky Dino Cup.

As a Freshman in 2002: Appeared in 37 games (14 matches) and recorded 70 kills, 30 blocks and a .436 hitting percentage ... Ranked second in blocks per game (0.81) and fifth in kills per game (1.89) ... Missed the final month-and-a-half of the season because of illness ... Recorded career-high 11 kills and three digs in upset win over No. 1 UCLA on Feb. 16...Also notched 11 kills on 15 attempts (.680 hitting percentage) at Cal State Northridge on Feb. 11.

High School: Member of the USVBA Under-17 All-Tournament Team at the 2000 National Tournament ... The 2000-01 San Diego Union-Tribune All-CIF captain ... Also named to the All-CIF Second Team in 2001 ... Career leader in kills, blocks, assists, digs and aces at Santa Fe Christian ... Also participated in basketball and tennis ... In basketball, was CIF Conference Player of the Year as a senior ... Played for the Seaside Volleyball Club ... Class valedictorian.

Personal: A Management Science and Engineering Major... Son of Robert and Sheri Buell ... Father, Robert, lettered for the Stanford men's basketball team from 1971-73.