Karelov adds Yasmin Tan to McNeese volleyball coaching staff

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

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

The indoor and beach volleyball standout is a native of Melbourne, Australia where she attended Yarra Valley Grammar School.

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

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

She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from New Mexico and her Master of Science (Program Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics) from Boise State recently. She is currently working on her second masters.

2022 GRADUATE (Boise State): member of a beach team that posted a 20-9 record, the first 20-win season in program history…ended the season defeating 13th ranked Cal Poly…posted a 13-13 overall record playing 12 of her matches as the No. 1 individual player…also posted a 12-13 record as the No. 1 pair and a 1-0 record as the No. 2 pair.

2021 GRADUATE (Boise State): played in two team duals and two pairs tournaments for a total of 11 combined matches during the season going 7-4 overall…also played several exhibition matches as the No. 6 pair…competed with Kylee Johnson in the team duals going 2-0…played alongside Maya Watkins during the two Corban University pairs tournaments going 5-4…collect a team dual victory over Utah’s Hannah Stahle and Kaiya Liwanag 21-14, 21-8 on court five during a Bronco victory…defeated CSUN’s Abbey Sweeting and Victoria Rogers at No. 5 pair 19-21, 21-17, 15-12 to help Boise State to team win…went 2-2 at the Corban March AVCA Pairs Tournament (March 12-13) with wins over Corban’s Jacquelyn Clark and Jolinn Daviscourt 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) defeating three Corban pairs Nicole Bantilan and Kalisi Latu 21-15, 21-15, Tyra Ching and Tessa McFetridge 21-16, 21-14 and Melanie Miller and Lauren Condon 21-17, 22-20.

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

2018 SOPHOMORE (New Mexico): Appeared in 65 sets in 19 matches, starting in five… Recorded 55 kills, hitting .146… Season-high eight kills at Idaho… Registered a service ace at San Jose State… Tallied 20 digs, five assists, one 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)… Career-high two assists versus Furman… Credited with a career-high seven blocks (all assisted) versus Air Force.

2017 FRESHMAN (New Mexico): Played in 29 matches, with three starts … Finished the season with 105 kills (1.25/set), reaching at least five kills 12 times … Posted a strong three-match stretch to open October, with back-to-back matches of eight kills vs. Nevada and San Jose State before tallying a career-best nine kills and .400 hitting percentage vs. San Diego State … Also tallied solid numbers vs. Wyoming and Colorado State with eight kills in both matches, and seven kills at Fresno State … Registered 27 total blocks on the season, including a career-best five at Nevada on Oct. 5 … Added 43 digs, with 11 coming in the Lobos’ win over Tennessee Tech on Sept. 15

Graduated from Yarra Valley Grammar School in Ringwood, Victoria, Australia … Three-year letterwinner in volleyball and five-year letterwinner in both basketball and track & field … Accorded Honours Colours in volleyball and basketball, along with Colours in athletics … Earned Coach’s Award Firsts in volleyball in 2014 and 2015 and Coach’s Award Firsts in basketball in 2013 … Honored with the Yarra Valley Grammar School Adam Strachan Memorial Award for contribution to school sports … Played with the Australian Junior Women’s Team, having competed at the South East Asian Games and Asian Junior Volleyball Championships in 2016 and the USA High Performance Championships in 2015

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

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