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Brooke Niles:
 
Brooke Niles
United States  
 
Vital Statistics
 

Photo: Ken Delgado
Birth Date March 11, 1981 (36 years old)
Home Town Woodland Hills, CA
Resides Ventura, CA
Height 5'8"
College California-Santa Barbara
Web Site www.facebook.com/KSMsports
  Best Finish Winnings
United States 1st (6 times) $253,120
   AVP 1st $179,345
   NVL 1st (3 times) $34,900
   P&R 7th $1,000
   Pro Beach 1st $26,625
   Wide Open 1st $11,250
International 4th (2 times) $87,800
   FIVB 4th (2 times) $87,800
Pan American 5th $0
   PAN AM 5th $0
NORCECA 1st $850
   NORCECA 1st $850
Overall 1st (7 times) $341,770
 
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After not emerging from the qualifier in her first six events during her first two seasons, her last six years have seen Niles ranked as a top 32 player each time (2004-07, 2009-10).
In July 2007 Niles and Angie Akers competed in the Pan Am Games, then completed the AVP season with a 17-8 match record.
In April 2010 Niles and Lisa Rutledge emerged from the qualifier in Brasilia as the 25th seed to place fifth, becoming the lowest seeded qualifier team to garner a fifth-place finish or better in FIVB history.

2011: Niles and Fendrick began the year by winning the first NORCECA event in the Cayman Islands. The duo then advanced from the country quota and qualifier to reach the semifinals in the FIVB season opener in Brasilia.
2010: Niles continued to play with Rutledge, with a best of seventh three times on the AVP Tour. On the FIVB Tour, Niles and Rutledge started the year in Brasilia as the 25th-seeded qualifier team, and finished with a career best fifth-place. They did not advance from the qualifier in three of the next four FIVB events. Niles then began a partnership with Lauren Fendrick, garnering a season-best fifth-place finish in their second event together in Long Beach. Niles and Fendrick played six FIVB tournaments together, with a best of ninth in Sanya.
2009: Niles formed a partnership with Lisa Rutledge, and the duo advanced to six semifinals on the AVP Tour, including the championship match in their first ever trip to the semifinals in San Diego. The duo played two FIVB events but did not make the main draw in either tournament.
2008: Niles missed the entire AVP season with an injury, but played in an FIVB qualifier in October with Akers.
2007: Continued her partnership with Akers, placing fifth in the season opener. In July the pair represented the U.S. at the Pan American Games in Brazil, where they finished fifth. Following that event, the duo advanced to three AVP semifinals, including her first championship match in Chicago. The duo finished the season with a third in Cincinnati and fourth in San Francisco in the last two team events. Placing fifth or better in seven events, the duo ended as the seventh ranked team on the Tour. Niles, who also played one event with Jennifer Fopma during the season, ended ranked 16th in season points and competed in the individual event. Niles was again third in digs per game (6.24) and was seventh in kills per game (6.90).
2006: Began the season with Straton, getting a best of fifth in eight tournaments. Niles played the next three events with Logan Tom, with a best of 13th, then the final three events with Angie Akers, with a best of ninth. She was third in digs per game (5.79) and ninth in aces per game (.67).
2005: Played the first four events with Guerra, with a best of ninth. For the remaining nine tournaments, she played with Sarah Straton. Niles and Straton had a pair of fifths and Niles ended as the 13th-ranked player on tour. She was second in digs per game (6.29).
2004: With Guerra advanced to the main draw in five of six events, with a best of 13th. In the final four events the duo was seeded directly into the main draw, placing ninth twice. Niles was eighth in digs per game (4.67).
2003: Formed a partnership with another former college teammate, Courtney Guerra. They played in five qualifiers, but didn't advance to the main draw in any of them.
2002: Niles made her pro beach volleyball debut in a qualifier in Santa Barbara with Brooke Rundle, a former teammate at UCSB.

College: Niles was a four-year letterwinner at UC-Santa Barbara where she played every position except for middle blocker. She was a third-team All-American her senior year (2002) while ranking third nationally in assists. As an outside hitter, she was named the Big West Freshman of the Year in 1999, and three times was selected to the all-conference team. Graduating with a degree in Law and Society, she left the school ranked fifth in career digs, sixth in assists, and eighth in aces.

Personal:
Niles is the third of four kids, with two brothers (Brett, Troy) and one sister (Emily), and has a pit bull (Roxy). Both of her parents, Randy and Tria, played beach volleyball. She served three seasons as an assistant coach at UCSB under her mentor Kathy Gregory, who tallied 50 beach volleyball titles. Also serving with her on the staff was Angela Rock (27 titles). 

 
 
Awards
 
  • AVP Best Defensive Player (Defender) 2009
  • NVL Best Defensive Player 2014
 
Career Summary
 
United States
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 9th 10th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 25th 27th 33rd 35th 41st 51st CQ
2002 AVP 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 11.0 148th 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
2003 AVP 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 50.0 82nd 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0
2004 AVP 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 $4,742.50 457.0 31st 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 AVP 13 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 6 0 $22,062.50 1,134.0 13th 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 AVP 14 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 $14,325.00 920.0 25th 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 AVP 17 0 1 1 1 4 0 1 5 0 $49,325.00 1,557.0 16th 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 AVP 15 0 1 5 0 3 1 1 3 0 $60,165.00 3,075.0 9th 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 AVP 7 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 2 0 $13,100.00 1,175.0 18th 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 P&R 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 $1,000.00 0.0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 AVP 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 0.0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 9th 10th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 25th 27th 33rd 35th 41st 51st CQ
2011 Pro Beach 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 $13,375.00 648.0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 NVL 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $5,000.00 640.0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 Wide Open 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $11,250.00 0.0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 AVP 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 $6,250.00 950.0 9th 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 Pro Beach 5 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 $13,250.00 965.0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 NVL 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 $0.00     0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 AVP 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 1 $9,375.00 935.0 20th 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 NVL 5 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 $12,025.00 3,100.0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 NVL 6 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 $17,875.00 3,785.0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total
(Rank)
  114
(40th)
6
(35th)
7 14 1 16 1 10 26 1 $253,120.00
(27th)
19,402.0   11 14 2 1 1 2 0 1 0
 
International
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 9th 10th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 25th 27th 33rd 35th 41st 51st CQ
2008 FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 0.0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2009 FIVB 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 9.0 265th 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
2010 FIVB 11 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 $15,025.00 629.0 65th 1 3 0 0 1 0 2 0 2
2011 FIVB 14 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 3 0 $55,425.00 2,070.0 17th 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 FIVB 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 $17,350.00 600.0 61st 0 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 1
Total
(Rank)
  37
(273rd)
0 0 0 2 4 0 0 5 0 $87,800.00
(178th)
3,308.0   4 10 2 0 2 0 3 0 5
 
 
Pan American
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 9th 10th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 25th 27th 33rd 35th 41st 51st CQ
2007 PAN AM 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 $0.00     0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total
(Rank)
  1
(23rd)
0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 $0.00     0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
NORCECA
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 9th 10th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 25th 27th 33rd 35th 41st 51st CQ
2011 NORCECA 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $850.00 100.0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total
(Rank)
  1
(280th)
1
(42nd)
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $850.00
(107th)
100.0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Overall
Total
(Rank)
  153
(53rd)
7
(64th)
7 14 3 21 1 10 31 1 $341,770.00
(74th)
22,810.0   15 24 4 1 3 2 3 1 5
 
Red denotes ranked 1st
 
Victory List
 
Victory Date Assoc Location Partner Seed Winnings
1 3/27/2011 NORCECA Grand Cayman Lauren Fendrick 2 $850
2 9/4/2011 Wide Open Cincinnati Lauren Fendrick 2 $11,250
3 9/18/2011 Pro Beach Miami Lauren Fendrick 2 $10,000
4 10/22/2011 AVP Huntington Beach Lauren Fendrick    
5 7/12/2014 NVL Mason Jessica Stubinski 3 $3,750
6 3/20/2015 NVL Panama City Karolina Marciniak 1 $3,500
7 8/30/2015 NVL Seattle Karolina Marciniak 1 $5,625
 

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