Brette Thornton
14 Brette Thornton
  • Height:
    6-1
  • Year:
    SR
  • Hometown:
    Rockwall, Texas
  • High School:
    Rockwall
  • Position:
    MB/RS
  • Major:
    Accounting
  • m
    29
  • k/s
    1.09
  • h %
    .231
  • a/s
    0.03
  • b/s
    0.86
  • sa/s
    0.04
  • d/s
    0.36

Bio

2022 Team Captain

Career Highs

Match

  • Points: 12.5 (10/8/21 v. Endicott)
  • Kills: 10 (10/8/21 v. Endicott)
  • Hitting %: .625 (10/8/21 v. Endicott)
  • Blocks: 6 (9/3/21, ETBU; 10/8/21 at Babson; 10/9/21 at Tufts)

Season

  • Total Points: 143 (2021)
  • Points/Set: 2.2 (Spring 2021)
  • Total Kills: 99 (2021)
  • Kills/Set: 1.88 (Spring 2021)
  • Hitting %: .328 (Spring 2021)
  • Total Blocks: 73 (2021)
  • Blocks/Set: .92 (2021)

Collegiate Honors

  • Trinity Strength & Conditioning Athlete of the Month (February 2021)
  • Trinity Team Captain (2022, 2021)

Academic Honors

  • SCAC Fall Academic Honor Roll (2019, Spring 2021, Fall 2021)
  • Trinity University Dean's List (Fall 2019, Fall 2020, Fall 2021)

High School

  • Earned District 11-6A Outstanding Blocker in 2018 playing for Rockwall High School
  • Named first-team all-district in 2017, pushing the Yellowjackets to a district title in that season

Club History

  • Dallas Premier, 14s and 15s (Plano, TX)
  • Victory Volleyball Club, 16s and 17s (Plano, TX)
  • Assault Volleyball Club, 18s (Dallas, TX)

Personal

  • Daughter of Kyle and Tresa Thornton...one sibling: Amanda
  • Both parents played sports at St. Mary's (TX) University: father, Kyle, is a Rattlers Hall of Fame Soccer player while mother, Tresa, was a four-year Women's Basketball player
  • Interests include church/faith, cooking/baking, and painting
  • Favorite spot on campus is the Library
  • Considers Mike Modano of the NHL's Dallas Stars as her favorite athlete

Intended Major/Minor/Career Path

  • Accounting/Sports Management/Audit Associate

Why Trinity?

  • "I loved that Trinity was a small school in a big city! I can make close friends but still have plenty of things to do off campus. I was impressed by the athletic facilities and the student-to-professor ratio. Lastly, the beautiful, small campus is a cherry on top."

Extracurriculars

  • Residential Life

 

Player Profile

Recent Games
Nov 10 vs. Puget Sound W, 3-0
Nov 11 vs. Chicago W, 3-0
Nov 12 at #1 Claremont-M-S W, 3-2
Nov 16 vs. #18 MIT W, 3-0
Nov 17 vs. New York U. W, 3-1
Nov 19 vs. Juniata L, 3-0
  Overall Conf
Matches 29 15
Sets 78 38
Kills 85 41
Kills per set 1.09 1.08
Errors 26 12
Total Attacks 255 130
Hitting Percentage .231 .223
Assists 2 1
Assists per set 0.03 0.03
Service Aces 3 1
Service Errors 1 0
Service Aces per set 0.04 0.03
Receptions 4 0
Reception Errors 0 0
Digs 28 17
Digs per set 0.36 0.45
Block Solo 2 1
Block Assist 65 24
Block Total 67 25
Blocks per set 0.86 0.66
Block Errors 3 2
Ball Handling Errors 0 0
Points 122.5 55.0
Points per set 1.6 1.4
Matches started 11 2
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se r re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Sep 2 Edgewood W, 3-0 1 3 2 4 12 -.167 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 1 3 0 3.5
Sep 2 #6 Berry W, 3-0 1 3 2 1 6 .167 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 4.0
Sep 3 #24 Transylvania W, 3-0 1 3 5 0 10 .500 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 7 0 8 0 9.5
Sep 3 #1 UW-Eau Claire W, 3-0 1 3 4 0 11 .364 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 6.0
Sep 9 vs. #7 Johns Hopkins W, 3-2 1 3 1 1 2 .000 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Sep 9 at #14 Emory L, 3-1 - 1 1 0 1 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Sep 10 vs. #1 Claremont-M-S L, 3-1 - 3 3 3 11 .000 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 5 0 5 0 5.5
Sep 16 #2 Juniata W, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 17 La Verne W, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 17 Scranton W, 3-0 - 2 1 0 3 .333 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1.5
Sep 24 vs. Austin W, 3-0 - 2 5 2 12 .250 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 4 0 7.0
Sep 24 at Centenary W, 3-0 - 2 4 0 13 .308 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 5.5
Sep 25 vs. Dallas W, 3-0 - 3 3 0 5 .600 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.0
Oct 1 vs. #24 Colorado Col. W, 3-0 - 3 1 3 10 -.200 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Oct 1 at Schreiner W, 3-0 - 3 5 0 16 .313 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 0 4 0 7.0
Oct 7 vs. Southwestern W, 3-1 1 4 4 1 10 .300 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 5.0
Oct 7 vs. St. Thomas W, 3-0 1 3 3 0 7 .429 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 2 0 4.0
Oct 8 vs. Texas Lutheran W, 3-0 - 3 3 2 11 .091 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.0
Oct 14 UC Santa Cruz L, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 15 Susquehanna W, 3-0 - 2 6 0 9 .667 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 6.5
Oct 21 Austin W, 3-0 - 2 1 0 7 .143 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 0 3.0
Oct 21 Dallas W, 3-1 - 2 5 1 8 .500 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5.0
Oct 22 Centenary W, 3-0 - 2 1 0 4 .250 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1.5
Oct 23 Colorado Col. W, 3-1 - 2 1 0 6 .167 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 4 0 4.5
Oct 26 Schreiner W, 3-0 - 3 4 1 14 .214 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 4.0
Oct 29 vs. St. Thomas W, 3-1 - 2 1 1 2 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Oct 29 vs. Southwestern W, 3-2 - 2 0 1 5 -.200 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0.5
Oct 30 at Texas Lutheran W, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 4 vs. Texas Lutheran L, 3-2 - 4 1 1 6 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 2.5
Nov 10 vs. Puget Sound W, 3-0 1 2 3 0 5 .600 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3.5
Nov 11 vs. Chicago W, 3-0 1 3 4 2 13 .154 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 0 6.0
Nov 12 at #1 Claremont-M-S W, 3-2 1 5 8 1 22 .318 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 8 0 12.0
Nov 16 vs. #18 MIT W, 3-0 1 3 3 1 14 .143 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 4 0 4 0 5.0
Nov 17 vs. New York U. W, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 19 vs. Juniata L, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 19 vs. NCAA Championship Match   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s r re digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
2019-20 25 52 58 1.12 23 152 .230 4 0.08 2 0.04 0 0 16 0.31 2 35 37 0.71 79.5 1.5
2020-21 8 16 30 1.88 8 67 .328 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0 5 0.31 2 5 7 0.44 34.5 2.2
2021-22 34 79 99 1.25 26 231 .316 11 0.14 4 0.05 5 0 30 0.38 7 66 73 0.92 143.0 1.8
2022-23 29 78 85 1.09 26 255 .231 2 0.03 3 0.04 4 0 28 0.36 2 65 67 0.86 122.5 1.6
Total 96 225 272 1.21 83 705 .268 17 0.08 9 0.04 9 0 79 0.35 13 171 184 0.82 379.5 1.7
    m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s r re digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
Event Total 29 78 85 1.09 26 255 .231 2 0.03 3 0.04 4 0 28 0.36 2 65 67 0.86 122.5 1.6
Conference 15 38 41 1.08 12 130 .223 1 0.03 1 0.03 0 0 17 0.45 1 24 25 0.66 55.0 1.4
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Location Home 11 27 32 1.19 7 90 .278 2 0.07 3 0.11 2 0 14 0.52 2 24 26 0.96 49.0 1.8
Away 4 11 18 1.64 1 52 .327 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0 2 0.18 0 15 15 1.36 25.5 2.3
Neutral 14 40 35 0.88 18 113 .150 0 0.00 0 0.00 2 0 12 0.30 0 26 26 0.65 48.0 1.2
Result Wins 26 70 80 1.14 22 237 .245 2 0.03 3 0.04 3 0 27 0.39 2 57 59 0.84 113.5 1.6
Losses 3 8 5 0.63 4 18 .056 0 0.00 0 0.00 1 0 1 0.13 0 8 8 1.00 9.0 1.1
Month September 11 28 31 1.11 11 86 .233 1 0.04 2 0.07 3 0 7 0.25 1 27 28 1.00 47.5 1.7
October 13 33 35 1.06 10 109 .229 1 0.03 1 0.03 0 0 18 0.55 1 18 19 0.58 46.0 1.4
November 5 17 19 1.12 5 60 .233 0 0.00 0 0.00 1 0 3 0.18 0 20 20 1.18 29.0 1.7

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November 13, 2022

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November 11, 2022

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No. 4 Volleyball Sweeps Friday SCAC Double-Up, Improves to 10-0 in League Play

Nearly the entire Trinity roster saw action in Friday’s contests for a well-balanced stat sheet by day’s end

October 21, 2022

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No. 2 Volleyball Course-Corrects with Sweep of Susquehanna

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October 15, 2022

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No. 3 Volleyball Prepares for Trinity Fall Classic, Top-Five Showdown Friday

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September 14, 2022

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No. 2 Volleyball Gears Up for Loaded East*West Classic; Williammee Earns SCAC Weekly Honor

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September 7, 2022

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No. 5 Trinity Shuts Out Reigning NCAA III Champs for 4-0 Season-Opening Weekend Slate

After knocking out fellow 2021 NCAA III Quarterfinalist No. 6 Berry College on Friday night, the fifth-ranked Tigers one-upped the performance...

September 3, 2022

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Volleyball Selected for 2022 SCAC Championship in Preseason Conference Coaches' Poll

After the program's 14th undefeated SCAC regular season and 20th SCAC Championship in 2021, the Tigers were ranked atop the conference once again...

August 24, 2022

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Volleyball Ranked Fifth in 2022 AVCA Preason Poll; Six Opponents Ranked in Top Ten

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Photos

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  • Edgewood vs. Trinity (Tex.)
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  • Edgewood vs. Trinity (Tex.)
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  • Transylvania vs. Trinity (Tex.)
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  • Transylvania vs. Trinity (Tex.)
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  • Wis.-Eau Claire vs. Trinity (Tex.)
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  • Wis.-Eau Claire vs. Trinity (Tex.)
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  • Scranton vs. Trinity (Tex.)
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  • Susquehanna vs. Trinity (Tex.)
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  • Austin vs. Trinity (Tex.)
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  • Dallas vs. Trinity (Tex.)
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  • Dallas vs. Trinity (Tex.)
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  • Centenary (La.) vs. Trinity (Tex.)
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  • Schreiner vs. Trinity (Tex.)
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  • Puget Sound vs. Trinity (Tex.) @ Claremont, CA
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  • Puget Sound vs. Trinity (Tex.) @ Claremont, CA