Hawks grad honored

Coates named Fresno State Student-Athlete of the Week
Posted on 09/07/2016
Silverado High graduate Aleisha Coates, now a volleyball player at Fresno State, has been named the Bulldogs' Student-Athlete of the Week. 

According to the Bulldogs' website, the senior outside hitter from Victorville recorded 52 kills in the team's first four games, helping Fresno State to its best start to a season since 2002. Coates, who was named the Boston College Invitational MVP, notched a team-best 147 attacks with a hitting percentage of .170, according to the website. 

She posted double-digit kills in all four matches and had 10 digs apiece in each of the 'Dogs first three matches. Coates currently ranks second in the Mountain West in points and third in kills, according to Fresno State's website.

According to her bio on the Fresno State athletics website, Coates was a four-year letter winner at Silverado High School, playing under head coach Tyrone Brown. She helped the Hawks win the Desert Sky League in 2009 and 2011, while the team was the runner-up in 2010 and 2012. She was amed to the All-CIF Southern Section and was the all-area Volleyball Player of the Year in 2011.

Coates is the daughter of Allandus and Sarah Coates, who teaches in the Victor Valley Union High School District.