2018 (Junior): Played and started all 28 matches…Finished with a career-high 11 kills at UNCG and had two other matches where she finished with 10 kills…Led the team with 85 total blocks…Tied a career-high with eight blocks against MTSU…Posted 16 multi-block matches…Hitting percentage of .254 was third-best on the team.
2017 (Sophomore): Started all 30 matches for the Catamounts … Ranked second in the team in blocks (99) … Had three or more blocks in 20 of the 30 matches including a string of eight-straight matches late in the season … Posted a career-best 10 blocks at ETSU (9/19) … Had just two matches where she did not pick up a block … Had two double-digit kill performances with 10 kills at Chattanooga (9/22) and at Wofford (10/7) … Had the second best hitting percentage (.239) on the team.
2016 (Freshman): Appeared in 25 matches for the Catamounts while making 19 starts ... Earned a spot on the Southern Conference All-Freshman team ... Named Second Team All-State honors from the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) ... Led the Catamounts in blocks per set (1.16) while ranking third in the Southern Conference ... Had 17 matches with three or more blocks including six-straight matches to close out the season with five or more blocks ... Turned in a career-high eight blocks at Wofford (10/22) ... The 1.16 blocks per set ranked third in the single season WCU record book ... Had five matches with double-figure kills including a career-high 15 against Samford (10/01) and Chattanooga (11/05) ... Had four service aces on the year including a career-high three at ETSU (10/07) ... Appeared on the 2016-17 Southern Conference Honor Roll.
Prior to Western Carolina: Named Blue Ridge Player of the Year as a freshman ... First team All-Conference selection ... Named to the All-Region first team ... Selected as Offensive Player of the Year ... As a sophomore, repeated as Blue Ridge Player of the Year ... Earned first team all-conference and all-region ... Added first team All-State recognition ... Reached 1,000 career kills ... Led team to a conference championship ... Also competed in track & field ... Won the long jump state championship in 2014 and was part of three relay state championship teams in 2012.
Personal: Full name is Aleah Brooke Keaton... Daughter of Anthony and Cindy Keaton... Has one younger brother, Ross.