1 Heather Bucher
1 Heather Bucher
Height: 5-8
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Carlisle, Pa.
High School: Carlisle
Position: OH/S
Major: Psychology


2011: Returns for her fourth season as a three-year Spartan co-captain ... is a vocal leader that has become a constant in the Spartan line up in her first three years as a Spartan ... is a versatile player that has played setter as a freshman before moving to outside hitter as a sophomore  ... will man the left-side outside hitter position for the Spartans this year ... has worked on varying her shots, making her a more dangerous offensive weapons for the Spartans ... will be a key cog in the York offense during the year ... has played in 99 career matches with 651 kills, 512 assists, 110 service aces, 808 digs, and 164 blocks.

2010: Played in and started all 33 matches for the Spartans during the campaign ... accumulated 237 kills as she hit .210 in 689 attempts ... had 338 digs, good for an average of 2.82 while she also had 40 service aces, 64 blocks, and 82 assists ... set a new career-high with 16 kills in the September 10 match against Elizabethtown ... hit a career-high .550 (12-1-20) in the September 17 win over Marywood ... tied a career-high with four service aces in the match against Messiah on September 1 ... recorded a career-high 21 digs in three different matches during the year (November 4 vs. Frostburg St., October 13 against Catholic, September 24 vs. Carnegie Mellon) ... had 313 points for the year, an average of 2.61 points per game.

2009: Played in all 32 of the Spartans’ matches, drawing a start in 30 of those contests as she moved from setter to outside hitter ... finished the season with 205 kills as she hit .119, averaging 1.81 kills per game ... was a solid defender as she accumulated 246 digs, good for an average of 2.18 digs per set ... chipped in with 53 assists and 38 service aces for the Spartans ... recorded 43 blocks and owned a .832 reception percentage during the year ... finished the season with 266 points, good for third on the team.

2008: Played a significant role on the Spartan squad as a freshman as she played in all 34 matches, drawing a start in 29 of those matches ... inished the season with 208 kills and a .145 attack percentage ... averaged 1.68 kills per set in her 640 attempts for the year ... handed out 380 assists for an average of 3.06 helpers per set ... was one of York’s top servers as she had 33 aces and a .859 service percentage in her 305 attempts ... ollected 220 digs (1.77 dpg) while she also had a .731 serve receive percentage in 104 attempts ... notched 58 blocks including five solos ... finished third on the squad in points as she had 272.5, good for an average of 2.20 points per set.

Personal: Is the daughter of Francis Bucher and Tawnya Bucher and is a psychology major with a minor in human services ... is a very good student with a 3.59 cumulative GPA ... is a four-time Dean's List honoree at York ... Bucher is a three-time CAC All-Academic pick while she has also made three appearances on the York College Athletic Honor Roll ... played for the West Shore Y Volleyball Club.