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Friday, Sep. 13
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William & Mary
Saturday, Sep. 14
(L)0 - 3)
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Georgetown
Saturday, Sep. 14
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Iona
Wednesday, Sep. 18
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Elon
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Lehigh
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(L)0 - 3)
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Virginia
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(L)0 - 3)
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Saturday, Sep. 28
(L)0 - 3)
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Samford
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Furman
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Western Carolina
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ETSU
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Maria

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Outside Hitter
Height: 6'0"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Williamsburg, Va.
High School: Jamestown
Major: Special Programs
Experience: High School

Bio

Honors

2017 SoCon Commissioner's Medal
2018 SoCon Academic Honor Roll

2018 (Sophomore):
Capped off the slate by finishing among the top five statistical leaders on the team, including kills (264—1st), total attacks (765—1st), solo blocks (3—3rd), assisted blocks (29—3rd), total blocks (32—4th) and hitting percentage (.201—5th) …drove home nine kills and added three assisted blocks in the season-opener against Air Force (Aug. 24) … contributed 10 kills in 26 attacks (.308 hitting percentage) in a four-set win at Wake Forest (Aug. 25) … emerged with 11 kills in 18 attacks (.444 hitting percentage) as to lead the Spartans past Maryland-Eastern Shore (Sept. 1) in straight sets … enjoyed her second double-digit kill outing (11) in September against Winthrop (Sept. 7) while assisting on two blocks … had her most efficient hitting performance (.545) as she emerged with seven kills in 11 attacks against Delaware State (Sept. 8) … opened Southern Conference action with 11 kills at The Citadel (Sept. 21) and a season-high 16 kills at Mercer (Sept. 22), which included a .361 hitting percentage against the Bears … put together a three-match double-digit kill stretch to close out September against Chattanooga (15; Sept. 28), Samford (13; Sept. 29) and East Tennessee State (12; Oct. 3) … continued her solid play in league action as she tallied 11 kills in a four-set clash with Wofford (Oct. 13) … came through with 14 kills and four digs in a clash with Mercer (Oct. 19) … penetrated the Western Carolina defense (Oct. 14) with 14 kills and four digs while adding three assisted blocks and one solo block … drove home a season-high 16 kills in 54 attacks in a 3-1 victory over Chattanooga (Oct. 27) … closed out the regular season with 12 kills in back-to-back matches against Wofford (Nov. 9) and Furman (Nov. 10).

2017 (Freshman): Played in 19 matches with one start … earned 81 kills and hit at a .203 average … added two assists for the season, both coming at home against Wofford … three times scored double digit kills … added 14 digs during her freshman campaign … notched three solo blocks and seven block assists … earned an average of 1.93 kills per set … made her collegiate debut against UMass Lowell (Aug. 25) on opening night … logged a season-high 14 kills twice, once against Presbyterian (Sept. 1) and again at home against Wofford (Nov. 4) … earned her first collegiate dig and block against Presbyterian (Sept. 1) … earned her first service ace at North Carolina A&T (Sept. 2) … ended the year with multiple kills in her last eight matches … season-high three digs against American (Sept. 8) … season-high two blocks against Furman (Nov. 3).

Prep: Played at Jamestown High School in Williamsburg, Va. …  four-year letterwinner under head coach Tom Stephenson … four-time All-Bay Rivers District first team … named Conference Player of the Year in 2015 … three-time first team All-Region … second team all-state as a freshman … two-time Virginia 4A first team all-state… Regional Player of the Year … Under Armour All-American watch list … Led the Jamestown Eagles to state runner-up finishes in 2013, 2015 and 2016 … 2014 State semifinalists … team earned the sportsmanship award in 2016 after falling in four sets in the state championship … National Honor Society President … English National Honor Society President … member of Mu Alpha Theta … French National Honor Society member … Freshman Orientation student captain.

Personal: Plans on majoring in English.

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