Defensive Specialist/Libero
Height: 5'6"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Pembroke Pines, FL
High School: Archbishop McCarthy


Academic Awards

Spring 2019 President's List


Played in 88 of Georgia State’s 95 sets and saw action in all 26 matches… Led the team with 350 digs and 3.98 digs per set (sixth in the Sun Belt)… Added 58 assists (third most on the team) and 10 service aces… Bandera recorded 260 digs and 4.33 digs per set in Sun Belt matches, placing first among all conference freshmen in both categories… Recorded double-digit digs in 18 of the Panther’s 26 matches… Finished with at least 20 digs in six matches, including a season high 27 twice (October 19, October 27)… Posted at least 15 digs in each of the final ten matches of the season… Recorded five or more assists three times, including a season high eight in an August 25 win at Mississippi State.


Four USAV Jr. Nationals Gold Champions (3 High Performance, and 1 at U13 USAV Jr Tournament)... Four year letter winner at Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy High School in Southwest Ranches, Florida...Was named the Broward County Player of the Year 2018 by the Sun-Sentinel... Named Player of the Year by the Miami Herald in 2018... Selected 1st Team Florida High School 2018... Named the USAV National High Performance All-Tournament Team in 2016, and 2 Times All American at AAUs Open Division... Played for Boomers Volleyball Academy... Named to the National Honors Society... The Spanish Honor Society... Named to the honor roll all four years of high school. 


Born January 27, 2000... Resident of Pembroke Pines, Florida... Daughter of Alberto Bandera and Monica Chiquillo... Youngest sibling to Joshua, Melissa, and Jessica... Intends to major in Psychology and hopes to attend medical school and pursue a career in surgery... Loves her  black Labrador "Kuroi", and enjoys Kite Surfing and traveling. 

View Full Bio
VBALL: Seniors Honored, Panthers Fall to Mountaineers
Replay: VBALL vs. App State
Replay: VBALL vs. Troy