30 females and 28 males recognized by the conference for their dedication inside the classroom
Hawks wrap up regular season tournament schedule in Buffalo.
Hawks can't hang with ranked Ohio State who hits close to .500 for the match.
UMES plays well against tournament host.
Ashley Smith pounds out a dozen kills in the Hawks win.
2016 Harry's (Photos by Megan Raymond)
The Hawks drop a pair of matches to the Patriots and Bears at home this past weekend.
The Hawks keep rolling with a 3-0 decision against La Salle for six straight wins.
The Hawks sweep the Hornets in a 3-0 victory at the Hytche Center, for their fourth straight win
UMES improved to 10-0 with a 3-0 win over NCCU Fri., then by a 3-2 win over Loyola and a 3-1 over Manhattan Saturday.
2015 (Senior): Competed in all but one set this season ... mainly played on the defensive end with occasional offensive help ... earned 159 digs (1.56 per set) with 36 kills, 18 aces, 13 assists and four block assists ... hit double digits in digs three times with a season high 15 digs in a win over Presbyterian ... had a season high six kills in the season opener against Rider.
2012 (Kentucky Wesleyan College):Chosen to the Mizuno GLVC-GLIAC Crossover All-Tournament Team...second in kills with 260, attacks with 686...third in hitting percentage at .207...fourth in total blocks with 29...had five solos...had six assists and 11 aces...collected 106 digs...chosen to the Mizuno GLVC-GLIAC Crossover 12-member All-Tournament Team to become the first Panther selected since the Crossover began in 2008...played in 92 sets...started 18 of 28 matches played.
Collegiate: Participated in the Richard A. Henson Honors Program (2013) ... Was a STEM Scholar (2012) ... Member of the Campus Beautification and Alpha Omicron PI Fraternity ... Was a Freshman Mentor at Kentucky Wesleyan College.
High School/Club: A four-year varsity starter in volleyball (2008-11) ... Made Fox Valley Conference (FVC) All-Conference every season in high school (2008-11) ... A four-year Huntley H.S. Scholar (2008-11) ... Earned the FVC Academic Leadership (2011) ... Received All-State Honorable Mention (2011) ... Earned AutumnFest All-Tournament Team (2010) ... Three-time Regional Champ (2008, 2009, & 2011) ... Member of the Sky High Volleyball Club (2006-10) in Crystal Lake, IL and Club Fusion Volleyball (2011-12) in Marengo, IL ... Made 2009 JVDA Championship All-Tournament Team as a member of the Sky High Volleyball Club ... In 2009, finished 3rd in the JVDA Championships and Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) ... Won the 2009 Pre-Nationals Championship.
Personal: Born February 8, 1994 in Hoffman Estates, IL ... Daughter of Sandy and David Smith ... Has one sister, Alexis ... Major is Exercise Science ... Pre-game routine/superstitions are listening to music ... Plans to attend graduate school to pursue a doctorate in physical therapy ... Best advice/favorite saying received is, "The more you dwell about the past, the less of a chance you'll have to make it up in the future." ... Hobbies outside of sports include hiking and riding bikes ... Favorite Book/Author is Nicholas Sparks ... Favorite Movie is Transformers ... Personal best sports moment is senior year by defeating her high school rival, Cary-Grove ... Most influential person is her mother ... Personal best non-athletic accomplishment is being elected as Vice President of Alpha Omicron PI Fraternity ... Personal athletic goal for the season is maintaining a solid passing, serve receive, and hitting average ... Personal athletic goals before graduation is winning the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) North Division and MEAC Championship.
Kills: 22 (v. Malone, 10/12/12)
Aces: 3 (2x, last @ Hampton, 10/17/15)
Assists: 3 (4x, last vs. Florida A&M, 11/20/15)
Digs: 16 (UC Riverside, 09/05/14)
Blocks: 3 (4x, last @ Hampton, 10/13/13)
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