Two-time defending MEAC champions take to the court for the first time in 2013.
UMES baseball places 10; Hawks bowling places seven
Volleyball, Track & Field and Women's Bowling receive Proclamations.
Metil coached UMES to a pair of MEAC Championships and six 20-win seasons
by: David Whigham
See Joey Gardner's shots of the UMES student-athletes receiving Proclamations from the Town of Princess Anne.
UMES defeated Florida A&M to win the MEAC Championship for the first time in school history! (Megan Raymond photos)
UMES taking on Hampton, defeating the Lady Pirates in three sets to take sole possession of first place.
2012: Became the all-time assists leader at UMES, also earning First Team All-MEAC second straight season ... earned all-time assist mark in home finale against Howard (10/26), standing at 2,593 after sophomore season ... finished first in the MEAC with 1,384 assists and 10.73 assists per set in 129 games and 34 matches ... also concluded with 29 service aces, 263 digs, 50 blocks and 39 kills ... selected to the MEAC Preseason Volleyball Team ... had seven double doubles, starting with 50 assists, 15 digs and four blocks in season opener vs. NJIT (8/24) ... season-high four aces with 50 assists and seven digs vs. Southern Utah (8/31) ... three kills, 31 assists and 14 digs in three-set win over UNC Asheville (9/1) ... earned season-high five blocks vs. Wright State (9/8), getting double double with 45 assists and 16 digs ... had two double doubles in ASU Tournament: career-high 62 assists with three aces and 10 digs in five-set win over North Texas (9/14) and 53 assists with career-high 17 digs vs. Troy (9/15) ... finished with 29 assists, six digs and four blocks in shutout win over Delaware State (9/25) in MEAC opener ... followed up with 55 assists, three aces and eight digs at Howard (9/30) ... 56 assists, nine digs in home win Hampton (10/12), following up with double double vs. Norfolk State (10/14), finishing with 47 assists and 10 digs ... in MEAC North division clinching-win over Norfolk State (11/9), got 54 assists, eight digs and four blocks ... set new career-high in assists with 63 in comeback win over Hampton (11/17) in the MEAC Tournament ... had three kills, 57 assists and five digs in MEAC Championship match over Florida A&M (11/18) ... tallied 19 assists, seven digs, two dump kills and team's only ace in NCAA Tournament match against Nebraska (11/29) ... member of the MEAC Commissioner's All-Academic Team.
2011: All-MEAC First Team setter ... ranked first in the MEAC and 77th in NCAA Division I in assists per game with 10.42, totaling 1,209 ... 193rd in NCAA Division I in aces per set with 0.29, tallying 34 total ... started in all but one match this season, playing all 116 sets in 31 matches ... finished with 59 blocks, 150 digs and 15 kills ... first kill in season opener vs. Bethune-Cookman at USF Invitational (9/2) ... earned first double double with 42 assists and 10 digs with a pair of blocks in match vs. Bowling Green at the USF Invitational (9/3) ... first 50+ assist match with 51 vs. Bryant at Brown Invitational (9/16) ... career-high 56 assists with nine digs vs. Campbell in High Point Invitational (9/24) ... second double double with 49 assists and 10 digs at High Point (9/24) ... had career-high six blocks, including three in the fifth set, with 46 assists in MEAC Championship win over Florida A&M (11/20).
High School/Club: Played volleyball and ran track at Forest Heights Collegiate Institute ... earned First Team All-Star all four years in volleyball ... CWUSSA and WCSAA champions all four years ... helped team to a gold, a third place and pair of fourth place finishes at OFSSA ... named track MVP sophomore year ... earned highest academic mark all four years ... competed with Predators Volleyball Club in Kitchener Ontario Tier 1 ... led Predators to fourth in the province and 11th in Canada ... attended Canadian Nationals every year plus competed in international tournaments and qualifers.
Personal: Full name is Jessica Lynn Vicic ... born July 12, 1993 in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada ... daughter of Lynn and Ned Vicic ... has a brother, Nick ... majoring in special education ... pregame routine includes listening to music ... personal best sports moment was winning OFSAA her junior year of high school, considers it a most rewarding experience ... lists her mom as most influential person for giving her opportunities and encouraging her ... plans to return to Canada and become a teacher upon graduation ... personal best non-athletic accomplishment is helping her mom coach volleyball ... favorite saying is "Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard" ... hobbies include teaching dance and coaching ... favorite books are the Twilight series ... favorite movie is "Just Go With It" ... personal athletic goal this season is to become a leader and get a high number of assists ... personal athletic goal before graduation is to win games and championships.
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