Returning seven seniors, the Wildcats look to play deep into the season
2014: Saw action in 74 of the Wildcats 109 sets this season ... Saw action in only 22 matches due to an injury during the second half of the year ... Spent most of her time on the court as the starting libero and an integral part of the Wildcat defense ... Averaged 3.95 digs per set, the best of any freshman in the BIG EAST conference and the ninth best overall ... Totaled 292 digs for the season ... Totaled 15 service aces on the season and sets a career high four versus Delaware ... Posted team's season high for digs with 32 in five sets against St. John's ... Other stats include one kill and 32 assists ... Was honored with BIG EAST Honor Roll spot in week three of the season after stellar performance against Delaware.
Four year letter winner ... Straight-A student ... First Team All-District as a sophomore, junior and senior ... First Team All Conference as a junior and a senior ... First Team All-Region senior year ... Second Team All-State senior year ... Team Captain senior year ... Was a member of the Rockwood Thunder Volleyball Club where her best finish was in the 16 open at the USAV Nationals with a 7th place finish.
Daughter of John and Patty Fitzgerald ... Has two older siblings Jason and Ryne ... Is undecided on a major currently ... Aunt Carrie Southerland competed at Mizzou as an outside hitter (1976-80) ... Aunt Cathy Southerland also competed at Mizzou as a setter (1975-79) .... Uncle Steve Southerland completed the Mizzou trifecta as a pitcher (1978-82) ... Enjoys running, biking, and reading ... Chose Villanova because of the academics, the beautiful campus and to be part of the Villanova volleyball program.
Kills 1 vs La Salle Sept. 20, 2014 Attacks 2 vs La Salle Sept. 20, 2014 Assist 1, three times Last on Oct. 4, 2014 Service Aces 4 at Delaware Sept. 16, 2104 Digs 32 vs St. Johns Sept. 24, 2014