Villanova Volleyball Takes on the Georgetown Hoyas to put 2014 on the books
Despite the three-set loss to Marquette, the Wildcats can be proud of effort at last home match of 2014 season.
Andersen and Carpenter each had 11 kills
Krista Andersen leads Villanova with nine kills
Lauren Carpenter led Villanova with 10 kills in the match
2014: A team captain, saw action in 106 sets in 33 matches with 25 starts ... As a diverse player, DiBernardo acted as a solid foundation for the Wildcats with 466 assists (4.40 assists/set) and a reliable addition to the defensive rotation with 285 digs (2.69 digs/set) ... Other stats include five kills, eight service aces and seven block assists ... Posted a career high three total blocks against St. John's ... Held team season record for assists (42) and digs in three sets (22).
2013: Appeared in all 29 matches for a total of 99 sets ... Averaged 1.95 digs per set for 193 total digs ... Finished with one kill, eight service aces and 33 assists ... Posted double figure dig marks in five matches, including a season-high 13 digs against both Oakland (Aug. 31) and George Mason (Sept. 13) ... Registered a season-high 12 assists to go along with one kill and four digs in only two sets versus Butler (Nov. 9).
2012: Played in 27 matches and a total of 89 sets ... Ranked second on the team by averaging 2.37 digs per set with a total of 211 digs ... Also had 319 assists and averaged 3.58 assists per set ... Tallied 25 kills on 66 attempts with a .242 hitting percentage ... Had 12 block assists and a total of 48.0 points ... Reached double figures in digs on eight occasions, including a season-high 19 to go along with 32 assists in a win over New Hampshire early in the season ... Came up with 18 digs in a five-set conference win over Seton Hall ... Had a season-high 39 assists in the final match of the season against Pittsburgh ... Registered 30 or more assists on five occasions.
2011: Named to the All-Tournament Team at the Big Five Tournament ... Appeared in 27 matches and played 94 sets as the Wildcats primary setter ... Averaged 9.70 assists per set with a total of 912 assists ... Recorded at least 45 assists on five occasions, including a career-high 53 assists at Seton Hall ... Also had 52 assists in four sets versus Delaware ... Averaged 2.20 digs per set and had a season-high 24 digs against Ohio on August 27, a match in which she also had 47 assists ... Recorded six double-doubles (assists-digs) ... Other statistics included 55 kills and only 16 hitting errors on 146 attempts for a .267 hitting percentage ... Added 14 service aces and 31 total blocks for a total of 85.0 points ... Tallied a season-high seven kills in a win at Penn.
Santa Margarita Catholic High School: Earned two varsity letters ... As a sophomore her team reached the California state semifinals and she was named the Setter of the Championship at the CIF Division I AA tournament ... During her scholastic career was named to the Tensoro All-Tournament Team ... Also played basketball ... Received four Scholar-Athlete Awards and was named an AP Scholar.
Personal: Born 3/23/93 ... Older of three daughters of Rick and Mollie DiBernardo ... Has two younger sisters, Katie and Erin ... Both parents were collegiate athletes at Notre Dame ... Mother played volleyball and was a setter while father was a linebacker on the football team and went on to play in the NFL with the Rams and the Cardinals from 1986-87 ... Majoring in Nursing.
Big Five Tournament All-Tournament Team Sept. 2-3, 2011 BIG EAST Academic All-Star 2011-12
Kills 7 at Penn Sept. 3, 2011 Attacks 14 at Pittsburgh Oct. 14, 2012 Assists 53 at Seton Hall Oct. 30, 2011 Aces 2, eight times Last on Oct. 12, 2013 Digs 24 vs. Ohio Aug. 27, 2011 Total Blocks 3, five times Last on Sept. 24, 2014 Solo Blocks 1 vs. Cincinnati Nov. 18, 2011