Returning seven seniors, the Wildcats look to play deep into the season
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.
Sellout crowd of more than 8,000 fans was on hand as Cornhuskers dedicated new playing court
Sunday afternoon is Senior Day when Villanova hosts Pitt
Career: Appeared in 87 matches and 212 sets in three seasons as a setter ... 2,424 total assists over the past three seasons places her seventh on the Villanova career assists record book ... Averaging 11.43 assists/set for her career, second best mark in program history ... Posted 40 or more assists 19 times and double-digit digs 13 times ... Career stats include 629 digs, 123 kills, 94 total blocks and 68 service aces ... Match highs are 54 assists, 22 digs and six blocks.
2014:Saw action in 103 sets across in 32 matches with 15 starts ... Split the team setting duties with senior Allie DiBernardo ... Tallied 607 assists on the season, averaging 5.89 assists/set ... Other stats include 216 digs, 17 total blocks, 16 service aces and 27 kills ... Recorded a career high five kills against James Madison.
2013: Only player on the squad who saw action in all 109 sets the team played during the season ... Named to the Villanova Classic All-Tournament team ... Tallied 1,131 assists which stands as the 10th best mark for a single season in school history ... Registered a team-best seven double-doubles (assists/digs) on the season ... Led the team with 10.38 assists/set, fourth best mark in the BIG EAST ... Second on the team with 2.03 digs/set (221 total digs), 0.27 aces/set (29 total aces) and 45 block assists ... Established a new career-high of 54 digs in a five-set win over Delaware (Sept. 17) ... Recorded 40 or more assists 14 times and double-digit digs seven times ... Other stats include 0.42 blk/set and 0.48 kills/set.
2012: Played in 26 matches and 85 sets as the team's primary setter ... Totaled 686 assists for the season and averaged 8.07 assists per set ... Also had 192 digs and ranked third on the team with 2.26 digs per set ... Was second on the team with 23 service aces ... Also had 44 kills on 165 attempts to go along with a .158 hitting percentage ... Recorded 31 total blocks, with three solo blocks and 28 block assists ... Had a total of 84.0 points ... Had 40 or more assists in a match five times and reached double figures in digs six times ... In a five-set win over Temple early in the season established season highs of 48 assists and 22 digs ... Named the BIG EAST Rookie of the Week following back-to-back excellent matches against Rutgers and Seton Hall, both of which were victories ... Had 43 assists, 16 digs and a season-high five kills in the win over Rutgers ... Posted 39 assists and 12 digs to go along with four kills in the win over Seton Hall ... Dished out 45 assists in a win over Syracuse and added nine digs, three kills and two aces ... Had 44 assists versus Gonzaga and 40 in a win over Lehigh.
Fossil Ridge High School: Earned four varsity letters in volleyball and was also a member of the track & field team ... Three-time first team all-conference selection ... Holds school records for aces and assists ... Graduated in the top five percent of her high school class ... Received academic all-conference accolades three straight years.
Personal: Born 6/11/94 ... Younger of two daughters of Terry and Anne Pettit ... Has an older sister, Katherine ... Father played golf in college and went on to become the volleyball coach at Nebraska ... Sister played collegiate volleyball and was a setter at Colorado State ... Undeclared Arts major.
BIG EAST Rookie of the Week Oct. 1, 2012
Kills 5 at James Madison Aug. 30, 2014 5 at NSU Sept. 21, 2013 Attacks 14 vs. Seton Hall Sept. 30, 2012 Assists 54 at Delaware Sept. 17, 2013 Aces 5 vs George Mason Sept. 13, 2013 5 vs NSU Sept. 21, 2013 Digs 22 vs. Temple Sept. 1, 2012 Total Blocks 6 vs Seton Hall Oct. 19, 2013 Block Assists 5 at Seton Hall Oct. 19, 2013