Ashley Smith pounds out a dozen kills in the Hawks win.
Jerabkova dishes out a dozen assists and notches a dozen digs in the loss.
Two-time defending MEAC champions take to the court for the first time in 2013.
UMES Volleyball versus Morgan State in the Dig Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Game (Photos by Joey Gardner)
UMES Volleyball versus Campbell on day 2 of the Best Western Wild Weekend (Photos by Megan Raymond)
UMES Volleyball versus Bethune-Cookman on day 2 of the Best Western Wild Weekend (Photos by Megan Raymond)
UMES Volleyball versus Norfolk State University at Echols Hall (Photos by Mark Sutton)
2013:Played in limited action due to injury ... played in 10 sets (six matches) while recording 16 kills, 10 digs, four blocks, and two assists ... selected to the 2014 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Commissioner's All-Academic Team ... registered seven digs and five kills in her first match as a Hawk against Manhattan (Sept. 6) ... posted a career-high six kills in the win over Bethune-Cookman (Sept. 14)
2012:Played for Scottsdale Community College and led the team to a 13-13 record ... helped the Fighting Artichokes win their final five matches and the ACCAC Championship
2011: Played for Scottsdale Community College and led the team to a 15-6 record ... helped the Fighting Artichokes win seven of their final nine matches.
High School/Club: Two-sport student-athlete in high school (volleyball & softball) ... recieved Most Improved Award (2008) ... played club volleyball for three years in the Arizona Clash (2011), Club Arrowhead (2009), and Grand Canyon (2008) leagues.
Personal: Born August 21, 1993 in Phoenix, AZ ... daughter of Jeff and Deb Hanson ...major is Human Ecology ... pre-game routine/superstition is listening to music ... plans to attend graduate school to become an Occupational Therapist for Special Needs ... best Advice/Favorite Saying received is, "Winners make goals, losers make excuses." ... hobbies outside of sports include spending time with family and friends, watching movies, and outdoor activities ... Favorite Book/Author is Nicholas Sparks ... favorite Movie is Dinner For Schmucks ... personal best sports moment is last season earning All-American Honorable Mention at Scottsdale Community College (CC) ... most influential person is her former club coach, Cory Romine, because he helped Amanda reach her potential ... personal best non-athletic accomplishment is earning an Associate's Degree ... personal athletic goal for the season is maintaining a high hitting percentage ... one of the most important things Amanda would like people to know is to never give up on your dreams.
Kills: 6 (v. Bethune-Cookman, Sept. 14, 2013)
Assists: 1 (2x, last v. Charlotte, Sept. 13, 2013)
Digs: 7 (v. Manhattan, Sept. 6, 2013)
Blocks: 2 (v. Manhattan, Sept. 6, 2013)