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 Norfolk State University at Echols Hall (Photos by Mark Sutton)
UMES Volleyball v. Norfolk State inside the William P. Hytche Athletic Center
See Joey Gardner's shot of the team taking on Delaware State in the William P. Hytche Athletic Center on September 27.
See John Meore's shot of the team taking on Sacred Heart at the 2013 SHU Hampton Inn Invitational.
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 ... registered seven digs and five kills in her first match as a Hawk against Manhattan (09/06/13) ... posted a career-high six kills in the win over Bethune-Cookman (09/14/13).
2012:Played for the Fighting Artichokes which went 13-13, winning their final five matches and the ACCAC Championship.
2011: Played for the Fighting Artichokes which went 15-6, winning seven of their final nine matches.
High School/Club: Two-sport student-athlete in high school (volleyball & softball) ... Earn 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 ... Amanda is the only child ... 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 ... Personal athletic goal before graduation is earning an All-American award from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) ... 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)