Hawks wrap up regular season tournament schedule in Buffalo.
Hawks can't hang with ranked Ohio State who hits close to .500 for the match.
UMES plays well against tournament host.
Ashley Smith pounds out a dozen kills in the Hawks win.
Li records a match high 17 digs in the loss.
See Michael Simmons' shots at NCAT as UMES grabs their first road win of the season.
Submitted photos from UMES student-athletes
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
2013:Played in 81 sets (24 matches) while accumulating a team-leading 174 kills, 70 digs, 21 blocks, five assists, and five aces ... named to the 2014 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Commissioner's All-Academic Team ... registered nine kills and three digs in first match as a Hawk against the University of Tennessee-Martin (08/30/13) ... tallied nine digs and a team-high eight kills versus Bradley (08/31/13) ... lead the team in kills (9) against Western Illinois (08/31/13) ... recorded her first-career double-double as a Hawk with 12 kills and a season-high 10 digs versus Manhattan (09/06/13) ... finished second on the team with four kills against American (09/07/13) ... had a team-high 12 kills in the victory over Bethune-Cookman (09/14/13) ... finished tied for second on the team with two kills versus #13 Ohio State (09/20/13) ... tied a career-high three blocks against Valparaiso (09/21/13) ... had a match-high 12 kills in the home win over Delaware State (09/27/13) ... registered seven digs and a season-high 20 kills versus Howard (10/04/13) ... recorded a team-high nine kills against Coppin State (10/06/13) ... posted a season-high two aces versus Morgan State (10/11/13) ... totaled five digs and a team-high five kills against Hampton (10/13/13) ... finished second on the team with 10 kills versus Norfolk State (10/18/13) ... tied a team-high 13 kills in the road victory over Delaware State (10/20/13) ... finished second on the team with five kills against Howard (10/25/13) ... finished second on the team with eight kills versus Coppin State (11/03/13) ...
2012 (Kentucky Wesleyan College):Chosen to the Mizuno GLVC-GLIAC Crossover All-Tournament Team...second in kills with 260, attacks with 686...third in hitting percentage at .207...fourth in total blocks with 29...had five solos...had six assists and 11 aces...collected 106 digs...chosen to the Mizuno GLVC-GLIAC Crossover 12-member All-Tournament Team to become the first Panther selected since the Crossover began in 2008...played in 92 sets...started 18 of 28 matches played.
Collegiate: Participated in the Richard A. Henson Honors Program (2013) ... Was a STEM Scholar (2012) ... Member of the Campus Beautification and Alpha Omicron PI Fraternity ... Was a Freshman Mentor at Kentucky Wesleyan College.
High School/Club: A four-year varsity starter in volleyball (2008-11) ... Made Fox Valley Conference (FVC) All-Conference every season in high school (2008-11) ... A four-year Huntley H.S. Scholar (2008-11) ... Earned the FVC Academic Leadership (2011) ... Received All-State Honorable Mention (2011) ... Earned AutumnFest All-Tournament Team (2010) ... Three-time Regional Champ (2008, 2009, & 2011) ... Member of the Sky High Volleyball Club (2006-10) in Crystal Lake, IL and Club Fusion Volleyball (2011-12) in Marengo, IL ... Made 2009 JVDA Championship All-Tournament Team as a member of the Sky High Volleyball Club ... In 2009, finished 3rd in the JVDA Championships and Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) ... Won the 2009 Pre-Nationals Championship.
Personal: Born February 8, 1994 in Hoffman Estates, IL ... Daughter of Sandy and David Smith ... Has one sister, Alexis ... Major is Exercise Science ... Pre-game routine/superstitions are listening to music ... Plans to attend graduate school to pursue a doctorate in physical therapy ... Best advice/favorite saying received is, "The more you dwell about the past, the less of a chance you'll have to make it up in the future." ... Hobbies outside of sports include hiking and riding bikes ... Favorite Book/Author is Nicholas Sparks ... Favorite Movie is Transformers ... Personal best sports moment is senior year by defeating her high school rival, Cary-Grove ... Most influential person is her mother ... Personal best non-athletic accomplishment is being elected as Vice President of Alpha Omicron PI Fraternity ... Personal athletic goal for the season is maintaining a solid passing, serve receive, and hitting average ... Personal athletic goals before graduation is winning the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) North Division and MEAC Championship.
Kills: 22 (v. Malone, 10/12/12)
Aces: 3 (v. Wisconsin-Parkside, 11/09/12)
Assists: 2 (2x, last v. Western Illinois, 08/31/13)
Digs: 14 (McKendree, 11/02/12)
Blocks: 3 (4x, last @ Hampton, 10/13/13)