Saitaua Iosia leads Hawks will eight kills as UMES falls in NCAA First Round
UMES wins in five-set thriller over Florida A&M to earn berth in the NCAA Tournament
UMES comes back from down two sets to win seventh-straight five-set match
Iosia has had double digit kills the last eight matches for UMES
UMES set to defend the longest home-winning streak in Division I
2012: Defensive specialist for the Hawks, playing in 117 sets in 32 matches ... concluded with 179 digs and 12 service aces ... earned six digs and three aces in four-set victory over Radford (8/25) ... UMES career-high four assists with 10 digs vs. Saint Peter's (9/8) ... first kill for UMES in five-set comeback win over North Texas (9/14), adding new UMES career-high 12 digs, suprassing ladder mark vs. Troy (9/15) next day with 14 digs in the victory ... started in MEAC title match against Florida A&M (11/18), concluding with nine digs ... two digs in NCAA Tournament match against Nebraska (11/29).
2011 (Jefferson College): 2011 All-Region XVI Team ... led the Vikings with 521 digs, averaging 4.7 per set in 32 matches ... earned 24 aces ... led Vikings to a 22-10 season and place in the Region XVI championship match ... and NJCAA Academic All-American, cited for "Exemplary Academic Achievement" for having a 3.63 GPA, graduating Magna Cum Laude and being a member of Phi Theta Kappa second straight year ... member of the Midwest Community College Athletic Conference All-Academic Team for the second straight year.
2010 (Jefferson College): Finished season with 223 digs, 17 aces and 19 total blocks ... helped team go 21-12 ... member of the Midwest Community College Athletic Conference All-Academic Team ... member of Phi Theta Kappa international honor society.
High School: Played volleyball for four years at Parkway South High School ... named First Team All-Region, All-District and All-Conference as a senior, Second Team All-District and All-Conference her junior season ... led Patriots to Suburban West Conference Championship in 2008 ... competed with the Parkway Lightning Volleyball Club in St. Louis ... earned place on the honor roll all four years ... member of the National Honors Society final three years of high school.
Personal: Born April 10, 1992 in St. Louis ... daughter of Gary and Sue Mueller .. has a sister, Katie, and two brothers, Chris and Eric ... undecided on a major ... pregame routine includs doing a stretching routine ... has a superstition, needed to have her nails painted during a match ... personal best sports moment is leading her high school team to outlast the conference's best team, Lafayette, after five games in 2008 ... most influential person is high school coach Carrie Steele for making her the player she is today and encouraging her to continue playing volleyball ... personal best non-athletic contest is achieving Magna Cum Laude at Jefferson College ... plans to start her career upon graduation ... favorite saying is "Play hard, with passion, with heart and with determination. Leave nothing on the court!" ... favorite book is The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins ... favorite movie is anything by Disney ... favorite sports team is the St. Louis Cardinals ... personal athletic goal this season is to let nothing drop without making any effort ... personal athletic goal before graduation is to become a better player than what she started as.
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