Saitaua Iosia leads Hawks will eight kills as UMES falls in NCAA First Round
UMES comes back from down two sets to win seventh-straight five-set match
Hawks hit .370, use 10.5 blocks to force Coppin State to hit -.025
Maline Vaitai and Saitaua Iosia each earn double doubles
Hawks off to their best start in school history at 7-1
2012: UMES's reserve setter and serving specialist ... played in 44 sets in 21 matches, finishing with seven assists, six aces and 17 digs ... made UMES debut against St. Francis (8/25), getting an assist and a dig ... career-high six digs in three-set win over UNC Asheville (9/1) ... three assists, three digs and an ace in victory over Savannah State (9/2) ... earned key fifth-set kill in comeback MEAC Tournament victory against Hampton (11/17) ... got a dig in NCAA Tournament match against Nebraska (10/29).
High School/Club: Competed with PSVBG Salzburg in Austria ... named the best setter at the U-19 National Championships ... won three youth national titles ... was her school's vice president in 2010 and 2011.
Personal: Born March 13, 1993 in Salzburg, Austria ... daughter of Erwin Lesjak and Rosa Steiner ... major is business administration ... pregame routine includes listening to music ... personal best sports moment was competing in full of a full stadium crowd with Austria against Poland in the European Championship Qualification ... plans to work for a charitable organization upon graduation ... favorite saying is "Life is not measured by the amount of breaths that we take but by the moments and places that take our breath away." ... personal athletic goal this season is to win the conference ... personal athletic goal upon graduation is to become a better setter.