1 - Emily Sanders
Emily Sanders
Height: 5-6
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Sullivan, Ill.
High School: Sullivan
Position: S
Major: Education - Spanish

 

Sanders Career Highs

Kills 6 vs. Bethune-Cookman, 10/30/10
Attacks 18 vs. Bethune-Cookman, 10/30/10
Pct. 1.000, two times
Assists 57 vs. Western Illinois, 8/28/10
Aces 5 vs. Lipscomb, 10/9/10
Digs 25 at Mercer, 11/5/10
Solo Blocks 1 vs. SE Missouri State, 8/27/10
Assisted Blocks 2, four times
Total Blocks 2, five times

 

2010: Played in 106 of 107 sets, starting 27 matches … Recorded 1,083 assists as a sophomore ….  Averaged 10.22 assists per set with a .468 assist percentage … Ranked seventh in the Atlantic Sun with 361 assists in league play to average 9.76 per set … Second on the team in digs with 337 ... Posted a career-high 57 assists against Western Illinois Aug. 28 … Notched a personal-best 25 digs Nov. 5 at Mercer and also recorded a career-high five aces Oct. 9 against Lipscomb … Registered a .958 serve percentage for the season.

2009: Entered setting rotation immediately as a true freshman on her way to A-Sun All-Freshman Team honors ... Played in all 108 sets on the year, starting 17 matches ... One of five freshmen to play more than 100 sets in the A-Sun, and she led all conference freshmen with nine double-doubles, including posting six in A-Sun play ... The only A-Sun freshman to post 500 assists on the year, finishing with 501 helpers, an average of 4.77 per set .. Finished tied for second among A-Sun freshmen in aces (21) and third in digs (222). ... Also second in assists per set (4.7) and fourth in digs per set (2.11) ... Led all conference freshmen in assists (352) and finished third in digs (148) in A-Sun play ... Posted 23 double-digit assist efforts ... Posted 19 assists and 10 digs to post first career double-double against Lehigh, also adding career-high four aces in the match, (8/28) and followed that with 15 assists and 11 digs agaisnt Chicago State (8/29) ... Notched 13 assists and 11 digs at ETSU (9/8) and added 24 assists and 15 digs against Mercer (9/11) ... Posted career-high 28 assists and added 14 digs against Campbell (9/25) ... and added 20 assists and 13 digs to lead Spartans to win over Wofford (9/29) ... Added 25 assists and 12 digs at Stetson and notched 12 assists and 10 digs at Belmont (10/10) ... Posted final double-double with 11 assists and 10 digs against Jacksonville (10/24) ... A member of the A-Sun All-Academic Team.

High School: A four-year letterwinner and three-time MVP and Defensive Dig award winner for Sullivan, helping the team to back-to-back regional titles to cap her career ... Earned Special Mention Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette All-State honors after averaging 0.9 aces, 3.7 digs and 5.9 assists per set as a senior ... Also earned News-Gazette All-Area honors ... Earned an Illinois State Scholar award ... Averaged 1.5 aces, 6.1 assists and 1.9 digs per set as a junior, earning a spot on the special mention all-state team ... Earned First Team All-Okaw Conference honors, her first of three all-conference nods, as a sophomore while helping the Redskins to a regional title ... Played with the Illini Elite Volleyball Club, helping the 15-under team to a second-place finish in the National Division at the USA Volleyball National Championships in 2006.

Personal: Born on Nov. 20, 1990 ... Daughter of Howard and Sandy Sanders ... Has an older sister, Jordan ... Majoring in Spanish education ... Hobbies include making bracelets and dancing ... Favorite TV show is "Friends" ... Favorite movie is "Love & Basketball" ... Serves as the president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee ... Favorite food is mashed potatoes ... Most admires her parents ... Favorite song is "Get Low" by Lil Jon and the Eastside Boyz ... Lists volleyball season as her favorite season ... Favorite singer is Colbie Caillat ... Dream job is to be a broadway singer ... Her favorite quote is "Just because you're small doesn't mean you can't do big things."

Sanders Career Statistics

Season sp-mp k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s se dig d/s re bs ba tb b/s be bhe
2009 108-30 12 0.11
7 49 .102 515 4.77 21 0.19 12 226 2.09 1 0 1 1 0.01 0 4
2010 106-28 49 0.46 19 217 .138 1,083 10.22 21 0.20 17 337 3.18 0 1 15 16 0.15 4 10
TOTAL 214-58 61 0.29 26 266 .132 1,598 7.47 42 0.20 29 563 2.63 1 1 16 17 0.08 4 14

 

ALL-TIME RANKINGS:
Assists: Third (1,598)

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