6 - Morgan Bucciferro
Morgan Bucciferro
Birth Date: 11/26/1987
Height: 5-9
Year: Senior
Hometown: Joliet, Ill.
High School: Minooka Community
Position: S
2008: Played in 93 sets and 33 matches for the Spartans, averaging 4.27 assists and 1.14 digs per set ... Had 18 matches with 10 or more assists and eight matches with five or more digs ... Notched 18 assists and five digs against St. Francis (N.Y.) (8/31) ... Posted a season-high 30 assists to go with two kills and four digs against Wofford (9/5) ... Added 28 assists and a season-high four kills against Radford (9/6) ... Had 24 assists and five digs in five-set win at ETSU (9/9) ... Notched only double-double of the season with 11 assists and 11 digs against Mercer (10/5) ... Added 19 assists and seven digs against Stetson (10/24) ... Posted 21 assists and six digs in four-set win over Campbell (11/15) ... Had three 10-assist matches in the Provisional Invitational (11/21-22) ... A member of the A-Sun All-Academic Team. 2007: Was Spartans' top setter during the season, appearing in all 28 matches and playing in 95 games ... Led team with 566 assists and finished third on the team with 161 digs ... Added 27 kills, 22 aces and three blocks ... Posted four 30-assist matches during the season and was second on the team with six double-doubles ... Recorded her first double-double in Division I era, collecting 20 assists and 13 digs against Wofford (8/25) ... Had 32 assists at UNC Asheville (9/1) ... Had double-double with 21 assists and 12 digs against Wofford (9/14) ... Added five aces in the match... Added 23 assists and 10 digs against S.C. State (9/15) as part of the S.C. State Spikefest Tournament ... Notched career-high five kills at Belmont (9/28) ... Posted 30 helpers at Lipscomb (9/29) ... Notched 31 assists and a career-high 16 digs against Gardner-Webb (10/20) ... Had career-high 36 assists to go with 14 digs during five-game win over Mercer (11/2) ... Finished season with an 11-dig, 27-assist match against UNC Asheville (11/8) ... Earned A-Sun All-Academic Team honors. 2006: Led Spartans with 812 assists, appearing in a team-high 116 games... Also among the team leaders in serving (43 aces, third) and defense (210 digs, fourth) ... Led squad in Peach Belt Conference play with 262 assists ... Had six service aces in her collegiate debut against Fayetteville State (8/25) ... Posted a season-high 43 assists against Lenoir-Rhyne (10/24) and added a season-high 15 digs in the match for her last of seven double-doubles on the season ... Posted 40 assists and a season-high four kills against Puerto Rico Rio Piedras (9/9) ... Notched first career double-double with 33 assists and 11 digs against Catawba (9/19) ... Also had 38 assists and 13 kills at Wingate (10/13) ... Posted five straight games with at least 15 assists and 10 digs from Oct. 18 to Oct. 27 ... Added 24 assists, 11 digs and two aces in Spartans' Peach Belt Tournament win over UNC Pembroke (11/3) ... A member of the Peach Belt Presidential Honor Roll. High School: A three-year letterwinner and three-time captain at Minooka Community ... Was named to the Morris Herald News All-Area First Team and to the Joliet Herald News All-Area Second Team as a senior as she posted 613 assists and 83 kills ... Also named co-team MVP and to the South Suburan Prairie All-Conference team ... Earned two all-tournament team honors in high school ... Played club volleyball with the Club Fusion Elite 17-Black team, helping the team to a fifth-place finish at the Northeast Qualifier ... Was also a member of the National Honor Society and had one of the top 25 GPAs in her graduating class ... Also a member of Who's Who in America's High School Students ... Also earned letters in basketball and softball. Personal: Born on Nov. 26, 1987 ... Daughter of James and Judy Bucciferro ... Has a younger brother, Tony, who plays baseball at Michigan State ... Mother, Judy, played volleyball at Joliet Junior College ... A communications major ... Involved in the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and the Spartan Street Team ... Favorite food is chicken and dumplings ... Favorite movie is "Moulin Rouge" ... Favorite musical artist is Imogen Heap ... Favorite TV shows are "The Office" and "Grey's Anatomy" ... Favorite song is "Chicago" by Surfjan Stevens ... Favorite sports figures are Mark Grace and Steve Kerr ... Dream job is to work for National Geographic.
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