The Memphis women's volleyball team opened up its preseason camp on Wednesday; take a look at a few highlights from the first practice of the 2012 season and listen to what head coach April Jauregui and sophomore libero Aleksandra Petronijevic have to say about opening day.
R-Sophomore (2012) Was one of four Tigers to play in all 121 sets, and one of three to start all 31 matches ... Ranked third in Conference USA with an average of 4.49 digs per set ... Her 543 digs ranked second in school history for digs in a season, trailing only Christen Clayton who had 641 digs in 2006 ... It also marked only the third time in program history a player reached at least 500 digs in a season ... Became the first player to reach the 30 dig plateau in a match since 2009 when she posted a career-best 36 digs against UAB on October 5 ... Eclipsed the 30 dig mark again on November 2 with 33 digs against Marshall ... Reached the 20 dig plateau nine times, including four of the last five matches ... Closed the season with 24 digs at SMU on October 28, 33 digs against Marsahll on November 2, 26 digs against East Carolina on November 4 and 25 digs on November 9 at Southern Miss ... Had at least 10 digs in all but three matches ... Recorded the second kill of her career on October 5 against UAB ... Ranked third on the team with 96 assists (0.79 per set) ... Served up 31 aces (0.26 per set), which ranked second on the team ... Was named to the Courtyard Charleston North Classic all-tournament team after registering 41 digs in two matches ... Earned ASVR Global Player of the Week honors on November 5.
R-Freshman (2011) Posted 75 total digs in the Memphis Invitational, including a season-high 29 in the championship match against Georgia State ... Her 29 digs are tied for ninth all-time in a single match ... Named to the all-tournament team ... Recorded 37 digs in the USF Asics/Powerade Challenge (started all 12 sets) ... Tied a season high with four service aces against Providence ... Extended double-digit digs streak to 10 matches ... Recorded 38 digs in Saluki Invitational en route to helping Memphis to the tournament title ... Saw streak of double-digit digs come to an end in a 3-0 rout of UNC-Greensboro ... Totaled 26 digs in three matches to help Memphis win the tournament crown at the Spartan Spiketacular ... Recorded 18 total digs in three matches to help Memphis get off to a 2-1 start in C-USA competition ... Picked up nine digs in a 3-0 victory over Tulane ... Recorded back-to-back 15-dig matches against UTEP ... Finished the season with 430 total digs, the eighth most for a single season in program history ... Ended the year 13th in C-USA with an average of 3.55 digs per set ... Only charged with 34 reception errors in 924 attempts (.963 reception percentage).
Freshman (2010) Redshirted.
Prior to Memphis
Club Volleyball Played for OK Radnicki and club OBILIC Belgrade ... Teammate of former Tiger Jovana Barisic for club OBILIC Belgrade.
Personal Graduated from the Prva Beogradska Gimnazija (First Gymnasium HS of Belgrade) ... A multi-sport athlete in Serbia, also competing in track and field and tennis.