18  Emily Underwood
Emily Underwood


Port Elgin, Ontario, Canada

High School:
Saugeen District Secondary School





Year in Review: Volleyball

The Memphis volleyball team wrapped up a successful 2014 campaign that saw the team finish with the most wins in the program since the 2007 season and most conference wins in school history

Junior (2009)
2009 Preseason All-C-USA...Played just 35 sets in 12 matches before suffering and season and career ending back injury...Hit .200 on 70 kills and averaged 2.00 kills per set...Led Memphis with 37 total blocks (1.06 b/s) at the time of her injury...Added five service aces and 10 digs...Downed 10 kills in season opener vs. Evansville (8/28/09)...Tallied 10 kills and six blocks vs. Missouri State (9/4/09).

Sophomore (2008)
Second Team All-C-USA...C-USA All-Academic Team...Earned team's Most Improved Player Award...Started in all 31 matches as a sophomore...Tabbed C-USA Hitter of the Week (10/27/08)...Named to the Memphis Invitational All-Tournament team...Top blocker in Conference USA...Led Memphis and C-USA with 174 total blocks (154 block assists, 20 block solos) and 1.46 blocks per set...Finished the season second on Memphis' single-season total blocks and block assists lists...Wrapped up the year ranked seventh nationally in blocks per game...Led the squad with 388 points...Downed 269 kills (2.26 kps)...Second on the club with a .256 attack percentage...Recorded 22 aces and 66 digs...Led the Tigers with a .274 hitting percentage and 1.30 blocks per game (78 total blocks) in league play...Scored 10 or more points in 24 matches...Led Memphis in blocking in 23 matches...Made a career-best 10 blocks and added nine kills in a 3-1 defeat of Indiana State (9/6/08)...Hit .526 with 11 kills and nine total blocks to help Memphis to a four-set win over UCA (9/12/08)...Tied a career-best with 10 total blocks in a win over FIU (9/20/08)...Had a career night with 21 kills, a .594 attack percentage and eight blocks in a 25-point output vs. UCF (10/24/08)...Downed 12 kills and made eight blocks to lead Memphis past UAB in the C-USA opener (9/18/08)...Dished out a career-high five aces vs. UTEP in the C-USA Tournament (11/20/08).

Freshman (2007)
Saw valuable time as a reserve middle blocker as a redshirt freshman...Made one start in 23 matches (42 games) played...Hammered down 31 kills...Was strong at the net, registering 20 blocks...Finished the season with 44 points...Recorded at least one block in each of the first five matches she appeared in...Hit .169...Added seven defensive digs...Downed five kills on nine swings vs. Indiana State (9/1/07)...Came up big for the Tiger defense with five blocks (two solo, three assists) in a 3-1 victory over UCF in the C-USA Championships (11/15/07)...Added four kills and 7.5 points in the contest...Logged her lone service ace of the year vs. UAB (9/30/07).

Redshirted the 2006 season.

Saugeen District Secondary School
Was a four-year starter for SDSS...Served as team captain her sophomore and senior years...Earned team MVP honors as a sophomore...Led Saugeen District Secondary to the Bluewater Athletic Association title and an appearance in the Central Western Ontario Secondary School Association tournament as a senior...Played club volleyball for the Waterloo Tigers...Played both middle blocker and rightside...Helped the Tigers to gold medal finishes in the 2005 18-U Ontario Girls Provincial Cup and was selected as one of 40 athletes in Ontario to participate in Provincial High Performance Camp in 2005...Participated in the 17U Nationals in 2005, the 20U National Tournament in April 2006 and 18U Nationals in May 2006.

Daughter of Shirley and Ken Underwood...Graduated in May, 2009 with degree in psychology with a minor in sociology...Currently pursuing her master's degree in counseling.

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