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LEIGH ANDREW

#44

Player profile

(Updated May 2017)
height
6'0"
year
Graduate
hometown
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
high school
Cardinal Gibbons
other college
North Carolina

ACCOLADES

Florida State Beach Volleyball

• All CCSA First-Team (2017)
• AVCA All-American (2017)
• ACC Academic Honor Roll (2017)
North Carolina Indoor Volleyball
• Blue Raider Bash All-Tournament MVP (2013)
• Illini Classic All-Tournament Team (2014)
• Women of Troy Baden Invitational All-Tournament Team (2015)
• ACC Academic Honor Roll (2015)

GRADUATE (2017):

Earned All CCSA First-Teams Honors with partner Brooke Kuhlman… won her first two appearances at the one position against No. 10 LSU (21-10, 21-17) and No. 9 Stetson (21-18, 21-19) with partner Brooke Kuhlman during the Stetson Spring Break Invitational (March 5) … the duo played 29 matches together, going 18-11… they played 28 of their 29 matches at the No. 1 position (17-11) … played one match at the No. 2 position (1-0) …defeated 14 ranked teams while paired with Kuhlman… the two took down UCLA, Hawaii, Pepperdine, South Carolina, FIU, TCU and Grand Canyon…Kuhlman along with Andrew recorded the match clinching point over Pepperdine (April 14) to lead Florida State to their first win over Pepperdine in school history… played seven matches with Sierra Sanchez as her partner…the duo went 0-1 at the No. 2 position and 2-4 at the No. 1 position…went 7-2 in the postseason, 4-1 in the CCSA Championship and 3-1 in the NCAA Championship…defeated South Carolina (Adrianna Culbert/Katie Smith), UCLA (Nicole McNamara/Megan McNamara) and Hawaii (Morgan Martin/Mikayla Tucker) in the NCAA National Championship while partnering with Brooke Kuhlman.

GRADUATE (2017):

 Earned All CCSA First-Teams Honors with partner Brooke Kuhlman… won her first two appearances at the one position against No. 10 LSU (21-10, 21-17) and No. 9 Stetson (21-18, 21-19) with partner Brooke Kuhlman during the Stetson Spring Break Invitational (March 5) … the duo played 29 matches together, going 18-11… they played 28 of their 29 matches at the No. 1 position (17-11) … played one match at the No. 2 position (1-0) …defeated 14 ranked teams while paired with Kuhlman… the two took down UCLA, Hawaii, Pepperdine, South Carolina, FIU, TCU and Grand Canyon…Kuhlman along with Andrew recorded the match clinching point over Pepperdine (April 14) to lead Florida State to their first win over Pepperdine in school history… played seven matches with Sierra Sanchez as her partner…the duo went 0-1 at the No. 2 position and 2-4 at the No. 1 position…went 7-2 in the postseason, 4-1 in the CCSA Championship and 3-1 in the NCAA Championship…defeated South Carolina (Adrianna Culbert/Katie Smith), UCLA (Nicole McNamara/Megan McNamara) and Hawaii (Morgan Martin/Mikayla Tucker) in the NCAA National Championship while partnering with Brooke Kuhlman.

CAREER NOTES (North Carolina):

Made 115 career appearances (388 sets), totaling 746 kills, 957 digs, 165 blocks, 80 service aces and 73 assists … strong defensive outside hitter who played all six rotations for the majority of her career after earning playing time primarily in the back row as a freshman.

SENIOR (2015, North Carolina):

Started all 31 matches, playing in all-but-two sets … finished second on the team with 262 kills and 22 service aces, while adding 273 digs and 48 blocks … posted nine double-doubles (kills-digs), including five straight from Oct. 30 to Nov. 13 … tallied 15 double-digit digs matches and 13 matches with 10+ kills … matched her career-high with 18 kills while adding 14 digs at No. 11 BYU to earn All-Tournament honors at the Women of Troy Baden Invitational … won the John C. Lotz Memorial Award as the unsung hero of the team.

JUNIOR (2014, North Carolina):

Started 27 of 29 matches as a key six-rotation outside hitter … posted 59 total blocks and 23 service aces on the season … notched four double-doubles and reached 10+ kills in nine matches … blasted a career-high 18 kills with 15 digs vs. Duke (Nov. 26) to help clinch the ACC championship … ranked second on the team with 245 digs (2.58/set) and third on the team with 2.40 kills/set … finished second on the team with 698 attack attempts and scored 282.0 total points.

SOPHOMORE (2013, North Carolina):

Started 31 of 32 matches in 2013 … named the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raider Bash Tournament MVP … recorded six double-doubles and tallied 10+ digs in 15 matches, including three 20-dig performances … enjoyed career-highs of 22 digs (vs. Maryland, Oct. 25) and 15 kills (vs. Florida State, Nov. 1) … tied her career-high three aces vs. Cincinnati (9/7) … ranked second on the team with 335 digs (2.99/set) and third in kills with 241 (2.15/) set … also ranked third on the team with 26 aces.

FRESHMAN (2012, North Carolina):

Battled back from injury to play in 23 of 32 matches, starting three in her rookie season … was a key sub who saw most of her action in the back row and stabilized serve receive and defense … great server, posting three aces vs. NC State (Nov. 21) … recorded double-digit digs in four matches, with a season-high 12 against Florida State (Nov. 3), when she also tallied a season-high seven kills.

HIGH SCHOOL:

The No. 97 recruit in the nation … played volleyball three years at Westminster Academy and one at Cardinal Gibbons … integral in helping Cardinal Gibbons advance to the state semi-final game in 2011 … named the Broward County Player of the Year in 2008, 2009 and 2010 … received 2011-12 UnderArmour All-America honorable mention honors … also named the Miami Herald Player of the Year in 2008, 2009 and 2011 … led team to Beast of the Southeast Championship in 2011 and 2012, while bringing home MVP honors in 2012 … 2010 Huntington Beach Volleyball 18u Championship Runner-Up … named to academic honor roll … named one of 35 finalists for PrepVolleyball.com’s 2010 National High School Junior of the Year award … also competed in track and field … was track & field team captain and named MVP after helping her team to the 2010 Team Florida High Performance Championship … helped team claim state runner-up in Class 2A at Westminster Academy in 2010.

PERSONAL:

Born Feb. 4 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. … daughter of Margie and Scott Andrew … earned her bachelor’s of arts degree in management and society from North Carolina in spring 2016.