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Four Volleyball Players Earn League Academic Laurel

Fortner records 4.00 GPA


Volleyball Season Ends with Tourney Loss to Lehigh

Mids fall in semifinal round


Volleyball Notches Win at Army to Sweep Season Series

Mids to be No. 3 seed in league tourney


Volleyball Posts Senior Day Win

Mids move into third place in league standings


Home Season Ends Saturday for Volleyball Team

Mids, Raiders and Army vying for last two playoff berths


Army-Navy Volleyball, 10/10/14

Army-Navy volleyball, Oct. 10, 2014. Photos by Phil Hoffmann.


VB vs. Bucknell, Sept. 27, 2014

Volleyball vs. Bucknell, Sept. 27, 2014. Photos by Phil Hoffmann


VB vs. Providence (8/29/14)

Volleyball vs. Princeton, Aug. 29, 2014. Photos by Phil Hoffmann.


Volleyball vs. Bucknell, 11/2/13

Volleyball vs. Bucknell, Nov. 2, 2013. Photos by Phil Hoffmann.


Volleyball vs. Air Force, 9/11/13

Volleyball vs. Air Force, Sept. 11, 2013

Academic Honors -- Was named to the 2012 Patriot League Academic Honor Roll ... has been named to the USNA's Commandant's List five times.

Career Rankings -- Her 215 career blocks ranks 10th overall at Navy and sixth during the rally scoring era ... also ranks eighth overall and fourth among rally scoring players with a 0.75 blocks-per-set average in her career.

2013 -- Tied for ninth in the Patriot League in blocks on the season (0.79 bps) and 10th in blocks during the league campaign (0.85 bps) ... started all 29 matches ... posted 10 or more kills in seven matches ... her high for kills was 15 in a five-set match against Air Force ... hit .538 in that match (15-1-26) ... posted 13 kills in four sets against Colgate (also had seven blocks) and 12 in four sets at Lafayette ... hit a season-best .611 in that match against the Leopards (12-1-18) ... hit .500 in two additional matches against Lafayette (8-0-16) and at Holy Cross (10-3-14) ... tallied four or more blocks in 10 matches ... had seven blocks in match at Colgate, as well ... totaled five blocks in four matches.

2012 -- Led the Patriot League in hitting percentage (.291) and ranked second in the league in attack percentage in league matches (.323) ... ranked fourth in the league in blocks (0.95 bps) ... started all 26 matches on the season ... appeared in all 53 sets during the league campaign ... posted 10 or more kills in six matches ... tallied a career-high 13 kills in four-set match at George Mason and in five-set match against Colgate ... knocked down 12 kills in three-set win over Bucknell ... recorded a hitting percentage of at least .500 in six matches ... hit .600 (13-1-20) in the match against the Patriots ... posted a .750 attack percentage (9-0-12) against Holy Cross and hit .700 (7-0-10) in three sets against Lafayette ... recorded a career-high 10 blocks (3-7) against Army ... previously tallied eight blocks (0-8) against Air Force.

2011 -- Was one of only two players on the team to start every match ... played in all but one set during the Patriot League season ... ranked second on the team with 51 blocks ... produced a season-high nine kills in Navy's five-set win at Hartford ... also tallied eight kills in four-set matches against Holy Cross and at Bucknell ... recorded five or more kills 11 times on the year ... posted a season-high five blocks in a five-set win over Morgan State ... finished three matches with four blocks ... hit .400 at Quinnipiac.

High School -- Graduated from Juan Diego Catholic High School ... competed on the school's volleyball and track teams ... garnered first-team all-state (Utah) honors in volleyball as a junior and second-team all-state laurels as a senior ... in track, won the state title in the high jump as a senior ... also was a member of the National Honor Society ... attended the Naval Academy Prep School for one year prior to arriving at the Naval Academy ... played for the High Country Volleyball Club.

Personal -- Is an ocean engineering major ... is interested in receiving Navy aviation for her service assignment.

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