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Abigail Bentz
Player Profile:
Abigail Bentz 2183940
Position: Setter
Height: 5'10"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Shrewsbury, Pa.
High School: Susquehannock
CAREER HONORS
  • 2016 Academic All-Big Ten
  • 2015 Big Ten Sportsmanship Award
  • 2015 Kristen Dickmann Invitational All-Tournament Team

As a Sophomore (2016): Played in 19 matches (39 sets) ... served an ace at Illinois (11/18) ... notched four digs at #23 Michigan State (10/7) ... made four digs vs. #24 Illinois (10/2) ... tallied six digs and three assists vs. Georgetown (9/10) ... notched three assists and six digs vs. Arkansas (9/2) ... made two digs and one assist against Sacred Heart (8/27).

As a Freshman (2015): Saw time in all 34 matches with 12 starts ... a versatile athlete, saw time at setter in both 6-2 and 5-1 formations, outside hitter and defensive specialist ... notched 11 digs and three assists vs. Rutgers (10/24) ... posted 13 digs at #23 Michigan (10/15) ... served three aces at Michigan State (10/14) … dug 10 balls vs. #11 Minnesota (10/9) ... notched seven kills, two service aces and 14 assists at Oklahoma (9/18) ... made 44 assists and five digs at Navy (9/12) ... posted 47 assists, 10 digs and one block vs. George Washington (9/12) ... notched 16 assists and three service aces against George Mason (9/6) ... served three aces and made 20 assists and eight digs against Western Carolina (9/6) ... made 32 assists against Penn (9/5) ... posted a season-high 21 assists vs. Kent State (8/29) ... served three aces each vs. Hofstra and Kent State (8/29) ... made collegiate debut vs. Morgan State (9/28).

Before Maryland: 2015 PrepVolleyball Academic All-American … 2014 Girls Volleyball Player of the Year … 2014 all-state, all-star, all-county and all-district first team … finished senior season with 350 kills, 255 assists, 29 service aces and 353 digs … 2013 Girls Volleyball Player of the Year … 2013 all-state honoree … 2013 all-district, all-star, all county first team … Wendy’s Heisman High School honoree … 2014 team captain … helped lead Susquehannock to the state semifinals as a freshman on 2011 ... also played for Revolution Volleyball Club on the 18 White team … served as newspaper editor-in-chief … member of National Honors Society … Student Council, Class Council and Fellowship of Christian Athletes officer.

Personal: Daughter of Paul Bentz and Karole Kessler-Bentz … has one sister, Hannah … sister plays volleyball at Gettysburg College … chose Maryland for the coaching staff, journalism program and proximity of major media markets … created a student-run online newspaper for Susquehannock’s journalism program … intends to major in multi-platform journalism with a minor in statistics.

BENTZ CAREER HIGHS
Kills: 7 at Oklahoma (9/18/15)
Assists: 47 vs. George Washington (9/12/15)
Aces: 3 (5x) last at Michigan State (10/15/15)
Digs: 14 at Oklahoma (9/18/15)
Blocks: 1 (3x) last vs. USC (9/18/15)

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