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#21 Bethany Springer
Position: Libero
Height: 5'9"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Frederick, Md.
High School: Gov. Thomas Johnson
Club: Metro American
Experience: 2 Letters

  • Tiger Invitational All-Tournament team
  • Seventh in school history with 1,204 digs
  • Third in school history with 516 digs in single season (2010
  • ACC All-Academic (2008, 2010)

On Springer
Excellent athlete at the libero position ... ranked among the ACC league leaders in digs as a sophomore ... one of the strongest students on campus ... named to ACC's all-academic team as a mechanical engineering major.

As a Senior (2010)
Leads team with 435 digs...Led all Terps against North Carolina and NC State with 38 total digs...Set new season high in digs with 32, one short of career mark, against William & Mary...Grabbed 14 digs against Tulane...Contributed 14 digs vs. Fairfield...Tallied 16 digs against Penn...Scored 15 digs, four assists and three service aces against Bradley.

As a Junior (2009)
Recorded 13 digs in back-to-back wins against UMBC (9/19) and at Boston College (9/22) ... 12 digs and two service aces against Wake Forest (9/26) ... 18 digs at North Carolina (10/1) ... match-high 16 digs in win at NC State (10/2).

As a Sophomore (2008)
Played in 27 matches and 92 sets as the team's primary libero ... finished eighth in the ACC in digs, finishing with 400 for an average of 4.35 per set ... ranked sixth in digs in ACC matches ... team-high 13 digs in victory at VCU (8/30) ... 23 digs against Kentucky (9/6) and at Tulane (9/13) ... recorded season-high 31 digs at Miami, the only 30-dig performance by a Terp so far this season, two shy of career high (10/12) had match-high 22 digs at Wake Forest (10/25).

As a Freshman (2007)
Played in 14 matches and 50 games ... averaged 3.32 digs per game as a part-time freshman starter at libero ... recorded seven digs and a service ace in first collegiate match against Oakland (8/24) ... recorded 45 digs over three matches of VCU Invitational, including 17 in championship match against host Rams (9/1) ... 33 digs in win against North Carolina was the most by any Terp in a match last season (9/28) ... 21 digs against NC State (9/29).

Before Maryland
Played at Metro American ... Lettered four years in both volleyball and tennis at Governor Thomas Johnson High School ... Frederick News Post Player of the Year in both sports two consecutive years (2005, 2006) ... three-time first team all-league in the Chesapeake Conference of the Monocacy Valley Athletic League for volleyball ... team won the 2004 and 2005 Class 4A North Regional title ... won the Outstanding Player Award for the Patriots three consecutive years ... served as team captain of both her high school team and her club team (Metro American) in 2005 and 2006 ... an avid tennis player since she was seven years old, she ranked 40th in the Mid-Atlantic Region for her age group ... honored as a Maryland High School All-Star for 2005-2006.

Personal
Daughter of Mamie and Meredith Springer III ... has two sisters: Emily played on the volleyball team at American University and graduated in 2009, and Melanie, who played volleyball for Rochester Institute of Technology in the 2009-10 season, she now attends the University of Maryland ... also recruited by American, St. Mary's, Johns Hopkins, Emory, Washington and Lee, Liberty and South Florida ... recruited for tennis by St. Mary's and Shepard ... mechanical engineering major

SPRINGER'S CAREER STATISTICS

YearSPMPKK/SETAPCTASADBSBATB
2007501410.0249-.33374166000
2008922710.01413-.2312212400000
2009622700.0011-1.000139122000
20101173450.04014.3578316516000
TOTAL3191027.003937-.050116411204000

SPRINGER'S CAREER HIGHS

Career
Digs33, North Carolina (9/28/07)

umterps Volleyball




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