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Fiona DeFreitas

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lanham, Md.

High School:
Laurel

Height:
5-4

Position:
Defensive Specialist

Birthdate:
09/20/1982

Experience:
3V

ON DeFREITAS
A sound defensive player who gives the Terrapins a quality option in the back row ... a likely candidate to earn time as the Terps' libero during the 2003 season ... has appeared in 40 matches and 122 games over the past three seasons ... one of the Terps' most athletic back row players who is a competitive defender from all three back positions.

AS A JUNIOR (2002)
Played in 75 games ... recorded her first career kill along with six digs in a 3-0 win over Virginia (Oct. 8) ... tied her personal best for service aces with one against George Mason (Sept. 24) ... had 122 digs on the season, topping the total from the past two seasons combined ... recorded double-digit digs in three matches, including a season-high 12 against Binghamton at the Maryland Invitational (Aug. 30) ... member of the 2001-02 ACC Honor Roll ... recipient of Athletic Department's Scholar-Athlete Award for 2001-02.

KRUGER ON DeFREITAS
"Fiona had a very good spring season, where I feel she had a breakthrough in truly understanding the game at a different level. She brings a vicious determination to the defense that is very valuable to the team."

AS A SOPHOMORE (2001)
Saw playing time in 17 matches in an increased role last season ... produced career-high 16 digs along with a service ace vs. Virginia (Sept.25) ... collected seven digs and a service ace against Georgia Tech (Oct. 12) ... tallied nine digs against NC State (Oct. 16) ... had solid all-around game against Virginia, recording 11 digs as well as an assist and a service ace (Oct. 27) ... member of 2000-01 University of Maryland Athletic Honor Roll.

AS A FRESHMAN (2000)
Part-time player who participated in 11 matches ... had an impressive showing against Lafayette (Sept. 9) as she set a career-high with six digs in Maryland's 15-2, 15-3, 15-2 win over the Leopards ... collected two digs against Long Island (Sept. 9) in the Columbia/LIU Invitational.

BEFORE MARYLAND
Three-year letterwinner at Lanham High School in volleyball ... excellent team leader who was elected captain of the volleyball team her senior season ... excellent all-around athlete who lettered three years in tennis also ... won the coaches award in both volleyball and tennis her senior season ... was recruited by Delaware State before deciding to play at Maryland.

PERSONAL
Born on Sept. 20, 1982 ... parents are Pamela and Vibert DeFreitas ... comes from an athletic family as her brother Gavin played football for the Terps in 1999 and her sister is a former member of the Georgia Tech women's track team ... was vice president of the National Honor Society at Laurel High School ... chose to attend Maryland due to its academics and its location ... majoring in letters and sciences.

CAREER BESTS
Assists: 1, eleven times, most recently vs. Virginia (10-8-02)
Service Aces: 1, five times, most recently vs. George Mason (9-24-02)
Digs: 16 vs. Virginia (9-25-01)

CAREER STATISTICS

Year   M   G   K  E  TA   PCT   A  SA  DIG  BS  BA  TB 
2000   11  11  0  0   1   .000  1   0   11   0   0   0
2001   17  58  0  1   2  -.500  4   4   80   0   0   0
2002   22  75  1  2   9  -.111  6   1  122   0   0   0 
TOTALS 50 144  1  3  12  -.167 11   5  213   0   0   0


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