Maryland will compete in back-to-back weekend tournaments at Comcast Pavilion beginning Saturday
Five Terrapins took part in the U.S. Women's National Team open tryouts in late February
Three-time honoree Mary Cushman is one of four Maryland volleyball players to be named to the team
Sophomore is the first Terrapin player honored by the AVCA in five season
Crutcher becomes first Terrapin to be named all-region since 2005
Ashleigh Crutcher previews the weekend with matches against Florida State and Miami.
- AVCA Honorable Mention All-American (2012)
- AVCA Honorable Mention All-East Region (2012)
- All-ACC Team (2012)
As a Freshman (2011): Finished tied for second on the team with seven doubles-doubles...averaged 2.70 kills per set which ranked second on the squad...missed the last seven games of the season due to injury...led the Terps with 16 kills against NC State (10/28)...recorded her seventh double-double of the season against Duke (10/15) with 11 kills and 11 digs...finished with her sixth double-double of the season against Clemson (10/8) recording 17 kills and 11 digs...team-high 11 kills against Georgia Tech (10/7)...added seven kills and nine digs against Albany (9/17)...finished with 17 kills and 14 digs against Delaware (9/10)...had 11 kills and 18 digs against Sacred Heart (9/10)...finished with a double-double versus Yale (9/9), 14 kills and 15 digs...Earned ACC Freshman of the Week honors for her performance against Quinnipiac, Xavier, VCU...named MVP of the Courtyard by Marriott Maryland Invitational...11 kills against Xavier (9/3)...nine kills and 15 digs against Quinnipiac (9/3)...had a .667 hitting percentage and tallied 13 kills against VCU (9/2)...against No. 24 Tennessee, recorded her first career double-double with 12 kills and 17 digs...totaled 12 kills, five assists and nine digs against Ohio (8/27)..finished with nine kills against Villanova (8/26).
Before Maryland: Four-year letterwinner in volleyball at Cary Academy...2010-11 Under Armour Honorable Mention All-America and NCISAA All State Team...2010 TISAC All-Conference Team...2011 Top 250 Senior Aces...2009 Gatorade North Carolina Player of the Year candidate...also recruited by NC State, UNC, Duke, Georgia Tech, Tennessee, and Cincinnati.
Personal: Full name is Ashleigh Brianna Crutcher...daughter of Michael and Anita Crutcher...has one sister, Kimberley...majoring in kinesiology...four-year honor roll student...student ambassador...member of Students for Diversity Interconnectedness, X-Factor Pep Club, and Step Team.
CRUTCHER'S CAREER STATISTICS
CRUTCHER'S CAREER HIGHS
|Kills||28, vs. Clemson (10/28/12)|
|Hitting %||.593, vs. Binghamton (9/1/12)|
|Digs||19, vs. Virginia (9/30/12)|
|Blocks||5, 3x, last vs. Virginia Tech (11/10/12)|