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#4 Sharon Strizak
Position: Setter/OPP
Height: 6'1"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
High School: Mount Notre Dame
Club: Team Z
    ACC All-Academic Team (2008)

As a Senior (2011): Missed most of the season with a hip injury...recorded five kills and three blocks against Boston College (11/23)...had five kills and three blocks against Duke (11/18)...made her season debut against Duke (10/15).

As a Junior (2010): Recorded first kill of season vs. Fairfield (9/11)...made season-debut against Bradley (9/4).

As a Sophomore (2009): Recorded 22 assists and four kills against VCU (9/18)...recorded match-high 34 assists in comeback win at NC State despite playing only three of five sets (10/2).

As a Freshman (2008): Played in 26 matches and 90 sets, rotating between right side and setter...eventually took over primary setting duties, posting a team-high 489 assists...also recorded 117 digs and tied for the team lead with 21 service aces...20 aces came against ACC competition, ninth-most in the league...named to ACC All-Academic Team...recorded 18 assists and a block in collegiate debut against North Dakota State (9/12)...six blocks, five kills and 15 assists in victory against North Dakota (9/20)...team-high 24 assists and three service aces in victory against Boston College (9/23)...25 assists, three service aces and 11 digs at NC State (9/28)...26 assists and three service aces at Miami (10/12)...15 assists at Duke (10/24)...led the team with 39 assists at Virginia (11/14)...also registered five kills on .625 hitting against Cavaliers...team-high 40 assists at Clemson (11/21)...had tremendous season finale, posting a season-high 44 assists with eight kills and three blocks at Boston College (11/26).

Before Maryland: Played at Team Z...played four years of volleyball for the Mount Notre Dame Cougars, including the last two on the varsity squad...member of the Ohio state champions in 2006 and state runners-up in 2007...GGCL Honorable Mention and Cincinnati Enquirer Honorable Mention as a senior...2007 City Senior Scholar Athlete...exemplary student, graduating with a 4.0 GPA and 5.62 weighted GPA...academic accomplishments included, AP Scholar, 2007 Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award, GE Star Award, 2008 AP Biology Student of the Year and Kiwanis Club recognition...extracurricular activities included NHS tutoring, ROPes Retreat student leader and Worship Commission.

Personal: Sharon Ann Strizak...daughter of George and Phyllis Strizak...has one brother, Ryan and one sister, Michelle...mother was volleyball player and swimmer at Xavier University...biggest sports thrill is winning 2006 Ohio state volleyball championship...chose Maryland for the coaching staff...also recruited by Dayton...kinesiology major.

STRIZAK'S CAREER STATISTICS

STRIZAK'S CAREER HIGHS

Career
Assists44, at Boston College (11/26/08)
Blocks6, North Dakota (9/20/08)

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