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#20 Sam Rosario
Position: Libero
Height: 5'9"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Lindenhurst, N.Y.
High School: Lindenhurst Senior
Club: The Island Volleyball Academy

  • ACC All-Academic (2009)

As a Sophomore (2010): Out for the season with an ACL injury.

As a Freshman (2009): Led all freshmen in the ACC in service aces with 49 and ranks seventh in the conference in digs, averaging 4.10 per set...484 digs this season is already fourth-highest single-season total in program history...finished with team-high 19 digs in season-opening win against Stony Brook (8/28)...three service aces against Youngstown State (8/29)...17 digs and three service aces against Towson (9/4)...season-high five service aces in win against Morgan State (9/5)...20 digs and four aces against Loyola MD (9/5)...21 digs and three service aces in win against William & Mary (9/12)...set new season best with 31 digs at Georgetown (9/12)...27 digs against VCU (9/18)...matched season high with five service aces in win against UMBC (9/19)...match-high 25 digs at North Carolina (10/1)...led team with 13 digs at Georgia Tech (10/9)...21 digs in three sets against Virginia (10/23)...match-high 16 digs and two service aces in win against Virginia Tech, including an ace on match point to clinch victory (10/25)...15 digs and a service ace against Clemson (11/6)...22 digs and two aces in four-set win against North Carolina (11/13)...match-high 20 digs and two service aces in win against NC State (11/15).

Before Maryland: Played at The Island Volleyball Academy...four-year standout at outside hitter for the Bulldogs...team MVP as a junior and senior en route to all-county and all-state selections...also named to all-county and all-state tournament teams...League 1 Player of the Year in 2009...Outstanding Senior Award for Class of 2009...Newsday Long Island Player of the Year in 2008 and 2009...team won county and Long Island championships in 2009 and advanced to state finals for the first time in school history...all-county selection in final three seasons...rookie of the year in 2005.

Personal: Samantha Rosario...daughter of Roberto Rosario...has two brothers, Robert and Raphael, and two sisters, Katherine and Maria...enjoys singing, going to the city, watching plays and playing sports...good student at Lindenhurst...member of Odyssey singing group, Character in Action, Varsity Club, History Club and Peer Leadership...four-year member of Principals List Honor Roll...favorite athlete is legendary Syracuse running back Ernie Davis...person she admires most is her father for raising her as a single parent...chose Maryland for the academic reputation, coaching staff and players...also recruited by St. John's and Stony Brook...majoring in criminology.

ROSARIO'S CAREER STATISTICS

YearSPMPKK/SETAPCTASADBSBATB
20091183340.03825-.1605049484000

ROSARIO'S CAREER HIGHS

Career
Service Aces5, twice, last vs. UMBC (9/19/09)
Digs31, at Georgetown (9/12/09)

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