Maryland Volleyball BIO
Samantha Higginbothem
Player Profile:
Samantha Higginbothem 1866646
Position: DS/Libero
Height: 5'2"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Middletown, Md.
High School: Middletown
Experience: High School

As a Junior (2016): Has seen played time in 19 matches (66 sets) with 11 starts ... served three aces at #21 Michigan State (10/8) ... posted career highs with three service aces and 15 digs vs. #24 Illinois (10/2) ... notched eight digs at Iowa (9/28) ... tallied nine digs and three assists. vs #21 USC (9/16) ... posted seven digs vs. Towson (9/10) ... notched eight digs vs. Arkansas (9/2) ... served one ace and made five digs vs. Sacred Heart (8/27) ... made two digs and served two aces vs. Eastern Michigan (8/26).

As a Sophomore (2015): Saw action in 22 matches (41 sets) ... matched a season high with seven digs and added a service ace vs. Rutgers (10/24) … notched a season-high seven digs at Indiana (10/2) ... posted two assists, one service ace and six digs at Navy (9/12) ... served an ace against Penn (9/5).

As a Freshman (2014): Saw action in 106 sets and all 31 matches … averaged 1.03 digs per set … notched three assists against Minnesota (11/19) … tied a season-high with eight digs at No. 11 Nebraska (11/16) … made two service aces against ETSU (9/6) … recorded eight digs against San Jose State (8/30) … served a season-high two aces against Liberty (8/30).

Before Maryland: Two-time first team (2012, 2013) and honorable mention (2011) all-area at Middletown...helped lead Middletown to a pair of regional titles (2011, 2012) and a regional final (2013)...played for Metro American Volleyball Club for six seasons, winning SAC Championship (2012,13), CHC Championship (2012) and CHRVA Regional Championship (2013, 14).

Personal: Full name is Samantha Lynn Higginbothem...daughter of Gary and Diane Higginbothem...has one sister, Ashley, who plays volleyball at Charleston Southern University...also has one brother, Gary...earned Honor Roll all four years at Middletown, earning a 4.0 GPA...sports hero is Misty May.

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