The Saint Mary's women's volleyball team saw seven players listed on the 2017 WCC All-Academic Team
The Saint Mary's women's volleyball team swept rival San Francisco for the second time this season Thursday in San Francisco.
Beach: Earned All-West Coast Conference Second Team accolades ... Named WCC All-Academic Honorable Mention ... Regularly played as one of the Gaels' top-two pairs all season long, partnering with Lindsey Knudsen ... Went 5-1 at the No. 1 pairs and 11-11 at No. 2 pairs exclusively with Knudsen ... She and Knudsen won five of their first six matches of the season, including three sweeps over California (Feb. 24), Sacramento State (March 2) and Santa Clara (March 3) ... Earned three wins over nationally ranked opponents: No. 15/16 Loyola Marymount (March 29), No. 11/13 California (April 17) and No. 17/15 LMU (April 21) ... Earned two victories at the WCC Tournament to help the Gaels get to the championship match and finish runners-up.
Indoor: Named WCC All-Academic Honorable Mention ... Appeared in 24 of the Gaels' 28 matches ... Had 105 digs on the year, one of seven Gaels to reach the century mark in digs ... Had double-digit digs in four straight games against Pacific (17 digs), San Francisco (11 digs), Santa Clara (16 digs) and Pepperdine (10 digs) on Oct. 14, 19, 21, and 26 ... Also had seven service aces.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2016-17)
Beach: Named to the 2017 All-WCC Second Team … Also placed on the WCC All-Academic First Team ... Teamed with Sarah Chase to play at the No. 2 spot for the majority of the season … After starting 2-0 at the three pair, went 19-8 through the rest of the season at the two pair finishing with the second best record on the team (21-8) … Holds major victories over top schools such as Loyola Marymount, California and Stanford … Was the only Gael pair to go undefeated (5-0) during the WCC Tournament.
Indoor: Played in every match and totaled 95 sets played for the Gaels … Recorded her first career double-double with a career-high of 11 kills and 15 digs against Portland on Sep. 24 … Racked up a career-high 19 digs against California on Sep. 17 … Totaled a career-high 4 blocks in a win against Santa Clara on Oct. 22 … Finished the year with a team-high 28 aces … In a win against Pepperdine on Oct. 1, came away with 13 digs and tied for a team-high three aces in one match.
AS A FRESHMAN (2015-16)
Beach: Joined the Gaels in January for the Beach season after a successful semester of indoor at College of the Canyons ... Teamed with Lindsey Calvin and started the season 12-2, primarily at the No. 4 spot, helping the Gaels finish as runners-up at the WCC Championships ... In the WCC semifinals versus Loyola Marymount, played with Alexis Salmons at the No. 3 spot and captured the decisive victory to enable the Gaels to advance to the finals versus Pepperdine ... Received Silver Honors on the 2015-16 WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll for maintaining a 3.62 GPA during her first semester at Saint Mary's.
PRIOR TO SAINT MARY'S: A two-time all-Foothill League first team selection at Valencia High School in Santa Clarita, graduating in 2015 ... Helped lead the Vikings to consecutive Foothill League Championships and 20-win seasons in 2013 and '14 ... Also guided VHS into the second round of the California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section Division 1A playoffs in back-to-back years (2013, 2014). Was an American Volleyball Coaches Association first team All-American in the fall of 2015 with College of the Canyons in her hometown of Santa Clarita, Calif. ... Was also named Western State Conference Player of the Year, first team all-state and placed on the California Community College Athletic Association all-tournament team ... Led the Cougars to the semifinals of the CCCAA Championship Tournament and a Western State South Division championship with a 26-4 overall record ... Logged 369 kills (3.80 kills per set) and 349 digs (3.60 digs per set).
Get To Know Emily Bible
Favorite volleyball memory: Coming back from a 14-9 deficit to qualify for the Junior Olympics in club when I was 17.
What do you love most about SMC Volleyball: This is my second family and they push me everyday to be the best I can be.
Favorite food or meal: Sushi.
Favorte musical artist: Ed Sheeran.
Favorite movies: Warrior.
Personal hobbies: Drawing and hiking.
Favorite quote: "Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it."
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