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Mary Hernandez
Mary  Hernandez


Long Beach, Calif.

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VB | Seven Gaels Honored on WCC All-Academic Team

The Saint Mary's women's volleyball team saw seven players listed on the 2017 WCC All-Academic Team


VB | Thrilling Five-Set Win Closes 2017

The Saint Mary's women's volleyball team closed out its 2017 season in a record-setting way Tuesday vs. Santa Clara


VB | Gaels Beat Gonzaga In Five

Senior Day was full of fanfare and excitement Saturday as the Saint Mary's women's volleyball team beat Gonzaga


VB | Final Home Stand, Senior Day Close Out 2017

The Saint Mary's women's volleyball team hosts its final home stand of the year with three matches to wrap up 2017


VB | Gaels Push Tigers To Five Sets

The Saint Mary's women's volleyball team came from behind Saturday to push host Pacific to five sets


VB | Saint Mary's 3, Gonzaga 2

The Saint Mary's women's volleyball team celebrated 2017 Senior Day with a five-set win over Gonzaga on Nov. 18, 2017


Saint Mary's vs. No. 8 BYU

The Saint Mary's volleyball team nearly upset No. 8 BYU, narrowly falling in five sets Oct. 5, 2017, at McKeon Pavilion.

AS A SENIOR (2017-18)

Indoor: Named West Coast Conference All-Academic Honorable Mention ... Played in all 28 matches for Saint Mary's ... Was second on the team with 501 assists ... Had 13 matches of at least 20 assists, including six straight from Sept. 30-Oct. 21 ... Notched four double-doubles on the season ... Posted 16 assists and 11 digs at No. 10 BYU on Nov. 4 ... Had 20 assists and 15 digs versus Pacific on Nov. 11... Recorded 21 assists and 11 digs at Santa Clara on Oct. 21 and a season-high 28 assists and 12 digs versus the Broncos in the final match of her career on Nov. 21.

AS A JUNIOR (2016-17)

Beach: Named WCC Academic Honorable Mention ... Started the year with Lindsey Calvin and switched to Alexis Salmons halfway through … Finished the season 13-16 overall, 2-7 with Calvin and 11-9 with Salmons … Was able to grab key victories over major schools such as Arizona State, Loyola Marymount and Stanford.

Indoor: Named WCC All-Academic Honorable Mention ... Played in every match and tied with Lindsey Calvin for a team-high 100 sets played as a junior for the Gaels … Led the team with 571 assists … Finished the year third on the team in both digs (194) and aces (22) … Racked up seven multiple dig games with her season-high of 12 coming against BYU on Nov. 5 … Tied her season-high of three aces twice against San Francisco on Sept. 27 and against San Diego on Nov. 3 … Recorded her first blocks of the season with two coming against San Diego on Oct. 8.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2015-16)

Beach: Named the WCC Defensive Player of the Year and honored as a member of the  All-WCC Second Team ... Also named to the WCC All-Academic First Team ... Teamed with Payton Rund to win a remarkable 22 straight matches, leading the Gaels to a runner-up finish at the WCC Championships and a No. 17 ranking in DiG Magazine's final national poll ... Received Bronze Honors on the year-ending WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll with a GPA of 3.44. 

Indoor: Named WCC All-Academic Honorable Mention ... Started and played in 91 of the Gaels' 99 sets on the year and finished with a team-high 883 assists (9.70/set) while tying for the second-most aces on the squad with 19 (.21/set) ... The 9.70 assists/set average ranked sixth in the conference ... Had a career-high 57 assists in a 3-1 road victory at Pepperdine (Oct. 1) ... Also topped the 50-assist mark versus St. John's on Sept. 5 with 53 ... Topped the 40-assist mark seven other times including 49 in a four-set victory at Long Beach State on Aug. 30; 49 versus Portland on Nov. 21; 48 versus Gonzaga on Nov. 19; and 44 in a sweep of Bethune Cookman on Sept. 5 ... Ranked fourth on the team in digs with 203 (2.23/set) and fifth in blocks with 33 (.36/set).

AS A FRESHMAN (2014-15)

Beach: Thrived in the sand for the Gaels, playing at both the No. 2 and 3 position throughout the season with several different partners ... Paired with Alexis Salmons to take the 3/4 title at the NorCal Invitational ... Ended the season playing consistently at No. 2 with partner Clare Powers ... landed the match-winning shot in SMC's one win at Cal, teaming with Powers to beat Bryce Bark and Emily Shults in three sets ... Named to the WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll Bronze list for carrying a GPA between 3.00 and 3.49.

Indoor: Emerged as a candidate for playing time right away and allowed the Gaels to utilize two setters throughout her first season in Moraga ... Played in 69 sets, averaging 4.41 assists per set and finishing the season with 304 assists ... Also showed the ability to pass, averaging 1.68 digs per set ... Notched first career double-double with 23 assists and 10 digs in win over USF ... Saw extensive playing time at Utah State, appearing in all three matches and averaging 3.7 assists per set in first collegiate tournament.

PRIOR TO SAINT MARY'S: Started on the varsity level for three years at Wilson High School in Long Beach, Calif. ... Earned team MVP honors in both 2012 and 2013 ... Named an All-Tournament performer at both the Dave Mohs and Durango Las Vegas Indoor tournaments and was a Division I Indoor first-team All-League pick in 2011, '12 and '13. Also a standout on the sand, playing for the AAU Elite Sand Team in 2013 ... Earned a AAA rating on the sand for three years in a row and participated on the 18-under AAU Sand National Championship team in 2013 ... Also a member of the USA High Performance A1 Team in 2013.

Get To Know Mary Hernandez

Favorite volleyball memory: Winning my AAA beach rating in Santa Monica with Elise Zappia.

Favorite holiday: Halloween.

What do you love most about Saint Mary's: The campus.

What do you love most about SMC Volleyball: Everyone's sense of humor.

Favorite food or meal: Mac n' Cheese.

Top 3 songs: Stand Tall by The Dirty Heads, Angel Eyes by Love and Theft Country Girl by Luke Bryan.

Favorite books: The Fault In Our Stars.

Favorite movies: The Hunger Games.

Personal hobbies: Ping pong.

One thing everyone should do in their lifetime: Visit every beach in Southern California.

Describe yourself in one word: Ambitious.

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