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  Amanda Orchard
Amanda Orchard

Player Profile
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Lake Zurich, Ill.

High School:
Lake Zurich

Height:
6-0

Position:
MH

10/25/2013

Pitt Volleyball Thrills but Drops Five-Set Decision at N.C. State

Panthers Can't Pull Out Win in 18-16 Fifth Set

09/20/2013

Panthers Upset by Cornell in Five Sets in Invite Opener

Pitt Volleyball Continues at 7 p.m. vs. Rutgers

09/07/2013

Panthers Win UConn Classic with Five-Set Thriller over Huskies

Yeazel Named MVP; Clesen, Wynn Earn All-Tournament Nods

08/30/2013

Pitt Volleyball Opens Season, Tiger Classic with 3-0 Win over Arkansas State

Wynn Leads Panthers with 17 Kills

08/28/2013

Pitt Volleyball Makes Season Debut at Tiger Classic

Panthers to Face Missouri, Arkansas State, South Dakota and Idaho State in 2013 Opener

CAREER STATISTICS


AS A JUNIOR (2014):
Notched 11 kills against Georgia Southern in the Omni Classic...Named to the Omni Classic All-Tournament team...Selected to the Panther Classic All-Tournament Team...Tallied 17 kills total in the Panther Classic...Posted 4 digs against Portland State...Put down eight kills, one service ace and four digs against Niagara...Selected to the Pitt Panther Invitational All-Tournament team...posted a leading .475 hitting percentage after knocking down 23 of her 40 kills in the three games of that tournament...Recorded a career high seven blocks against the University of South Florida...Orchard hit .538 on the match against Sacred Heart....Notched nine kills against Delaware in the Pitt Panther Invitational...Had 11 kills against LIU...Recorded 10 kills and 3 aces against UNC...Notched 10 kills and 3 digs at Syracuse...Tallied 9 kills and 4 digs at Clemson...Notched 10 kills and 4 digs against Louisville...Contributed eight kills, one service ace, four digs and four total blocks at Duke...Posted a season-high seven digs to go along with seven kills and three total blocks at Wake Forest...

AS A SOPHOMORE (2013) | Season Statistics
Recorded a season-high of nine kills and two block assists in the 3-0 victory over Arkansas State... Put down seven kills, one dig and three block assists in the win over UConn...Against Purdue, she put down two digs and two block assists...In the Cornell match-up, collected two kills and a season-high of four digs...Notched three kills and one block assist against Syracuse...Tallied five kills, one dig and one block assist at NC State... In the conference win over Wake Forest, Orchard put up three digs total...In the Syracuse rematch, recorded two digs in the shutout win over the Orange...At Boston College, Amanda contributed four digs and one block assist... Concluded her sophomore season with 33 kills, 25 digs and 14 block assists...

AS A FRESHMAN (2012) | Season Statistics
Played in 40 sets...Registered both a kill and a block in her Panthers debut against Northern Iowa...Posted career highs with seven kills and seven digs against Howard University...At the Ball State Tournament registered two kills, one dig and one block assist against Wright State...Recorded two kills against Wyoming...Had a team high of six kills against Cincinnati...Registered three kills, two digs and one service ace against Louisville...Tallied six kills, six digs and two block assists versus Marquette...Against Georgetown posted four kills, one dig and one block assist...Registered three kills, four digs and two assists against Connecticut...Tallied one kill and two block assists against DePaul.


HIGH SCHOOL

Led Lake Zurich to 120 wins in four years...Holds the school record for career wins and career kills (1,029)...Tabbed as one of the greatest players to come out of Lake County (Ill.) by The Daily Herald...Led Lake Zurich to three regional championships...Earned North Suburban All-Conference and Daily Herald All-Area honors in each of those seasons...Voted Daily Herald Player of the Year and the NSC Sportsmanship Award winner as a senior...Named a 2011 Prepvolleyball.com Senior Ace Top 50 and a 2009 Top 79 Sophomore Recruit by Prepvolleyball.com...Invited to compete on the USA Continental volleyball team in Fort Lauderdale, Fla....Named the Lake County News-Sun's and Pioneer Press Lake Shore Player of the Year during her junior year...All-state selection twice...Recorded 307 kills and 201 digs, 58 blocks and 51 aces while leading Lake Zurich to its second consecutive regional championship as a junior...Named team MVP that season...Chipped in 401 kills, 247 digs, 47 blocks and 32 aces her senior year...Voted team captain twice under head coach Matt Aiello...Served as captain of the 2011 Lake County All-Area Team...Also lettered in softball and basketball...Earned all-conference and all-area in softball...Received the Excellence in Character and Leadership Award...Member of honor roll...Garnered 2010 All-American status as a member of the two-time AAU National Champion Sky High club team...Participated on the third-place USA National Junior Olympics Open Division team in 2010...Finished second at USA Nationals...Also played two years for Rolling Thunder.

PERSONAL

Daughter of Mark and Nancy Orchard...Has a younger brother Thomas...Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.