University of Pittsburgh Panthers Invitational; Photos by Pete Madia
CAREER AT PITT | Career Statistics Ranks fifth all-time in career digs with 1,414...Her 529 digs in 2012 is the fifth most in a single season at Pitt...Holds the Big East record with 45 digs in a single match (2010 vs. Robert Morris).
AS A SENIOR (2012) | Season Statistics Tallied 529 digs in 2012 - the fifth most in a single season at Pitt...Reached double-digit digs in 28 matches and had 20 plus in 10 matches...Named to the Mortar Board Premier all-tournament team...Recorded a team-high 16 digs against George Washington...Tallied 12 digs against Northern Iowa...Notched another team-high 14 digs against Purdue...Put up nine digs versus Coastal, 13 versus Butler and 23 at Cleveland State, all of which were team-highs...Named to the Allstate Sugar Bowl Collegiate Classic Tournament Team...Set the Sugarbowl record with 29 digs against Sam Houston State...had 19 digs versus Tulane and 21 against Mississippi State...At the Ball State Tournament Acton recorded 18 digs versus Wright State, 16 digs against Ball State and 12 digs against Wyoming as she was named to her third All-Tournament Team...Put up 21 digs at versus Duquesne...Tallied 22 digs, one kill and one assist versus Seton Hall...Contributed 26 digs, two assists and one service ace versus Rutgers...Posted 23 digs and one service ace against Marquette...Registered 17 digs versus Syracuse...Against Georgetown Acton put up 18 digs...Tallied 14 digs and one assist against Villanova...Posted seven digs against St. John's...Contributed 17 digs and three assists against Connecticut...Tallied 10 digs and one assist against Notre Dame...Against DePaul Acton registered 23 digs, oen kill, one service ace and one assist...Acton posted 20 digs and three assists against South Florida...Contributed 16 digs and a career high of four service aces against Robert Morris...Senior Night against Seton Hall Actonhad a season-best 31 digs...At Villanova she posted 18 digs...12 digs in the Big East quarterfinals against Marquette.
AS A JUNIOR (2011) | Season Statistics Served as the Panthers' libero in 28 matches her junior year...Named a tri-captain...Boasted an .830 serving percentage...Served a career-high 21 aces on the year...Led the team in digs (440) with a 4.40 dig per set average...Ranked among the Big East's top-10 passers...Collected 20 or more digs in seven matches this season...Posted a season-high 37 digs against Delaware on Sept. 17...Tallied a team-best 24 digs versus Villanova...Recorded 20 digs without a reception error and added four assists and two aces in the victory over Louisville on Oct. 23...Made nine passes in three sets against then-No. 2 Penn State on Sept. 2...Second on the team in assists (84)...Nearly had a double-double with 27 digs and a season-high eight assists against New Mexico on Sept. 16...Chipped in seven assists and 17 digs against Big East rival West Virginia...Named to the Pitt Blue and Gold All-Tournament team...Suffered a season-ending injury against Connecticut on Nov. 6...Selected to Big East Academic All-Star team.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2010) | Season Statistics Set the school and Big East record for single-match digs after collecting 45 against Robert Morris (Oct. 19)...That improved upon the previous mark of 36 set in 2003...Earned the starting role as the team's libero during the match against Dayton (Aug.27)...Played in 110 of the team's 115 sets during the year....Led the team with a 4.05 digs per set average...Chipped in a team-high 445 digs on the year...Earned a kill against USF (Oct. 9) when she outsmarted the defense with a pass to the opposite corner of where the Bulls were on the court...Recorded seven matches with 20-plus digs...Turned in a career-high with three aces against Robert Morris (Oct. 19)...Assisted on seven kills against Big East foe Seton Hall (Oct. 3)...Recorded seven matches with 20 plus kills...Served three aces against the Colonials (Oct. 19).
AT LEHIGH UNIVERISTY A transfer from Lehigh University and will enroll as a sophomore libero/defensive specialist on this year's roster...Played in 56 sets and averaged over two digs per set, for a total of 116 on the season...Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll during the 2009 season.
HIGH SCHOOL A standout defensive player for suburban Chicago's Fenwick High School...Served as team captain and MVP as a senior...Earned Area Player of the Year honors...Named an unanimous All-East Suburban Catholic Conference selection...Averaged approximately six digs per set as a senior...Considered one of the best defensive players within the ultra-competitive Chicago Prep Volleyball scene...Played club volleyball at 1st Alliance Volleyball Club, which is located on Chicago's Southside and is considered one of the strongest programs in the Midwest...Led her team to a third-place finish at the 2009 JVDA National Championships in Louisville, Ky., and in the gold division at the AAU National Championships in Orlando, Fla....Garnered AAU All-America accolades...Selected as a member of the Great Lakes Regional Team...Coached by Nic Paquiz Jr. at 1st Alliance, a former assistant coach at Big East school...Named an Illinois State Scholar and a member of the National Honor Society.
PERSONAL Born on April 17, 1991...Daughter of William and Sheila Acton...Has one sister, Mary...Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences...Psychology major.
Acton's Career Highs Kills: 1 Six times, last time vs.DePaul (10-28-12)