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  Maria Nicholas
Maria Nicholas

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Gibsonia, Pa.

High School:
Pine-Richland

Height:
5-5

Position:
DS

03/13/2014

Volleyball Springs Back into Action

Panthers bring momentum into spring ball

09/23/2012

Pitt Volleyball Defeats Rutgers in Five Sets, 3-2

Panthers go 1-1 on opening weekend of conference action

08/25/2012

No. 9 Purdue Tops Pitt 3-0; Panthers Finish Third at Mortar Board Premier

Margy Acton was named to the Mortar Board Premier All-Tournament Team.

CAREER STATISTICS

AS A SENIOR (2013) | Season Statistics
Played in five sets and five matches in her senior season...Tallied two kills, four attempts, 12 digs, 20 assists and one service ace.

AS A JUNIOR (2012) | Season Statistics
Registered one dig against George Washington...Posted one dig against both Tulane and Mississippi State at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Collegiate Classic Tournament...Recorded one dig against Ball State and three digs versus Wyoming at the Ball State Tournament...Contributed 17 assists, eight digs and one kill versus Seton Hall...Registered a career-high 20 assists, 12 digs and two kills versus Rutgers...Put up eight assists and two digs against Louisville.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2011) | Season Statistics
A consistent server for the Panthers...Played in 28 matches as a sophomore...Tallied career highs with 23 assists, 18 digs and three aces on the year...Boasted a .952 serving percentage on the year...Recorded a career-high 14 assists in just one set against Temple...Collected four passes against both Temple and Duquesne...Served the final point in the Delaware match, marking her first ace of the season...Big East Academic All-Star honoree.

AS A FRESHMAN (2010) | Season Statistics
Served as a defensive specialist during her freshman campaign...Saw action in four matches

HIGH SCHOOL
Served as captain at Pine-Richland as a senior...Led her team to an eighth-place finish in the PIAA State Finals...Named to the 2009 All-WPIAL First Team...Honored as a 2008 and 2009 all-section awardee...Garnered 2009 All-State accolades...A member of the honor roll all fours years of high school...Played for the Renaissance Volleyball Club for seven years before switching over to Pitt Premier.

PERSONAL
Daughter of Sue and Joe Nicholas...Mother was a four-year starting setter at Illinois State and her sister, Jamel just completed her playing career at Notre Dame...majoring in sociology with a certificate in children's literature.