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Fisher Signs Two-Year Contract Extension at Pitt

Panthers Volleyball Coach Extended Through 2021 Season


The Next Step: Williams Returns to the Court Following Injury


Panthers Open 2016 Season at Kennesaw State Invitational

Pitt Will Take on Liberty, Missouri and Host Kennesaw State


Pitt Volleyball Eyes Postseason in 2016

The Panthers Open the 2016 Season in Kennesaw, Ga., this Weekend


Pitt Places 244 Members on 2015-16 ACC Honor Roll

Conference Record 4,367 Student-Athletes Recognized


Senior Night: Pitt vs. Virginia

Pitt swept Virginia on Senior Night to conclude its regular season.

AS A SENIOR (2015)
All-America honoree… First Team All-Region selection… Named to First Team All-ACC… 2016 NCAA Woman of the Year nominee… All-ACC Academic selection … Senior CLASS First Team honoree … Awarded the Post Grad Scholarship… Named a Preseason All-ACC…Finished the Nebraska Invite with 17 kills, five digs, and 14 total blocks…Earned Invitational MVP honors at the Pitt/Duquesne Invitational, where she recorded a total of 27 kills, five digs, and 11 block assists, including a .556 hitting percentage (11-1-18) against Duquesne…All-Tournament Team recipient at the Michigan Challenge, where she tallied 25 kills, eight digs, and nine block assists, including a hitting percentage of .500 (7-1-12) against South Carolina, and an incredible .722 hitting percentage (13-0-18) versus Western Michigan…Her 13 kills against Western Michigan were a career-high…Notched 12 kills and four block assists against Bowling Green…Tallied seven kills, seven digs, which ties her career-high, and another four block assists against Lehigh…Had four kills and tied a career-high in total blocks with seven against George Washington to round out the Panther Invitational…Recorded a hitting percentage of .556 (12-2-18) and had six total blocks against NC State…Tallied six kills, two digs, and three block assists in win over North Carolina…Posted a .500 hitting percentage (12-3-18) and also had a dig and three block assists at Virginia Tech…Notched a hitting percentage of .500 (8-0-16)and also recorded five digs, and five block assists at Virginia…Tallied 10 kills, three digs, and five block assists at Syracuse…Finished off the four-game road trip with 10 kills, a dig, and five block assists at Boston College…Recorded  five blocks and five kills against Georgia Tech…Hit .467 with seven kills and two digs against Clemson…At Duke, notched 15 kills with 3 digs…Notched a hitting percentage of .529 to go with 11 kills and 3 digs against Wake Forest…Tallied 13 kills with 4 assists against NC State...Posted a .600 hitting percentage in both matches against Boston College and Syracuse…Registered 11 kills with a .391 hitting percentage against Virginia Tech…Recorded a .412 hitting percentage in the Virginia sweep with 8 kills.

AS A JUNIOR (2014)
AVCA All-America Honorable Mention...AVCA First Team All-Region honoree...First Team All-ACC selection...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...Recorded eight kills versus Virginia Tech...Had seven kills and two service aces and three digs against NC State...Tallied eight kills and two digs at Virginia...Recorded six kills, three assists, two service aces and seven digs against Louisville...Contributed 11 kills and four digs at Notre Dame.

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.

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 Senior Ace Top 50 and a 2009 Top 79 Sophomore Recruit by 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.

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

Amanda Orchard

Amanda  Orchard


Lake Zurich, Ill.

High School:
Lake Zurich



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