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AS A SENIOR (2014):
Leaves Pitt as the all-time career service ace leader with 179...Tallied 3,572 assists to rank No.4 on the all-time career assists list...Recorded her season's first double-double at the Hampton Inn Invitational against Bowling Green with 24 assists and 10 digs...Recorded her second double-double against Duquesne with 19 assists and 10 digs...Tallied three service aces against Norfolk State...Notched 22 digs total at the Panther Classic...Named to the Pitt Panther Invitational All-Tournament team...Recorded double digit 17 digs against the University of South Florida in that same tournament...Tallied 72 total assists (25 against Delaware and 30 against USF, and 17 against Sacred Heart), two service aces and 22 digs in the Pitt Panther Invitational... Zitzke is just two aces away from becoming the all-time career ace holder at Pitt...Set a career high for assists in a game with 36 in four sets against LIU...Recorded 19 assists, nine digs and two aces versus Boston College to become the all-time career ace holder at Pitt...Tallied 25 assists, two aces and six digs against UNC...Had three aces and recorded a double-double at Clemson with 27 assists and 12 digs...Tallied 29 assists, two aces and nine digs against Florida State...Recorded 32 total assists, five aces and seven digs versus Louisville...Set a season-high in assists (37) at Duke and registered six digs...Registered 14 assists, two service aces and seven digs at Wake Forest...Recorded 19 digs and three digs against Miami...Tallied 17 assists and 6 digs versus Virginia Tech...Recorded 29 assists and four digs at Virginia...Tallied 27 assists and five digs against Louisville...Recorded 17 assists and four digs at Notre Dame.
AS A JUNIOR (2013) | Season Statistics
All-ACC Academic selection...Played in all 33 matches and all 130 sets...Posted 700 assists and 190 digs...Had at least 12 assists in every contest and posted five double-doubles on the season, all coming in assists and digs...Began the season with a 18 assist, 14 dig performance against Arkansas State...Tallied 28 assists and eight digs against South Dakota...Started a stretch of 11 straight matches with at least 20 assists against UConn where she had 28 helpers...Recorded her second double-double of the season with 28 assists and 10 digs in a five set victory at USF...Posted a season-high 30 assists at NC State...Had 29 assists and 10 digs against Wake Forest...Went for 23 assists and 11 digs in a victory against Maryland...Named to the All-ACC Academic Team...Currently sixth in program history with 2,836 assists.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2012) | Season Statistics
Played in all 112 sets...Finished with 909 assists and 258 digs...Had 12 double-doubles...Tallied 34 assists and 12 digs against George Washington...Posted 32 assists versus Coastal Carolina...Contributed 28 assists and eight digs versus Howard....Notched 40 assists and three block assists against Butler...Had 36 assists with three block assists against Cleveland State...Named Tournament MVP at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Collegiate Classic Tournament where she posted three consecutive double-doubles...Against Sam Houston State tallied 46 assists, 14 digs, four blocks and four kills...Posted a season-best 53 assists, 14 digs, four kills and three blocks against Tulane...Tallied 46 assists, 10 digs, three kills and one block against Mississippi State...At the Ball State Tournament recorded 36 assists, nine digs and three kills against Wright State...Contributed 21 assists, five digs, three kills and two blocks against Ball State...Registered 31 assists, 12 digs, two kills, and one block assist versus Duquesne...Tallied 23 assists, 10 digs and one kill versus Seton Hall...Put up 25 assists, six digs and one kill versus Rutgers...Contributed 13 assists and nine digs against Louisville...Against Marquette registered 27 assists, eight digs, one block assist and one kill...Tallied 25 assists, four digs, one kill, one service ace, one block solo and one block assist versus Syracuse....Against Georgetown contributed 30 assists, 11 digs, four service aces, four kills and one block assist...Registered 31 assists, 17 digs and one service ace against Villanova...Contributed 33 assists, 13 digs, three kills, two service aces and one block solo against Connecticut...Tallied 38 assists, three digs, two block assists and one kill against DePaul...Registered 41 assists, 10 digs and one kill against South Florida...Against Seton Hall registered 29 assists, 13 digs, two service aces and one block assist...At Villanova she contributed 33 assists and seven digs...Had 32 assist and 11 digs against Marquette in the Big East quarterfinals.
AS A FRESHMAN (2011) | Season Statistics
Earned a start as the team's setter in all 33 matches during her first collegiate season...Totaled 1,227 assists and 283 digs...Chipped in 71 blocks, 65 kills and 53 aces...Ranked second in the Big East in aces per set (0.44) and 21st among the NCAA Division I national rankings...Tied for third overall in single-season aces with Diana Andreyko (2005)...Aided the Panthers to the most aces in a single season since 1994 (206)...Was two shy of tying the single-match school record with six service aces against Eastern Kentucky on Aug. 26...Ranked third on the team in digs...Placed among the top five assist leaders in the Big East...Named Big East Freshman of the Week on both Aug. 29 and Sept. 19...Registered first double-double against Delaware with a career-best 65 assists and 18 digs...Posted 50 or more assists in six matches...Tallied a career-high eight blocks at St. John's...Averaged 10.14 assists, 2.34 digs and 1.31 points per set...Named to the All-Pitt Invitational Team, collecting 88 assists in three matches.
A 2010 First Team All-Ohio honoree...Assisted her team in four-straight conference and district championships...Also a part of two consecutive regional championships and a two-time state runner-up squad...Garnered Suburban Publications 2010 Fall Athlete of the Year, OCC-Central Division 2010 Player of the Year...Was an AVCA Under Armour Girls' High School All-America Watch List member...Named a Prepvolleyball.com High School All-American...One of only two student-athletes to win 100 or more varsity contests at Dublin Coffman...Earned first team all-conference honors four times, all-district honors on three occasions and all-state honors twice...Played for the Columbus Volleyball Academy club team under the guidance of former Division I assistants Gwen Zechman and Zach Colston...Aided her 17-Open team to a 22nd-place finish at the 2010 USAV National Tournament in Reno, Nev., and were winners of the 2010 Mid East Qualifier (Club Division) in Indianapolis...Her CVA team qualified for USAV Nationals four times...Earned three letters in basketball...Won three conference titles and was recognized as an all-conference performer in basketball...A member of the National Honor Society.
Daughter of Sandy and Richard Zitzke...Has an older sister, Christy, who played volleyball at Ashland (Ohio)...Enrolled in the College of Education.
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