Women's Volleyball

Volleyball Travels to Brooklyn for the Terrier Invitational

Volleyball Travels to Brooklyn for the Terrier Invitational

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GAME 6: Saint Peter's (0-5) vs. St. Francis Brooklyn (1-3)

WHEN: Friday ,September 1, 12:30pm

WHERE: Brooklyn, NY- Genovesi Center

 

GAME 7: Saint Peter's (0-5) vs. UMES (1-2)

WHEN: Friday, September 2, 11:30am

WHERE: Brooklyn, NY- Genovesi Center

 

GAME 8: Saint Peter's (0-5)  vs. UMASS (0-0)

WHEN: Saturday, September 2, 7pm

WHERE: Brooklyn, NY- Genovesi Center

Opening Word

The Saint Peter's women's volleyball team will compete in the Terrier Invitational this weekend. The Peacocks will go up against tournament host, St. Francis Brooklyn on Friday, September 1. The following day the squad will face UMES at 11:30am followed by a matchup against UMass at 7pm.

Last time at the Invitational

The last time Saint Peter's played in the Terrier Invitational was in 2010. The Peacocks defeated St. Francis, 3-1 in the first match and dropped the second match to NJIT, 1-3.

All-Time vs. St. Francis Brooklyn

The Peacocks are 5-10 all-time versus St. Francis Brooklyn. The Terriers defeated Saint Peter's last season, 3-0 on September 8, in the Crosstown Tournament. The Terriers will enter the tournament with an overall record of 1-3 with a win over the University of Hartford, 3-0. Leading the St. Francis are Aleksandra Gligoric with 40 kills and 24 digs, Vanja Miljacic follows Gligoric with 22 kills and 23 digs and Angie Speweik with 10 kills and team high of 37 digs.

Word on UMES

The Peacocks are1-2 all-time versus UMES Hawks. The Hawks defeated Saint Peter's, 3-0 in the 2012 West Virginia Challenge. UMES has an overall record of 1-2 with a win over St. Francis (PA), 3-0. Iva Vujosevic leads the Hawks with 45 kills and 31 digs so far this season.

Word on UMass

This will the first time Saint Peter's faces UMass. The Terrier Invitational will be UMass first tournament of the season.

Last time Out

Saint Peter's fell to Fairleigh Dickinson in the home opener, 3-0 on August 30 in the Yanitelli Center. Junior, Alexus Sharp led the Peacocks with seven kills. Kali Viles added five kills and seven digs and Karla Seda totaled a team high of 11 digs.

Welcome Back

Senior, Caitlin Williams,registered 45 kills, 28 assists, 96 digs, 21 blocks and 66 points in the previous season.

Junior, Kenyale McGinnis, was seen in 21 matches totaling 10 kills 87 digs in the previous season.

Sophomore, Danielle Goble, played 17 games adding 51 digs in her first season.

Sophomore, Carolina Ruiz, was seen in 23 games leading the team in assists and digs with a total of  82 assists, 183 digs in her rookie season.

Sophomore, Danielle Lopez,played all 25 games finishing her first season with 76 kills, 128 digs, 33 blocks and 109 points.

Sophomore, Alison Makinen, played 12 games added 42 assists, and 27 digs in her rookie season.

Joining the Flock

Junior, Alexus Sharp, attended Daytona State College in Florida from 2015-16 where she accumulated 95 total blocks and holds the school record for blocks per match and block assist.

Junior, Kali Viles, played the last two seasons at Bloomfield College where she finished with 147 kills and 45 blocks.

Freshman, Imani Spicer, she played varsity for two-years and compiled 501 assists and 291 digs over the course of the two seasons.

Freshman, Natalia Carbonell Torres, in 2016 led the team with 368 blocks and helped lead her team to nationals in Indianapolis.

Freshman, Yaidelis Lopez-Jimenez, was was an important figure to reach seven championships during her senior year where she obtained MVP in one tournament.

Freshman, Karla Seda, helped her team win five consecutive school tournaments and she won two MVP awards.

Freshman, Wildalys Soto, was setter in High School where she participated in many tournaments and obtained multiple championships during her career.

Meet the Coach

Amable Martinez is in his first season with Saint Peter's. He served as the men's volleyball assistant coach at Stevens Institute of Technology during the spring of 2017. There, he helped guide the No. 3 nationally ranked Ducks into the Division III NCAA tournament national semifinal round before falling to the eventual national champions, Springfield College. Under the assistance of Martinez, the team finished the season with a 31-6 record. Prior to his stint at Stevens Institute of Technology, Martinez served as the head coach of the Bloomfield College women's volleyball team for six seasons. At Bloomfield, he composed a win total of 69 matches, including 20 or more wins in his final two seasons, and a .500 or better record in his final three seasons. In 2015, Martinez led the program to a 24-6 overall record, which was the most wins in program history since joining the NCAA Division II level, and led the Bears to a CACC regular season championship with a 15-4 conference mark, guiding the team to an appearance in the CACC Tournament finals. In the fall of 2016, he recorded his second consecutive 20-win season, as Bloomfield finished the season with 21 wins and its third straight trip to the postseason. From 2005-2011, Martinez was the head girl's volleyball coach at Science Park High School in Newark, NJ. He became a decorated coach at the high school level, raising the program to unprecedented heights during his tenure as he led the school to back-to-back CHC championships in 2007 and 2008. Martinez was also a winner of three-straight Essex County Girls Volleyball Coach of the Year awards from 2007-2009 and he was a two-time Colonial Hills Conference Coach of the Year.




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