One of the most athletic liberos in the BIG EAST ... has the quickness to cover a large chunk of the court ... energetic and plays with a lot of emotion ... strong court leader ... never afraid to sacrafice her body to make the play.
As a Senior (2011): Closed out sensational career with another solid season as the team's libero ... had 474 digs on the year ... had double-digit kill totals in 27 of the 30 matches, including five 20-plus kill efforts ... had 22 digs in a 3-1 win over Butler (Aug. 28) ... also had 22 and 24 digs, respectively, in matches against Villanova (Sept. 25) and Cincinnati (Oct. 1) ... tallied 20 digs against Connecticut (Oct. 29) ... had season-high 25 digs at Syracuse (Nov. 13) ... finished career fourth in school history with 1,434 digs ... also finished third in school history with a 3.55 digs per set average, third with 50 matches leading the team in digs, third in 10+ dig matches with 73 matches and fourth in 20+ dig matches with 14 ... also added 27 service aces and 56 assists ... earned Notre Dame's Patrick O'Conner award along with three other student-athletes for 2011-12 ... named the Notre Dame Monogram Club MVP and received the Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley Rockne Student-Athlete award for volleyball ... earned a monogram.
As a Junior (2010): Earned national attention by being named to the U.S. Women's National A2 Team ... winner of the Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley Rockne Student-Athlete Award ... continued her firecracker play on the court with 398 digs (3.75/set) and 20 matches with 10+ scoops (five with 20+) ... started the season with six digs while playing in three of four sets versus Marshall (Aug. 27) ... dished out three assists with 10 digs and cleanly fielded 21 serves in a five-set victory over Cal Poly (Aug. 28) ... assisted on four kills with an ace and 12 digs at Nevada (Sept. 4) ... recorded one ace in five straight matches from Sept. 4-12) ... began a streak of four matches with at least 10+ digs (Sept. 17-24) with a career-best 24 scoops versus Delaware (Sept. 17) ... fielded 49 serves without an error from Sept. 12-19 ... 16 more digs came against Santa Clara (Sept. 18) ... 11 digs at USF (Oct. 1) and 13 digs at Georgetown (Oct. 3) ... also added two kills and three aces against the Hoyas ... posted dig-outputs of 20 and 29, respectively, during matches against DePaul (Oct. 15) and Western Michigan (Oct. 19) ... first career back-to-back 20+ dig performances ... 10 digs against Syracuse (Oct. 23) and 13 more versus Marquette (Oct. 24) ... had one ace in four straight matches from Oct. 15-24 ... 18 digs against Connecticut (Oct. 31) ... parlayed with 25 digs at Villanova (Nov. 5), teamed with classmate Kristen Dealy (34) to become the first pair of Irish players to record 20+ digs in a contest since a 2007 match at LSU (Megan Dunne - 23, Adrianna Stasiuk - 26) ... 14 digs against Northern Iowa (Nov. 7) ... posted a match-high 17 digs and two aces at Rutgers (Nov. 13) ... got under 21 shots against Villanova (Nov. 19) and 16 more against Cincinnati (Nov. 20) at the BIG EAST Championship ... had 17 aces on the season.
As a Sophomore (2009): Led the Irish with 3.40 digs/set ... scooped 323 shots in 95 sets ... ranked ninth among BIG EAST players with 3.93 digs/set in league play ... second on the team with 0.68 assists/set while totaling 65 dimes ... fielded .947 of the serves that came her way, finishing nine matches without an error (including 35 of 35 at Syracuse on Nov. 8) ... dished out nine assists in a five-set win versus Miami (Sept. 19) ... posted a season-high 23 digs at Xavier (Sept. 4), one of three matches with 20+ digs ... had 21 digs against both WVU (Oct. 18) and Marquette (Nov. 8) ... went six straight matches with 10+ digs (Sept. 19-Oct. 4) and closed the season with double-digit dig totals in seven of the final eight contests ... delivered an ace in the first match of the season with Denver (Aug. 28) ... two aces dropped in a four-setter with Wisconsin (Sept. 11) ... six assists and 14 digs at Florida State (Sept. 20) ... 18 digs against Villanova (Oct. 4) ... 17 digs against Louisville (Nov. 21) in the BIG EAST Tournament ... three matches with 20+ received serves without an error ... totaled three kills and 10 aces for 13.0 points on the season ... named an alternate for the 2010 United States Women's National A2 Volleyball team.
As a Freshman (2008): One of two freshmen to start the season opener against IPFW (Aug. 29) ... took full advantage of the given opportunity by recording 12 digs and three assists ... six more assists and 14 digs came against Nevada (Aug. 30) ... had 21 digs - the first 20-dig effort by an Irish player since Adrianna Stasiuk posted an identical total at Connecticut (Oct. 27) in 2007 - and four assists versus in-state foe Valparaiso (Aug. 31) ... averaged 4.27 digs/set in four matches during the Shamrock Invitational (Aug. 29-31) ... that clip ranked fourth in the BIG EAST Conference and was the best among league rookies ... stabbed 18 digs in a four-set battle against Eastern Washington (Sept. 5) ... career-high three aces came versus No. 16 Cal Poly (Sept. 12) ... against No. 4 California (Sept. 13), filled the stat sheet with 12 digs, two aces, five assists and one kill ... went five matches without a reception error (Oct. 5-16) ... 12 digs at DePaul (Oct. 16) ... had 10 digs in three of her four final matches on the year ... six assists versus Xavier (Nov. 28) in the season finale ... second on the team with 239 total digs (2.54/set) and third with 51 assists ... tacked on a flawless serving pct. in nine matches ... appeared in 94 sets and 27 matches ... one of eight Irish players that helped win the Collegiate Beach Volleyball Challenge at Fiesta On Siesta Key team title.
The Silva File: Averaged 5.9 digs/set as a libero during her senior season at Dana Hills (Calif.) ... wrapped up her final prep year with a trio of 30+ dig efforts, including 37 in the season inal against Newport Harbor ... The Orange County Register bestowed upon her its Athlete of the Week award after she posted 106 digs in the first three rounds of the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Division I-AA playoffs, as she totaled 346 digs over the course of the 2007 season ... South Coast League Female Athlete of the Year in 2007 ... nominee for the Orange County Female Athlete of the Year ... first team all-league performer in 2007 ... first team all-Orange County and second-team all-CIF I-AA as a senior ... since 2005, her club team (Laguna Beach) had only suffered three losses while posting 49 wins and a trio of top 10 finishes at the Junior Olympics heading into the 2008 club season ... played with Laguna Beach for eight years ... placed ninth in the 18 Open division at the Junior Olympics in 2008 ... the travel squad was third in the 2007 edition of the national event ... the team swept through the competition to net first place in the Southern California Volleyball Association tournament after her sophomore season ... invited to the USA A2 High Performance volleyball camp in Colorado Springs, Colo., during her first two prep seasons ... after training with the program as a sophomore she was named the "Best Passer" at the conclusion of the championship tournament ... her performance then prompted an invitation to train at the USA Holiday Volleyball Camp in Austin, Texas, as she was also extended that opportunity one season later ... on the track, she helped set three school records in relay events as a freshman - and proceeded to break two of those marks as a sophomore - then cracked the top 4x100 relay time during her junior season ... her 4x100 relay tandem was seventh in the CIF finals after racking an eighth-place finish in 2006 ... led Dana Hills to both league and Orange County titles in 2008 ... part of Dana Hills' Wall of Fame ... high school class valedictorian ... a staple on the Dana Hills honor roll throughout her high school career, garnering top honors from the school superintendent after each of her eight semesters as a prep ... daughter of Michael and Gina Silva ... father played football at Westminster College (Utah) ... has one brother, Giancarlo ... graduated in the spring of 2012 from the College of Arts & Letters with a degree in American studies.
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