Notre Dame's best all-around player has been a key contributor since stepping foot on campus ... carries a tremendous offensive load for the Irish ... one of the team's best passers ... solid server ... strong leader on the court ... served as co-captain in 2006 and will remain in that role for the 2007 season.
AS A JUNIOR (2006): Appeared in 106 games and 30 matches with 29 starts ... an all-round performer that was the team leader on kills (7 times), digs (4), aces (4) and points (9) ... had 18 double figure kills matches and 24 double figure dig matches (seventh on the single season list) ... team leader with three match winning kills ... twice surpassed both the 20 kill and 20 dig total in a match ... a preseason all-BIG EAST selection ... first-team all-BIG EAST choice ... first-team member of ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V Volleyball Team ... named co-Best Attacker at the Sun Devil Classic (9/17) ... totaled 18 double-doubles on the year ... led the team in kills (329, 3.10 per game) while ranking second in digs (354, 3.34 per game) ... her streak of 10 consecutive matches with 10+ digs from Sept. 17-Oct. 20 tied her for the fourth longest streak in the Notre Dame record book ... combined with teammate Danielle Herndon for 936 digs, which is the second highest total for and Irish pair ... named the BIG EAST Player of the Week on Sept. 25 for the second time in her career ... named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on three occasions (9/18, 10/2, 10/9) ... became only the 11th Irish woman to reach the 1,000 dig mark ... memorable performances from 2006 include: 20 kills, 14 digs, five blocks and 22.5 points against Valparaiso (9/1) in the Shamrock Invitational ... 19 digs and four blocks vs. Alabama (9/8) in the Northern Iowa Invitational ... 13 kills, 13 digs, four service aces and four blocks vs. Butler (9/15) in the Sun Devil Classic ... 14 kills on a .387 hitting percentage, four service aces and 19 points against Duke (9/16) in the Sun Devil Classic ... 14 kills on a .737 hitting percentage vs. Rutgers ... her .737 hitting percentage was the highest for an Irish player that averaged at least four attacks per game in six year ... 12 kills, 15 digs and four blocks vs. Villanova (9/24) ... 13 kills, 20 digs, 21.5 points, six service aces and four blocks against Marquette (10/6) ... her six service aces are tried for the second most ever in a four-game match, and she became only the sixth Notre Dame player to register that many service aces in any match ... 15 kills and 11 digs against Syracuse (10/8) ... 12 kills and 14 digs vs. #16 Hawai'i (10/17) ... career-best four solo blocks against Connecticut (10/20) ... after having her play limited over a three-game stretch due to injury, she bounced back with 14 kills and 17 digs against Pittsburgh (11/11) ... 11 kills on a .409 hitting percentage with 10 digs against West Virginia (11/12) ... a career-best 23 kills and season-best 26 digs at Cincinnati (11/18) in the first round of the BIG EAST Championship ... 13 kills, 12 digs and 14 points vs. Louisville (11/19) in the BIG EAST title match ... 17 kills on a .342 hitting percentage with 16 digs and four blocks for 20.5 points vs. #18 Ohio (11/24) in the Louisville Invitational ... 12 kills and 12.5 points at #10 Wisconsin in the NCAAs.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2005): Tabbed honorable mention All-America by the AVCA ... filled role as a starting outside hitter after playing some libero early in season ... only sophomore named to the AVCA all-Northeast Region team ... named to all-BIG EAST second team and was the BIG EAST Championship Most Outstanding Player (12 GP, 35 K, 33 D, 3 SA, 39.5 pts.) ... made Notre Dame the first school ever to have multiple players honored as Collegiate Volleyball Update's National Player of the Week (following Lauren Brewster) by winning the award on Oct. 25 after having outstanding all-around week ... averaged 4.30 kills on .396 hitting to go with 3.90 digs and 1.50 blocks for 5.75 points per game in wins against Illinois State, South Florida, and Georgetown ... during that week, she posted match-high numbers on nine occasions in six different categories ... was the only non-libero among the BIG EAST leaders in digs, finishing eighth in both overall (427/3.85) and conference action (174/3.70) ... paired with Meg Henican to make Notre Dame the only team to have two players among the conference digging leaders ... that duo combined for 1,055 digs - the most ever by Irish teammates in a season, topping their own mark of 884 in 2004 ... became only the fourth Irish player ever to post 400 digs in a season ... also one of the team's top two serve receivers, combining with Henican the last two years to make that an Irish strength ... in 2004, the pair held opponents to just 0.96 aces per game, which is the second-best mark in program history ... took 31% of serves and made just 28 errors in 828 attempts, a reception percentage of 96.6% ... went five straight matches without a reception error (Oct. 5-17) ... a staple in an Irish defense that led the BIG EAST in digs in conference action (17.70 per game; runner-up West Virginia had 16.76) after never before placing higher than sixth ... ND also led the league in overall digging (18.02; best-ever finish was sixth in '04) and currently rank 30th in Division I ... that average is the second-best in program history (record is 18.25 in 1992) ... she ranked second on team in digs, reception percentage, and assists (60/0.54), as well as third in kills (325/2.93), and points (402.5/3.62), and fourth in blocks (80/0.72) ... increased kill average (from 2.49 in 2004 to 2.93), hitting percentage (.168 to .208), serve percentage (.887 to .897), dig average (2.96 to 3.85), and point average (2.38 to 3.62) ... headed into the second half of her career ranking third all-time in dig average (3.40) and fifth in service ace average (0.29) ... her dig average is the fifth-highest season average ever and highest by an Irish non-libero (and by a player other than Henican) since 1993 ... averaged 4.95 digs per game in six matches against nationally-ranked opposition helping ND to a 5-1 mark ... posted first Notre Dame triple-double since 1998 as a rookie and had 15 double-doubles in 2005 to bring her career total to 24 ... finished campaign with double-doubles in six consecutive matches (and in eight of the last nine), which is tied for the second-longest string in Irish history ... posted four consecutive double-doubles (vs. Marquette, Valparaiso, St. John's, and Connecticut) earlier in season ... had 10+ kills 18 times and hit the 20-dig mark on five occasions (after not doing that at all in 2004) ... led team in digs nine times, aces seven times, kills and points on six occasions each, plus three times in attack percentage and blocks ... missed first three matches of season due to an offseason rib injury ... returned in first career appearance as Irish libero against #8 USC and responded with career-high 29 digs and 21 receptions without an error in leading Notre Dame to upset victory ... had 24 digs two days later in helping the Irish to a sweep of #6 Florida ... posted 24 digs against LSU ... had 14 kills on .355 hitting to go with 21 digs (career high when not playing libero) against Marquette ... followed that up with 13 kills and 12 digs, plus 24 receptions without an error against Valparaiso ... had 16 kills and 10 digs at St. John's and 10 kills and 11 digs, plus four blocks vs. Connecticut ... turned in 12 kills on .579 hitting at DePaul ... had 20 kills on .349 hitting to go with 16 digs and four blocks for career-high 22.5 points against Illinois State ... notched nine kills on 17 swings (.471) and 13 digs and four blocks vs. South Florida ... posted 14 kills on .419 hitting to go with 10 digs and season-high seven blocks (career-high four solo) vs. Georgetown ... cranked career-high 21 kills to go with 18 digs in leading Notre Dame to an upset of #6 Louisville ... combined with Lauren Brewster to be the first set of Irish teammates to hit 20 kills apiece in a match shorter than five games since Oct. 8, 2000 (Christi Girton-30, Kristy Kreher-22) ... converted at 29-28 in game one and ended match with another kill ... had 14 digs at West Virginia and 13 at Pittsburgh ... registered seven kills on 23 errorless swings (.304) against Villanova, while accounting for 15 digs and five blocks ... notched 10 kills and 14 digs vs. Rutgers ... had 10 kills, 10 digs, three blocks, and three aces for 14.5 points in BIG EAST quarterfinals vs. Villanova ... posted 18 kills and 13 digs in title match at #7 Louisville ... had 10 kills on .333 hitting to go with 12 digs against Rice ... notched third consecutive double-double vs. Tennessee, with 14 kills and 13 digs, plus three aces, five assists, and three blocks ... posted 16 kills, 19 digs, four blocks, seven assists, and two aces for 20.5 points in NCAA Tournament against Dayton ... had 16 kills on .364 hitting to go with 10 digs and four blocks for 19 points in second-round sweep of Northwestern ... notched 15 kills and 20 digs to go with two blocks for 17.5 points in NCAA round of 16 against Wisconsin ... in four matches (12 games) at libero early in season, averaged 6.25 digs per game (75 total) and had a .976 (3 RE,
130 attempts) reception percentage.
AS A FRESHMAN (2004): Immediate contributor started every match at opposite and ranked among top four on team in six statistical categories: first in service aces (41/0.37), second in digs (331/2.96), third in assists (75/0.67), and fourth in kills (279/2.49), points (367/3.28), and blocks (86/0.77) ... second in BIG EAST in service aces overall and in conference play (0.44) ... tabbed league's rookie of the week twice in a row, (Oct. 11, 18) ... the latter came after a breakout performance in 3-2 win over Illinois State ... clinched a triple-double against ISU (first for an Irish player since 1998) in just three games, finishing with 14 kills, 11 digs, and 11 blocks ... notched two aces vs. the Redbirds, as well, including one to end marathon second game (34-32) ... initial BIG EAST award came after helping Irish to road wins at Rutgers and Seton Hall, averaging 3.43 kills per game on a .302 hitting mark, while contributing 3.29 digs to an Irish defense that held its opponents to an attack percentage of .166 ... had 11+ digs on 17 occasions ... registered nine double-doubles ... became just the second Irish rookie ever to serve up 40 aces in her first collegiate season (also Angie Harris in 1994) ... her total was the ninth-highest season mark in Notre Dame history ... combined with Meg Henican for 884 digs, the most-ever by Irish teammates in a season (Jessica Fiebelkorn and Christy Peters had 883 in 1992) ... key cog in Notre Dame's serve-receiving unit that surrendered just 0.96 aces per game, the second-best mark in history ... committed only 45 reception errors, or one every 2.48 games ... served as team's secondary setter and occasionally as its primary setter for one or two points at a time ... a major reason Notre Dame was first in BIG EAST play in opponent hitting pct. (.134) by a large margin ... was one assist shy of a triple-double vs. Valparaiso (16 K, .342, 15 D, 9 A, 5 B, 2 SA) ... used jump serve for season-high five aces in collegiate debut vs. Loyola Chicago, becoming the first Notre Dame player since 2001 to notch five or more aces in a match (also had 14 D, 4 K, 4 A) ... notched 14 kills on collegiate-high .458 hitting and had 17 digs against Sacramento State ... finished second in Cal Poly Invitational in hitting (.300) ... challenged school record for match hitting percentage against St. John's, ending second game with 11 kills and no errors on 12 swings (.917) before committing two errors in final game to end with a .643 mark ... posted nine digs - including three at 14-14 in the fifth game - to help Notre Dame to its first-ever win against Long Beach State ... other top performances came vs. #2 Nebraska (8 K, .294, 12 D), Fresno State (15 K, .286, 11 D, 17 pts.), Michigan State (12 K, 3 SA), Michigan (16 D, 5 B), Syracuse (12 D, 5 B), Seton Hall (15 K, .344, 14 D, 18.5 pts.), BYU (13 K, 13 D), Georgetown (11 K, .348), Connecticut (13 K, season-high 18 D), West Virginia (16 D), Northern Iowa (15 K), Pittsburgh in BIG EAST final (10 K, 14 D), and Valparaiso in NCAA First Round (14 K, .300, 10 D) ... averaged 3.26 kills on .273 hitting to go with 2.74 digs and 3.72 points in helping Notre Dame to a 6-0 record in neutral-site matches ... her hitting was indicative of Irish fortunes, as she had a .201 attack percentage in victories and a .098 mark in defeats.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Four-time All-American for one of the top club teams in the country, Sports Performance ... selected to Volleyball Magazine's "Fab 50" ... listed 42nd in PrepVolleyball.com Senior Aces rankings ... standout outside hitter for Maine South in Park Ridge, Ill., becoming its first-ever all-state volleyball player ... set school record with 1,449 career kills, which was 10th in state history ... in 2003, helped Maine South reach the state tournament for the first time in 23 years and finish third ... earned all-state-tournament honors ... had 409 kills, 65 blocks, and 104 aces in her senior season ... four-year varsity starter and two-year team captain ... team won the Central Suburban League title in '03 and regional championships in '01 and '03 and earned a national ranking her senior year ... earned all-conference honors in each of her final three seasons and was three times the team's MVP ... gained first -team all-state mention from the Chicago Tribune ... three-time all-area selection by the -, as well as it's player of the year in '03 ... helped Sports Performance to six national championships over a five-year span ... named AAU MVP in '02 and tabbed an All-American three-times (2002-04) ... also earned USAVB All-American honors in '04 ... won bronze medal in '03 AAU beach nationals after winning central zone championships ... a junior'senior leader in National Honor Society, as well as a member of Peers Reaching Out, German Club, and Varsity Club ... from same highschool as former fencing All-American Andy Bonk ('80) ... full name is Adrianna Roma Stasuik ... name is pronounced a-dree-ANN-uh stuh-SHEWK ... born May 6, 1986 in Silver Spring, Md. ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as an accouting major.