|Amanda Carrk 8
GENERAL...A local player with a solid volleyball upbringing who emerged to take starting libero role after limited playing time her first two seasons…One of the team’s top defensive players…Versatility will allow Pierre to consider use in variety of situations this fall…An intelligent athlete who plays with great emotion.
AS A JUNIOR…Appeared in all 30 matches and 100 of 110 games primarily at new libero position…Ended campaign third on team with 248 digs while contributing 65 assists…Libero position limited front row activity, but Carrk did contribute 11 aces and three kills.
AS A SOPHOMORE...Played in all 28 matches and 64 games…Registered 82 digs (1.3/game) and 18 service aces…Tallied nine assists and three kills.
AS A FRESHMAN...Saw limited action in 15 matches as a defensive specialist… Recorded four digs and one service ace.
PERSONAL... Born April 27, 1982 in Albany, N.Y…Was a three-sport athlete at Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk, excelling at volleyball, basketball and track…Was named Athlete of the Year as a senior and selected Most Valuable Player of the Colonial Council as a junior…Selected as a Section II All-Star junior season as well…Brother Tony also attends Siena…The daughter of Tony and Ann Carrk.
PIERRE ON CARRK...“Amanda is a very determined young woman who has been able to overcome any obstacle with her tremendous heart. She is a player the team relies on, and we will turn to when the going gets tough. This season, we will again primarily utilize her skills as a natural libero, although her hitting has improved to the point where she may see some action in the front row.”