Women's Volleyball

Erin Bies   2
Erin  Bies

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Massapequa, NY

High School:
Massapequa

Height:
5-5

Position:
DS

Twitter Handle:
@BIES_inthetrap


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GENERAL:
  • Excellent defensive player and one of the top servers on the team
  • Very active in community - has made four service trips to Africa as a Siena student
  • Named MAAC Student Athlete of the Week (7/27/15)
  • Sister Julie was libero at MAAC-member Manhattan from 2009-12
  • Has soft hands, good footwork, and a strong knowledge of the game
  • Gained national exposure for her off-the-court work with Operation Hearts and Home in the wake of having her home destroyed during Superstorm Sandy

2014:
  • MAAC All-Academic Team and Honor Roll selection
  • One of just three players to appear in all 34 matches, making 12 starts
  • Ranked second on the team with 31 aces and .27 aces/set
  • Averaged 2.0 digs/set, tallying 226 on the season
  • Collected 10 digs in Championship match victory over Marist (11/22)
  • Had four service aces at Fairfield (10/4) and vs. Saint Peter's (10/18)

2013:
  • Appeared in 25 matches and 48 sets as defensive specialist and libero
  • Averaged 1.62 digs per set
  • Played four sets, registering 13 digs, two aces and no reception errors in 3-2 home loss to eventual MAAC Champion Fairfield

2012:
  • Played in 27 matches and 64 total sets, making three starts
  • Averaged 1.0 digs per contest
  • Collected season-high 10 digs in tough 3-2 loss at Niagara (10/21)
  • Had just three reception errors in last 11 matches played

BEFORE SIENA:
  • All-State and two-time All-County selection
  • 2011 All-Long Island selection by MSG Varsity
  • Three-time Nassau County Champion (2008-10)

PERSONAL/COMMUNITY:
  • Has two older sisters Kristen and Julie, and a brother, Phil
  • Family hosts a ukranian girl named Alina each summer
  • Very active in community, having volunteered for: Operation Hearts and Home (2006-13), Camp Abilities volunteer coach (summers of 2011-12), Massapequa volleyball volunteer/head coach (summers 2007-10/11-12).

COACH PIERRE SAYS:
    "Erin is the definition of hard work and is a total team player. She has great vocal leadership and will continue to be a major force for us in the backrow this year."

GETTING TO KNOW ERIN:
    Instagram Handle: @erinbies
    Nickname: Baby
    Major: Social Work
    What I like most about Siena: The friendly and welcoming community
    What I like most about coach Pierre: How he can push us to always work our hardest
    Other sports I follow at Siena:: Basketball and soccer
    Player I most relate to on the team: Kelly Byrne
    Best moment at Siena: 2012 MAAC Championships
    My hobbies are: Traveling, trying new things, hanging out with friends, and running
    If I could travel anywhere, I would go to: Norway
    My biggest fans: My grandma and my dad
    Best advice I have ever received: Never let anyone work harder than you
    Person I look up to the most: My sister, Julie
    Three words that describe me: Energetic, loud, outgoing
    Sport I always wanted to try: Hockey
    My dream job: Social Worker at a school or an orphanage
    My dream car: Jeep Wrangler

    FAVORITES

    Reality TV Show: The Challenge
    Class at Siena: Relationship Violence
    Vacation spot: Africa
    Twitter account to follow: @jujubiess
    Color: Aqua
    Website: Pinterest
    Ice cream: Mint Chocolate Chip
    App: Spotify
    Animal: Giraffe
    Food: Cranberry Sauce
    Movie: Dinner for Schmucks
    Song: Waka Waka
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