Elizabeth Ives begins her first year on the Siena staff. She is a 2013 graduate of Siena and four-year contributor to the program.
See full player bio below:
GENERAL: Siena's Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) President in 2012-13...Skilled setter with soft hands and an excellent knowledge of the game...Moves extremely well...Could see action on the opposite side again this season to take advantage of hitting ability...Will also aid the Saints defense at the net...Can be a difference maker when at the top of her game...Possesses good leadership skills.
2011: Tallied 201 assists (2.16/set) and 75 kills (.81/set) in 25 matches played...Third on team with 32 aces...Had 46 assists and nine digs in dramatic five-set upset of Colorado (9/9)...Posted double-digit digs five times and averaged 1.96 digs/set on the season...Equalled regular season-high with seven kills in Siena's sweep at MAAC Champion Niagara (11/5)...Posted season-high eight kills, .412 attack percentage and nine digs in five-set MAAC semifinal loss to Fairfield.
2010: Led the team with 608 assists and 7.7 assists per set...Finished third on squad with 40 blocks...Had 40 assists or more three times...Posted 37 assists and 13 digs in 3-1 loss at Cornell (9/3)...Collected 41 assists, five kills and seven digs in tough five-set loss at Loyola (10/2).
2009: Started eight of the 17 matches she played in...Averaged 6.9 assists in 42 sets played...Was a part of 16 blocks and racked up 55 digs...Collected five aces and 22 kills.
BEFORE SIENA: Holds B.F. Terry's record for single-season (1,389) and career (3,078) assists...A Second Team All-State and TGCA All-Star selection...Academic All-District and All-State pick...2007 and 2008 Fort Bend Herald All-Area Most Outstanding Player...2006 Fort Bend Herald Newcomer of the Year...Three-time First Team All District selection...Two-time Lady Ranger MVP and 2006 Lady Ranger Newcomer of the Year...Led the Greater Houston Area in assists as a sophomore and helped B.F. Terry to the playoffs for the first time as a junior...All Houston Area Third Team selection by the Houston Chronicle...Texas Girls Coaches Association All State and All State academic selection.
PERSONAL/COMMUNITY: Played with the renowned Texas Tornados Club Team, which sent 25 players to Division I including teammate Jasmine Brown...Daughter of Jeffrey and Kelly Ives...Has two younger brothers: James (16) and Scott (9)...An English major...Volunteered four years at the Vocation Bible School at St. John's UMC...Coached YMCA volleyball in the spring of 2008 and summer league volleyball in summer of 2009.
PIERRE ON IVES: "Liz has all the tools to be one of the top setters in the league. She can contribute to our team in many ways. She is hitting the ball, and has really improved her defense."
GETTING TO KNOW ELIZABETH:
Major: English Minor: computer science and business
Follow me on Twitter: @Twizz219
What I like most about Siena College: The small, friendly community environment
Other sports I like to follow at Siena include: All
What I like most about Siena volleyball: Our team is so diverse and full of different personalities
My best Siena volleyball moment has been: Being the only team that has beaten Niagara the past two years.
What I like most about Coach Pierre: He really cares about the team and what is best for every individual
My most embarrassing sport moment: 7th grade basketball when I went for a loose ball and a girl on the opposite team picked me up along with the ball.
What is that one thing, you can't do without? My Family and Friends, and Technology (Computer, Cell Phone, Etc)
My hobbies are: Photography, Crafts
My biggest fear is: Clowns
If I were a crayon, I would be this color: Robin's Egg Blue or Razzle Dazzle Rose
Professional athlete: Kerri Walsh-Jennings and Misty May-Treanor