|Sarah Horvath 17
GENERAL: Hard working talent who will add depth to the Saints front row...Enjoyed a successful scholastic career and does whatever it takes to be successful...Has a powerful swing and good footwork, allowing her to hit over taller players...Great knowledge of game.
BEFORE SIENA: Lettered in bowling, softball and volleyball at Immaculata in Western N.Y...2009: Named Immaculata Academy Most Outstanding Athlete...Selected First Team All Western N.Y. for the Small School Division...Named First Team All Catholic...Immaculata Team MVP...Western N.Y. Scholar Athlete Honorable Mention...Earned the Hustle Award at the Lockport Tournament... North Tonowanda All-Tournament Team selection 2008: First Team All-Catholic...Immaculata Team MVP...Immaculata Golden Bear Award...Named to the St. Mary's and North Tonowanda All-Tournament Teams... 2007: All-WNY Honorable Mention selection Softball: First Team All-State Class C selection (2010) and First Team All-WNY pick by the Buffalo News (2010).
PERSONAL/COMMUNITY: Born September 17, 1992...Daughter of Karl and Beth Horvath...Brother Kevin (19) attends Erie C.C...Enjoys photography, traveling, the beach and being with her friends when not on the court or in the classroom...Chose Siena because of the campus, environment, location, coaching staff and strong academic and athletic foundation...Very active in hometown service projects: Organizied a "Dig Pink" Volleyball game for breast cancer research (October 2009), assisted with the Immaculata Academy Mater Christi Award Gala (December 2009), participated in WNY Run for Heroes (October 16, 2009), prepared meal at St Luke's Mission (February 2009), volunteered with Habitat for Humanity (2008 and 2009)... Cleaned and worked in garden at Elderwood Senior Care (Spring 2008)...Tutored elementary children in Math and English at St Bernadette's School, wtapped presents for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Buffalo Toys for Tots Program (2006 and 2007).
PIERRE ON HORVATH: "Sarah is mostly going to play in the back row. She is from a big club and sometimes she played libero for them. We are going to give her a lot of training, and she has the heart, so she should help us.
GETTING TO KNOW SARAH HORVATH
The best thing I did this summer was: Participated in volleyball nationals in Reno, Nevada and went up to Lake Tahoe, Calif. with my team
What I like most about Siena volleyball: How supportive my teammates are
What I like most about Siena College: The campus and size
What I like most about Coach Pierre: His ability to motivate players and his dedication to the program
If I could be on a reality TV show, it would be: Survivor, I like the outdoors
If I didn't play volleyball, I would: play softball
My favorite TV show is: House
My favorite artist (musical) is: Taylor Swift
My favorite class at Siena is: Psychology
My favorite professional athlete is: Michael Phelps
My favorite pro sports team is: Buffalo Bills
My favorite book: The Last Lecture by Mitch Albom
My favorite movie: The Pursuit of Happiness
My favorite food: Chicken fingers, quesadillas
My favorite flavor of ice cream: Piece of cake
Three words that describe me: Easy-going, sensitive and driven
If I had $10 million I would: Travel the world