Black Knights To Face American In Tournament Semifinals
Notable: Team co-captain ... two-time All-Patriot League performer ... seasoned three-year starter.
2011: Started 25 matches and played in 99 sets ... reached double-digit kills seven times and double-figure digs six times ... totaled 173 kills and 149 digs ... recorded three double-doubles (kills, digs) ... did so twice at the Pacific Community Bankers Classic (Sept. 2-3) ... totaled a season-high 12 kills twice throughout the year, the first coming in a 3-2 win over Duquesne during the team's swing to California ... later matched that total in a 3-2 win over Colgate (Nov. 11) at Gillis Field House ... tallied 11 kills in a 3-1 victory over visiting Lehigh (Oct. 22) during the second half of Patriot League play ... Patriot League Academic Honor Roll member.
2010: First team All-Patriot League ... one of two sophomores around the league to earn first team plaudits ... emerged as one of the top opposite side hitters in the Patriot League, turning up the heat during the 14-match conference slate ... second on the team averaging 2.44 kills per set overall ... increased that production to 2.87 kills per set against Patriot League foes to land sixth in the final conference statistics ... recorded six double-digit kill matches, including a career-high 22-kill effort at Holy Cross (Oct. 30) ... four of six double-digit kill matches came during Patriot League action ... second-highest double-digit kill performance was perfectly timed, as she totaled 18 kills in Army's sweep of rival Navy (Oct. 2) to capture a ninth-straight "Star" ... reached double-digit dig numbers 11 times and totaled three double-doubles (kills, digs) ... enjoyed a stretch of four-straight double-figure dig outings during the second half of Patriot League play ... closed the season with a career-high 18 digs in Army's 3-1 loss to Colgate (Nov. 20) in Patriot League Tournament semifinals ... finished the season with 40 total blocks, recording a career-high eight in a 3-2 win over Hofstra (Sept. 19) to clinch the West Point Challenge title ... early season hampered due to an ankle injury ... did not make season debut until Army visited Marist on Sept. 8.
2009: Stepped into a starting role on the right side from day one of her collegiate career ... started 31 matches and reached double-figure kills 14 times ... averaged 2.48 kills per set, which was good for third on the team ... 853 kills on the season ranked second to classmate Ariana Mankus (1,095) ... increased her average to 2.67 kills per set during Patriot League play ... added 2.18 digs per set and 0.22 service aces per set throughout the season ... registered her first career double-double with 11 kills and 13 digs, while also adding six blocks, to help Army in a stunning upset of then-No. 19 Pepperdine (Sept. 12) in Malibu, Calif. ... rewarded two days later with her first career Patriot League Rookie of the Week citation ... career-high 17 kills came in the Black Knights' 3-1 victory over Iowa (Sept. 18) at the West Point Challenge ... earned back-to-back Rookie of the Week honors (Oct. 26; Nov. 2) after leading Army to wins over Colgate (Oct. 23), Bucknell (Oct. 24) and Holy Cross (Oct. 31) ... scored double-doubles in all three matches ... hit .433 and contributed 15 kills and just two errors in 30 attempts in Army's 3-0 sweep of American in the Patriot League title match (Nov. 22) ... went on to lead Army with 16 kills in a 3-1 loss to Pennsylvania in the first round of the NCAA Tournament ... added nine digs and three total blocks against the Quakers in a standout performance.
Background: Came to West Point out of the talent-rich Golden State ... played for coaches Shannon Glover and Cindy McGraa at Los Osos ... first team all-league pick ... named to the second team in San Bernardino County in Southern California ... team captain ... named the Prime FSN Ticket West Student-Athlete Citizen of the Year ... averaged 2.5 kills and 0.6 blocks per game in 2008-09 ... led the Grizzlies to the CIF Southern Section quarterfinals in 2008 ... played for the Rancho Valley Volleyball Club.
Personal: Francine Marie Vasquez ... daughter of Anthony and Rita Vasquez ... born Oct. 20, 1991, in Corona, Calif. ... younger brother, Andrew, was named a freshman All-American last season as a pitcher for the UC Santa Barbara baseball team ... Company B3 ... major is Human Geography.