11 - Samantha Fordyce
Samantha Fordyce
Height: 5-11
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: DeWitt, Mich.
High School: DeWitt
Position: Setter

Career: Career Statistics . . . Ranks 13th on FSU's all-time leaders list with 1,243 career assists.

2010 Season (Sophomore): Match-By-Match Statistics . . . Named a team captain.

2009 Season (Redshirt Freshman): Match-By-Match Statistics . . .  FSU Most Improved Player Award co-honoree . . . A GLIAC All-Academic Team selection . . . Attained D2 Athletics Directors Association Achievement Award accolades . . . Started in all 31 of team's matches . . . Recorded a team-leading 1,243 assists which ranks 12th among FSU's all-time single-season leaders . . . Averaged 10.3 helpers per set . . . Ranked 39th nationally in assists per set (10.35 avg.) . . . Totaled a squad third-most 199 digs and a team sixth-best 39 kills total . . . Produced 40 or more assists in a match on 15 occasions, which featured a season-high 63 helpers vs. Grand Valley State (9/15) . . . Totaled 56 assists vs. Wayne State (9/11), 55 at Findlay (10/2), 53 vs. Upper Iowa (9/4) at the St. Cloud (Minn.) State Tournament, and 51 against Michigan Tech (11/6) . . . Averaged 10.5 assists per set and a .479 set percentage in 16 conference encounters . . . Posted a 10.1 assists per set average to go with a .524 set percentage in 15 non-league outings . . . Compiled double-digit digs in four matches, including 11 apiece vs. West Virginia State (8/28) and at Hillsdale (10/3) . . . Racked up 10 digs each vs. Ashland (10/10) and against Michigan Tech (11/6) . . . Had a season-high four block assists in a match on three occasions - vs. West Virginia State (8/28) at the Ferris State Invitational, vs. Upper Iowa (9/4), and against Ashland (10/10) . . . Slammed season-best four kills and hit for .667 percentage (4-6) vs. West Virginia State (8/28) . . . Registered a .600 hitting success rate (3-5) at Hillsdale (11/11) in GLIAC Tournament Quarterfinal match.

2008 (Freshman): Redshirted.

High School: Claimed 2007 Class B All-State Third-Team honors in senior year at DeWitt High. . . Graduated in 2008 . . . Prepped by Kayleen Cook . . . Received all-state honorable mention accolades as a sophomore (2005) and junior (2006) . . . A three-time All-Capitol Area Athletic Conference (CAAC) pick . . . Garnered all-region and all-area laurels in each of her final three (2005-07) prep seasons . . . A two-time (2006-07) recipient of the CAAC Volleyball Tourney Emily Duits MVP Award . . . Racked up 233 kills with 113 service aces, 138 blocks, 277 digs, and 1,235 assists in 59 matches as a senior as team went 40-15 overall to go with a conference title and district championship . . . A three-time all-area academic selection . . . Competed four years in basketball . . . National Honor Society and Business Professionals of America member.

Club Team: Played for the Spartan Juniors 18-Under Team under coach Erin Hartley . . . Participated in the 2006 USA Junior Olympics in Atlanta, Ga.

Personal: Born 1/26/90 in Lafayette, Ind. . . . Daughter of Michael and Sandra Fordyce . . . Her father played baseball and mother was a cheerleader both at Minnesota State-Mankato . . . Has two older sisters . . . Likes movies, singing, and dancing . . . Biology/pre-optometry major.

Career Match Highs

 Kills - 4 vs. West Virginia State, 8/28/09#
 Attempts - 9 vs. Tiffin, 10/9/09
 Assists - 63 vs. Grand Valley State, 9/15/09
 Service Aces - 4, twice, last vs. Tiffin, 10/9/09
 Block Solos - 1 vs. Southern Indiana, 10/16/09#
 Block Assists - 4, three times, last vs. Ashland, 10/10/09
 Digs - 11, twice, last at Hillsdale, 10/3/09
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