Volleyball's Samantha Fordyce Recognized For 2,000 Career Assists

Volleyball's Samantha Fordyce Recognized For 2,000 Career Assists
Samantha Fordyce receives a ceremonial 2,000 career assists ball from head coach Tia Brandel-Wilhelm.

The 2010 Ferris State University women's volleyball team celebrated another milestone reached by one of its student-athletes as sophomore setter Samantha Fordyce (DeWitt) was recognized in a special presentation prior to this Saturday's (Oct. 30) match versus Tiffin for accumulating 2,000 career assists.

Fordyce was honored for her notable accomplishment as she became only the 10th player in the program's history to reach the plateau last Friday (Oct. 22) evening at Northern Michigan with a 52-assists performance in a five-set Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) match.

In her Ferris State career, Fordyce has presently accumulated 2,122 assists which ranks eighth highest among the program's all-time leaders.  The 5-11 setter is on the verge of moving into a tie for seventh-place honors as she trails Tricia Metz's (1995-96) 2,134 career assists output by only 12 helpers.  Fordyce has also posted 53 service aces and 88 kills to go with six block solos and 58 block assists in 53 matches to date at Ferris State.

A 2010 FSU team captain, Fordyce presently leads the Bulldogs in assists with 879 total in 22 matches this season and has assembled a 10.1 assists per set average.  She has currently generated at least 40 or more assists in 13 matches this season, which includes five 50 or higher match performances. 

Earlier this season (Sept. 20), Fordyce was recognized as the GLIAC North Division Player of the Week and a season ago was selected as a co-recipient of the Ferris State women's volleyball team's Most Improved Player Award. 


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