11 - Samantha Fordyce (C)
Samantha Fordyce (C)
Height: 5-11
Year: Junior
Hometown: DeWitt, Mich.
High School: DeWitt
Position: Setter

Career: Career Statistics . . . Enters the 2011 season ranked seventh on FSU's all-time leaders list with 2,337 career assists.

2011 Season (Junior): Match-By-Match Statistics . . . Selected as a team captain.

2010 Season (Sophomore): Match-By-Match Statistics . . . A GLIAC Honorable Mention selection . . . Earned D2 Athletics Directors Association Achievement Award plaudits . . . Named FSU Dean's Academic Award honoree . . . Earned D2 Athletics Directors Association Achievement Award plaudits . . . Recognized as the GLIAC North Division Player of the Week (9/20) . . . Served as a team captain . . . Started in all 28 matches . . . Accumulated a team and program 16th single-season best 1,094 assists and averaged 10.1 assists per outing . . . Produced a squad-most tying 31 service aces and placed fourth on squad with 172 digs . . . Her 10.15 assists per set ranked 41st among the nation's statistical leaders . . . Compiled three double-doubles (assists and digs) . . . Generated 40 or more assists in a match 14 times, including a season-high 58 helpers versus Tiffin (10/30) . . . Racked up at least 50 assists in a contest on five occasions, which included 55 against Ashland (10/8)  along with 52 apiece in consecutive outings versus Wisconsin-Parkside (10/16) at the Mizuno GLVC/GLIAC Challenge and at Northern Michigan (10/22) . . . Posted double-digit digs totals in three encounters -- 13 against Grand Valley State (10/1) along with 10 each at Wayne State (9/25) and versus Saginaw Valley State (11/3) . . . Hammered a season-high six kills on seven attempts and hit for .857 at Grand Valley State (9/15) . . . Served up a season-best five service aces in season opener against Lock Haven (9/3) at Ferris State Invitational . . . Made a season-high three block assists in matches versus Ashland (10/8) and at Wayne State (11/11) . . . Garnered two block solos versus Glenville State (9/3) in a Ferris State Invitational matchup . . . Compiled 10.2 assists per set and a .468 set percentage in 19 conference encounters.

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 . . . Participated in the American International Sports Team's Italy Volleyball Tour 2011 in June . . . Optometry major.

Career Match Highs
 Kills - 6 at Grand Valley State, 9/15/10
 Attempts - 11 at Hillsdale, 9/24/10
 Assists - 63 vs. Grand Valley State, 9/15/09
 Service Aces - 5 vs. Lock Haven, 9/3/10
 Block Solos - 2 vs. Glenville State, 9/3/10
 Block Assists - 4, three times, last vs. Ashland, 10/10/09
 Digs - 13, vs. Grand Valley State, 10/1/10
 #Neutral Site

YearMPSPKETAPct.ASADigBSBATB
2009311203917142.15512432719914445
2010281085627153.19010943117262026
Career592289544295.17323375837176471
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