11 - Samantha Fordyce
Samantha Fordyce
Height: 5-11
Year: Senior
Hometown: DeWitt, Mich.
High School: DeWitt
Position: Setter
m 32
k/s 0.66
h % .291
a/s 9.91
b/s 0.41
sa/s 0.32
d/s 2.39

2011 Season (Junior): Served as a team captain . . . Claimed All-GLIAC First Team accolades after helping FSU to a divisional crown and the NCAA Tournament . . . Also picked up honorable mention all-region laurels . . . Started all 31 matches and appeared in all 107 sets . . . Led the team in assists with 1,196 for the year . . . Placed third on the team with 219 total digs . . . Also had 51 kills and the squad's third-most aces with 23 from the service line . . . Averaged 11.18 assists per set . . . Posted a .252 attack percentage for the year.

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 . . . FSU Letters: Three.

Recent Games
Nov 3 at Saginaw Valley State W, 3-1
Nov 9 Hillsdale W, 3-0
Nov 10 Northwood W, 3-0
Nov 14 Wayne State L, 3-2
Nov 29 vs. Lewis (Ill.) W, 3-1
Nov 30 at Indianapolis L, 3-0
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 32 18
Sets 117 63
Kills 77 34
Kills per set 0.66 0.54
Errors 24 14
Total Attacks 182 85
Hitting Percentage .291 .235
Assists 1160 659
Assists per set 9.91 10.46
Service Aces 38 17
Service Errors 33 17
Service Aces per set 0.32 0.27
Reception Errors 2 1
Digs 280 149
Digs per set 2.39 2.37
Block Solo 6 4
Block Assist 42 18
Block Total 48 22
Blocks per set 0.41 0.35
Block Errors 10 3
Ball Handling Errors 18 11
Points 142.0 64.0
Points per set 1.2 1.0
Date Opponent Score s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Aug 31 Alderson-Broaddus (W.Va.) W, 3-0 3 5 0 5 1.000 31 1 2 0 8 1 2 0 3 0 8.0
Aug 31 Mercyhurst (Pa.) L, 3-2 5 2 0 6 .333 37 1 1 0 11 0 2 0 2 2 4.0
Sep 1 West Virginia State W, 3-0 3 3 0 7 .429 32 1 0 0 8 0 1 0 1 0 4.5
Sep 1 Clarion (Pa.) W, 3-1 4 4 1 9 .333 32 5 2 0 17 0 2 0 2 0 10.0
Sep 7 vs. Minn.-Crookston W, 3-1 4 4 0 7 .571 34 2 0 0 12 0 1 1 1 0 6.5
Sep 7 vs. Bemidji State W, 3-1 4 4 0 6 .667 37 3 1 0 7 0 3 0 3 0 8.5
Sep 8 at Minnesota Duluth L, 3-0 3 3 1 7 .286 24 0 2 0 3 1 2 0 3 1 5.0
Sep 8 vs. Erskine (S.C.) W, 3-0 3 2 1 5 .200 40 3 2 0 10 0 0 2 0 0 5.0
Sep 14 at Northwood L, 3-2 5 2 1 5 .200 45 1 2 0 9 0 0 1 0 0 3.0
Sep 15 at Hillsdale W, 3-0 3 1 1 4 .000 35 1 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Sep 21 Walsh W, 3-0 3 0 0 3 .000 38 0 2 0 8 0 1 0 1 0 0.5
Sep 22 Malone W, 3-0 3 2 0 2 1.000 34 2 1 1 6 0 3 0 3 0 5.5
Sep 25 at Grand Valley State W, 3-2 5 3 1 7 .286 49 1 0 0 16 1 1 1 2 1 5.5
Sep 28 at Tiffin W, 3-0 3 2 1 4 .250 44 1 3 0 8 0 1 0 1 1 3.5
Sep 29 at Ohio Dominican W, 3-1 4 3 1 6 .333 35 0 0 0 5 1 2 0 3 1 5.0
Oct 5 Ashland W, 3-0 3 1 1 4 .000 31 1 2 0 14 1 1 0 2 0 3.5
Oct 6 Lake Erie W, 3-0 3 1 2 3 -.333 35 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 1 1.0
Oct 12 vs. Lewis (Ill.) L, 3-2 5 4 2 11 .182 43 0 1 0 12 0 1 0 1 1 4.5
Oct 12 vs. Indianapolis L, 3-1 4 1 3 6 -.333 37 0 1 0 5 0 2 0 2 0 2.0
Oct 13 vs. Southern Indiana W, 3-1 4 6 0 8 .750 33 1 1 1 13 0 4 1 4 0 9.0
Oct 19 at Findlay W, 3-0 3 4 1 6 .500 37 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 4.0
Oct 20 at Wayne State W, 3-2 5 2 3 13 -.077 39 0 0 0 10 0 2 0 2 2 3.0
Oct 26 Michigan Tech W, 3-0 3 1 0 1 1.000 27 1 2 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 3.0
Oct 27 Northern Michigan W, 3-1 4 1 1 5 .000 26 2 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 3.0
Oct 30 Grand Valley State L, 3-0 3 0 0 2 .000 26 0 2 0 10 1 1 1 2 0 1.5
Nov 2 at Lake Superior State W, 3-0 3 4 0 5 .800 45 0 2 0 7 0 1 0 1 2 4.5
Nov 3 at Saginaw Valley State W, 3-1 4 4 1 6 .500 41 0 1 0 12 0 2 0 2 3 5.0
Nov 9 Hillsdale W, 3-0 3 0 0 3 .000 36 6 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 6.0
Nov 10 Northwood W, 3-0 3 3 0 6 .500 36 1 0 0 9 0 1 0 1 0 4.5
Nov 14 Wayne State L, 3-2 5 3 0 6 .500 41 2 2 0 6 0 1 0 1 1 5.5
Nov 29 vs. Lewis (Ill.) W, 3-1 4 2 2 11 .000 50 1 0 0 14 0 1 2 1 0 3.5
Nov 30 at Indianapolis L, 3-0 3 0 0 3 .000 30 1 1 0 5 0 2 1 2 2 2.0
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
Total 32 117 77 0.66 24 182 .291 1160 9.91 38 0.32 280 2.39 6 42 48 0.41 142.0 1.2
Conference 18 63 34 0.54 14 85 .235 659 10.46 17 0.27 149 2.37 4 18 22 0.35 64.0 1.0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Home 14 48 26 0.54 5 62 .339 462 9.62 23 0.48 119 2.48 3 17 20 0.42 60.5 1.3
Away 11 41 28 0.68 11 66 .258 424 10.34 5 0.12 88 2.15 3 13 16 0.39 42.5 1.0
Neutral 7 28 23 0.82 8 54 .278 274 9.79 10 0.36 73 2.61 0 12 12 0.43 39.0 1.4

Wins 24 84 62 0.74 17 136 .331 877 10.44 33 0.39 219 2.61 4 31 35 0.42 114.5 1.4
Losses 8 33 15 0.45 7 46 .174 283 8.58 5 0.15 61 1.85 2 11 13 0.39 27.5 0.8

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