UTEP volleyball team will open the 2014 season by competing at the Lobo Classic this weekend.
Amy Sanders Photo Gallery 2008 (JUNIOR): Started all 32 matches ... posted her 1,000th kill on Oct. 31 at Southern Miss ... currently fourth all-time in UTEP history with 1,086 career kills ... a team-best 401 kills is the third-best performance by a Miner in a single season ... 1,3338 total attempts in a season ranks second in program history ... a team-leading 44 serving aces are tied for fourth all-time in a season ... posted 12 double-double performances ... recorded 19 matches with double-digit kills ... slammed a season-best 28 kills and 30 points against Weber State ... posted 21 digs twice against North Dakota State and at SMU ... tallied seven serving aces against Sacred heart.
2007 (SOPHOMORE): Played and started in all 29 matches for the Miners ... posted 399 kills to earn a third-place ranking in UTEP recordbooks for season total kills ... averaged 3.84 kills per game, .44 aces per game and 4.42 points ... served up a team-high 46 aces ... tallied 281 digs to rate third on the team and posted 23 total blocks and 20 assists ... posted double-digit kills in all but seven matches and had six matches with 20 or more kills including a season-best 25 at SMU ... had 10 double-double performances ... recorded a personal-best six aces against Texas Southern ... registered 13 double-figure dig games ... season-best performance came against Portland State where she tallied 22 kills and 20 digs ... slammed 247 kills in conference-only matches to rate seventh in the league ... named to the Sun Bowl Invitational all-tournament team.
2006 (FRESHMAN): Made 17 starts in 29 matches ... pounded 286 kills ... averaged 3.04 kills per game which ranked first on the team ... rated eighth in the league in kills in conference-only matches, pounding 196 while averaging a team-high 3.70 per game ... totaled 170 digs, 23 total blocks (four solo, 19 assisted) and nine aces ... notched double-digit kill performances in her last 11 matches to total 16 in 2006, including three over the 20-kill mark ... tallied nine matches with double figure digs and nine double-doubles ... posted back-to-back career-high kills and digs matches against Rice and Houston ... hammered 20 kills and had 11 digs against the Owls, then followed with 25 kills and 13 digs against Houston ... hit a season-high .375 (13-1-32) against Marshall.
HIGH SCHOOL: Named to the Texas Girls Coaches Association 4-A all-state team in 2005 and 2003 ... a two-time El Paso Times All-City honoree while totaling 440 kills, 65 blocks and 261 digs for Burges her senior season ... led the Mustangs to a 21-13 record ... slammed a season-high 25 kills against Andrews High School (Andrews, Texas) ... named tournament MVP at the 2005 Bev Ball Classic in Abilene, Texas ... played for the El Paso Kaepa Sunspots Volleyball Club, leading the team to the Sun Country regional title and the 2005 Junior Olympic Championships in Salt Lake City, Utah ... received all-state honorable mention honors in swimming her senior season.
PERSONAL: Amy is the daughter of Anna Sanders ... she has one brother (Andrew) ... born in El Paso, Texas on Feb. 11, 1988.