Fans can take their first look at the 2014 UTEP volleyball team at the annual Orange & Blue scrimmage on Saturday at 2 p.m.
The UTEP volleyball team (9-6. 3-1 C-USA) claimed its third Conference USA victory of the season over FIU (7-9, 1-3 C-USA) on Sunday at Memorial Gym.
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2013 (FRESHMAN): Played in 66 sets and started in five matches ... registered 117 digs ... posted two double-digit performances and picked up a career-high 17 digs versus Marshall (11/1) ... recorded a .962 reception percentage, with only seven errors ... chipped in 14 assists and three kills.
HIGH SCHOOL: Registered seven 30 or more dig performances during her 2012 campaign ... posted a career-high 57 digs and averaged 11.4 digs per set against Eastwood (8/28/12) ... received 2012 Class 4A All-State honors for the second straight season after collecting a total of 881 digs for the Mustangs ... also earned the 2012 All-City Defensive Player of the Year and the All-District 1-4A Outstanding Defensive Specialist ... helped Burgers reclaim the Bi-District title racking up 43 digs against Canutillo (10/30/12) ... recorded a city-best 987 digs and averaged 7.3 digs per set during the 2011 season .... contributed 12 contests with 30-plus dig performances, including a season best of 55 against Irving (10/16/11) ... was named to the All-State First Team, All-City First Team and All-District Outstanding Libero after anchoring Burges defense to a second-round playoff appearance.
PERSONAL: Full name is Sarah Miranda Villa ... daughter of Raul Villa Jr. and Patricia Montes ... has three brothers (Michael, Steven and Matthew) and one sister (Celeste) ... born in El Paso, Texas.