5 Jessica Santaniello
5 Jessica Santaniello
Height: 5-9
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Boca Raton, Fla.
High School: West Boca HS
Position: OH

AS A SOPHOMORE (2011): Played in 39 matches and a team-high 137 sets as a sophomore for the Pirates ... Hit .210 with 366 kills (2.67/set) and a team-high 451 digs (3.29/set) ... Earned second-team All-PBC honors as well as AVCA All-Southeast Region and Daktronics/CoSIDA Second Team All-Southeast Region honors ... Ranked 10th in the PBC in kills per set and digs per set ... Notched 20 matches with 10 or more kills ... Recorded 25 matches with 10 or more digs ... Collected a season-high 17 kills vs. Catawba on Sept. 3 ... Tallied a season-high 21 digs against Anderson (SC) on Sept. 10.

AS A FRESHMAN (2010): Played in 36 matches and 129 sets for the Pirates as a freshman ... Earned second-team All-Peach Belt Conference honors ... Led the Pirates in kills with 343 (2.56/set) and digs with 376 (2.81/set) ... Ranked 10th in the PBC in kills per set and 13th in digs per set ... Notched 16 matches with double digit kills and 17 matches with double digit digs ... Collected a season-high 18 kills in Armstrong's 3-2 win at Francis Marion on Nov. 4 ... Also notched 15 kills vs. Florida Southern on Sept. 11 and at UNC Pembroke on Nov. 5 ... Collected a season-high 24 digs twice, at Augusta State on Sept. 25 and against Montevallo on Oct. 15 ... Member of the PBC Presidential Honor Roll.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played for four years for West Boca High School ... Named team MVP and Player of the Year by the Sun-Sentinel as a senior for the Bulls ... Led the county in kills as a senior with 288, averaging 12.5 per match ... Earned All-Area honors as a senior from the Palm Beach Post ... Played club ball for Ocean Breeze.

PERSONAL: Born Jessica Ann Santaniello on July 31, 1992, in Boca Raton, Fla., her hometown ... Daughter of Joyce and Stanley Santaniello ... Majoring in nursing ... Enjoys fishing, jet skiing and going to the beach ... Lists Carrie Underwood-Fisher as a favorite personality.