Sarah Sponcil
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Sarah  Sponcil

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Phoenix, Ariz.

High School:
Veritas Preparatory Academy

Height:
5-10

Position:
Outside Hitter/Setter

Experience:
2V


12/14/2016

Sponcil Earns AVCA All-American Status

Sarah Sponcil earned her second straight AVCA honorable mention All-American selection on Wednesday.

12/06/2016

Sponcil Repeats as AVCA All-Region

Sarah Sponcil was named to the AVCA Pacific South All-Region team for the second straight year.

11/28/2016

Sponcil Defender of Year, Trio Garners All-WCC Honors

Sarah Sponcil and Jamie Lea took home first team All-WCC honors while Savannah Slattery was named to the All-WCC Freshman team.

11/22/2016

Another Five-Set Heartbreaker

LMU finished the 2016 season 0-6 in five-set matches.

11/21/2016

Senior Night on ESPNU, Lions Host #10 BYU

LMU will host #10 BYU to end the regular season on Tuesday night.

11/10/2016

Highlights | Volleyball vs. San Francisco

Highlights | Volleyball vs. San Francisco

11/29/2015

The Lions earned an at-large bid into the 2015 NCAA Tournament.

The Lions earned an at-large bid into the 2015 NCAA Tournament.

12/04/2014

LMU volleyball will play Michigan State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Friday.

LMU volleyball will play Michigan State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Friday.

11/30/2014

LMU will face Michigan State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday.

LMU will face Michigan State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday.

10/29/2014

Women's Volleyball Outtakes from Video Board Reads

Women's Volleyball Outtakes from Video Board Reads

12/05/2016

WVB | LMU vs. BYU

LMU volleyball vs. BYU - November 22, 2016 Photos by Jeff Golden

10/06/2016

WVB | LMU vs. Portland

West Coast Conference action from Gersten Pavilion Oct. 6, 2016

09/27/2016

WVB | LMU vs. San Diego

West Coast Conference match-up at Gersten Pavilion on ESPNU Sept. 27, 2016

09/11/2016

WVB | LMU vs. Duke

Non-conference action from Gersten Pavilion on Sept. 10, 2016

08/27/2016

WVB | LMU vs. Illinois St.

2016 Season opener for LMU Volleyball

UPDATED CAREER STATS | Instagram Social Media |

CAREER
Played in 94 matches for the Lions…collected 1,193 kills while averaging 3.43 per set…kills and kills per set marks both rank 9th in LMU history… finished her time with LMU ranked 7th in LMU history for attacks (3,063)…also contributed 192 assists and 76 service aces…collected 963 digs averaging 2.77 per set…recorded 1,325 points during her career at LMU…2016 WCC Defender of the Year…two-time AVCA All-Region and honorable mention All-American (2015, 2016)...2014 AVCA Pacific South Region Freshman of the Year...first team All-WCC in 2015 and 2016, and All-Freshman team selection in 2014...guided LMU to the 2014 NCAA Tournament and the 2015 NCAA Sweet Sixteen.

LMU
2016...2016 WCC Defender of the Year…All-WCC First Team…AVCA Pacific South All-Region Team…AVCA All-American Honorable Mention…Preseason All-West Coast Conference selection ... Pioneer Classic MVP after tournament at Denver...Flyer Classic MVP after tournament at Dayton...listed on ESPNW’s 2016 Top-12 Players to Watch list...played 30 matches during the season…collected 402 kills to finish first on the team…averaged 3.65 kills per set…also contributed 77 assists with team-high 26 service aces…recorded 328 digs on the season (2.98 per set)…recorded four block solos and 33 block assists (.34 per set)…finished season averaging 4.07 points per set with a total of 448.5 on the year…managed team-best 16 double-doubles while collecting double-digit kills in all but five matches during the year...20 kills on 30 swings (two errors) while hitting .600 vs. Southern Illinois on 9/17…would earn WCC Player of the Week on 9/19...18 kills, 14 digs and two blocks at Saint Mary's on 9/29...hit .538 with eight kills on 13 swings with just one error vs. Portland on 10/6...14 kills and 14 digs at Santa Clara on 10/13...teamed 16 kills with 11 digs and two aces at San Francisco on 10/15...23 kills and 13 digs at #16 BYU on 10/22...14 kills on 21 attacks (.571) with four assists, two aces and six digs vs. San Francisco on 11/10...led all players with 16 kills and 15 digs vs. Santa Clara on 11/12...match-high tying 16 kills with 3 aces and a block solo vs. Pepperdine on 11/19...recorded 23 kills vs. BYU 10/22.

2015... AVCA All-Region and honorable mention All-American... first team All-WCC... led the Lions in kills with 447 at a rate of 3.58 per set... notched 83 assists and a team-best 36 aces (0.29 per set)... also led the team in digs with 363 (2.90 per set)... managed one block solo and 32 block assists (0.26 blocks per set)... finished the year with 500 total points, averaging 4.00 per set... managed at least a double-double in all but 15 matches... registered 11+ kills in all but six matches... WCC Player of the Week on 11/2 (guided LMU to a 2-0 week | averaged 4.25 kills per set (34 total) while hitting .400)... 15 kills and hit .444 with two aces, 10 digs and two block assists for a double-double in a sweep at #6 Stanford on 12/4 in the NCAA Tournament... named Lumberjack Classic All-Tournament after registering 41 kills (3.15 per set) with four aces and 42 digs (3.23 per set)... recorded a triple-double vs. Virginia on 8/28 (13 K | 28 A | 17 D) - the first for LMU since 2007... hit .476 in the match vs. the Cavaliers (13-3/21)... had 11 kills and three aces against Long Beach State on 9/10... collected 23 kills, two blocks and three aces at UC Santa Barbara on 9/18... 14 kills, 21 digs and three block assists at Pepperdine on 9/26... 14 kills (.464 hitting) with two aces against Saint Mary's on 10/3... 17 kills with four block assists in a sweep at Portland on 10/10... hit .727 with 17 kills and two service aces in a sweep over San Francisco on 10/15... 18 kills, an ace, 16 digs and two block assists against #12 BYU on 10/24... 21 kills and hit .562 at San Francisco on 11/14... 13 kills with 11 digs and two aces while hitting .400 against Pepperdine on 11/21... preseason All-WCC selection...

2014... AVCA Pacific South Region Freshman of the Year... WCC All-Freshman team selection... collected 344 kills at a rate of 3.04 per set while starting every match for the Lions... teamed the kills with 14 aces and 272 digs (2.41 per set), with the latter placing second on the team... finished second on the team in double-doubles with seven... Sacramento State Invitational All-Tournament... 11 kills and hit .611 (11-0/18) against Binghamton on 8/30... finished the Sac State Invitational with 32 kills (3.20 per set) while hitting .406 to accompany five service aces, 22 digs and four block assists... registered 16 kills and 11 digs for first career double-double on 9/6 vs. Fresno State... posted three aces against UC Santa Barbara on 9/5... 17 kills with 10 digs for a double-double at Long Beach State on 9/11... earned Washington State Cougar Challenge All-Tournament honors... collected 34 kills on 86 attacks (3.40 per set) while hitting .291 with a service ace, 23 digs and four block assists over tournament... managed a double-double of 14 kills with 10 digs at Washington State on 9/19... 21 kills on 41 swings (.390) at Saint Mary's on 9/27... 17 kills with eight digs at Portland on 10/2... registered 21 kills at Gonzaga on 10/4... teamed nine kills on 19 errorless attacks (.474) with two assists, 10 digs and two block assists at Pepperdine on 10/11... posted 17 kills with two aces, nine digs and three block assists against San Francisco on 10/16... double-double (16 kills | 11 digs) on 10/18 vs. Santa Clara... double-double of 10 kills and 20 digs against Gonzaga on 10/30... double-double of 14 kills and 12 digs at San Francisco on 11/15... 12 kills and 19 digs with two block assists against Saint Mary's on 11/20 for her seventh double-double of the year...

HIGH SCHOOL
A 2014 graduate of Veritas Prep Academy in Phoenix, Ariz... four-year varsity letter winner playing for coach Wes Goodwin... earned All-American accolades in each of her final three seasons... guided her team to the State Championship in 2010, 2011 and 2012, and a runner-up finish in 2013... selected Small School Player of the Year as a sophomore, junior and senior, and Gatorade Player of the Year in 2012 and 2013...

PERSONAL
Sarah Marie Sponcil... daughter of Lisa and Wayne Sponcil... has one sister, Rebecca, who is a senior setter at Regis University... chose LMU because it was close to home, she was offered a full scholarship to play volleyball, and it is right by the beach... a sociology major.

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