21 Samantha Sallade
21 Samantha Sallade
Height: 5-5
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Newport News, Va.
High School: Peninsula Catholic
Position: DS/L
Club Team: Williamsburg Volleyball Club

As a junior (’16):  Played in all 32 matches for the Yellow Jackets at DS/L… Sallade had 82 assists, 30 service aces, and a team high 504 digs… Sallade was awarded All-ODAC First Team and AVCA All-South Region Honorable Mention Honors.

As a sophomore (2015): Was named Honorable Mention All-South Region Team, Galloway NJ Regional All-Tournament Team, First Team All-ODAC, All-ODAC Tournament Team...In the record-setting season for the Yellow Jackets that reached the National Quarterfinals, Sallade broke the Randolph-Macon record for digs and led the ODAC with 611...She currently sits eighth on the R-MC All-Time career digs list with 1,079...She had a season-high 31 digs against Wartburg, and she totaled 63 digs over three matches at the NCAA Galloway Regional.

As a freshman (2014): Sallade played in 99 sets in 31 matches in her first season as a defensive specialist with the Yellow Jackets...She led the team in digs with 468, averaging 4.73 digs per set...Sallade registered 79 assists (fourth on the team), 23 service aces (fourth on the team), and five kills for the season...Samantha received First Team All-ODAC honors.

Personal: Sallade comes to the Yellow Jackets having garnered several awards in her high school career. She was named 1st Team All-Conference and All-State three years in a row. She was also named MVP in 2011 and 2013 and was a member of the All-Tournament Team all four years at Peninsula Catholic. Her contributions led the Knights to two TCIS Conference Championships, a State Championship, and an AAU Runner-Up finish. Samantha intends to major in Biology here at R-MC.

Stats: 2014 / 2015