#4 Serinity Phillips
2009 AVCA Third Team All-American – 2009 AVCA All-Northeast Region – 2009 First Team All-BIG EAST – 2009 Shamrock Invitational All-Tournament Team – 2009 Notre Dame / Adidas Invitational All-Tournament Team – 2009 Xavier Invitational All-Tournament Team – 2009 Notre Dame Monogram Club Team MVP – 2009 BIG EAST Player of the Week (Oct. 19) – 2008 Second Team all-BIG EAST2008 Preseason all-BIG EAST – 2008 Shamrock Invitational All-Tournament Team2007 Second Team all-BIG EAST – 2007 Tiger Invitational All-Tournament Team – 2007 Shamrock Invitational All-Tournament Team – 2006 BIG EAST Rookie of the Week (Oct. 9)
AS A SENIOR (2009): Racked up plenty of well-deserved hardware after an outstanding all-around final campaign in an Irish uniform … AVCA Third Team All-American … AVCA all-Northeast Region … first team all-BIG EAST … Shamrock Invitational All-Tournament Team … Notre Dame / adidas Invitational All-Tournament Team … Xavier Invitational All-Tournament Team … Notre Dame Monogram Club MVP … BIG EAST Player of the Week (Oct. 19) … appeared four times on the league[apos]s weekly honor roll … became the 13th Irish volleyball player since 1993 to earn All-America status … led Notre Dame in kills/set (3.34), total blocks (99.0) and points/set (4.05) … the steadfast go-to player for Notre Dame on the season while posting at least 16 kills in five league matches and accounted for 3.56 kills/set, 1.94 digs/set and 1.27 blocks/set against conference foes … the 18th player in program history to record at least 1,000 career kills, totaling 1,154 through four seasons … totaled 331 kills, 17 aces, 195 digs and 99.0 blocks for 401.0 points … had 13 kills (.579), eight digs and three blocks in the season opener against Denver (Aug. 28) … pounded 12 kills on the Stanford (Aug. 29) defense with nine digs and two blocks in the three-set upset victory … after a 20-kill output at Xavier (Sept. 4), proceeded to post at least 16 kills in eight more contests throughout the season … 11 digs against Tennessee (Sept. 5) … 19 kills and six digs with six blocks versus Wisconsin (Sept. 11) … first of three double-doubles came in a five-set bout with Miami (Sept. 19) after racking 18 kills, 13 digs and four blocks … 19 kills and five blocks against Florida State (Sept. 20) … nearly secured a triple-double at Connecticut (Sept. 25) to begin the BIG EAST slate, finishing with 16 kills, 12 digs and a season-high nine blocks … a performance of 11 kills and 10 digs in a home meeting with Villanova (Oct. 4) sparked streak of five straight matches with 10+ kills, highlighted by 18 against both Louisville (Oct. 11) and WVU (Oct. 18) … had 12 kills and cleanly fielded 22 serves with four blocks versus Seton Hall (Oct. 31) … eight kills, eight digs and eight blocks at Marquette (Nov. 6) … erupted for 19 kills on Senior Day with six blocks versus USF (Nov. 15) … punched in double-figure kill totals in each of the two BIG EAST Tournament (Nov. 20-21) contests with Seton Hall (12) and Louisville (10).
AS A JUNIOR (2008): Earned second team all-BIG EAST honors … all-BIG EAST preseason choice … MVP of the Margie Himmelberg Memorial in Modica, Sicily … totaled at least 225 kills for the third time in as many seasons, finishing with 239 … averaged 2.37 kills/set along with a hitting pct. of .231 … an efficient server with 12 aces and a .931 pct. from behind the line … totaled 75 blocks – third among Irish players – and 2.30 digs/set … added 13 assists … played her way to six double-doubles on the year … received 176 serves with nine errors for a .949 average … 12 matches with double-figure digs and 10 double-figure kill outputs … found a spot on the Shamrock Invitational All-Tournament team after recording 13 kills and 12 digs in the season opener against IPFW (Aug. 29) … she scooped at least 10 digs in each of the invite[apos]s three contests … had a pair of double-doubles and just missed out on a third from Oct. 21-Oct. 26 … she finished with 11 kills and 10 digs at Long Beach (Oct. 21) … also notched 11 kills and a career-high 22 digs at Villanova (Oct. 25) … the 22 digs tied her for team-high honors on the season and the most of any outside hitter … in a three-set match at Seton Hall (Oct. 26), wrapped up the day with seven kills with only one error for a .316 average, 11 digs and two solo blocks … narrowly missed out on notching Notre Dame[apos]s first triple-double since 2004, finishing with 25 kills on a .375 average, 10 digs and a career-high nine blocks against Marquette (Nov. 2) … the kill total was her best of the season and the most since she pounded Villanova 26 times in 2007 … accounted for 30.5 of Notre Dame[apos]s 88.0 points in the match … it was the highest point total for any player since 2005 when Lauren Kelbley (vs. Loyola-Chicago) and Lauren Brewster (vs. Arizona State) each finished with 31.0 points … had a double-double with 16 kills and 13 digs against Syracuse (Nov. 1) with a .375 clip … averaged 4.10 kills/set and cleanly fielded 33 serves for a perfect average in the two matches against the Golden Eagles and Orange to etch her name on the league[apos]s weekly honor roll (Nov. 3) … blocked at least one shot in all but three of the 27 matches in which she played … one of eight Irish players that helped win the Collegiate Beach Volleyball Challenge at Fiesta On Siesta Key team title.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2007): Second team all-BIG EAST selection … appeared in 110 sets for the Irish … second on the team with 359 kills (3.26/set) … her .237 hitting pct. was good enough for fourth among Irish players … fourth on the squad with 213 digs (1.94/set) … her 94 blocks (0.85/set) ranked third among Irish players … second on the team with 425.0 points, just half of a point behind team-leader Adrianna Stasiuk … set a career-high with 26 kills against Villanova (Sept. 30) … also finished with a personal-best 29.0 points against the Wildcats … had a career-high 18 digs against UConn (Oct. 27) … posted seven double-doubles on the season … notched double-digit kills in 19 of Notre Dame[apos]s 28 matches, including 11 of the first 12 contests … had three matches with 20+ kills … matched a career-high with five assists against Marquette (Oct. 12) and Georgetown (Nov. 2) … managed only three kills in the season-opening match against No. 9 Minnesota (Aug. 24) but responded with a career-best .583 hitting pct. with 14 kills on 24 swats without an error in a four-setter with No. 7 Florida (Aug. 26) … named to the all-tournament team at Missouri[apos]s Tiger Invitational after racking 11 kills and eight digs against Missouri (Aug. 31) and 15 kills with seven blocks versus Florida International (Sept. 1) … voted to the all-tournament team at the Shamrock Invitational following double-doubles against College of Charleston (Sept. 7) and Alabama (Sept. 8) … her 18 kills against the Crimson Tide set a personal-best at the time … served up a pair of aces against DePaul (Oct. 19) and Cincinnati (Nov. 16) … exploded for 23 kills on 64 swings at West Virginia (Sept. 23) … posted 20 kills at Louisiana State (Oct. 23) as she scooped 17 shots on the defensive side of the court in the five-set match … lit No. 17 Louisville with 17 kills … sported a .951 reception average … did not commit a reception error until the 10th match of the season … led the team in kills on nine occasions … one of two sophomores – joining Megan Fesl – to start in each match on the season.
AS A FRESHMAN (2006): Finished second on the team with a .258 hitting pct. … appeared in 92 sets and 30 matches with 20 starts … fifth on the team and second among freshman with 225 kills (2.45/set) … paced the Irish in kills on three occasions … picked up 79 total blocks (0.92/set) … named the BIG EAST Rookie of the Week on Oct. 9 … led the team with a career-high eight blocks on two occasions – against Syracuse (Oct. 8) and No. 24 St. John[apos]s (Nov. 18) in the BIG EAST Championship … recorded team-high point totals on three occasions – against UConn (Oct. 20), Pittsburgh (Nov. 11) and No. 24 St. John[apos]s (Nov. 18) … also had a career-best 16 kills on a .500 hitting pct. against the Huskies … turned in career-best nine digs against Idaho in the Shamrock Invitational (Sept. 2) … added 10 kills on a .364 hitting pct. at Northern Iowa (Sept. 9) … finished with 13 kills and a .429 hitting clip at Villanova (Sept. 24) … had nine kills on only 14 swings against DePaul (Oct. 13) … tied a career-best with nine digs at Georgetown (Nov. 3) … shelved 15 kills and four blocks against Pittsburgh (Nov. 11) … tallied 14 kills and eight blocks against the Red Storm in the second round of the BIG EAST Championship (Nov. 18) … went off for 14 kills and four blocks versus Louisville (Nov. 19) in the league tournament[apos]s finale … had 15 kills in a showdown with No. 18 Ohio (Nov. 24) in the Louisville Invitational.
THE PHILLIPS FILE: Ranked 21st among the top high school seniors in the country by PrepVolleyball.com … helped her club team, Vintage, take first place in the 2005 USA Junior Olympics Festival … three-year member of the USA Volleyball High Performance Program … tabbed to the all-California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) team and named to the state championship all-tournament team … first team all-Valley League selection led Valley Center (Calif.) to three consecutive prep conference championships (2003-05) … she is the first Valley Center native and first graduate of her high school to earn a monogram in any sport at Notre Dame … wears the same #4 worn by Irish all-time digs leader Meg Henican … full name is Serinity Alexandra Phillips … first name is pronounced suh-REN-ih-tee … nickname is Spider … daughter of Maureen and Greg Phillips … born Feb. 1, 1988 … graduated with a degree in Spanish from the College of Arts & Letters.
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