3 Amy Grabiec
3 Amy Grabiec
Height: 5-6
Year: Senior
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
High School: St. Joseph's
Position: LIB

Amy Grabiec took over as CSU's libero last season and never looked back, finishing with 545 digs, the second most in a single season in program history. One of the scrappiest players in the league, Grabiec possesses outstanding ball control skills, while her precision passing often keeps the Vikings in their system and allows good opportunities for attackers. She has grown and matured as a player during her four years in the program and will once again be counted on to lead the backrow this season.

CSU CAREER

• Ranks 11th all-time in school history with 1,034 career digs, needing 10 more to move into 10th place.

• Is 511 digs shy of the school record for career digs, currently 1,545 by Jordan Bateman (2005-08).

2010 SeasoN (Junior).

• Was one of just four players to appear in all 107 sets, spending the season as the libero.

• Ranked second in the Horizon League in digs (5.09), totaling the second most digs in a season in school history (545).

• Amassed double-digit digs in all 29 matches, including at least 20 digs 12 times and at least 30 digs once.

• Had a .966 serve-receive percentage, making just 20 reception errors in 594 chances and had 14 matches with zero reception errors.

• Ranked eighth in the league in service aces (0.27).

• Had 22 digs in league semifinal match against Butler (11/20) after totaling 15 in first round win over UIC (11/19).

• Made 29 digs and handed out a career-best six assists in five-set win at Green Bay (10/22).

• Tallied 20 digs and had zero reception errors (in 21 chances) in win over UIC (10/15).

• Totaled 28 digs in four-set win over Green Bay (9/25).

• Amassed a career-high 31 digs to help Vikings rally from an 0-2 hole and claim a five-set win at Marshall and clinch the Marshall Invitational title.

• Had 24 digs in victory over High Point (9/3).

• Made 26 digs in season-opening five-set win vs. Liberty (8/27).

• Totaled season-high three aces against Hofstra (9/4) and at Youngstown State (10/29).

• Named to all-tournament teams at East Carolina and Marshall Invitationals.

2009 Season (SOPHOMORE)

• Appeared in all 34 matches, making 24 starts as a key member of the backrow. She was one of three players to play in all 122 sets.

• Ranked third on the team with 315 digs (2.58 dps), adding 33 assists and 23 service aces.

• Reached double-digit digs in 12 matches, including nine of the final 10.

• Took over as the team's libero for the final three matches of the season, averaging 14.3 digs per match in those contests.

• Amassed 18 digs in the Horizon League Championship match against Milwaukee (11/22) after totaling 11 vs. UIC in the semifinals (11/21).

• Made 20 digs at UIC (10/31), one day after posting 12 at Loyola (10/30).

• Had 11 digs with two service aces against Valparaiso (10/23).

• Finished with 19 digs and two aces at Wright State (10/16).

• Recorded 18 digs in a five-set match at Butler (9/25) and had 15 digs in a five-set win over Bowling Green (9/18).

• Tallied 22 digs to help lead a come-from-behind 3-2 win over Syracuse (9/5).

2008 Season (FRESHMAN)

• Received action in 26 matches, becoming a key component of CSU's backline as the season progressed.

• Compiled 174 digs, finishing fifth on the squad.

• Added 19 aces and 17 assists, while recording just 15 reception errors in 276 attempts (.946).

• Made 16 digs with one ace in Horizon League Championship match vs. Milwaukee (11/23).

• Recorded nine digs and just one reception error in 25 attempts (.960) in league semi-final win over

Valparaiso (11/22).

• Posted 13 digs in win over Wright State (11/21) in opening round of league championship.

• Made lone start of the season at Milwaukee (11/7), finishing with eight digs.

• Tallied seven digs and a career-high five aces in victory over Green Bay (10/11).

• Made 11 digs in win over Youngstown State (10/7) and a loss at Wright State (9/26).

High School

• Two-time all-district selection, including a first team pick as a senior.

• Holds school record for digs (45) and aces (8) in a match.

• Amassed a school-record 516 digs and 47 aces as a senior.

• Earned four letters in volleyball, playing for coach Mike Mileti.

• Was the starting libero for her final two seasons.

• A two-time honoree on the all-academic team.

Personal

• Born April 29, 1990 in Cleveland, Ohio.

• Daughter of John and Maryann Grabiec.

• Has an older brother, Keith, and four older sisters, Laura, Lynn, Elizabeth and Karen.

• Member of high school honor roll and student council.

• Earned CSU's Athletic Academic Excellence Award in 2009 and 2010.

• Occupational Therapy and Psychology major.