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NC A&T Volleyball BIO
5 Liz Martino

Martino joined the Aggies as a freshman in 2013… Platooned into a starter and was the best setter on the squad in 2013 … Helped the Aggies reach the 2013 MEAC tournament for the first time since 2007… Has led the Aggies in assists in each of her first two seasons…Named to the 2014 MEAC All-Academic team … Awarded A&T’s Academic All-Star Award in 2015 for having a 4.0 GPA …Can play any set and has a high volleyball IQ…Possesses quick feet and great range, and is a strong defender…In 60 matches played (211 sets), she has tallied nine kills, 1,213 assists (5.75 per set) and 21 aces (0.10 per set)…Also has 12 career double-doubles.

2014 Season: Played in 28 matches (105 sets) with 24 starts … Tallied a team-high 612 assists (5.83 per set) and ranked ninth in the MEAC … Was third on the team in digs with 219 (2.09 per set)… Tallied 13 service aces and four block assists … Finished with 20 or more assists in 17 matches … Amassed 30 or more assists seven times during the season and finished with a season-high 39 assists in a 3-1 loss at The Citadel on Sept. 5  … Followed the day up with a career-high three services aces over Stetson at the The Citadel Invitational … Named to the Holiday Inn Classic all-tournament team hosted by Indiana State after finishing the tournament with 100 assists (6.67 per set) … Captured her first MEAC Player of the Week honor on Oct. 13 by recording her seventh double-double of the year with 20 assists and 12 digs in a 3-0 victory at Savannah State on Oct. 12 … Added 31 assists and nine digs in a 3-0 win at S.C. State on Oct. 10 … Finished with a team-leading 10 double-doubles … Recorded a career-high 14 digs twice against Howard on Nov. 21 and Chicago State on Aug. 28 .

2013 Season: Played in all 32 matches with 25 starts and 106 sets played…Averaged 5.68 assists per set and totaled 602 assists on the season to lead the team … Averaged 1.55 digs per set, eight service aces and eight kills…Ranked fourth on the team in digs…Recorded two double-doubles and tallied 12 matches with 20 or more assists … Posted a career-high 44 assists and 10 digs against S.C. State on Oct. 11 … Her performance helped her win MEAC Rookie of the Week on Oct. 14…Registered a career-high 13 digs and 42 assists on Nov. 3 against Bethune-Cookman … Recorded 30 assists against Winthrop on Sept. 3 … Had 13 straight matches where she registered 13 or more assists from Sept. 27-Nov. 5 … Helped A&T to its most wins in a season since the 2008.

 High School: Martino competed at the varsity level for four years at Immaculate Conception…Finished fifth in the school’s all-time career assists list, and is seventh on the all-time service percentage…Was also an all-conference selection as a junior…Made High Honor Roll all four years and was a member of the National Honor Society…Named academic all-conference twice…Joined a highly successful club team, the Sports Performance Volleyball team…In 2011, the team earned first place at the SPVB President’s Day Challenge and first at the Alliance Spring Extravaganza...They placed third at the National Junior Classic and AAU National Championships…Martino helped Sports Performance win consecutive ninth place finishes at the AAU National Championships in 2009 and 2010.

 Personal: Full name is Elizabeth Martino… She is the daughter of John and Jill Martino…Was born on September 29, 1994…Majors in food science… Her other interests include watching movies, reading and going on vacation…Volunteered at Feed My Starving Children.  

Position: Setter
Height: 5'7"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Elmhurst, Ill.
High School: Immaculate Conception
Club: Mizuno Sports Performance
Major: Food Science
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