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NC A&T Volleyball BIO
5 Liz Martino

For the most part Martino has served as the Aggies starting setter since 2013 … Platooned into the starting role as a freshman … Helped the Aggies reach the 2013 MEAC tournament for the first time since 2007… Followed that with two more appearances in the MEAC tournament … Has been spectacular academically at N.C. A&T … She is a three-time N.C. A&T scholar athlete and two-time All-MEAC Academic Team member … Awarded A&T’s Academic All-Star Award in 2015 for having a 4.0 GPA and received the Joyce Spruill Scholarship for her academic success in 2016 … Can play any set and has a high volleyball IQ …She has quick feet and great range, and is a strong defender … Entering her senior season, Martino has appeared in 79 matches over 269 sets … She has 1,545 assists (5.74 per set) and 489 digs (1.82 per set) with 24 aces and 13 blocks.

 2015 Season:  Played in 19 matches with 11 starts with 58 sets played … Had 332 assists (5.72) and three service aces … Generated seven kills, four blocks and 106 digs (1.83 per set) … Led the team in total assists and ranked fourth in digs … Generated 43 assists against Bethune-Cookman with eight digs on Oct. 9 … Had 41 assists and 14 digs against Davidson on Oct. 13 … Had six assists and three digs in a MEAC tournament loss to Morgan State.

 2014 Season: Played in 28 matches over 105 sets with 24 starts … Tallied a team-high 612 assists (5.83 per set)  … 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 against The Citadel on Sept. 5 … Followed the day up with a career-high three services aces over Stetson on Sept. 6 … Named to the Holiday Inn Classic all-tournament team hosted by Indiana State … Finished the tournament with 100 assists, averaging 6.67 a 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 over Savannah State (Oct. 12) … Added 31 assists and nine digs in a 3-0 win against S.C. State (Oct. 11) … Finished with a team-leading 10 double-doubles … Recorded a career-high 14 digs twice against Howard (Nov. 21) and Chicago State (Aug. 28) … Helped A&T reach the MEAC tournament for the second straight season.

 2013 Season: Played in all 32 matches with 25 starts and 106 sets played …  Led the Aggies in assists with 602 (5.68 per set) … Finished with 164 digs (1.55 per set), which was fourth on the team … Finished with eight service aces and eight kills …Recorded two double-doubles and tallied 20 or more assists 12 times  … Posted a career-high 44 assists and 10 digs against S.C. State on Oct. 11 … Registered a career-high 13 digs and 42 assists on Nov. 3 against Bethune-Cookman … Recorded 30 assists against Winthrop on Sept. 3 … Posted 13 straight matches where she registered 13 or more assists from Sept. 27 to Nov. 5 … Helped A&T to its most wins in a season since the 2008 season.

 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…She was also an all-conference selection as a junior…She was on the High Honor Roll all four years and was a member of the National Honor Society…She was named to the Academic All-Conference team twice…Martino was also part of 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...The team also placed third at the National Junior Classic and AAU National Championships…She also helped them to back-to-back ninth place finishes at the AAU National Championships in 2009 and 2010.

 Personal: Full name is Elizabeth Martino… Her parents are John and Jill Martino…She has one sibling, Kimmy… She was born on September 29, 1994…She is majoring in Food Science… Her other interests include watching movies, reading and going on vacation…She volunteered at Feed My Starving Children…Her favorite book is the Harry Potter series, her favorite television show is “Friends,” and her favorite food is pizza.  

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