UT Arlington vs. Arkansas State -- Post-Game Notes
UTA put up a 17-16 mark overall, going 10-6 in Sun Belt play in 2016.
UTA vs. Little Rock -- Post-Game Quotes
Qiana Canete turned in 17 kills and 12 digs to lift UTA to a 3-0 sweep over Little Rock in the opening round.
UT Arlington Junior Outside Hitter Named Second-Team All-SBC
The Mavericks open the season next Friday against Sam Houston State.
VB: UT Arlington Day 1 action vs. New Mexico
• 2016 Second-Team All-Sun Belt Conference (OH)
• 2014 Second-Team All-Sun Belt Conference (OH)
• 2014 Sun Belt Conference Freshman of the Week (9/15)
• 2014 Sun Belt Conference Freshman of the Week (10/6)
Second-team All-Sun Belt Conference in a voting of the league coaches at outside hitter … Played in all 129 sets of the 2017 season … Led the team in kills (379) … Averaged 2.94 kills per set, with 19 service aces, totaling 468 digs with 0.51 blocks per set … Had a season high 21 kills vs. UTEP and 20 kills at Little Rock … Had double-digit kills in 24 of 33 matches … Had a season-high 27 digs in the season opener … Had 20 or more digs six matches … Had a streak of 10 straight matches and finished the year with seven consecutive matches of double-digit digs.
Started each match for the Mavs, playing in all 108 sets … Led the team and finished sixth in the conference with 3.17 kills per set … Had 13 double-doubles … Registered at least 20 kills in three matches, including 23 with 11 digs in a four-set win over Little Rock … Had 10 or more kills in 20 matches … Averaged 3.00 digs per set, picking up double-digit digs in 19 matches … Had a season-high 19 digs in the finale of the UTA Invitational against TAMU-CC … Had 10 straight matches with at least 10 kills … Had a season-best five service aces vs. Grambling.
Second-team All-Sun Belt Conference at outside hitter … Played in 34 matches … Had the second-most single-season digs in UTA freshman history (480) … Had the third-most kills (376) and the most attempts (1201) in freshman history … Had a season-high 19 kills vs. Baylor and had a season-high 31 digs vs. Troy.
A three-year letterwinner at Copperas Cove High School … A first-team all-district selection as a sophomore (8-5A) … Named district MVP as a junior and senior … Earned all-tournament team honors in the Austin Invitational and the Grandbury Invitational.