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#2 Danielle Erb
Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 6'0"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Tampa, Fla.
High School: Plant
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As a senior: 

  • Second Team All-CAA, becoming just the second player in school history to be named All-CAA four times
  • VaSID First Team All-State
  • Started all 29 matches and registered a team-best 17 double-doubles
  • Became the fourth player in school history to surpass 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs, ranking fourth in JMU history in kills (1,330) and sixth in digs (1,149)
  • Finished career ranked sixth in JMU history in sets played with 436
  • Finished eighth in JMU history in service aces with 124
  • Finished fourth in JMU history in attack attempts with 3,679
  • Set a new career-high with 26 kills and 30 points in upset over Northeastern in CAA Quarterfinals
  • Preseason All-CAA honorable mention
  • JMU Dean's List Fall 2012 and Spring 2013
  • CAA Commissioner's Academic Award Recipient

As a junior: 

  • Third Team All-CAA selection
  • Preseason All-CAA selection
  • JMU Coca-Cola Classic All-Tournament Team
  • Recorded 10+ kills in13 matches and 10+ digs in 14 matches
  • Appeared in 29 matches and registered 8 double-doubles
  • Reached 10th in school history in attack attempts with 2647
  • Finished 2nd on the team in service aces (34) and service aces per set (0.28)
  • JMU Dean's List Fall 2011
  • CAA Commissioner's Academic Award
  • JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete

As a sophomore: 

  • Second Team All-CAA
  • VaSID Second Team All-State
  • CAA All-Tournament Team
  • JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete
  • JMU Dean's List Spring 2011
  • Two-time CAA co-Offensive Player of the Week (Aug. 30 & Sept. 20)
  • JMU Coca-Cola Classic Tournament MVP
  • Country Inn & Suites Tournament MVP
  • Had a team-best 15 double-doubles
  • Led the team in kills (389), kills per set (3.41), aces (44) and service aces per set (0.39) while also adding 297 digs, 38 blocks and 10 assists
  • Ranks eighth in school history for single-season attack attempts with 1,077 and is tied for eight for single-season ace average (0.39).
  • Recorded 20+ kills five times, including a career-high 25 (twice vs. Georgia St. and vs. Northeastern)
  • Set career-highs in kills (25) and digs vs. Georgia State
  • Finished with 25 kills, 12 digs and a service ace against Northeastern in the CAA Championships
  • CAA Commissioner's Academic Award

As a freshman:

  • Third Team All-CAA and CAA All-Rookie Team selection
  • JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete
  • Sixth in the CAA in kills with 3.03 kills/set and finished the season with 315 kills, 242 digs, and 34 blocks
  • Nine double-doubles for kills and digs
  • 10 or more kills in seven matches and 15 or more kills in 10 matches
  • 10 or more digs in 10 matches
  • Eighth in the CAA in points with 3.44 points/set
  • Named All-Tournament Team in JMU Days Inn Invitational
  • In collegiate debut, team-high seven kills, seven digs, and a team-high four blocks against Morehead State
  • JMU Days Inn Invitational All-Tournament Team and CAA Rookie of the Week
  • First collegiate double-double with team-highs of 15 kills and 14 digs while splitting the team-high three ways for service aces with four against Duquesne
  • Double-double with team and personal season-highs with 18 kills and 17 digs against William and Mary

Before JMU:

  • Played for head coach Leanna Taylor and the Plant High School Panthers, which captured three consecutive 5A state championships in Florida (2006, 2007, 2008)
  • Three-time Team Florida First Team (2006, 2007, 2008)
  • 2008 squad went 28-3 and ranked 11th in the nation according to MaxPreps.com and first in Florida
  • 2008 All-American by prepvolleyball.com
  • 2008 Florida's Dairy Famrer Class 5A Player of the Year
  • Class of 2009 St. Petersburg Times and Tampa Tribune Hillsborough County Volleyball Player of the Year
  • 2008 Florida Athletic Coaches Association Volleyball All-State
  • Listed as a top 300 recruit nationally by prepvolleyball.com
  • Earned all-tournament honors at the Berkeley Premier and Nike Challenge (Chicago)
  • Kirkwood Family Volleyball Award (best in county)
  • Three-time All-Western Conference
  • As a junior was Second Team All-State, First Team All-County by both the St. Petersburg Times and the Tampa Tribune, and First Team All-Florida Sun Coast
  • As a sophomore named highest honorable mention on prepvolleyball.com's Soph 79 list
  • All-Florida Sun Coast and St. Petersburg Times All-County Second Team
  • As a freshman, named to prepvolleyball.com's Frosh 59 list
  • Academic recognition includes National Honor Society, Social Studies National Honor Society, Quill and Scroll Journalism National Honor Society, PHS Gold & Black Honor Society, and member of the teacher-elected Plant H.S. Hall of Fame

 

Year

SP

K

E

TA

Pct.

AST

SA

DG

BS

BA

PTS

2009 104 315 153 819 0.198

15

24 242

3

31 357.5

2010

2011

Total

114

110

328

389

265

969

171

95

419

1077

751

2647

0.202

0.226

0.208

10

28

53

44

31

99

297

276

815

5

6

14

33 34
98

454.5

319.0

1131.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Personal: Daughter of Helen and Jim Erb, Jr.... media arts and design major... minor in business... sister, Kendall, also plays volleyball as a libero for Plant.

 

 

Getting to know Danielle...

 

Why did you choose JMU?
I chose JMU because it is a great school with a lot to offer!

What is your major?
Media Arts and Design with a Sports Communications and Computer Information Systems minor

What is your favorite?

Food: Chips and Salsa
Movie: I have way too many!
Song: She's Country by Jason Aldean
Athlete: Michael Jordan

What is something unique about you?
I took dance for 12 years.

What are your favorite things to do off the court?
Hang out with my friends and lay out by the pool.

What is your favorite place on campus and why?
Festival because I love their crepes and any place where there is a pool so I can catch some rays!

What is your favorite thing about JMU volleyball?
I love my teammates and how much fun we have together!

What do you want to accomplish in the 2011 season?
To win the CAA Championship and go undefeated in our gym!

What is your favorite place you've traveled to with JMU volleyball?
There is really no place that's my favorite, but I love the bus rides when we are traveling. Those are the best!

What do you want to do after college?
I would like to work for ESPN.

What is the best advice you have received?
My mom told me to read the serenity prayer that's in the Bible. "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference."

What is your favorite JMU volleyball memory? 
There are way too many to mention!