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#4 Lizzy Briones
Position: Middle Blocker
Height: 6'0"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Siloam Springs, Ark.
High School: Siloam Springs
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As a junior:

  • AVCA All-East Coast Region Honorable Mention
  • First Team All-CAA
  • VaSID First Team All-State
  • Preseason All-CAA Honorable Mention
  • Jefferson Cup All-Tournament Team
  • CAA Defensive Player of the Week (11/18)
  • Started all 28 matches and played in all 111 sets for JMU, finishing with 308 kills, 154 total blocks, 89 digs, 16 service aces and 10 assists.
  • Only player in the CAA with 300+ kills and 100+ blocks
  • Set a career-high with 24 kills in season-opening match against Montana
  • Had 10+ blocks four times this season, including a career-high 11 blocks in consecutive matches at Northeastern and Hofstra
  • 154 total blocks, 133 block assists and 1.387 blocks per set ranks second in school history for a single-season
  • Heads into her senior season ranked ninth in school history in total blocks (345), fifth in block assists (297) and second in blocks per set average (1.06)

As a sophomore:

  • CAA Player of the Week (Sept. 10)
  • Set career-high in kills with 16 against George Mason
  • Set career-high in points with 19.5 against George Mason
  • Appeared in 28 matches, starting 27 of them
  • Led team in blocks with 94
  • Finished second on the team in kills with 269

As a freshman:

  • Made collegiate debut against Green Bay, recording a season-high 3 service aces
  • Recorded season-highs in digs (6) and kills (13) against Lehigh
  • Appeared in all 31 games, starting in 30 of them
  • Finished 2nd on the team in blocks with 97
  • Team-high and season-season high 7 blocks against VCU

 Before JMU:

  • 2010 Arkansas Gatorade Player of the Year
  • Four time All-State selection for Siloam Spring High School in Siloam Springs Arkansas
  • Four time All-conference selection
  • Helped lead the Siloam Springs Panthers to four consecutive 5A State Championship game appearances, including championships in 2007, 2008 and 2009
  • Competed with the USA Junior Volleyball program
  • Two-time Arkansas Scholar-Athlete
  • Graduated in December 2010 and enrolled at JMU in January 2011

Personal:

  • Daughter of Carlos and Jin Briones
  • Plans to major in marketing with a minor in Spanish
  • Enjoys swimming
Seasonsp-mpkk/setapctaa/ssasa/sse
2011 112-31 154 1.38 51 375 .275 5 0.04 20 0.18 40
2012 103-28 269 2.61 95 652 .267 3 0.03 17 0.17 32
TOTAL 215-59 423 1.97 146 1027 .270 8 0.04 37 0.17 72
 
Seasondigd/srebsbatbb/sbebhepointspts/s
2011 64 0.57 1 12 85 97 0.87 8 1 228.5 2.04
2012 50 0.49 2 15 79 94 0.91 12 0 340.5 3.30
TOTAL 114 0.53 3 27 164 191 0.89 20 1 569.0 2.65

What do you love most about JMU?
The family atmosphere around the entire campus.

What is your major/minor?
Business Marketing

What is your favorite …
Food:
Spaghetti
Movie:
Peter Pan
TV Show:
Parks and Recreation
Song:
Young and Beautiful
Athlete:
Kevin Durant   
Holiday:
Christmas

What are your favorite hobbies away from volleyball?
Hiking

What is your favorite memory of JMU volleyball?
Beating Delaware in three sets my sophomore year.

What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
Never compare your best to someone else’s efforts

What is one thing everyone at JMU should do before graduating?
Take a picture with the Duke Dog

What is your dream vacation location?
Greece

If not volleyball, what other sport would you want to play at JMU?
Basketball