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#5 Jessica Zeroual
Position: Middle Blocker
Height: 6'1"
Year: Senior
City/State: Ottawa, Ont.
High School: De La Salle

As a senior:

  • JMU Days Inn Invitational All-Tournament team
  • Started all 30 matches, recording 166 kills, seven assists, 22 digs, and 102 blocks
  • Finished with a season-high 13 kills in 14 attempts for a .929 attack percentage against Loyola (Md.)
  • Career-high seven blocks against Hofstra
  • Had 12 kills and five blocks at Norfolk State

As a junior:

  • CAA Commissioner's Academic Award
  • JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete
  • Season totals of 153 kills, with 1.43 per set, and 67 blocks, with .63 per set
  • More than five kills in 11 matches and three or more blocks in 12 matches
  • All-Tournament Team in Charlotte 49er Tournament
  • Nine kills, .529 hitting average, and a career-high five blocks against Chattanooga
  • Career and team-high 15 kills, 16 points, and .565 hitting against Duquesne
  • Career-high five blocks against Hampton
  • Comfort Suites 49er Volleyball Tournament All-Tournament Team

As a sophomore:

  • Three kills on five swings against Morehead State
  • Season-high four kills vs. Cal-Riverside
  • Two kills and two digs against Georgia Southern

As a freshman:

  • Made her JMU debut with three kills against Ohio
  • Tallied three kills and reached a season high of three assists while playing Charleston Southern Achieved a season high of five kills and four blocks against Delaware in CAA semifinals
  • Overall made five starts as a freshman

Before JMU:

  • Competed for De La Salle High School as well as coach Cathy O'Doherty and the National Capitals Volleyball Club
  • 2007 Ontario Championships All-Star Team member
  • USAV Capitol Hill Classic "Best Blocker" award
  • 2006 ranked #1 in Ontario in Black Belt in Shotokan Karate

Personal:

  • Daughter of Elisa and Meziane Zeroual
  • International affairs major
  • Minor in humanitarian affairs

 

 

Year

sp

K

E

TA

Pct.

AST

SA

DG

BS

BA

PTS

2007 41 37 12 85 0.294 9 0 11 1 17 46.5
2008 27 13 8 35 0.143 1 0 5 2 4 17

2009

107 153 65 372 0.237 2 0 17 7 60 190

2010

Total

114

289

166

369

68

153

389

881

0.252

0.245

7

19

0

0

22

55

20

30

82
163

227.0
480.5

 

 

Getting to know Jessica...

 

Why did you choose JMU?
I came to JMU to receive a prestigious education while competing for a CAA championship. JMU seem to offer a great balance of these two components while providing me with the opportunity to grow in other areas of my life.

What is your major?
International Affairs with a concentration in International Relations and a minor in Humanitarian Affairs and Middle East Communities and Migration

What is your favorite?

Food: Anything from my home kitchen
Song: There's Hope-India Arie
Movie: Forrest Gump and Pretty Woman
Athlete: Lance Armstrong

What is something unique about you?
I speak 3 languages.

What are your favorite things to do off the court?
I love to read, write, learn about different cultures and try to see how I can participate in the greater community.

What is your favorite place on campus and why?
Godwin Hall, because that's where I spend most of my time. Starbucks in Carrier library because that is where you can find me when I am not practicing or training.

What is your favorite thing about JMU volleyball?
It would have to be the dynamic team I am surrounded by. I have great coaches, trainers and teammates. I couldn't ask for anything more.

What do you want to accomplish in the 2010 season?
WIN the CAA CHAMPIONSHIP.

What is your favorite place you've traveled to with JMU volleyball?
My favorite place to travel is always is Northeastern in Boston. My family gets to come watch the team play and it's an awesome feeling.

What do you want to do after college?
Make a difference in the world wherever and however I can.

What is the best advice you have received?
"Don't let what you can't do keep you from doing what you can." - Stephanie Waters

What is your favorite JMU volleyball memory? 
Getting the huge dessert at IHOP one morning before a match for my birthday. It was pretty hilarious.