2002 Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year
AT GEORGE WASHINGTON:
Appeared in 76 games as a junior last year and had 158 kills, 146 digs and 23 total blocks ... Appeared in 64 games as a sophomore in 2003 with 159 kills in 480 attempts for a .171 hitting percentage ... served 13 aces with 148 digs and 21 total blocks ... As a freshman in 2002, she was named the Atlantic 10 Conference Rookie of the Year as voted by the league's eight head coaches ... also selected for the six-member All-Rookie Team. She became just GW's second A-10 Rookie of the Year for volleyball joining former Colonial Megan Korver in 1995 ... a four-time A-10 Rookie of the Week earning the honor on Oct. 7, Oct. 21, Nov. 5 and Nov. 18 ... she completed her freshman season second on the Colonials in digs with 393 (3.33 dpg) and ranked third on the team in both kills (323) and service aces (31) ... recorded 13 double-doubles (double-figure kills and digs) in 2002... interned with the Washington Humane Society during the summer of 2005.
Named 2001 Athlete of the Season as well as All-County, All-Sunset League, Varsity MVP and team captain while averaging 14 kills per match as a senior for the Huntington Beach Oilers under coach Rocky Ciarelli ... As a junior, she was named the Varsity Most Improved Player and second team All-Sunset League in leading the Oilers to the Sunset League title ... maintained a 4.0 GPA and ranked among the top 10 percent of her senior class of 500 students.
Born March 6, 1984, in Newport Beach, California ... full name is Lindsey Michele Vernand ... daughter of Richard and Sue Vernand ... has an older sister Erin (25) ... enjoys sailing and volunteers for the Seal Beach Animal Care Center ... spent summer, 2004 working at Newport Hills Animal Hospital as a veterinary assistant ... exercise science/pre-med major ... interested in pursuing a career in veterinary medicine after graduation.