The George Washington University: Women's Volleyball

Maggie Wright
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Maggie Wright

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cortlandt Manor, NY

High School:
Hendrick Hudson

Height:
5-4

Position:
Libero

Birthdate:
04/11/1987

Experience:
3 yrs.



AT GW:
Appeared in 103 games last season with 333 digs, 23 aces and 52 assists ... named the 2007 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District II University Division Volleyball Team and to the A-10 Academic All-Conference team ... played in all 94 games as a sophomore in 2006 as the Colonials' starting libero ... recorded a team-high 372 digs (3.96 dpg) and served 13 aces ... also assisted on 31 kills ... named to GW's Athletic Dept. Dean's List (Spring `06, Fall `06) and the A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Fall `06, Spring `07, Fall `07, Spring `08) ... in March 2007, she joined teammates Jess Buche and Liz Moult in an Alternative Spring Break to New Orleans where she helped rebuild houses damaged by Hurricane Katrina in the city's upper 9th Ward as part of the Habitat for Humanity effort ... appeared in 90 games as a freshman defensive specialist and libero ... recorded 70 digs and 19 assists ... also has a formidable serve which accounted for 14 aces last season.

HIGH SCHOOL:
Although a setter on her club and high school teams, Maggie is a walk-on defensive specialist who will also see some time as setter in practice... good ball control skills which will only get better as she transitions from being a setter to a libero as a back-up to senior Jessica Vesey. ... enters GW on an academic scholarship after graduating in the top 3% of her senior class ... named All-Conference and All-State as a setter for Hendrick Hudson High School under coach Diane Swertfager ... helped lead the Sailors to the Section 1 championship all four years, including an undefeated 20-0 mark her junior year ... also was a three-time all-league shortstop for the Sailors' softball team and played two years on he girls basketball team.

PERSONAL:
Born April 11, 1987, in Kansas City, Missouri ... full name is Margaret Leigh Wright ... daughter of Brad and Leslie Wright ... has one younger sister, Kirby (18) who will be a freshman at the University of Nebraska and will play catcher for the Huskers' softball team ... enjoys playing softball ... plans to attend medical school and pursue a career in orthopedics ... Major: exercise science.

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