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8 Morgan Mientus

2013: Played in 95 sets through all 26 matches (25 starts) … second on team in kills (188, 1.98/set) and digs (257, 2.71/set) … double-digit kills in five of eight matches in September, including four straight … double-digit digs in six straight matches in September … Patriot League Academic Honor Roll Selection.

2012: Appeared in all but one set, playing in 106 sets over 29 matches … began the season as Bucknell’s starting libero … led the team with 356 digs (3.36/set) on the year … digs total was more than triple her previous season best … led the Bison in digs in a team-best 16 matches, including 15 of the first 16 matches of the year … also ranked fifth on the team in kills with 93 (0.88/set) … logged first career double-double with 13 kills and 15 digs in four sets versus American … also earned double-doubles against Lafayette (12 kills-17 digs) and Navy (14 kills-11 digs) … named Bison Athlete of the Week on Oct. 21 after performance against Lafayette and Lehigh … recorded a career-best 27 digs versus Stony Brook at the Rose Hill Classic … averaged 18.0 digs over three matches and was named to the All-Tournament Team at the Rose Hill Classic … also averaged 18.5 digs per match at the season-opening La Salle Invitational … returned to outside hitter for the second half of Patriot League play … set a career high in blocks (4.0) in five-set win against Lehigh … also had 11 digs and eight kills against the Mountain Hawks.

2011: Again drew 10 starts in 19 matches … fourth on the team in kills (131) and second in kills/set (2.52) … sixth on the team in digs with 103 (1.98/set) … joined classmate Jessica Serrato as the only Bison with 100 kills and 100 digs … also third on the team with 12 service aces … 0.23 aces/set was a squad high … second on the team in kills and aces during non-conference play … recorded a career-high 18 kills in five sets at Central Connecticut State … averaged 3.18 kills/set and 2.09 digs/set at the CCSU Blue Devil Invitational … also averaged 3.88 kills/set at the Bucknell Invitational … led the team in kills four times and digs once during the season … tallied a career-high 13 digs at Navy … also totaled nine kills and three service aces at Annapolis.

2010: Saw action in 18 matches, drawing 10 starts in her debut campaign … second among Bison freshmen in kills (59) … led Bucknell in kills at Niagara … 10 kills against the Purple Eagles was a season high and her only double-digit performance of the season … twice recorded 10 digs … registered at least one kill in each of her first 13 matches.

High School/Personal: Four-year letterwinner at Saint Ignatius College Prep … named to Top 50 Players list by Chicago Sun-Times and Top 100 Players list by Springfield News Gazette … also earned All-State Special Mention from Chicago Sun-Times … Under Armor Preseason All-American candidate … all-time leader in kills at Saint Ignatius College Prep … two-time selection to GCAC All-Conference team … 2009 Waubonsie Valley Invitational All-Tournament selection … four-time Academic All-Conference selection … two-year captain … member of the National Honor Society and National Latin Honor Society … active in iSeed Diversity Club, Students Against Destructive Decisions and St. Ignatius Leadership Seminar ... daughter of Steve and Shari Mientus … born Aug. 13, 1992 in Oak Lawn, Ill. … has a brother, Steve … father played football at St. Joseph’s College (Ind.) … mother was a diver at Eastern Illinois ... majoring in anthropology and economics … member of Bucknell Dean’s List and Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

Position: Libero/Outside Hitter
Height: 5'10"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
High School: Saint Ignatius College Prep
Morgan Photos:
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