21 Mandy Irizarry
21 Mandy Irizarry
Height: 5-10
Year: So-1L
Hometown: Orlando, Fla.
High School: University
Position: OH

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2009:  Made an immediate impact in her first year as a member of the program … Played in 31 of the 35 matches, with a total of eight starts…Ranked second on the squad in kills with 185 (1.97 per set) … Ranked third in total attacks with 547 … Notched a season-high 40 attacks against Tusculum on Sept. 12 … Averaged .30 blocks per set, helping lead the team to an overall record of 22-12, highest in school history.

HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped at University High School in Orlando, Fla. … Earned three letters in volleyball, two letters in softball and two in weightlifting … Named team MVP as a senior and led team in kills as a senior and a junior … Selected second team all-conference as a junior and a senior.

PERSONAL:
Full name is Gabrielle Amanda Irizarry … Born in Orlando, Fla., on Nov. 12, 1990 … Daughter of Julie and Pedro Irizarry … Has on sister, Marisa, and one brother, Peter … Majoring in Business with Marketing emphasis … Prefers to spend her free time sleeping, hanging with friends, going to movies, watching TV, going to the beach and playing more volleyball and cooking … Goals for the upcoming season include for the team to have a .750 winning percentage … Favorite food is Mexican and pizza … Favorite athletes are Lebron James and Tim Tebow … Person she admires the most is her mom, Julie … Considers her greatest athletic thrill to be playing in the World Series for softball … Favorite pre-game ritual is eating a PB-and-J sandwich and jamming out to music … Favorite move is “A League Of Their Own” … Favorite TV shows are Jersey Shore and 90210 … Favorite vacation spot is Puerto Rico … Favorite actor is Jake Gylanhall … Favorite actress is Rachel McAdams … Favorite sport other than volleyball is softball … Favorite singer/musician or musical group is No Doubt/Sublime.