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Sylvia Hernandez

position

Defensive Specialist

Height

5-11

Class

Freshman

Hometown

Miami, Fla.

High School

Westminster Christian

2017 Sunshine State Classic All-Tournament Team
2017 Southern Miss Invitational All-Tournament Team

2017 (Senior): One of Miami’s three All-Tournament Team selections after notching 44 digs at the Southern Miss Invitational, including three double-digit performances and match-high 19 digs and 15 digs against Little Rock (Aug. 25) and Nicholls State (Aug. 26), respectively … Earned All-Tournament Team recognition for second straight weekend after recording three match-high performances to help Miami to as many wins at the Sunshine State Classic (Sept. 1-2) with 64 digs, nine assists and four service aces … got the weekend going with season-high 27 digs in a five-set win against FAU (Sept. 1) … recorded her second kill of the season in the sweep of host FGCU (Sept. 2) … opened ACC play with 18 digs and four assists in the win against Virginia Tech (Sept. 22) and then contributed 10 digs, four assists and a service ace against Virginia (Sept. 24) to conclude Miami’s first weekend of home action in the season … Reached the 20-dig mark for the second time this season with 20 at Notre Dame to go with her season-high seven assists … contributed 7 digs, five assists and a service ace in the loss to Louisville (Oct. 1) … Had six digs and four assists at Florida State (Oct. 4) and then returned to double figures with match-high 16 digs against Pittsburgh (Oct. 8), tallying two assists as well … Returned to double figures with 19 digs at Duke (Oct. 13) and tallied season-high seven assists against the Blue Devils … Tallied seven digs, two service aces and two assists in sweep over Wake Forest (Oct.15) … Accounted for 41 digs, seven assists and a service ace during weekend split against Louisville (Oct. 20) and Notre Dame (Oct.22) … Recorded 19 digs and five assists and 19 digs in sweep of NC State (Oct. 27) … Contributed nine digs, three assists and one service ace in straight-set win against defending champion North Carolina (Oct. 29) … Recorded 10 digs, four assists and a service ace in a sweep over rival Florida State (Nov. 1) … Tallied 15 digs, a service ace and an assist at Pittsburgh (Nov. 3) … Contributed 13 digs, six assists and a service ace in a victory over Boston College (Nov. 9) before decorating her Senior Day with 22 digs, two assists and two service aces in a win over Syracuse (Nov. 12) … Accounted for 24 digs, six assists and an ace in five-set victory at Virginia (Nov. 17) … Contributed 12 digs, two assists and an ace in sweep over Virginia Tech (Nov. 19) … Recorded a career-high four service aces as well as 14 digs and five assists in a win over Georgia Tech (Nov. 22) before adding 17 digs, three assists and a service ace in a win over Clemson (Nov. 24) … Tallied 15 digs, three assists and tow service aces in a NCAA Championship opening win over Charleston (Nov. 30) before adding 15 digs and four assists against Florida (Dec. 1).

2016 (Junior): Finished with six digs and two assists in win over Florida A&M (Aug. 26) … Had a career-high 17 digs in victory over FIU (Aug. 27) … Finished with 12 digs in match against Coastal Carolina (Aug. 27) … Led all Hurricanes with 19 digs, adding two assists and a service ace against UTSA (Sept. 2) … Registered four digs and a kill against Lipscomb (Sept. 2) … In the match against No. 3 Texas she tied for the team lead with seven digs (Sept. 3) … Recorded 14 digs and an assist against Loyola Chicago (Sept. 9) …  Had six digs and a team-best two services aces against Kansas State (Sept. 9) … Had a career-high 21 digs and a service ace as Miami’s libero against Mississippi State (Sept. 10) … Had 12 digs and two assists in match against Delaware (Sept. 16) … Led all Hurricanes with 15 digs, adding two assists in match against Missouri (Sept. 17) … Had 12 digs and five assists in win over Duquesne (Sept. 17) … Led all Canes with eight digs at No. 15 Florida State (Sept. 23) … Had a team-high 11 digs against Notre Dame (Sept. 25) … Recorded seven digs in win over Boston College (Sept. 30) … Had 15 digs and three assists against Syracuse (Oct. 2) … Led the Canes with 19 digs and had two assists at NC State (Oct. 7) … Notched 12 digs and a service ace at No. 9 UNC (Oct. 9) … Led all Hurricanes with 15 digs and set a career high with three service aces against Pitt (Oct. 14) … Had nine digs and two services aces in a victory over Virginia Tech (Oct. 16) … Had six digs and a service ace against No. 12 Florida State (Oct. 19) … Had eight digs and a service ace in win at Virginia (Oct. 22) … Had a service ace and a career-high 31 digs in a win at Notre Dame (Oct. 28) … Led all players with a 23-digs and added five assists in win at Louisville (Oct. 30 ) … Had 11 digs, three asissts and a service ace in match against UNC (Nov. 4) … Recorded six digs in match against NC State (Nov. 6) … Finished with 13 digs, four assists and a service ace in win at Syracuse (Nov. 11) … Had nine digs and three assists and tied her career-best of three service aces in win at Boston College (Nov. 13) … Had a team-best 14 digs and added two services aces and an assist in win at Wake Forest (Nov. 18) … Led all Hurricanes with 16 digs and added a career-high five assists at Duke (Nov. 20) … Led all Hurricanes with 23 digs and added a career-high nine assists and a service ace against Georgia Tech (Nov. 23) … Had 13 digs in win over Clemson (Nov. 25).

2015 (Sophomore): Made season debut in three-set victory over Illinois State (Aug. 28) … Had an assist and a dig in win over Seattle (Sept 17) … Saw action in ACC opener at Florida State (Sept. 23) … Recorded an assist and a dig at Louisville (Sept. 27) … Saw action in win over Georgia Tech (Oct. 2) … Had a dig in victory over Clemson (Oct. 4) … Recorded a dig in win at Wake Forest (Oct. 9 ) … Had four digs and an assist in victory at Duke (Oct. 11) … Recorded five digs in win at NC State (Oct. 16) …Had one dig at North Carolina (Oct. 18) … Had two digs in win over Boston College (Oct. 23) … Had five digs and an assist in win over Syracuse (Oct. 25) … Had two digs in win at Virginia Tech (Oct. 30) … Had two digs at Pitt (Nov. 1) … Had seven digs and two assists in win over No. 17 Florida State (Nov. 4) … Recorded six digs in win over Virginia (Nov. 6) … Tallied six digs and two assists against No. 22 Louisville (Nov. 13) … Added 10 digs off the bench in win over Notre Dame (Nov. 15) … Had six digs against Duke (Nov. 20) … Recorded six digs and an assist in win over Wake Forest (Nov. 22) … Had six digs in win at Clemson (Nov. 25) … Recorded three digs and an assist in win at Georgia Tech (Nov. 27) … Had seven digs and an assist against Iowa State in the NCAA Tournament (Dec. 3).

2014 (Freshman): Appeared in 62 sets over 25 matches, making one start … Finished season with 113 digs … Recorded doube-digit digs in five matches, including a career-high 14 twice (Nov. 7 vs. Louisville and Nov. 26 at Georgia Tech) … Made Hurricane debut against Florida A&M … Recorded two assists and eight digs against Florida Gulf Coast … Notched 10 digs in victory over Ball State … Collected three digs against North Carolina Greensboro … Registered an ace in victory over Notre Dame … Notched an ace against Duke … Recorded seven digs and one assist in win over North Carolina State … Recorded 10 digs and two assists in win over Louisville … Notched 14 digs and two assists in win over Virginia … Tallied 11 digs, an assist, and a kill in victory over Pittsburgh … Recorded eight digs and one assist against Syracuse … Notched seven digs in the victory against Boston College … Recorded 14 digs in win over Georgia Tech … Notched three assists and four digs against Florida State … Had seven digs in NCAA Tournament first round match against UCF.

High School: As a senior, won a state championship at Westminster Christian while registering 360 kills, 263 digs, 73 aces and 31 blocks … Named Miami Herald Athlete of the Year, Miami Herald Volleyball Player of the Year, Miami Herald First Team All-County, American Volleyball Coaches Association Region 4 class 3A Player of the Year, Florida Dairy Farmers Class 3A Player of the Year, Berkley Prep All-Tournament Team, Smoothie King All-Tournament Team, was the team captain and Westminster Christian School MVP and won La Copa Dorada … Also helped Westminster Christian win the state championship in softball … As a junior, helped the Warriors reach the State Final Four … Served as team captain and was named Smoothie King All-Tournament Team, Miami Herald Volleyball Player of the Year, Miami Herald First Team All-County, Westminster Christian School MVP and won La Copa Dorada Award … Played varsity since eighth grade, earning first team All-Dade four times … Also lettered in soccer, softball and tennis.

Personal: Full name is Sylvia Regina Hernandez … Daughter of Henry and Sylvia Hernandez … Has four siblings: Henry, Isabella, Priscilla and Saskia … Both parents were athletes at Miami … Mother competed in track and field, while father played baseball … Intends to major in communications … Hobbies include going to the beach and on the boat with family and friends, playing tennis, soccer, softball, snowboarding and water sports … In high school, was a member of the National Honor Society (11th-12th grade), Silver Knight Nominee (12th grade) and Class treasurer (ninth grade).