University of Miami Athletics
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Priscilla Hernandez

position

Defensive Specialist

Height

5-8

Class

Junior

Hometown

Miami, Fla.

High School

Westminster Christian

Finished the eight-match season leading the Canes with 134 digs, 15 aces, and 24 assists. 

2020 (Junior): Opened her junior season with career-highs in digs (23) and assists (5) in the opening win of the season against Georgia Tech (9/24)… Registered an ace, 16 digs and and two assists in the five-set loss to Georgia Tech (9/25)… Finished with 12 digs and four assists in Miami’s first 3-1 win over Wake Forest (10/2)… Added 15 digs, three assists and three aces in the final 3-1 win over Wake Forest (10/3)… Recorded a career-high six aces, which ranks as the most aces in a five-set match in Miami history against Clemson (10/8) and also added 15 digs… Finished with 15 more digs, three assists and one ace in the 3-0 sweep over Clemson (10/9)… Led Miami with 20 digs, one ace and four assists in the 3-1 loss to FSU (10/15)… Helped the No. 11 Hurricanes sweep FSU with 18 digs and three aces (10/16)

2019 (Sophomore):Played in 98 of Miami’s 102 sets, recording 206 digs, 17 aces and 12 assists after 26 matches…Began the season with 10 digs and two aces against RV Missouri (Aug. 30)… Helped Miami defeat George Washington 3-2 with 13 digs on Sept. 6… Finished with four digs and two assists in the sweep over USF (Sept. 7)… Tallied seven digs and one ace at TCU (Sept. 13)… Finished with 10 digs against Auburn (Sept. 14)… Recorded seven digs and two aces against FGCU (Sept. 20)… Helped Miami defeat FAU 3-2 with 10 digs, one ace and one assist (Sept. 20)… Finished with 11 digs, one ace and two assists in the 3-2 win over UCF (Sept. 21)… Registered six digs in a 3-0 sweep over Wake Forest to start conference play (Sept. 27)… Had four digs and two aces in a 3-1 win against Duke (Sept. 28)… Finished with five digs and an ace against No. 4 Pitt… Recorded 12 digs, two aces and an assists in a 3-2 win over Virginia (Oct. 6)… Tallied six digs against North Carolina and four digs and two assists against NC State… Had seven digs in a 3-1 win over  Syracuse and nine and one ace against Boston College… Registered two digs at Clemson and nine digs and two assists against Florida State… Posted seven digs, one assist and one ace against Notre Dame… Tallied 15 digs in the second match up against NC State… Had nine digs against Louisville on Nov. 24… Registered 14 digs at home against Florida State and closed the season against Pitt  with 11 digs.

2018 (Freshman): Made her first collegiate appearance against Texas Southern and recorded one ace and three digs (Sept. 8)… Appeared against No. 8 Pitt in two sets (Sept. 28)… Recorded her first career assist against Virginia finishing with two assists and three digs (Sept. 30)… Finished with a season high seven digs against UNC (Oct. 5) and just one shy against NC State with six (Oct. 7)… Tallied a season high nine digs against Syracuse (Oct. 12)… Recorded a season high two aces and eight digs in the 3-0 sweep against Boston College (Oct. 14)… Finished with two digs against Clemson (Oct. 19) and one assist and seven digs in the 3-1 win against Georgia Tech (Oct. 21)… Recorded a career-high 15 digs and tied a career-high with two aces in the 3-2 win against Florida State (Oct. 24)… Tallied six kills and a career-high three assists against Virginia Tech (Oct. 26)…Registered back-to-back double digit digs against Louisville (Nov. 2) and Notre Dame (Nov. 4) with 10 and 11, respectively, including one ace against Notre Dame… Totaled one ace and three digs at Wake Forest (Nov. 9), while recording one assists and five digs at UNC (Nov. 11)…Logged six digs against No. 10 Pitt (Nov. 18)… Registered one ace and seven digs in the final match of the season at Duke (Nov. 23).

High School: Hernandez had a stellar 2018 season at Westminster where she was named the Miami Dade Volleyball Player of the Year and the Miami Dade Athlete of the Year. Hernandez was a three-time All Dade County volleyball player and was a state champion in 2016.

Personal: Full name is Priscilla Hernandez…Daughter of Henry and Sylvia Hernandez … Has four siblings: Henry, Isabella, Sylvia and Saskia … Both parents were athletes at Miami, including her sister Sylvia who played four years on the volleyball team graduated from UM in 2017 … Mother competed in track and field, while father played baseball.