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University of Miami Athletics

Janice Leao


Middle Blocker




Graduate Student


New Bedford, Mass.

High School

New Bedford







Janice Leao - Volleyball - University of Miami Athletics

2019 (Freshman): Led the Canes with 84 total blocks… Took over the starting MB position and appeared in 89 of Miami’s 102 sets played this season… Hit a career-high .364 against FGCU at the Hurricane Invitational (Sept. 20)…¬†Recorded a season-high 12 kills against Syracuse (Oct. 18)… Boasted a season-high eight blocks at UNC, tying for the fifth-most in Miami history in four sets…¬†Sank three aces against Louisville at home on Nov. 8, adding three kills and on block… Ended the season with 10 kills against Georgia Tech and four blocks (Nov. 29).

High School: Was a multi-sport athlete in high school, playing volleyball¬†and basketball for four years… Was named the Standard Times Player of the Year, both junior and senior year and was named to the Super TeamAll Sports for the Standard Times… Finished her high school career with 956 kills and a .474 attack percentage… She also registered 213 blocks and 85 aces.

Personal: Daughter of Jose and Lucia Leao… Has three brothers, Jack, Cyril and Javon and two sisters, Ariana and Eliza.