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#1 Julianne Mandolfo
Position: Defensive Specialist
Height: 5'7"
Year: Sophomore
City/State: Omaha, Neb.
High School: Marian

2010: Freshman at Creighton
• Named to the MVC All-Freshman Team.
• Defensive specialist who started first four matches to open her career.
• Took over as team’s libero on Sept. 17, serving there for 15 straight matches, before returning to defensive specialist the last eight matches.
• Second in the MVC in digs per set in conference matches (5.50) and eighth in all matches (4.28).
• Also ranked 11th in the MVC in aces per set (0.23).
• Had a Creighton freshman record 11 matches of 20 or more digs.
• Ranked 129th nationally in digs per set, 15th-highest among freshmen.
• Served an ace in 11 straight matches (Oct. 8-Nov. 13), the longest streak in CU history by a freshman and tied for second-longest ever.
• Had double-digit digs in first six matches of her career, including a high of 16 digs vs. Lipscomb.
• Just the second player in school history (Bianca Rivera, 27) to have 10 or more digs in each of the first six matches of her career, a streak snapped when she had just five digs vs. Wake Forest (Sept. 4).
• Finished second on the team with 531 digs and 4.28 digs per set.
• Her 13 digs against San Francisco (Aug. 27) were third-most in school history for a debut and most by a non-libero.
• Donned the libero jersey for first time in college career on Sept. 17 at Southern Illinois, finishing with 23 digs in three-set sweep.
• Had 27 digs against both No. 16 Northern Iowa (Sept. 24) and Bradley (Sept. 25) to earn MVC Freshman of the Week accolades (Sept. 27).
• Dug 29 balls in four-set win at Illinois State (Oct. 1).
• Recorded career-high 33 digs, eight assists and first career kill in win over Missouri State (Oct. 8), followed by 25 digs in win over Wichita State (Oct. 9), to win MVC Freshman of the Week (Oct. 11) honors.
• Had 22 digs in three sets at No. 14 Northern Iowa (Oct. 23).
• Had 32 digs at Wichita State (Nov. 5).
• Had 23 digs in defensive specialist role at No. 11 Northern Iowa in MVC Tournament championship match (Nov. 27).
• Served seven aces in MVC Tournament play, including two vs. both Drake and No. 11 Northern Iowa and three vs. Wichita State.
• Set Creighton freshmen records for single-season digs and digs per set.

Marian High School
• Was named tournament MVP while team won state tournament in both volleyball (as a libero) and soccer (as a goalie) her senior season.
• Volleyball team went 42-1 and ranked 14th nationally by Maxpreps.com, while soccer team was 17-3 and ranked 43rd nationally by ESPNRise.com.
• Was a PrepVolleyball.com All-American in both 2009 and 2010.
• Named first-team all-state in both volleyball and soccer by the Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star.
• Also named first-team all-Metro in both sports.
• Had 549 digs, 55 aces and 45 assists as a senior and career totals of 2,030 digs, 177 aces and 126 assists.
• Had 12 service aces in one match as a senior vs. Omaha South.
• Teamed with former Creighton teammate Lisa Greisch as a freshman and sophomore, including sophomore-year win that handed Papillion-La Vista its only loss of the season.
• Owns Marian High School record for digs in a match (36 vs. Papillion South), season (558) and career (2,030).
• Had 16 shutouts while allowing only three goals (0.15 GAA) as a senior for nationally-ranked soccer team.
• Spent four years on varsity in both soccer and volleyball.
• Coached by Rochelle Rohlfs in high school volleyball, Nick and Corrine Schuster in club volleyball and Ed Dudley in high school soccer.

Career Highs
Kills    1    (3x), last vs. Indiana State    10/29/10
Attempts    2    (8x), last at #11 Northern Iowa    11/27/10
Attack Pct.        No matches with 10 attempts
Digs    33    vs. Missouri State    10/8/10
Aces    3    (2x), last vs. Wichita State    11/26/10
Blocks        None
Points    3     (2x), last vs. Wichita State    11/26/10

Creighton Awards & Honors
2010    MVC All-Freshman Team
2010    MVC Freshman of the Week, 9/27
2010    MVC Freshman of the Week, 10/11

More About Julianne
Full Name: Julianne Marie Mandolfo
Birthday: Aug. 13, 1991
Birthplace: Papillion, Neb.
Parents: Mario and Yvonne Mandolfo
Siblings: Adam (29), Lisa (28), Amy (22) and Jeffrey (14)
Favorite TV Show: The OC
Favorite Athlete: Kyle Korver
Favorite Quote: “Somewhere behind the athlete you've become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back... play for her.” (Mia Hamm)
Favorite Vacation Spots: South Padre Island, Italy, Hilton Head Island
Why Creighton: Great atmosphere
Team I Wish We Could Play: USC, to play Natalie Hagglund
Favorite Professor/Class at Creighton: Dr. John O’Keefe, Theology 100
2011 Summer Job: Worked at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha