2013: Freshman at Creighton • True freshman who was used as a defensive specialist and to come in to serve. • Had first career kill on Sept. 14 vs. No. 11 UCLA. • Produced first career ace vs. Cal State Northridge (9/13). • First career dig came in her collegiate debut vs. Northern Colorado (9/6). • Dished first career assist on Oct. 11 vs. DePaul. • Played in three BIG EAST matches, most recently Nov. 24 vs. Villanova. • Second dig came against Seton Hall (11/3).
Duchesne High School • Named Honorable Mention All-State as a senior by the Omaha World-Herald and the Lincoln Journal Star. • Averaged 9.0 assists per set as a senior for the Cardinals, which ranked fifth-best in Class B. • Senior-year totals were 760 assists, 79 digs, 59 kills, 37 aces and nine blocks on .250 hitting. • Team was ranked fifth in the state in Class B as a senior, finishing 22-9 and falling in the District finals. • As a junior, tallied 664 assists, 85 digs and 44 aces. • Was a combined 78-41 in four years on the varsity, making state for the first time in school history as a freshman. • Served as a team captain as a junior and senior and was named First Team All-River Cities Conference both seasons. • Voted most improved player in 2008 and 2011 for her club team, Nebraska Elite. • High school coaches were Katie Luther and Katy Brown, while club coaches were Tony Carrow, Steve Bymers, Korrine Schuster, Nick Schuster and Angie Lantz.
More About Amanda Full Name: Amanda Marie Foje Birthday: Nov. 17, 1994 Birthplace: Omaha, Neb. Parents: Todd and Amy Foje Siblings: Nathan (21) and Emily (17) Major: Undeclared Nicknames: Foj or Foje Favorite TV Show: Modern Family Favorite Quote: “Remember how far you’ve come, not how far you have to go. You are not where you want to be, but neither are you where you used to be.” (Rick Warren) Favorite Vacation Spot: Naples, Fla. Why Creighton: Loved the campus and the people Best Volleyball Memory: Going to nationals six years in a row with great teammates Favorite Part About Ryan Center/D.J. Sokol Arena: The atmosphere 2014 Summer Jobs: Hollister and working camps Funniest Teammate: Lauren Smith Favorite Class and Professor at Creighton: Psychology with Alicia Klanecky Players I Model My Game After: Misty May-Treanor Thoughts on the BIG EAST: Our first year in the BIG EAST was a great experience so I’m excited to see what this season has in store