|16 Zarah Cecich|
The Pirates raised more than $3,500 in the event
Senior Kelly Derby tallied a team-best 14 kills in the win
Lone senior Kelly Derby will be honored prior to the 1 p.m. match
Nicole Willis Leads Team In Kills For Ninth Straight Match
Match is set for November 9, at 7 p.m.
2013: Started in 30 of ECU's 32 matches and played in 108 sets in her junior year...Led the Pirates in assists with 839 to average 7.77 per set...Also registered 78 kills (0.72 per set), 181 digs (1.68 per set), 43 total blocks (0.40 per set) and 14 service aces (0.14 per set)...Recorded a season-high with 55 assists at Appalachian State (9/20)...Tied her career-best with seven kills versus Louisiana Tech (10/11)...Collected a career-high 16 digs versus Florida Atlantic (10/28)...Reached a career-high with four blocks on two occasions...Led ECU in assists 23 times...Recorded three double-doubles.
2012: Played in all 27 matches for the Pirates and started in 25 while seeing action in 89 sets...Tied the ECU single-game record with 72 assists against Campbell (8/24) in the season opener...Led the Pirates with 650 assists to average 7.30 assists per set which also ranks 10th in the conference...Third on the team in service aces with 14 and averaged 0.16 per set...Finished the season with 43 kills (0.48 per set), 85 digs (0.96 per set), and 24 total blocks...Collected a career-high seven kills versus UTEP (11/9)...Tied her career-best in digs with eight versus Tulane (11/11)...Matched her career-high three blocks on four occasions during the season...Led the team in assists on 23 occasions...Was the team leader in service aces four times...Tied for the team lead with three total blocks versus Charlotte (8/25).
2011: Experienced action in 26 matches and 72 sets while making 20 starts...Started 20 of her last 22 contests played...Paced the team with 382 assists and 5.31 assists per set as she split the setting duties with Kavanaugh...Best effort of the season occurred against Tulane (10/28) when she recorded four kills, 38 assists, four service aces and two blocks...Posted a campaign-best eight digs versus George Mason (9/17) at the Thunder Invitational...Racked up three blocks each in matches with UNC Wilmington and UCF (9/30).
Crown Point High School: Competed as a three-sport athlete at Crown Point High School where she owns the single-season and career assist records with 763 and 1,642, respectively...Also finished her prep career ranked second at Crown Point in all-time sets played (375) and total blocks (260), as well as fourth in solo blocks (69) and fifth in kills (532)...During her final season alone, she amassed the record 763 assists, 39 aces, 194 digs, 30 solo blocks, 85 total blocks and 79 kills...Was also a member of the basketball and track squads...As a senior, led the Bulldog volleyball team to a 25-10 overall record and a 9-4 mark in the Duneland Athletic Conference - good for third-place...Was named the squad's co-MVP and became the first Crown Point volleyball athlete selected for the Indiana North-South All-Star Game...Subsequently earned All-DAC honors to go along with her nod as MVP at the 2010 Chestertown Tournament, at which Crown Point won the title...Earned academic all-state honorable-mention recognition.
Personal: Born Zarah Elizabeth Cecich on September 6, 1992...Daughter of David and Elizabeth Cecich...Majoring in communications.