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2007 (Sophomore): Played in and started 32 matches as a right-side hitter for Loyola... Played in 119 games... Fourth on the team with 250 kills and 299 digs... Second with 43 service aces and third with 92 total blocks... Averaged 2.10 kills, 2.51 digs and 0.77 blocks per game... After playing only in the back row during her first year at Loyola, Collins broke out in the Greyhounds first match of 2007, recording 14 kills, five aces and three blocks against Campbell (8/24)... Her .323 hitting percentage was her best of the season... Followed that performance a day later with the first double-double of her collegiate career with 14 kills and 13 digs against North Carolina State (8/25)... Had a season-high 16 kills in a five-game match against Fairfield (10/7)... Recorded two 13-kill matches on the same day at the La Salle Invitational, posting the number against Saint Peter's (9/1) and versus the host Explorers (9/1)... Pulled up a season-high 21 digs against Towson (9/4)... Had two matches with 16 digs, against Fairfield (10/7) and Lafayette (8/31)... Posted double-doubles in both matches of Loyola's Buffalo roadtrip, putting away 11 kills and recording 15 digs against Niagara (9/15) and notching 10 kills and 13 digs at Canisius (9/16)... Top non-middle blocker on the team... Recorded six block assists against Iona (11/11) as Loyola had 14 total blocks as a team... Also had six blocks against Navy (10/2), the Greyhounds' top blocking performance of the season with 18... Helped lock with six blocks against both Canisius (10/27) and Niagara (10/28).
2006 (Freshman): Appeared in 19 matches and 64 games during her first season on the Evergreen campus... After playing in just one match during the first month of the season, she saw playing time in 18 of the final 19 of the year... Finished with 113 digs, fifth on the team, and 1.77 digs per game... Also had 10 kills... Tallied 10 digs in her second collegiate match, a four-game win at Niagara (9/24)... Enjoyed another good game at home against the Purple Eagles (10/14), recording 12 digs as Loyola swept the season series... Had eight digs a day later against Canisius (10/15)... recorded two kills in back-to-back matches, against Rider (10/28) and Saint Peter's (10/29)... Picked up 11 digs at Manhattan (11/5)... Notched a season-high 16 digs against Canisius in the MAAC Championships (11/16).
High School: Earned four letters in volleyball at Villa Maria Academy in Malvern, Pa., for Head Coach Joe Boland... Helped team to state championship in 2002... Won two district titles and finished second in district twice... Earned All-District honors as a senior... Named as Most Improved Player as a senior... Led team in blocks during senior year... Member of the music honors society... Played club for Valley Forge Volleyball Academy and Coach Dan Pringle... Club team won the East Coast Championship in 2006.
Personal: Anastasia Marie Collins... Born in Wayne, Pa.... Daughter of Annmarie and Brendan Collins... Has five siblings, Morgan, Xavier, Cecilia, Peter and Amelia... Majoring in elementary education.