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2010 (Freshman): Saw action in two matches, starting one, as a first-year player... Made her collegiate debut against Coppin State (9/4)... Had a dig at Fairfield (11/7).
High School: Won a total of six varsity letters, three in Volleyball and three in basketball at Newton South (Mass.) High School in Newton... Newton South was named Massachusetts' top prep athletic program by Sports Illustrated in 2009... Played volleyball for head coach Todd Elwell... Served as team captain senior year... Helped Newton South reach the South Sectional Finals in the Massachusetts State Championship Tournament as a junior in 2008... Helped the Lions repeat the feat the following season... Winner of the 110 Percent Award as a junior and a senior... Selected to two straight Dual County All-Star Teams (2008-2009)... Named Waltham News Player of the Year as a junior... Awarded Best Setter junior and senior seasons and Best Server as a senior by the team... Also earned the Coaches' Award in basketball... Played club volleyball for SMASH under coach Richard Barton... Helped SMASH to a fifth-place finish in the New England Region in 2009... Team captain for two seasons... Was recruited to play in the 2009 Junior Olympic National Championships in Miami for Latitude 42-Volleyball Club... Standout student who made the honor roll every term of high school career... Member of the National Society of High School Honors.
Personal: Vanessa Hambach Gailius... Born in Boston... Parents are Gregory and Loretta Gailius... Presidential Scholarship winner... Volunteered at the Make A Wish Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island... Participating in honors program at Loyola.