12 - Violette Ruggiero
Violette Ruggiero
Height: 5-8
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Paradise Valley, AZ
High School: Saguaro
Position: L/S

Serves as captain for second year in a row...2007: Played in 33 of 38 matches, primarily at libero... Led team with 505 digs, the fifth-highest single-season total in school history... Finished fifth in the UAA with a 4.28 dig-per-game average... Earned second All-Tournament honor of her career at the Judges Classic, Oct. 26-27... had double figures in digs in all but three matches... Reached 20 digs nine times, including a career-best 34 in a 3-2 win at Amherst College, Oct. 19... Served up five aces to help Judges to early-season 3-2 win over Williams College, Sept. 15... 2006: Did not miss a game for the second season in a row, playing in all 139... Her 10.56 assists per game were third in the UAA and 66th overall in Division III... 1468 assists were a school single-season record... Also finished fourth on the team with 2.0 digs per game... Recorded seven double-doubles with assists and digs, including a career-best 19 in a 3-2 win at Eastern Nazarene, 9/19... Earned All-Tournament honors at the prestigious Hall of Fame Tournament, where she averaged over 10 assists per game as the Judges finished in sixth place out of 16 teams, eight spots ahead of their 2005 finish... Had 17 40-assist matches, four matches with 50 assists and a career-best 65 in a 3-2 win over Chicago at the UAA Championships, 11/3... 2005: Did not miss a game in 38 matches as the team’s setter... Led the team with 1279 assists (9.14 apg) and 78 service aces (0.56 sapg)... Third on the squad with 373 digs (2.66 dpg)... Finished third in the UAA in service aces, seventh in assists... Never had fewer than 11 assists in a match and reached 10 digs on 19 occasions for double-doubles... Just missed a triple-double against Lasell on Oct. 8 with 35 assists, career-high 10 aces and eight digs... Reached 40 assists 10 times with three 50 assist-matches... Set a career-high with 53 assists against Endicott on Oct. 29 in the Judges Classic... Led squad in digs in three matches, including career-high 18 against Case, Oct. 2, a 3-1 UAA victory... Had 43 assists and matched career-best with 18 digs to help team to 3-2 win over Wheaton College, Oct. 8... Recorded six kills in three different matches... Academic: History and politics double major... Earned Dean’s List honors spring of 2008... Interned in Arizona attorney general’s office in summer 2007... High School: Three-year starter at setter for Saguaro High School in Scottsdale, Ariz.... Named first-team All-Region for the Sabercats as a senior...Member of Club AZ Thunder... Served as editor-in-chief of the school newspaper for two years.