11 Emily Richards
11 Emily Richards
Height: 5-8
Year: Senior
Hometown: Penfield, N.Y.
Position: L/DS
Last School: Penfield HS
Experience: 3L
Club Team: Volley FX

Statistics: 201720162015 |2014

Junior (2016): Made apperannces in 14 matches, earning a pair of starts ... Recorded 10 or more digs seven times ... Knocked down lone kill of the season against Central Arkansas (8/26) ... Also tallied 13 digs in the same contest ... Notched three service aces versus Chicago State (8/26) ... Collected a season-best 17 digs against Georgia State (9/3) ... Also tallied a season-high five service aces in the same match ... Finished with 16 digs against Saint Mary's (9/9) in the Oregon Nike Invitational ... Picked up a season-high three assists on the road at Tennessee State (10/25).

Sophomore (2015): Appeared in 27 matches and started in three ... Ended season with 52 assists (0.51 p/s), 25 aces (0.25 p/s) ... Recorded 343 digs (3.40 p/s) ... Posted a career-high 21 digs vs. Tennessee Tech in the semifinals of the OVC Tournament (11/20) ... Posted a career-high three aces against Morehead State (10/30) ... Earned OVC Commissioner's Honor Roll distinction.

Freshman (2014): Appeared in 17 matches, including five starts on the season ... Ended the season with 31 assists (0.60/set), 10 aces, and 177 digs (3.4/set) ... Posted a career-high digs (16) three times (10/18, 11/8, 11/20) ... Posted eight assists against SIUE (11/15) ... Named to OVC Commissioner's Honor Roll.

Prior to Belmont: Played under head coach Andrew Solomon at Penfield High School in Penfield, N.Y. ... Set school records for digs in a single season (531) and career digs (1,494) during her prep career ... Posted career statistics of 110 blocks, 203 aces and a .235 hitting percentage ... Recorded 963 kills during the 2013 season ... Two-time varsity captain (2013-14) ... Captured the 2011 New York State Class AA Championship ... Three-time First-Team All-County selection ... Two-time All-Greater Rochester team selection ... A 2013 AVCA Under Armour All-American Honorable Mention selection ... In 2013, Richards was a Second-Team All-New York State selection ... Named the 2013 Monroe County Division I Co-Player of the Year ... Honored as a member of the 2013 USA High Performance A3 Team ... National Honor Society member. 

Personal: Daughter of Paul and Kathy Richards ... Has one sibling ... Lists Shawn Johnson and Jacoby Ellsbury as her favorite athletes ... Fan of singer Luke Bryan and musical groups Train and Maroon 5 ... Enjoys shopping and listening to music in her free time ... Majoring in Nursing.