2008-09 Volleyball
Sara Bendorf
Sara Bendorf
No.: 11
Pos.: OH
Cl.: Sr.
Ht.: 5-11
Hometown (Last School): Buckley, Wash. (White River/Northwest)
Rosters: 2008-09 Volleyball
2007: As a junior, she led the Dophin offense for the second consecutive year after returning from off season knee surgery...missed the final four matches of the regular season due to an elbow injury...earned second team all-conference honors after ranking ninth in the A-Sun with 3.38 kills per game...also named to the A-Sun all-tournament team after averaging 4.09 kills and 2.45 digs in three matches...led the squad with 17 double-digit kills, including a season-high 22 on three occasions....ranked second on the squad with 259 digs and 3.01 digs per game...tallied double-digit digs in 17-of-28 matches, including a career-best 21 digs at UNC-Ashevillle (9/23)...one of only two A-Sun players to average over three kills and digs per game during the season...ranked second on the squad with 11 double-doubles (kills/digs)...finished with a career-high .643 hitting percentage (10-1-14) against Bethune-Cookman (9/13)...finished with a season-high five blocks at Stetson (10/20)...notched a career-high three assists at Gardner-Webb (10/6)...earned A-Sun All-Academic Honors for the second consecutive season.

2006: Leading Dolphin attacker until a knee injury forced her to sit out the final 12 matches of the season...as a sophomore, she led the squad with an average of 3.42 kills per game (which ranked sixth in the conference) and was second with 2.65 digs per game... before her injury, she led the Dolphins with 246 kills, was second with 191 digs and was third with 48 total blocks...named A-Sun “Player of the Week” (9/25)...tallied seven double-doubles on the year (kills/digs)...finished with a career-high 24 kills and 57 attempts at Coastal Carolina (9/24)...tallied double-digit kills in 13-of-20 matches...finished with a season-high .400 hitting percentage (12-4-20) at Charleston Southern (9/22)...recorded a season-high 20 digs vs. Lafayette (9/2)...recorded double-digit digs in 9-of-20 matches, including a season-high six straight...registered a season-high six total blocks on two occasions...notched a season-high six service aces vs. Wright State (9/9)...earned A-Sun All-Academic Honors.

Prior to JU: Appeared in 32 matches, playing in 100 games for JU head coach Shaun Kupferberg as a freshman at Northwest University...led team with 470 kills, finishing the season with a 4.7 kills per game average...was the second leading hitter on the team with a .285 average...named to the Cascade Conference all-conference team and was selected “Freshman of the Year”.

High School: A four-year starter at White River High School for coach Lenny Llanos...led White River to the state championship match her senior year...named team MVP and captain her senior year, earning first team all-league and all-area honors...named Seamount League MVP and to the all-state team.

Personal: Born on August 9, 1987, in Tacoma, Wash...daughter of Jim Bendorf and Susan Moorman...has two brothers: Andy and Tony; and a sister, Rachel...majoring in accounting.