On this week's show Rich DeMarco goes one-on-one with women's tennis head coach Paul Peck. Mary Vaccaro and Ryan Powis are featured as well.
Notable: Two-time Patriot League Setter of the Year, first team All-Patriot League and conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
2012: Showed no signs of a sophomore slump as she repeated as Patriot League Setter of the Year and copped conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors for the second-straight season ... earned All-Patriot League first team citation ... starting setter in all 29 matches ... 9.55 assists per set ranked third in the Patriot League ... emerged as an attacking threat as well this season, accumulating a career-high 80 kills ... authored 13 double-doubles on the season, 12 of which came via the assists and digs column ... the other came in the Black Knights "star" win over rival Navy ... totaled career-high 11 kills and 34 assists against the Mids ... reached the 40-assist mark nine times and amassed 974 on the year ... added 14 double-digit digs matches to the fold ... Capital One Academic All-District I first team, Patriot League All-Academic Team and conference honor roll honoree.
2011: Tremendous freshman season that included 2011 Patriot League Setter of the Year and first team All-Patriot League honors ... set a Patriot League record with eight Rookie of the Week citations ... led the league and ranked 17th in the nation averaging 11.42 assists per set ... 1,302 assists rank third on Army's single-season ledger, as does 11.42 assists per set ... started all but one match ... recorded 20 double-doubles (assists, digs) ... eclipsed the 40-assist mark 17 times ... career-high 65 assists in a thrilling 3-2 win over Duquesne (Sept. 2) tied for the eighth best performance in Army history ... match was played as a part of the Pacific Community Bankers Classic in her home state ... amassed a career-high six service aces - more than any other Army player on the season - in a 3-1 win over Lafayette (Oct. 21) ... finished second on the team with 26 service aces (0.23 per set) and third on the team with 358 digs (3.14 per set) ... authored the highest grade-point average on the team in her plebe year, managing a 3.885 mark in her first semester ... Patriot League Academic Honor Roll member.
Background: Most Valuable Player of the 2011 California state championship ... developed her skills while playing for Vision Volleyball Club and the USA Junior National Beach Volleyball Team (2009-10) ... named the North Coast Section Player of the Year ... Diablo Foothill Athletic League's MVP ... California Interscholastic Federation Scholar Athlete and a National Merit Commended student.
Personal: Mary Anita Vaccaro ... daughter of Salvatore and Ann Vaccaro ... born Dec. 25, 1992, in San Ramon, Calif. ... one of six siblings... Company I4 ... major is undeclared.