Women's Volleyball

Janelle Giordano
Janelle  Giordano


Keller, Texas

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Trio Of Mustangs Selected To U.S. Collegiate National Team Programs

Heise named to China Tour Roster; Giordano and Hegarty on Indianapolis roster


Four Mustangs To Attend USA Volleyball National Team Tryout


Acker Named MVP At Team Awards Banquet

Team awards were announced at celebration of championship season


Three Mustangs Earn AVCA All-America Honorable Mention Awards

Acker, Giordano and Heise each garner national recognition


Seifert Named Region Coach Of The Year; Three Mustangs Named To All-Region Team

Acker, Heise and Giordano earn First-Team All-Region honors

2015 (JR): Earned All-America Honorable Mention honors, and was named to the All-Southeast Region and All-American Athletic Conference First Team… Played in 119 sets, starting all 33 matches, including SMU’s first NCAA tournament match…Set an SMU and American Athletic Conference single-season record with 188 blocks, third in the NCAA, averaging 1.58 per set, also a school and conference record and fifth in the NCAA this season…Scored 300 kills while hitting a team-best .393 attack percentage, second in the league and 29th in the NCAA…Had at least 10 kills 13 times, including a career-high 20 at Temple (11/22)…Matched her career-high and conference single-match record with 13 blocks at UCF (10/16)…Also had 15 kills at UCF for her only double-double of the season…Posted 12 blocks against Cincinnati (10/23)…Had a career-high nine digs as a middle blocker against Arizona (8/28)…Had 79 digs, 11 assists and eight service aces…Scored seven kills with three blocks against Purdue in the NCAA tournament (12/3).

2014 (SO): All-Region Honorable Mention...All-American Athletic Conference Second Team...Led the conference with 160 blocks, third most in a season at SMU...Averaged a league-best 1.31 per set, ranking 38th in the NCAA...Posted a career-high 13 blocks in four sets against Connecticut (11/21), third most in a match at SMU...Had 10 blocks at Connecticut (10/26)...Scored at least 10 kills 12 times, recording 261 for the season...Tallied a career-high 12 kills four times this season, including a four-set match against Tulsa (11/26)...Also had nine assists and 48 digs...Named American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week (11/24).

2013 (FR): Named to the All-American Athletic Conference first team as a freshman...Started 30 of 31 matches, playing 111 sets...Recorded 219 kills on the season with a season-high 11 against Davidson (9/6)...Had a career-high eight total blocks in five sets against San Francisco (9/13)...Hit over .500 in six different matches, with a career-high hitting percentage of .714 against Alabama A&M (9/21)...Ranked sixth in the league and first on the team in hitting percentage for the year...Finished sixth in The American and second on the team for blocks in conference matches.

HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterwinner for head coach Sylvia Ortiz at Keller High School...Named first team All-District as a junior and senior...Named All-District MVP in 2012...Selected to Tournament of Champions and San Marcos Tournament All-Tournament teams as a senior...Member of the National Honor Society...Twice named Academic All-District...Led her club team to a runner-up finish at the 2010 USAV National Championships, earning All-Tournament honors...Two-time selection to the Lone Star Volleyball All-Texas team.

PERSONAL: Full name is Janelle Marie Giordano...Daughter of Dave and Donna Giordano...Has one older brother, Brent...Chose SMU because of its academic reputation and the volleyball coaching staff...Would like to have dinner with Jesus Christ, Albert Einstein and Josh Hamilton...Favorite movie is The Blind Side...Favorite restaurant is Olive Garden...Major is mathematics.

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