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Josie Stanford
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Josie Stanford 3137308
Position: Middle Blocker
Height: 6'0"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Payson, Ill.
High School: Seymour High School
Experience: 1 Letter

FRESHMAN (2018): Made 14 starts over 16 appearances, playing 49 sets … Tallied 62 kills (1.27/set) and 23 total blocks while serving 7 aces … Earned 4 total blocks at Georgia State (Oct. 26) and against Jackson State (Sept. 15) … Notched a season-high 8 kills three times at Coastal Carolina (Oct. 5), at Little Rock (Oct. 30) and against Texas State (Nov. 2) … Handed out a pair of assists on Oct. 20 vs. Little Rock … Made her first career start on Sept. 14 vs. Southern Illinois.

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letter winner at Payson-Seymour High School … Led the Indians to a 41-1 record as a senior and the Class 1A Illinois High School Association (IHSA) state championship … All-State First-Team honoree as a senior … First-Team All-Area selection all four years by the Quincy Herald-Whig and named the Player of the Year by the newspaper as a senior in 2017 … Chosen as All-Conference all four seasons … Holds school record for number of kills with 1,458 in her career, which is ranked as 17th most in IHSA history … Selected as the KHQA Student-Athlete of Week once and also picked as the Top Female Athlete in Fall 2017 by KHQA … Finished senior season with 409 kills on a .402 hitting percentage … Also led the team with 68 service aces as a senior and tallied 13 kills in the state championship match win over Stewardson-Strasburg/Windsor … Registered her 1,000th career kill as a junior and has ranked in the top 50 players in Illinois … Named Third-Team All-American by Prep Volleyball after recording 394 kills, 104 blocks, and 115 digs as a sophomore … Named to the All-Tournament team in every tournament she ever competed in … Earned a spot on the Honor Roll all four years … Member of National Honor Society … Participated in Students of Academic Achievement.

PERSONAL: Daughter of John and Niki Stanford … Birthday is Dec. 14 … Studying radiology … Enjoys volleyball, traveling, shopping, and attending concerts.

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