17 Janine Sandell
17 Janine Sandell
Birth Date: 12/07/1985
Height: 5-10
Year: Senior
Hometown: London, England
High School: Deer Valley (Ariz.) HS
Position: Outside Hitter
2004 AVCA All-West Region Honorable Mention
2004 First Team All-Big West
2003 Big West All-Freshman Team 2004
Became the Gauchos' go-to attacker as a sophomore, and was justly rewarded with AVCA All-West Region honorable mention and First Team All-Big West recognition...Ranked fifth in the conference at 4.28 kills per game...Led or tied for the UCSB team high in put-aways in 19 different matches, and recorded double-digit kills all but four times...Season-high 24-kill performance in win at Pacific (Oct. 30) led to her first career Big West Player of the Week award...Those were the most put-aways by a Gaucho in any match on the year, and were accompanied by 13 digs for one of her 12 double-doubles...First double-dip of the season was 10-kill, 12-dig performance to help UCSB upset No. 8 California (Sept. 10) on the road...Closed the regular season with four consecutive double-doubles, during which she averaged 5.07 kills and 5.29 scoops per game...That run was highlighted by slamming home 23 balls and digging 18 others in four-game win at Cal Poly (Nov. 18), where she hit .340...Also reached the 20-kill plateau vs. Loyola Marymount (Oct. 5), Idaho (Oct. 9) and Long Beach State (Nov. 12)...Connected at a .600 clip (13-1-20) during sweep of Alabama A&M to open postseason play on Dec. 3...Earned a spot on the Big West All-Academic Team. 2003
Big West All-Freshman Team honoree who became more productive as the season progressed...Double-digit kills in seven of her final eight matches, including career-high 27 in heartbreaking NCAA first round loss to Northern Iowa (Dec. 5)...Those were the most put-aways by a UCSB player in the rally-scoring era and second-highest total ever by a Gaucho in postseason competition...Accompanied by 10 digs for her first career double-double...2.91 kills per game ranked third among all Gauchos on the season...Breakthrough performance was 13 kills in road upset of then-No. 14 Arizona (Sept. 12), hitting .435 in the process...Team-high 18 put-away the following day against New Mexico State...Those were two of her 14 double-digit kill efforts as a freshman...Hit .400 and amassed 19 kills as UCSB avenged an earlier loss to UC Irvine on Nov. 15...Also tallied five total blocks (two solo, three assisted) vs. the Anteaters...30 combined kills on two-match road trip to Idaho and Utah State, hitting .333 in each contest. High School
A 2003 graduate of Deer Valley High School in Glendale, AZ...Capped four-year varsity career by earning First Team All-State honors and repeating as Northwest Region Player of the Year as a senior...Second Team All-State performer in 2001...Skyhawks were crowned Northwest Region champs her final three seasons and placed third in the state in 2002 under head coach Reda Riddle...An outstanding track and field athlete as well, Sandell was the Arizona State Champion in both the shot put and discus as a senior...Ranked fourth nationally in the discuss...Also played four years of prep basketball, earning all-region acclaim...Nominee for the Wendy's High School Heisman Award...Gained club volleyball experience with Arizona Juniors. Personal
Janine Lucy Sandell was born on Dec. 7, 1985 in London, England to Pauline and David Sandell...Family emigrated to the U.S. when she was 11 years old...Daniel (25) is her older brother...A business economics major, with an emphasis in accounting...Enjoys riding her go-cart, reading the works of Roald Dahl and listening to Missy Elliot..."Sister Act 2" is her favorite movie.