6 Vera Giacomazzi
6 - Vera Giacomazzi
Birth Date: Sept. 24, 1998
Height: 5-8
Year: Jr.
Hometown: San Vendemiano, Italy
High School: Liceo Scientifico G. Marconi
Position: S
Major: Undecided

2018: First team All-MAC ...  Academic All-MAC ... Letterwinner ... Appeared in 31 matches and 117 sets ... Ranked fourth in the MAC and 85th in the nation in assists with 1,104 ... Fourth in the MAC in assists per set at 9.44 ... Led the MAC in conference only assists with 675 and 11.25 assists per match ... Recorded 225 digs and had 1.92 digs per set ... Averaged 2.03 digs per set in conference play with 122 total digs ... Recorded 20 total blocks (three solos, 17 assisted) ... Posted 55.0 total points and 36.5 points in MAC play ... Had 26 total kills with 20 coming in MAC play ... Had double digit assists in every match ... Posted 20 or more assists in 27 matches ... Had 30 helpers in 18 matches ... Had 40 assists in 13 matches .... Hit the 50 assists mark five times and 60+ once ... Recorded eight double-doubles ... Finished season with season-high 61 helpers and also added seven digs and a block against Ball State (Nov. 16) ... Had 32 helpers and 12 scoops in five set win over Samford (Sep. 7) ... Recorded a three set double-double in victory over TAMCC (Sep. 15) with 28 assists and 11 digs ... Had 46 helpers and 10 digs at Miami (Oct. 5) ... Had 55 assists, 11 digs and three blocks against Northern Illinois (Oct. 20) ... Distributed 43 assists and season-high 13 digs against Bowling Green (Nov. 9) ... Went back-to-back with double-doubles with 40 helpers and 11 scoops against Miami (Nov. 10) ... Posted 10 or more digs eight times ... Had five or more digs 23 times ... Had four kills on six swings against Buffalo (Sep. 28).

2017: Played in 32 matches and appeared in 121 sets ... Letterwinner ... Earned MAC Setter of the Year and All-MAC First Team honors and was named to the MAC All-Freshman Team ... Earned both Fall and Spring Athletics Director Honor Roll selection ... Ranked second in the MAC and 30th in the country with a team-high 1,278 assists (10.56 per set; fourth in the MAC) -- the most assists in a single season by an Ohio freshman in the rally scoring era in program history, the ninth-most assists in a single season by any player in the rally scoring era and the 10th-most in a single season by any player in the overall history of the program ... Tallied 40 or more assists 17 times, 50 or more assists eight times and 60 or more assists once ... Ranked third on the team with 306 digs (2.53 per set) ... Posted double-digit digs 14 times ... Achieved 14 double-doubles ... Ranked third on the team with 52 total blocks (two solo, 50 assisted; 0.43 per set) ... Posted five or more total blocks once ... Ranked fifth on the team with 19 service aces (0.16 per set) ... Also recorded 32 kills (0.26 per set) and 78 points (0.64 per set) ... Owned a .077 hitting percentage (32 kills-20 errors-156 total attacks) ... In conference play, played in all 16 matches and appeared in all 63 sets ... Led the MAC with a team-high 708 assists (11.24 per set) ... Tallied 40 or more assists 10 times and 50 or more assists six times ... Ranked second on the team with 185 digs (2.94 per set) ... Posted double-digit digs nine times ... Achieved nine double-doubles ... Tied for fourth on the team with 29 total blocks (two solo, 27 assisted; 0.46 per set) ... Posted five or more total blocks once ... Also recorded 12 service aces (0.19 per set), 16 kills (0.25 per set) and 43 points (0.69 per set) ... Opened collegiate career by being named Courtyard By Marriott Invitational Most Valuable Player after tallying 123 assists (11.18 per set) over three matches ... Achieved first career double-double with a match-high 45 assists coupled with 12 digs and also tallied a kill and three assisted blocks in a 3-2 victory at Samford (Aug. 25) in the Courtyard By Marriott Invitational ... Distributed a career-high 66 assists to lead the match, achieved her third double-double with 15 digs and tallied a career-high four kills for the first of two times on the season to go along with an assisted block in a 3-2 setback to High Point (Sept. 2) in the Bobcat Invitational presented by Texas Roadhouse ... Posted a career-high three service aces for the first of two times on the season, led the match with 47 assists and also chipped in five digs in a 3-1 win over Howard (Sept. 8) in the Jefferson Cup presented by Fairfield Inn & Suites ... Compiled a career-high 21 digs to go along with a match-high 58 assists to achieve her fifth double-double and also added a kill, a service ace and two assisted blocks in a 3-1 loss to Bowling Green (Sept. 30) ... Logged a career-high five total blocks (five assisted) and also led the team with 50 assists, achieved her 11th double-double with 14 digs and also recorded a service ace in a 3-2 triumph at Bowling Green (Nov. 3) ... Racked up 11 double-doubles in the final 16 matches of the season -- including a stretch of six-straight matches with a double-double.

Prior to Ohio: Attended Liceo Scientifico G. Marconi in Italy ... Competed at the club level for Codogne’ (2016-17), A.P.C. Chions (2015-16), Volley Mareno (2012-15), Volley San Vendemiano (2007-12) ... Helped guide her squads to four provincial championships while serving as a team captain ... After leading Volley Mareno to a sixth-place finish at the regional championship in 2014-15, helped her 2015-16 A.P.C. Chions team to first-place regional and provincial finishes and an 18th-place finish at the national finals ... Also helped A.P.C. Chions place second (Winter Cup) and third (Memorial Cornacchia) at a pair of international tournaments ... Garnered best setter recognition at several tournaments throughout her career in Italy.

Personal: Born Sept. 24, 1998 ... Daughter of Romano Giacomazzi and Nicoletta Citron ... Has a sister, Sara Giacomazzi ... Undecided on a major ... Enjoys reading and lists favorite authors as Leo Tolstoy, Cassandra Clare and Edoardo Boncinelli ... Enjoys rock music and lists favorite bands as Guns N' Roses, Godsmack, The Offspring and Buckcherry ... Also enjoys motorcycle riding, skiing, ice skating, roller skating, rock climbing and beach volleyball ... Speaks three languages -- Italian, English and German ... Favorite color is back ... Favorite athletes are Argentine volleyball player Luciano De Cecco, Italian volleyball player Manuela Benelli, Italian volleyball player Taismary Agüero and Serbian volleyball player Aleksandar Atanasijevic ... Favorite sports teams are Sir Safety Perugia and Imoco Volley Conegliano.

Kills 4 Four times
Attacks 17 at Kent State (Oct. 5, 2017)
Hitting Percentage -- --
66 High Point (Sept. 2, 2017)
Aces 3 twice (last: Akron, Oct. 27, 2017)
Digs 21 Bowling Green (Sept. 30, 2017)
Block Solos 1 twice (last: Kent State, Nov. 9, 2017)
Block Assists
5 at Bowling Green (Nov. 3, 2017)
Total Blocks 5 at Bowling Green (Nov. 3, 2017)
Points 8.0

at Kent State (Oct. 5, 2017)