2010: Named to the America East All-Conference Second Team and the All-Academic Team… Recovered from off-season shoulder surgery to record a career-high 614 assists, 209 digs and 28 blocks… Best week of the season came at New Hampshire on Oct. 16 with 45 assists and career highs in digs (30) and service aces (4), followed by a season-high 50 assists against Providence on Oct. 17… Earned America East Setter of the Week honors for the week ending Oct. 17… Now stands eighth all-time with 1,292 career assists… Notched nine double-doubles, including 31 assists and 13 digs in the America East Championship against Albany… Recognized on the America East Honor Roll.
2009: Appeared in 17 matches, including 11 starts… Recorded a career-high and UMBC season-high 55 assists in the season opener against Long Island on Aug. 29… Was second on the team with 303 assists, averaging 6.31 per set… Earned four double-doubles, including a 35-assist, 17-dig performance against New Hampshire on Oct. 9…. The 17 digs was a career-high mark… Named to the America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
2008: Named to the 2008 America East All-Rookie Team after being name America East Rookie of the Week twice during the season… Played in 18 matches for the Retrievers, starting 11… Was second on the team with 375 assists, averaging 8.52 per set… Earned two double-doubles, including a 41-assist, 12-dig effort against Maine on Oct. 5. Both marks were season highs… Posted 11 kills on 27 swings… Earned 30 or more assists six times… Had 23 total blocks, including a season-high six against Stony Brook on Oct. 12… Named to the America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
Background: A four-year captain and three-time MVP at Kenosha Tremper High School in Kenosha, Wis…. Helped lead the Trojans to their first appearance in the state tournament for the first time since 1996… Named to the All-Conference First-Team in 2006-07 and 2007-08, the All-County First-Team in 2007-08, All-Conference Second-Team in 2005-06 and All-Conference Honorable Mention in 2004-05… Holds career and single-season assists record for the Trojans… Lists her best performance as a 30-assist, 15-dig, four-block, two-ace effort against the No. 1 team in the state, Burlington, in 2007, which the Trojans won in three games… Member of the National Honor Society and member of the Honor Roll every semester for four years… Also graduated with an Honors Diploma and participated in DECA, Student Government and Choir for all four years.
Personal: One of three children to John and Lisa Spaay… Has a younger sister, Amanda, and younger brother, Christian… Majoring in psychology and minoring in biology… Born Feb. 8, 1990.