17 Madison Hardy
RedHawks see Colosseum and tour historic city on final day of European tour.
Kayleigh Cox and Madison Hardy blog about their day sightseeing in the city.
Chelsea Visk assists on four blocks, but RedHawks drop match in straight sets.
Cassie Farrell leads RedHawks with nine kills.
Farrell named East Division Offensive Player of the Week, while Hardy wins Defensive Player of the Week honor for third time this season.
Updated through 2011 season
2011: Appeared in 30 matches, serving as team's starting libero in 28 of them ... led team in digs with 529, an average of 4.72 digs per set ... Named MAC East Division Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 12 for performance at Miami Best Western/Sycamore Inn Invitational ... earned award for second time on Oct. 3 ... named Tournament MVP of the Quality Inn/ASICS Classic hosted by Indiana State ... has been Miami's starting libero in 22 matches in 2011 ... team leading 507 digs on season, an average of 4.78 per set ... has double-digit digs in 24 of 28 matches played this season ... recorded 26 digs in win over Eastern Illinois (Aug. 26) ... had 15 digs vs. Indiana State (Aug. 27) ... recorded 19 digs and had a perfect 1.000 reception percentage in tournament finale vs. Chicago State (Aug. 27) ... had 18 digs in win over New Hampshire (Sept. 2) ... recorded 18 digs against Florida Gulf Coast (Sept. 9) ... had 16 digs in first three sets against Radford (Sept. 10), before missing final set with injury ... returned from injury to record 22 digs vs. Saint Louis (Sept. 16) ... had 19 digs at North Carolina (Sept. 17) ... recorded 23 digs in win over Buffalo (Sept. 30) ... just missed season-high with 25 digs at Bowling Green (Oct. 6)... recorded three straight 20 dig matches with 21 vs. Eastern Michigan (Oct. 14) 21 vs. Central Michigan (Oct. 15) and 20 at Ball State (Oct. 21)...tied her season high with 26 digs against Western Michigan (Nov. 12).
2010: Appeared in 32 matches during her rookie season, starting five and earning the starting libero shirt in nine contests ... finished third on the team with 266 digs ... was second on team with 2.69 digs per set average ... her 29 digs in the MAC First Round Tournament win at Central Michigan (Nov. 16) were the most by any RedHawk during the 2010 season ... recorded 26 digs in win over Toledo (Oct. 22) ... that performance earned her MAC East Division Defensive Player of the Week honors on Oct. 25 ... finished with double-digit digs in 11 matches during season, including nine of the final 12 ... put down 22 kills on the season, including a high of seven against Youngstown State (Sept. 11).
High School: Four-year varsity letterwinner for Mercy Academy ... led team to two consecutive Kentucky High School Athletic Association Championships in 2008 and 2009, as well as a number two national ranking in 2008 ... led her KIVA club team to the JVA National Championship in the 17 Open Division, where she was named MVP of the Tournament ... named an AAU All-American in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2008 ... first team All-State for her high school play in 2009 after earning second team honors in 2008 ... served as team captain in 2009.
Personal: Has a September birthday ... daughter of Mark and LeAnn Hardy ... sister Erica played at Western Kentucky ... majoring in political science with a minor in American studies.