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2011 (As A Senior)
Made a big impact in her one season in purple and gold, leading the team in assists and assists per set ... appeared in all 32 matches, starting 21, and playing in 102 sets ... during Pac-12 play, shared the setting duties with Jenni Nogueras in a 6-2 rotation ... led the team with 794 assists, averaging 7.78 per set which ranked 10th in the Pac-12 ... had 24 service aces, tied for third on the team, and her 0.24 aces per set average ranked ninth in the Pac-12 ... led the team in assists in 20 of UW's 32 matches, led or shared the team lead in aces on five occasions, and shared the team lead in blocks twice ... had four double-doubles in assists and digs, including a 22 assist, 11 dig performance at Minnesota in the NCAA second round ... had 30 or more assists in 11 matches ... passed the 3,000 career assist mark on Nov. 18 at Utah, winding up with 3,109 ... helped the Husky offense hit .252 for the year, with 11 matches hitting .300 or better ... had a team-high 50 assists on Sept. 3 at Gonzaga to go along with a season-high 12 digs ... also had 41 assists in 3-0 win over eventual NCAA Champ UCLA on Sept. 17 ... had at least one ace in 20 of the 32 matches UW played, with a season-high of two on four occasions ... had three or more blocks in nine matches, with a season-high of seven on Sept. 3 vs. Boise State ... season-high three kills and 5.5 points on Sept. 23 win at Arizona ... fourth on the team with 183 total digs.
2010 (As A Junior at Colorado State)
Led the Rams to another Mountain West Conference title and was named to the All-MWC Team for the second straight season ... Rams finished the year ranked No. 16 nationally in the AVCA poll ... Colorado State reached the NCAA second round before falling at Stanford to finish the year at 26-5 ... played in all 31 matches and all 110 sets during her junior campaign, leading CSU to a .252 hitting percentage compared to .132 for its opponents ... averaged 10.56 assists per set for the second straight year, ranking second in the MWC and 59th nationally and also had similar kill numbers with 0.81 per set ... averaged 1.81 digs per set, fourth on the team, and had 0.76 blocks per set as CSU ranked second nationally in blocks per set ... earned Mountain West Conference All-Academic honors ... in the spring of 2010, prior to her junior season, she made the U.S. National A2 Team as one of four setters on the select 24-player roster, then competed for the USA Blue squad that won the gold medal at the 2010 USA Volleyball Open National Championships in Phoenix.
2009 (As A Sophomore at Colorado State)
Moved to setter paid dividends as she was named to the All-Mountain West Conference Team, and led the Rams to the NCAA Round of 16 which included an upset of the Huskies in the NCAA second round in Fort Collins ... had 39 assists, eight digs and five kills in the tourney match against Washington ... played in all 31 matches for the Rams and played in 112 sets as Colorado State won the Mountain West Conference title, eventually falling to Minnesota in the Round of 16 ... ranked second in the MWC and 63rd nationally in assists per set with 10.56 ... set the Rams to a team hitting percentage of .235 and a 25-6 overall record ... had eight double doubles on the year ... third on the team in digs per set with 2.04 and 228 total for the season ... had 30+ assists in 26 of CSU's 31 matches ... averaged 0.82 kills per set, sixth on the team ... named to the MWC All-Academic Team.
2008 (As A Freshman at Colorado State)
Was a defensive specialist her first year in Fort Collins ... played in 33 sets, making her collegiate debut against Eastern Washington and posting two assists ... appeared in both of CSU's NCAA tourney matches, including a first round win over Florida International, and a second round loss to Florida in which she notched nine digs ... had a season-best 10 digs at BYU on Nov. 20 ... notched season-bst four assists against Air Force.
In High School
A three-year captain and four-year letterwinner for Centaurus ... named All-Colorado and to the 4A First Team as a senior by the Denver Post ... named to the Skyline Conference First Team all four years and led the team to multiple state tourney appearances as an outside hitter ... named Skyline Conference Player of the Year as a senior, sophomore, and freshman ... named Team MVP all four seasons ... a Volleyball Magazine Fab-50 Freshmen after her freshman season ... competed five years for the Frontrange Volleyball Club for coaches Steve Huntingdale, James Beasley, and Jim Miret ... Frontrange placed fifth at the Junior National Championships 18 Open division in 2008 and was also second at AAU nationals in 2008 ... won the Big South tourney 18's division in Atlanta in 2008 ... also lettered two years in track and basketball as a freshman and sophomore ... first team all-conference and team MVP as a sophomore in hoops, and named all-state in track as a sophomore.
Full name Evangella Sanders ... born in Modesto, California ... parents are Beverly and Collins Sanders ... has one older sister, Alexandra, and one older brother, Dillon ... mother played volleyball at Colorado and Cal-State Stanislaus and coaches at Centaurus High School where Evan played ... father played football at Northern Colorado and is head coach and general manager of the Colorado Ice, a professional Indoor Football League team ... brother Dillon played quarterback in college at Black Hills State and Colorado Schoolf of Mines ... hobbies include any sport, singing and shopping ... plans to complete degree in Early Childhood Education.