2006 (As A Senior)
All-Pac-10 honorable mention ... played in 33 matches, making 18 starts at outside hitter ... averaged 2.14 kills per game and 1.06 blocks per game with a .214 hitting percentage ... had eight double-figure kill performances, including 13 kills at Arizona (Oct. 20), and 10 kills vs. UC Davis (Sept. 15), at UCLA (Sept. 28) vs. Oregon (Oct. 6), at Arizona State (Oct. 18), at Oregon State (Nov. 2), at California (Nov. 25) and vs. Penn State (Dec. 9) in the regional championship ... had 10 digs vs. UMBC (Sept. 8) ... had three aces vs. Oregon State (Oct. 7) ... had eight blocks vs. USC (Sept. 29) and seven at Oregon (Nov. 3) ... had nine kills and eight blocks vs. Colorado (Dec. 1) in the NCAA second round.
2005 (As A Junior At UC Santa Barbara)
AVCA All-America honorable mention ... All-West Region first team ... Big West Conference Player of the Year ... averaged 5.26 kpg, which led the Big West and ranked eighth nationally ... the average also marked the second-highest in school history, while her 572 kills ranked fourth on the UCSB all-time list ... had double-figure kills in all 30 matches, including 12 matches with 20 or more kills ... led or tied for the team lead in all but one match ... averaged 3.15 dpg, which led to 16 double-doubles on the season ... averaged 0.37 sapg to rank sixth in the conference ... earned Big West Player of the Week honors three times ... recorded a school rally scoring record 33 kills in the five-game season-opener vs. Missouri State (Sept. 2) ... the 33 kills marked the sixth most kills ever in Gaucho history ... finished her career at UCSB with 1,251 kills to rank 10th on the all-time list.
2004 (As A Sophomore At UC Santa Barbara)
All-West Region honorable mention ... first team All-Big West ... Big West All-Academic team ... ranked fifth in the conference with 4.28 kills per game ... led or tied for the UCSB team-high in put-a ways 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-a ways 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 digs per game ... that run was highlighted by 23 kills and 18 digs in a 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.
2003 (As A Freshman At UC Santa Barbara)
Big West All-Freshman Team ... recorded 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-a ways 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 No. 14 Arizona (Sept. 12), hitting .435 in the process ... team-high 18 kills the following day against New Mexico State ... those were two of her 14 double-digit kill efforts ... 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.
At Deer Valley High School
A 2003 graduate of Deer Valley High School in Glendale, Ariz. ... 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.
Janine Lucy Sandell was born in London, England to Pauline and David Sandell ... family emigrated to the U.S. when she was 11 years old ... has an older brother, Daniel (25) ... a business major, with an option in accounting ... interested in playing professional volleyball with AVP then either becoming a firefighter, international business woman or coach.
Getting to know Janine
Nickname: Jay or Ja 9
Major: Business with an accounting option
Hobbies: Playing beach volleyball, dancing
or listening to music, and driving nice cars.
Which teammate will surprise people this season: Tama (Tamari) because she has big shoes to fill and she can do it.
Favorite quote: It is what it is.
If I could work for a charity it would be: Make a Wish Foundation because it would be awesome to make someone's dream come true.
Extreme sport I want to try: Snowboarding