7 Maureen Atkins
7 Maureen Atkins
Height: 5-5
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Fenton, Mo.
High School: St. Joseph's
Position: L/DS
Twitter: Finance

An exceptional athlete who will lead the team's defensive core ... Quick defensive specialist with excellent passing skills ... Helps set the tempo offensively with her defensive play.

As a junior: Played in 160 games as a junior ... One of the top defenders on the team, leading the Bulldogs with 601 digs ... Also added 44 sets for Bryant in the 2007 season ... Third Team All-Conference selection ... Named First Team All-Academic.

As a sophomore: Was Bryant's starting libero, playing in 115 games as a sophmore ... Led the team with 415 digs defensively and was third on team with 43 service aces ... Notched 31 digs in five-game match vs. C.W. Post ... Earned 22 digs vs. Nova Southeastern and 20 digs in three-game matches vs. UMass Lowell and Cal State-Dominguez Hills ... Recorded four service aces vs. Shepherd College ... Dean's List student ... Northeast-10 Academic All-Conference selection.

As a freshman: Only player on team to play in all 130 games, playing 37 matches for the Bulldogs ... Second on the team with 470 digs defensively (3.62 dpg) ... Career-best 34 digs vs. Eckerd ... Had 26 digs vs. Rollins and added 25 vs. Bentley ... Third on team with 74 service aces ... Career-high eight service aces vs. Stonehill .... Registered seven aces vs. Eckerd and UMass Lowell ... Dean's List student.

Before Bryant: Academic All State selection ... Honor Roll student ... Beta Chi Pi ... Member of French Club and Winning with Wellness Club ... Helped lead team to runner-up state finish in 2004 ... Member of MSHAA Class 4A undefeated team as a freshman and fourth-place finish during junior year for coach Jenny  Maure ... Played for St. Louis CYC Club Team.

Personal: Daughter of Jeffery Atkins and Teresa Buchhollz, Maureen Marie Atkins was born October 10, 1986 ... Has two brothers and two sisters .. Parents are both graduates of St. Louis University ... Majors in finance.