12 Erika Ward
12 - Erika Ward
Height: 5-1
Year: So.
Hometown: Rochester, Mich.
High School: Stoney Creek
Position: L/DS
m 33
k/s 0.02
h % .111
a/s 1.31
b/s 0.00
sa/s 0.26
d/s 4.31

2018 (Sophomore)
Named a second-team All-NEC selection and earned a spot on the NEC Commissioner’s Honor Roll … NEC All-Tournament honoree … Two-time Molten/NEC Defensive Player of the Week (Aug. 27, Oct. 15) … Appeared in 33 matches and 129 sets … Became the first player in program history to reach 1,000 career digs as a sophomore … Averaged 4.10 digs, 1.12 assists and 0.23 aces per set as the Bulldogs’ primary libero … Eight matches of 20 or more digs … Recorded a double-double of 16 digs and 10 assists in the win over Marist (Aug. 31) … Tallied 20 digs in a sweep of Coppin State (Sept. 8) … Notched 25 digs over four sets against Colgate (Sept. 15) … Had 22 digs in a road sweep of Central Connecticut (Oct. 12) … Collected 25 digs in a win at Saint Francis U (Oct. 19) and 28 in a victory at Sacred Heart (Nov. 2) … Posted a career-high 32 digs in the NEC Semifinal victory over Central Connecticut (Nov. 16) and 17 in the title match against Sacred Heart (Nov. 17) … Recorded 13 digs in the NCAA First Round at No. 2 Minnesota (Nov. 30).

2017 (Freshman)
NEC Academic Honor Roll selection … Appeared in 33 matches and 123 sets for the Bulldogs … Led the Bulldogs with 477 digs (3.98 per set) … Totaled 113 assists (0.92 per set) and 24 aces (0.20 per set … 24 matches of 10 or more digs and nine of 20 or more … Averaged 6.00 digs per set in the opening weekend of the season to earn Molten/NEC Rookie of the Week honors … Posted dig totals of 21 (Stony Brook) and 23 (Brown) in the second day of the Hampton Inn-vitational (9/9) … The 23 digs in the win over Brown were a career-high, matched a week later in the win over Binghamton (9/16) … Notched a career-high four aces in the victory over LIU Brooklyn (9/23) … Tallied 22 digs and a career-high 12 assists in the win over Fairleigh Dickinson (10/6) … Closed the year with 20-dig performances against Saint Francis U (11/11) and Central Connecticut (11/17).

Before Bryant
Ward was a three-year varsity letterwinner and two-year starter at Stoney Creek High School … Helped the program earn its first-ever Oakland Athletic Association (OAA) Red Division title and first appearance in the district finals in 2015 … Team returned to the district finals in 2016 … Led the Cougars to 2016 Rochester City Cup Championship … Holds school records for digs in a career (1,312) and digs in a season (741) … Named a 2017 Ultra Ankle JVA All-National Team pick, recognizing the top JVA players in the nation ... Named an all-state second team selection as a senior … All-state honorable mention as a junior … Two-time all-region pick (2015, 2016) … 2015 and 2016 All-OAA Red Division nod … Earned MVP award as a senior … Two-time captain … Four-time OAA Scholar-Athlete … National Honor Society member … Played club for Michigan Elite Volleyball Academy … High school and club teammate of fellow Bulldog Mackenzie Wild.

Personal
Daughter of Angela and Jim Ward … Has one brother, Evan, and one sister, Alexa.

Career Single-Match Highs
Kills: 
1, 4x, last vs. Dartmouth, 10/30/18
Assists: 12, at Fairleigh Dickinson, 10/6/17
Aces: 4, 3x, last vs. Hartford, 9/25/18
Digs: 32, vs. Central Connecticut, 11/16/18
Blocks: --

Recent Games
Nov 3 at Fairleigh Dickinson W, 3-0
Nov 9 Long Island L, 3-2
Nov 10 St. Francis Brooklyn L, 3-1
Nov 16 vs. Central Connecticut W, 3-2
Nov 17 vs. Sacred Heart W, 3-0
Nov 30 at No. 2 Minnesota L, 3-0
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 33 14
Sets 129 55
Kills 2 0
Kills per set 0.02 0.00
Errors 1 0
Total Attacks 9 0
Hitting Percentage .111 -
Assists 169 69
Assists per set 1.31 1.25
Service Aces 33 10
Service Errors 23 11
Service Aces per set 0.26 0.18
Reception Errors 28 10
Digs 556 230
Digs per set 4.31 4.18
Block Solo 0 0
Block Assist 0 0
Block Total 0 0
Blocks per set 0.00 0.00
Block Errors 0 0
Ball Handling Errors 1 0
Points 35.0 10.0
Points per set 0.3 0.2
Matches started - -
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Aug 24 at UIC L, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 5 1 0 2 16 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Aug 25 vs. Central Michigan W, 3-2 - 5 0 0 0 - 4 0 1 0 21 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Aug 25 vs. Maryland Eastern Shore W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 9 1 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Aug 29 UMass Lowell W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 5 0 3 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Aug 31 vs. Charlotte L, 3-2 - 5 0 1 1 -1.000 9 2 1 0 19 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Aug 31 vs. Marist W, 3-1 - 4 0 0 2 .000 10 2 1 1 16 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Sep 1 at Fordham L, 3-2 - 5 0 0 2 .000 9 1 0 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Sep 4 New Hampshire L, 3-2 - 5 0 0 1 .000 2 3 0 1 18 0 0 0 0 0 3.0
Sep 7 Middle Tennessee W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 2 1 0 2 12 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Sep 8 Coppin State W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 5 2 2 1 20 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Sep 8 Quinnipiac W, 3-1 - 4 0 0 0 - 2 1 2 0 19 0 0 0 0 1 1.0
Sep 11 at Providence W, 3-2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 14 vs. Delaware L, 3-2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 14 at Stony Brook W, 3-2 - 5 0 0 0 - 3 0 0 1 19 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 15 vs. Colgate L, 3-1 - 4 0 0 0 - 9 2 1 0 25 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Sep 18 at Brown L, 3-1 - 4 1 0 2 .500 4 1 0 1 17 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Sep 21 Saint Francis U W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 8 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 22 Robert Morris W, 3-2 - 5 0 0 0 - 4 0 1 1 18 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 25 at Hartford W, 3-1 - 4 0 0 0 - 5 4 1 1 16 0 0 0 0 0 4.0
Sep 28 at Long Island L, 3-1 - 4 0 0 0 - 2 1 0 1 22 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Sep 29 at St. Francis Brooklyn W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 8 0 1 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Oct 5 Sacred Heart L, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 1 1 0 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Oct 6 Fairleigh Dickinson W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 5 0 1 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Oct 12 at Central Connecticut W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 3 1 0 0 22 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Oct 19 at Saint Francis U W, 3-2 - 5 0 0 0 - 6 0 0 2 25 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Oct 20 at Robert Morris W, 3-2 - 5 0 0 0 - 5 1 1 2 11 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Oct 27 Central Connecticut W, 3-1 - 4 0 0 0 - 7 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Oct 30 Dartmouth L, 3-0 - 3 1 0 1 1.000 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Nov 2 at Sacred Heart W, 3-2 - 5 0 0 0 - 4 2 2 2 28 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Nov 3 at Fairleigh Dickinson W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 8 3 0 0 18 0 0 0 0 0 3.0
Nov 9 Long Island L, 3-2 - 5 0 0 0 - 4 1 2 1 12 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Nov 10 St. Francis Brooklyn L, 3-1 - 4 0 0 0 - 4 0 3 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Nov 16 vs. Central Connecticut W, 3-2 - 5 0 0 0 - 7 0 0 4 32 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Nov 17 vs. Sacred Heart W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 5 1 0 1 17 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Nov 30 at No. 2 Minnesota L, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 5 1 0 1 13 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
2017-18 33 123 2 0.02 4 9 -.222 113 0.92 24 0.20 477 3.88 0 0 0 0.00 26.0 0.2
2018-19 33 129 2 0.02 1 9 .111 169 1.31 33 0.26 556 4.31 0 0 0 0.00 35.0 0.3
2019-20 31 102 1 0.01 2 19 -.053 123 1.21 25 0.25 379 3.72 0 0 0 0.00 26.0 0.3
Total 97 354 5 0.01 7 37 -.054 405 1.14 82 0.23 1412 3.99 0 0 0 0.00 87.0 0.2
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
Total 33 129 2 0.02 1 9 .111 169 1.31 33 0.26 556 4.31 0 0 0 0.00 35.0 0.3
Conference 14 55 0 0.00 0 0 - 69 1.25 10 0.18 230 4.18 0 0 0 0.00 10.0 0.2
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 13 48 1 0.02 0 2 .500 49 1.02 9 0.19 177 3.69 0 0 0 0.00 10.0 0.2
Away 13 52 1 0.02 0 4 .250 67 1.29 16 0.31 239 4.60 0 0 0 0.00 17.0 0.3
Neutral 7 29 0 0.00 1 3 -.333 53 1.83 8 0.28 140 4.83 0 0 0 0.00 8.0 0.3
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Wins 21 81 0 0.00 0 2 .000 115 1.42 19 0.23 363 4.48 0 0 0 0.00 19.0 0.2
Losses 12 48 2 0.04 1 7 .143 54 1.13 14 0.29 193 4.02 0 0 0 0.00 16.0 0.3
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August 6 23 0 0.00 1 3 -.333 42 1.83 6 0.26 89 3.87 0 0 0 0.00 6.0 0.3
September 13 52 1 0.02 0 5 .200 63 1.21 16 0.31 231 4.44 0 0 0 0.00 17.0 0.3
October 7 26 1 0.04 0 1 1.000 27 1.04 3 0.12 102 3.92 0 0 0 0.00 4.0 0.2
November 7 28 0 0.00 0 0 - 37 1.32 8 0.29 134 4.79 0 0 0 0.00 8.0 0.3