9 Amanda Yausie
9 Amanda Yausie
Height: 5-8
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Colonsay, Saskatchewan
High School: Colonsay HS '06
Position: S
Experience: 3L

2008: Although Yausie battled injuries throughout the season, she also had some impressive bright spots. In a sweep of Southeastern Conference-member Arkansas on Aug. 30, she had a vital role in Eastern’s 25-23 win in the first set, cutting a 23-19 deficit to three with a kill, then stepping back to the serving line and remaining there until Eastern won the set, finished off with a clutch 6-0 spurt. Her third-highest assist total of the season came on Oct. 4 at Northern Arizona, as she tallied 24 helpers in a four-set loss to the Lumberjacks. Her best output came at home against Seattle University on Oct. 21, when her 40 assists helped the Eagles to a 3-0 sweep of the Redhawks; Eastern Washington hit .302 (53-18-116) in that contest, its third-highest average of the season. Yausie recorded 27 assists in a 3-1 victory over Weber State on Oct. 25. She had double-digit assist sums eight times in 2008.

2007: Yausie had 40+ assists eight times and even had 51 on three separate occasions, in 3-2 wins over Colgate (Aug. 31) and Northern Arizona (Sept. 29) as well as in a 3-1 loss to Utah State (Aug. 25). In the USU contest, she set a personal best in hitting percentage at .571 (8-0-14) before shattering that mark against Montana on Sept. 22, hitting at a .625 clip (6-1-8) against the Grizzlies. Her total of eight kills against Utah State remains a career high for Yausie. She also set a career mark in digs with 21 against Idaho State on Sept. 15. Her career mark in blocks (4) was set against San Francisco on Sept. 1. Her 8.76 assists per set average placed her eighth in the Big Sky Conference and 232nd among all NCAA Division I players.

2006: She ranked 201st among all NCAA Division I players and fourth in the Big Sky Conference in assists per set with 9.68. Additionally, the freshman was fourth in the league and led the team in service aces per set (0.34). In the seventh match of the season versus St. Francis (N.Y.), she helped the Eagles as a team hit .569, its highest hitting percentage of the season. She contributed 34 assists and 15 digs in an early-season win over Texas-San Antonio, earning her first career double-double in the process. She had five service aces in an early-season contest with Northern Colorado, the most by any Eagle in 2006 and still a career mark for Yausie. She also had her second double-double in that contest with 54 assists and 11 digs; the assist total tied for her second-highest of the season. A 55-assist output helped the Eagles topple Montana State, 3-1. That served as the highest assist tally posted by an Eagle in 2006 and remains a career high for Yausie. In a four-set win over Idaho State, Yausie also tallied 54 assists – the second-most accumulated by any Eagle in 2006. A 49-assist performance helped move EWU into the Big Sky Conference semifinals with a four-set win over Weber State. Yausie also set a then-career record for blocks in a match with three. Yausie finished the season with three double-doubles. She had five 50+ assist contests in 2006.

High School:
Yausie, a setter from Colonsay, Saskatchewan, had been playing volleyball for six years before arriving at Eastern Washington. She played in 2003 and 2004 as a setter and libero for Canada’s junior national team. An honor roll student at Colonsay High School, she was named MVP for the volleyball team and served as captain her last two seasons there. In 2003, she was named Saskatchewan Volleyball Association’s Midget Player of the Year. In 2005, Yausie was selected to play for Team Saskatchewan at the 2005 Canada Summer Games. Her parents are Scott and Gail Yausie, and she is majoring in sociology.

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