12 Gena Hlavinka
12 Gena Hlavinka
Height: 6-0
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Gaithersburg, Md.
High School: T.S. Wootton
Position: MB
Major: Biology

2010: Second team All-CAC ... started all 32 matches and 121 sets ... second on the team with a .277 hitting percentage ... third with a 2.17 kills average ... 11 double-digit kill matches ... personal-best 21 kills in five-set loss to Salisbury ... career-high seven digs twice ... career-high four block assists twice ... season-best two service aces three times ... career-high three block solos twice.

2009: Saw action in all 32 matches and 128 sets ... third in kills/set with 2.14 ... season-best 17 kills in 3-1 win vs. DeSales ... second in total blocks with 79.0 ... career-highs of four block assists and 6.0 total blocks in loss at Salisbury ... career-best three block solos in sweep of FDU-Florham ... season-high five digs in five-set win vs. Stevenson. 

2008: Played in 19 matches with two starts ... averaged 1.23 kills per set ... season-high nine kills in a 3-1 win at Randolph-Macon ... five kills and season-best five digs in four-set victory vs. Stevenson ... served up career-high three aces in sweep of Bryn Mawr.

T.S. Wootton HS: 2008 graduate ... excelled under Mary Malinauskas ... 2007 All-Montgomery Gazette Player of the Year ... first team Washington Post All-Extra and second team All-Met as a senior.

Personal: Gena Marie Hlavinka ... minoring in environmental studies and education ... hopes to become a high school teacher and work in public health ... works with St. Mary's River Project ... born May 31, 1990 in Owattonna, Minn. ... daughter of Paul and Mary Hlavinka ... has an older sister named Katie.

Why St. Mary's?: "Loved the campus, interesting major offerings."