17Erica Di Maulo
St. John's squared off with BIG EAST foe Butler on Saturday Sept. 24, 2016 at Carnesecca Arena.
As A Freshman (2016): Played in 114 sets across 31 matches, making 30 starts as a true freshman … was named BIG EAST Co-Freshman of the Year (Nov. 23) to become the second player in Red Storm history to earn this accolade … claimed a spot on the All-BIG EAST First team to become the third freshman in program history to be named to the conference’s first team … garnered BIG EAST Freshman of the Week twice (Sept. 5 and Oct. 3) … named to the conference’s weekly honor roll (8/29 and 11/14) … chosen to the All-Tournament team at all four non-conference tournaments, including winning the most valuable player honor at the Jack Kaiser Classic, as the Red Storm won the title going a perfect 3-0 … distributed 1,162 assists, which was the second-most by a freshman in school history and ninth-highest total in the program overall … finished with the third most assists in the BIG EAST ... recorded seven double-doubles on the year and dished out 60 assists, which was the second-most by any BIG EAST player in a match this season, in a 3-2 upset road victory over Marquette (Nov. 13) … averaged 10.19 assists and 2.04 digs per set, while adding 64 kills on the year … posted 32 service aces and 75 total blocks on the year … registered a season-high five total blocks against Xavier (Sept. 23) and season-high six kills in the matchup with Butler (Sept. 24).At Liceo Vittoria: Played on the Italian club team Progetto Volley Orago ... served as the captain of the team at Progetto Volley Orago from 2012-2015 and won the U16 Italian Championship with the club team in 2013.
Off the Court: Born in Milan, Italy ... daughter of Mauro Di Maulo and Laura Donelli ... has one older sibling, Diego (22) ... major is currently undecided ... lists playing piano, listening to music and spending time with friends as hobbies ... lists her former Coach Giuseppe Bosetti as the most influential person in her athletic career, because he taught her a lot as a player and as a person who gave her passion for volleyball ... favorite quote is: "Always believe, never give up."... favorite book is "Paper Towns" ... favorite food is lasagna ... favorite movie is "The Proposal" ... favorite song is "Travesuras" ... favorite pro athletes are Micah Christenson and Bruninho.