Red Storm duo to compete with over 240 other athletes at U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Sophomore outside hitter records third 12 kills, 16 digs.
Red Storm defeated BIG EAST rival Pirates, 3-2, on Sept. 27.
Sophomore setter picks up eighth double-double with 35 assists, 11 digs.
Palgutova collected 14th double-double, while Wachowicz picked up fifth double-double.
2013 Intro Video
BIG EAST Tournament Preview with Gabriela Petkova, Aleksandra Wachowicz, Karin Palgutova, and Shawna-Lei Santos.
Highlights And Interview With Shawna-Lei Santos After 3-0 Win Vs. Coppin State
Head Coach Joanne Persico Previews The 2012 Season
Big East Season Opener vs. Seton Hall
The Red Storm finished 20-12 (7-8)
St. John's takes on DePaul on "Senior Night" from Carnesecca Arena on Nov. 9, 2012.
St. John's defeats Georgetown in three sets at Carnesecca Arena on Sept. 21, 2012.
St. John's defeats Iona in three sets at Carnesecca Arena on Sept. 18, 2012.
As A Freshman (2012): Played in 116 sets over 32 matches, making 28 starts ... posted the second-most digs (351) and digs per set (3.03) on the squad ... placed fourth on the team in kills (148) and kills per set average (1.28) ... had the second-most service aces (29) and service aces per set (0.25) on the squad ... recorded double-digit digs in 21 matches ... had eight digs vs. then-No. 10 Louisville in the BIG EAST quarterfinals (Nov. 16) ... compiled a season-high five blocks vs. DePaul (Nov. 9) ... collected her first-career double-double with an 11 kill, 11 dig performance at Syracuse (Nov. 2) ... posted 23 digs and added six kills vs. Rutgers (Oct. 28) ... picked up 12 digs, 8 kills, and a service ace at USF (Oct. 21) ... had 13 digs, four kills, a pair of assists, and a service ace vs. then-No. 15 Louisville (Oct. 12) ... registered 18 digs and a block at Notre Dame (Oct. 7) ... racked up a season-high 32 digs in a five-set win vs. Villanova (Sept. 23) ... picked up a season-high five service aces, while adding seven kills and four digs in a road win at LIU Brooklyn (Sept. 15) ... received Kaiser Classic All-Tournament honors after collecting 30 kills and 36 digs over four matches (Sept. 8) ... registered 11 digs, four service aces, and three kills vs. Brown (Sept. 1) ... had 13 digs and five kills in the home opener vs. Siena (Aug. 29)
At Sacred Hearts Academy: A four-year starter ... led the Lancers to a fourth place finish at state championships as a senior ... a member of the school's Honor Roll from 2009-12 ... a co-captain and floor captain from 2011-12 ... also a team captain for her club team, Imi'Ike, in 2012 ... has also been heavily involved with the United States High Performance, Junior National and Junior Olympics squads since 2006 ... guided the GYA Blue High Performance team to a gold medal at the 2011 High Performance Nationals in Tuscon, Ariz. ... has won four total medals with USA High Performance (two gold and two bronze) ... won bronze and earned all-tournament honors at the 2011 Junior National Championships in Atlanta, Ga.
Off the Court: Most thrilling moment of her athletic career was making the U.S. national team in 2012 ... was recruited by numerous Pac-12 and Big 12 schools ... aspires to play professionally, study abroad in Europe, and make the U.S. Olympic team ... if she were Coach Perisco for the day, she would take the team to the beach for a beach volleyball tournament and team bonding ... favorite quote is: "After the many hours of practices and the coaches who have pushed you to your limit, there is a little girl that fell in love with the sport. Play for her" ... most influential person in her athletic career is her father because he has always been there no matter what and will always be her No. 1 fan ... daughter of Shawn and Maria ... has three siblings: Chaz Hew-len, Ha'oli Hew-Len, Shayla-Ann Santos.