Gil was one of two Bruins to start all 33 matches last season, playing in 120 of 122 sets ... was named Pacific Region and Pacific-10 Conference Freshman of the Year, as well as All-Pac-10 honorable mention ... led the Bruins with 1.46 blocks per set and a .327 hitting percentage ... placed third with 2.54 kills per set ... finished second among Pac-10 players and sixth in the nation in blocks per set ... ranked sixth in the Pac-10 and 88th in the country in hitting percentage ... led the Bruins in blocks 21 times, posting a team and season-high 13 against Oregon on Nov. 1 with two solo roofs and 11 assists ... added 13 kills against the Ducks for her first career double-double ... had double figures in blocks with 10 at California on Nov. 21, falling just short of another double-double with nine kills ... had 14 other matches with at least six roofs ... had two block solos in a match eight times ... led the Bruins in kills for a match seven times and posted 12 double-figure kills contests, which was third on the squad ... recorded a season-best 20 kills at Northwestern on Sept. 20, which tied for the most kills for a Bruin in one match in 2008 ... added 16 kills on a .577 hitting percentage in the match prior against Georgetown (Sept. 19) ... hit over .400 with at least 10 kills on four occasions, swinging at a season-best .647 clip (12-1-17) at Cal State Northridge on Sept. 16 ... had no attack errors in a match seven times ... in a four-match stretch from Nov. 25 to Dec. 6, all Bruin victories, she posted 27 kills and only one error in 52 swings for a .500 hitting percentage ... tallied a season-best six digs at Cal State Fullerton on Sept. 10 and had five digs in a match three other times.
ARCHBISHOP MITTY HIGH SCHOOL
Gil was a four-year varsity letterwinner at Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, Calif. ... earned West Coast Athletic League and Central Coast Section Player of the Year honors three times ... named AVCA High School All-American as a senior and a Mizuno/Volleyball Magazine and Prep Volleyball.com All-American as a junior ... was also a three-time Cal-High Sports, High School Sports Focus and San Francisco Chronicle Player of the Year and two-time San Jose Mercury Player of the Year ... helped the Monarchs to a state championship in 2004 ... Mitty also won WCAL, CCS and NorCal titles in each of Gil's four seasons, helping her team to a 149-8 record ... was a teammate with fellow Bruin Lainey Gera ... coached by Brett Almazan-Cezar ... played club with Vision Volleyball Club and earned a bronze medal at the 2008 Junior Olympics and was a member of the 18 Open All-Tournament Team ... has also been a part of the U.S. Girls' Youth National Team for four years, competing at the FIVB Girls' Youth World Championships.
Born Amanda Annaliese Gil on Nov. 16, 1990 in San Jose, Calif. ... parents are Michelle Evangel and Randy Gil ... stepmother is Joanna Gil ... has one younger brother, Randy ... plays volleyball to fulfill her competitive drive and to win national championships ... favorites include the TV shows "Law & Order: SVU" and "Brothers and Sisters", pro athletes Kobe Bryant and Kerri Walsh and actors Morgan Freeman and Denzel Washington ... thing she likes the most about volleyball is getting a nasty block against an opponent at a critical time ... hobbies include watching movies, going to the beach and shopping ... biggest athletic thrill was getting the game-winning kill to win the state championship as a freshman ... majoring in communications.
Amanda Gil's Career Statistics
Amanda Gil's Match Highs
|KILLS||20, at Northwestern (9/20/08)||TOTAL ATTACKS||41, at Northwestern (9/20/08)||HITTING PCT (MIN. 10 KILLS)||.647 (12-1-17), at Cal State Northridge (9/16/08)||SERVICE ACES||1, Seven Times||DIGS||6, at Cal State Fullerton (9/10/08)||BLOCK SOLOS||2, Eight Times||BLOCK ASSISTS||11, vs. Oregon (11/1/08)||TOTAL BLOCKS||13.0 (2-11), vs. Oregon (11/1/08)||POINTS||23.0, at Northwestern (9/20/08)|