BOWLING GREEN - Bowling Green State University volleyball coach Danijela Tomic has announced that Amanda Schiavo has committed to play volleyball at BGSU beginning in the 2013 season. Schiavo is the daughter of John Schiavo and Scott and Andrea Anstis and hails from Pittsburgh, Pa.
Schiavo, a 5-foot-7 defensive specialist/libero, spent her high school career at both West Allegheny High School and Moon Area High School, earning three varsity letters. She was also selected as one of 24 athletes to participate in the 2012 USVA Indoor High Performance Women's Junior National Training Team, signifying the highest level of national-pipeline programming for the age group. Schiavo also took part in the 2009 and 2011 USVA High Performance Camp and was part of the Keystone Region Volleyball Association (KRVA) Youth Team in both 2010 and 2011.
"We are thrilled to add Amanda to our already strong 2013 class," Tomic said. "She's solidified our libero/defensive specialist position. Amanda is one of the best young liberos in the country, and her decision to attend BGSU speaks volumes about where our program is headed. She will not only contribute on the court, but more importantly in the classroom because she is an excellent student."
Schiavo was named a 2012 AVCA Under Armour High School All-American Honorable Mention and was selected for the Terrific 21 All-Star Game, composed of the best players in the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL). Academically, Schiavo has been named to both the high honor roll and highest honor roll and plans to study journalism at BGSU.
Schiavo joins five other student-athletes who have already committed to the volleyball program. Desi Klaer, Carlyn Stella, Alyssa Maloney, Madeline Garda and Delaney Arkeilpane were all announced in late November.
Bowling Green went 22-11 in 2012 and returns six starters from a team that won the Mid-American Conference Tournament and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. All three of the team's first-team all-conference players – Lindsey Butterfield, Danielle Tonyan, and Paige Penrod – return for their senior seasons in 2013.