Starting at the end of June and extending through much of July, the Youngstown State volleyball program is announcing its nine newcomers individually on YSUsports.com.
The fourth student-athlete being announced by third-year head coach Aline Scott is Amanda Lebioda. Lebioda is a native of Curitiba, Brazil, who played at the College of Central Florida for two seasons. She is an outside hitter who will have two years of eligibility remaining for the Penguins.
Lebioda on why she chose to become a Penguin: I heard good things about the university and the volleyball program. I loved literally everything on my visit. The girls and coaches were so nice and understanding with me (I am Brazilian, so my first language is Portuguese). I picked YSU because I think it is the best place to continue my academic and athletic career and I cannot wait to be part of it.
Coach Scott on Lebioda: Amanda is fiery, determined and relentless. Her passion for volleyball is evident in the way she plays, and she gets the best out of those around her. Her skills, high volleyball IQ and court presence are a great addition to our group.
Bio Summary: Earned first-team all-conference honors in the Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA) in each of her two seasons playing for the College of Central Florida… Named the most improved player in 2018… Was a conference scholar-athlete and NJCAA academic honoree in both seasons… Had a perfect 4.0 GPA in three of her four semesters playing for the Patriots… Averaged 2.05 kills and 1.57 digs per set as a sophomore… Ranked second on the team in attacks… Averaged 1.86 kills and 2.42 digs per set as a freshman.