Andraia Leja | #1 | L
Hometown: Cary, Ill.
Previous School: Harper (Prairie Ridge HS)
Major: Elementary Education
2011 (Harper College): Harper College Female Athlete of the Year … Member of the North Central Community College All-Conference Team and NJCAA All-Region Team … Earned NJCAA Player of the Week honors for her play (10/17) … N4C Academic All-Conference honoree … Named All-Tournament at Illinois Valley Invitational (9/17) … Averaged 4.48 digs per game, which ranked 21st in the nation … Tallied 94 aces and 699 digs, both of which were team-highs.
Personal: Daughter of Melanie and Bob Leja … Has three brothers, Blake, Adam and Corey … Father, Bob, played baseball at Southern Illinois University Carbindale and went on to pitch in the minor league for the Chicago White Sox … Brother, Adam, played baseball at Chandler Gilbert Community College and then transferred to Troy University … Enjoys spending time with family and friends … Elementary education major.
Coach Wolter on Leja: "Andraia received one of the highest accollades at her junior college by being named National Player of the Week. That's almost unheard of for a libero. There's no question in my mind as to how Andraia earned all of the accolades she will carry into the UWF volleyball program. She's tough as nails and ultra competitive. She's an incredible defender and has the ability to make everyone around her better. We are looking for Andraia to step in and play a big role for us in 2012."