Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 185 cm/6-1
Weight: NA
Hometown/Residence: Toledo, Ohio
Birth Date: July 30, 1988
College/Major/Grad Year: Ohio University/Heath Service Administration/NA
Joined Team: June 2009

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2010 – Tour of China.

INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2010 – Played in four sets during USA’s Tour of China, averaging 3.00 points and 2.25 digs per set…Scored eight points versus Hong Kong on Jan. 30 with six kills on 11 attacks, one ace and one block to go with six digs.

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2009 – Selected AVCA All-American honorable mention…Averaged 5.19 points per set as a senior with 4.64 kills per set…Concluded collegiate career as Ohio University and the Mid-American Conference all-time leader in kills (1,984), total points and attacks. 2008 – Named an AVCA All-America honorable mention, becoming the first player in school history to earn the honor before her senior season...MAC Player of the Year...Set program's overall and rally-scoring records for attacks in a season (1,363)...Established single-season rally-scoring records for kills (526) and kills per set (4.57)...Posted 14 double-doubles, and 11 matches of 20 or more kills...Career-high 32 kills on a personal-best 80 attempts - both of which rank third on Ohio's single-match charts - against Yale in the first round of the NCAA Championship. 2007 – AVCA All-Mideast Region honorable mention...First-team All-MAC...Ranked second on the team with an average of 4.07 kills per game...Recorded double-digit kill totals in the first 11 matches of the season. 2006 – MAC Freshman of the Year...First-team All-MAC, the only freshman to earn the distinction ... Scored double-digit kills in 31 of 33 matches...Finished fourth in the MAC with a .327 hitting percentage, while her 4.27 kills per game in league matches ranked second in the conference ... Totaled 482 kills, an Ohio freshman record and the second-best single-season mark in school history.

OTHER USA VOLLEYBALL EXPERIENCE: Member of USA National A2 Team that won the 2008 USA Adult Open Championships Open Division and was named most valuable player of the event.

CLUB/PREP CAREER: Rated the 43rd best recruit entering college by PrepVolleyball.com…Named city, league and district player of the year as both a junior and senior at Central Catholic High School in Toledo, Ohio…First player at Central Catholic to earn all-state honors twice…Holds school career and single-season records for kills and blocks…Lettered four years in volleyball and three years in basketball.

PERSONAL: Born Ellen Herman on July 30, 1988…Parents are Chris and Marcia Herman and John and Debbie Siebert…has one brother and one sister…Majoring in health service administration at Ohio University.

LAST UPDATED: March 29, 2010