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Jen Mandes
  • Senior
  • 5-6, Defensive Specialist
  • Carolina, Puerto Rico Calanasz
  • Criollas de Caguas

Career Honors: All-SEC Second Team (2003)

As a Senior (2003) Ends her career at Florida as the school's first-ever libero and one of the top defensive specialists in Florida history...Tallied 11 digs against USC in the national championship match...Added 14 digs against Hawaii...Tallied 11 digs against Penn State...Recorded one kill, one assist and six digs against Colorado State...Tallied eight digs against UCF...Registered seven digs against Georgia Southern...Recorded five digs vs. Arkansas in the SEC Tournament...Tallied 10 digs against Tennessee in the SEC Tournament...Registered six digs against Kentucky in the SEC Tournament...Named to All-SEC Second Team...Recorded a kill and six digs vs. Kentucky...Tallied five digs vs. South Carolina...Led the Gators with 13 digs against LSU...Tallied 10 digs against Arkansas...Recorded seven digs vs. Tennessee...Tallied four digs against Georgia...Registered six digs against South Carolina...Tallied five digs and two assists against Kentucky...Recorded six digs vs. Mississippi...Tallied six digs and an assist vs. Mississippi State...Recorded 11 digs and an assist vs. Alabama...Tallied three digs and an assist vs. Auburn...Added 12 digs against Tennessee...Tallied four digs in the Gators' win vs. Georgia...Recorded five digs against Auburn...Registered a team-high eight digs against Alabama...Recorded nine digs and one assist vs. South Florida...Tallied eight digs and an assist against Northwestern...Recorded 10 digs and two assists vs. North Carolina...Registered a service ace for the first time this season and also added five digs against Chicago State...Named to the Hilton Volleyball Classic all-tournament team...Tallied seven digs and one assist against Minnesota...Added five digs against Florida A&M...Registered six digs against Stanford...Tallied 11 digs against UCSB...Recorded a season-high 17 digs against BYU...Notched six digs against American in the Campus USA Credit Union Invitational...Tallied 12 digs against Kansas State in the State Farm Classic...Added four digs and two assists against USC

As a Junior (2002) Tallied 13 digs against Southern California in the NCAA Semifinal match...One of four Gators in double figures in digs against Washington State with 12...Recorded seven digs against South Florida... recorded a team high 15 digs versus Northern Iowa... Led the team with 30 digs and a 3.0 dig per game average during the Southeastern Conference Tournament which included a career high 18 performance against Arkansas in the championship game...Tallied seven digs in Florida's five-game match against Penn State...Recorded nine digs at BYU...Registered eight digs against Oral Roberts...Added seven digs against Southern California in the regular season...Recorded at least five digs in 18 matches.

As a Sophomore (2001) Played in all 30 matches... Posted nine digs versus Nebraska... Logged one assist and five digs versus Florida A&M... Posted eight digs vs. Notre Dame...Two service aces vs. Virginia Tech, tied for second best on team...Recorded season high 12 digs vs. Arkansas...Posted back-to-back double figure digs vs. Arkansas (12) and Alabama (10)...Registered two assists and six digs against South Carolina... Recorded seven digs versus Louisville...Recorded six digs versus Georgia... Logged eight digs against Georgia... Registered six digs against Auburn... Recorded three service aces and seven digs versus Tennessee...Registered six digs and a kill versus Texas... Recorded four digs against South Carolina...Registered four digs versus Northern Illinois.

As a Freshman (2000) Saw action in 68 of 112 games as a defensive specialist...Averaged 0.51 digs per game...Recorded 13 digs in the last seven matches, including a career-high six vs. Tulane...Worked hard to improve her serve since she did not serve while playing the Libero position in the Superior League.

Prior to Florida Mandes was a member of the 2000 Superior League Championship Team, Caguas, which defeated Gator teammate Aury Cruz's team for the title...As a member of the Caguas junior team, she won the championship in 1998 and placed second in 1999...At the 1997 Junior National Olympics in Denver, Colo., her Borinquen Gardens team won the silver medal...Was an all-star player in high school tournaments as a junior and senior...Selected the Most Outstanding Student in the Private School Convention of Puerto Rico in March 2000...Earned high honors all four years of high school and was a member of the National Honor Society from 1996-2000...Third in her class with a 4.00 GPA...Chosen to represent her school at the Puerto Rican Coalition to Reduce Alcohol Consumption in Minors at a youth advocacy celebrated in Pennsylvania in summer 1999...Member of the pre-engineering program in the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico.

Major: Sociology


Career Stats
Year GP-MP K K/G E TA Pct. SA SA/G SE DIG D/G BS BA TB B/G BE BHE
2000 68-30 0 0.00 0 3 .000 3 0.04 12 35 0.51 0 0 0 0.00 0 0
2001 97-30 2 0.02 3 5 -.200 25 0.26 48 157 1.62 0 0 0 0.00 0 0
2002 119-37 1 0.01 1 6 .000 0 0.00 1 207 1.74 0 0 0 0.00 0 2
TOTAL 284-97 3 0.01 4 14 -.071 28 0.10 61 399 1.40 0 0 0 0.00 0 2
Season High Category Career Highs
1 vs. USC (9/6) Kills 1, twice, last vs. USC (9/6)
2 at Miss. State (9/27) Attacks 2 vs. Mississippi (2001)
1.000 (1-0-1) vs. USC (9/6) Hitting % 1.000 (1-0-1) twice, last vs. USC (9/6)
1, 5x, last vs. Kentucky (11/17) Assists 2 vs. Kentucky (2001)
0 Service Aces 3 vs. LSU (2001)
18 vs. Arkansas (11/24) Digs 18 vs. Arkansas (11/24)
0 Block Solo 0
0 Block Assists 0
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