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MaTia Hughes

#14 MaTia Hughes

L/DS | Sr. | 5-5 | Atlanta, Ga, | North Gwinnett HS/NYU

2015 (Junior)

  • Transferred to WVU in the summer of 2015
  • Saw limited action at defensive specialist for the Mountaineers
  • Played 24 sets for WVU, starting five matches
  • Hit 1.000 with a pair of kills and a pair of assists against K-State (Oct. 28)
  • Had 10 digs at Texas (Nov. 5)
  • Registered a pair of service aces on the season
  • Dug a season-high 12 balls at TCU (Nov. 27)

2014 (Sophomore) - NYU

  • ECAC Metro/Upstate Defensive Player of the Year
  • All-University Athletic Association team
  • AVCA All-America Honorable Mention
  • Named the ECAC Metro/Upstate Region Libero of the Week on three occasions
  • Played in 127 sets in 38 matches
  • Averaged 4.77 digs per set and 1.29 assists per set
  • Tallied 48 service aces
  • Had a career-best 42 assists vs. Stevens (October 22)
  • Twice recorded a career-high 33 digs
  • Had four service aces vs. SUNY Canton (September 6)

2013 (Freshman) - NYU

  • Played in 119 sets in 35 matches as a freshman for the Violets
  • Led the team in digs with 540
  • Averaged 4.54 digs per set with 41 service aces
  • Had a season-high 29 digs vs. Susquehanna (September 28)
  • Also had a season-high four aces against Susquehanna
  • Eclipsed 20 digs on ten occasions

High School

  • Team captain
  • Three-time 7-AAAAA All-Area honoree
  • Earned a pair pf All-Gwinnett County accolades

Personal

  • Volunteers for Adopt-a-Highway, as a reading tutor and at health fairs
  • Plans to attend law school
  • Played basketball and softball in high school
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