AMANDA LAGO

Amanda Lago

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NEXT LEVEL U STATEMENT

Amanda is interested in continuing her volleyball career by attending a four-year university program at a DI or DII institution and is open to schools in Ontario, Eastern or Western Canada, and bordering US states. She is interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree with hopes of eventually becoming an Epidemiologist.

As a disciplined, multi-sport athlete, Amanda is an elite, division one player who has contributed to multiple volleyball and basketball associations in Guelph, Kitchener, and Hamilton. With sound fundamental skills in court awareness, athletic aptitude, Amanda is an emotionally and physically tough, agile “big” with quick hands and quick lateral mobility. As a top scorer/ performer, Amanda believes in teamwork by sharing team achievements with a “teamwork makes the dream work” mindset. Similar to Amanda’s athletic performance, she is a competitive academic, consistently performing at a scholarly level and winning academic awards. While playing two rep sports, working two part-time jobs, and supporting community engagement working as a volleyball coach, Amanda has consistently held a GPA of 3.9 throughout high school.

ACADEMICS

St. James Catholic High School (Guelph, Ontario)

GPA: 3.9

Class of 2022

ATHLETICS

Team: Guelph Junior Gryphons Volleyball Association U18 (Playing Up)

Position(s): Setter/ Left Side/ Right Side

Player Style: High Sports IQ/ Sees the Court/ Consistent/ Agile/ Communicative/Quick Hands/ Fast Feet/ Coachable with Positive Attitude

Player Strengths: Strong communicator, effective defender/blocker with the ability to react to attackers, strong serve receiver capable of adjusting to serves quickly, a team player.

Consistent, collaborative, and intelligent tall setter/aggressive attacker, offers knowledge with setting plays and hitting to exposed areas, fearless blocker.

TEAM HISToRY

Guelph Junior Gryphons Volleyball Association U18 (Playing Up)

Ancaster Blitz Basketball Association U17

Guelph Beach Volleyball U17

St. James Catholic High School Junior Girls Basketball 2019, 2018

St. James Catholic High School Junior Girls Volleyball 2019, 2018

Guelph Junior Gryphons Volleyball Association U17 (Played Up)

Ancaster Blitz Basketball Association U16

Guelph Junior Gryphons Beach Volleyball U16

Tri-County JUEL PREP Basketball

Ancaster Blitz Basketball Association U14, U13

Guelph Grizzlies Indoor Volleyball Association U14, U13, U12

Guelph Grizzlies Beach Volleyball U14, U13, U12

Kitchener Vipers Basketball Association U12, U11

TEAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS

2019/2020
St. James Catholic High School Senior Girls Basketball Team D10 Champs
St. James Catholic High School Senior Girls Basketball Team CWOSSA Champs
St. James Catholic High School Junior Girls Basketball Team OFSAA Participant
Due to COVID-19 OBA (Incomplete) Division 1, 3rd Overall in Province

2018-2019
St. James Catholic High School Junior Girls Basketball Team D10 Champs
St. James Catholic High School Junior Girls Basketball Team CWOSSA Champs
OVA Beach Volleyball Ashbridge Tournament SILVER

2017/2018
OBA Provincials Division 1, 3rd Overall in Province
Summer 2017 Basketball Rochester Tournament GOLD
Summer 2017 Basketball Pittsburgh Tournament GOLD
OVA Beach Volleyball Grand Bend Tournament SILVER

2015/2016
CYO Knights Basketball Tournament BRONZE
Major Atom Girls OBA Division 1, 4th Overall in Province

INDIVIDUAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS

2020-2021 Honour Roll Student

2019-2020 Honour Roll Student

2019-2020 OFSAA Senior Player Basketball Placing 8th Overall in Province

2019-2020 CWOSSA Champs, Senior Basketball Achievement Award St. James High School

2019-2020 D10 Champs, Senior Basketball Achievement Award St. James Catholic High School

2019-2020 Selected Representative for She’s Got Game Annual Gala, University of Guelph

2018-2019 D10 Champs, Junior Basketball Achievement Award St. James Catholic High School

2018-2019 D10 Game Most Valuable Player, St. James Catholic High School

2018-2019 CWOSSA Champs, Junior Basketball Achievement Award St. James High School

2018-2019 Top 40 Tri-City Regional Basketball Camp

2018-2019 Honour Roll Student

2018-2019 English Academic Award

2018 Most Valuable Player, U14 Guelph Grizzlies Volleyball Association

2017-2018 Honour Roll Student

2017-2018 English Academic Award

2017-2018 OBA All-Star

2017-2018 Female Athlete of the Year, Holy Trinity Catholic School

2017-2018 U14 Most Valuable Player, Ancaster Blitz Basketball Association

2017 Award of Excellence Player, U14 Guelph Grizzlies Volleyball Association

2017 Blue Star Ontario Basketball Summer Camp

2016-2017 OBA All-Star

2016-2017 Most Valuable Player, Kitchener Vipers Basketball Association

2016 Blue Star Ontario Basketball Summer Camp

2015 TIDP Ontario Basketball Summer Camp

2013-2014 Most Valuable Player, Guelph Phoenix Basketball Association

LEADERSHIP

LEADERSHIP

2020-2021 Enrolled in Sports Leadership Senior High School Ministry Program (LEAP)

2020-2021, 2019-2020 Athletic Council Member

2019-2020 Junior Volleyball Captain, St. James High School

2018-2019 Junior Volleyball Captain, St. James High School

2017-2018 Valedictorian, Primary School Graduation

VOLUNTEERISM

2020-2021 Administrative Support and Assistant Coach, Junior Guelph Gryphons Volleyball Association

2018-2019 Sales Associate, Food Services, Cambridge RedHawks

Junior Hockey

2017-2020 Refereed and Monitored Sporting Events with Elementary and Secondary Schools

2017 Office Helper, Holy Trinity Catholic School

STATS

Vertical Approach Touch: 9.3 Feet

Vertical Block Touch: 9.1 Feet