The Friars defeated Villanova in four sets to go 1-0 in BIG EAST play.
The Friars' win streak is up to 11 matches.
Alderson, Veverka and Fitzgerald combined for 35 kills; Cruz collects 23 digs.
Kayla Fitzgerald led the Friar offense with nine kills.
The Friars return to action on Saturday, Aug. 27 against Manhattan and UMass Lowell.
As a Junior: Started all 34 of the Friar’s matches… Let Providence in assists (1,111), service aces (32), and was second in digs (261) … Recorded a career high in assists with 56 against Bryant (Sept. 20) … Was named to the San Jose State All-Tournament Team…As a Sophomore: Played in 31 matches, with 21 starts … Registered 148 digs (1.47 per set) … Added 36 assists … Tallied 26 service aces … Recorded a season-high 11 digs, twice, versus Brown (Sept. 8) and at Bucknell (Sept. 19).
As a Freshman: Played in 19 matches, starting 11 ... Tallied 98 assist, 86 digs, seven kills and seven service aces ... Ranked second on the team in assists with 1.96 per set ... Posted a career-high 25 assists against The Citadel on Aug. 30 ... Registered a career-best 12 digs at Marquette on Nov. 8.
At San Clemente and Edison: Earned two volleyball letters at San Clemente High School and two from Edison High School ... Played for the TCA, T-Street, Laguna Beach and the High Performance Regional Youth club teams ... Captained the TCA Club team and the High Performance Regional Youth Club team ... Helped her San Clemente High School team win a league championship in 2011 ... Finished second in the 2010 Summer Soriee with her T-Street team ... Finished ninth in American at the 2012 Girls Junior National Volleyball Championship with the Laguna Beach Club team ... Graduated with honors.
Personal: Born August 11, 1996 ... Daughter of Sara Leard ... Has two brothers, Titan (Bugsy) and Kanin ... Finance major.
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