Marija Popovic

#9 Marija Popovic

HT. 5'5"
YR. Fr.
HOMETOWN Belgrade, Serbia
PREVIOUS SCHOOL Sports Grammar School Belgrade

2017 (Freshman)

Appeared in 99 sets for the Bucs…registered a career-high 34 digs in back-to-back matches (UNCG 10/20 & WCU 10/22)…finished with 480 teams (first on the team) and 101 assists…recorded a career-high nine assists vs. Mercer (11/4)…recorded double-digit digs in all but four matches…had eight matches where she recorded 20 or more digs and three matches where she recorded 30 or more digs…led the SoCon in digs per set (5.52) and in digs (320)…earned back-to-back SoCon Player of the Weeks awards (10/23 & 10/30)…named the October Defensive Player of the Month…earned a spot on the SoCon All-Freshman team, while being named the Libero of the Year and the Freshman of the Year.

About Popovic: Also played soccer, basketball, tennis, and handball at the Sports Grammar School in Belgrade...Named the best junior libero in Serbia...Named the best libero at super league in Serbia.

Personal: Born August 20, 1996 in Loznica, Serbia...Daughter of Milovan and Svetlana Popovic...Majoring in Interior Architecture...Chose ETSU because it's a big adventure and she wanted to get a college degree...In Serbia, it is impossible to play volleyball collegiately while pursuing a degree.