2008 All-SEC Second Team
2008 (Sophomore): Named second-team All-SEC after a break-out sophomore campaign ... Tabbed SEC Offensive Player of the Week following wins over Alabama and Mississippi State to open the SEC slate ... Claimed her second SEC Offensive Player of the Week award following back-to-back double-double efforts against Florida and South Carolina ... Led the team in kills on 20 occasions, while posting 12 double-double efforts ... Notched 23 matches with 10 or more kills ... Named to the all-tournament team at Maryland after leading UK in kills for the weekend ... Registered a career-best 20 scoops and added 10 kills in the victory over Georgia ... Set a career-high with 24 kills, her first 20+ kill performance, in the loss to Ole Miss ...Had eight kills, 20 digs, three assists and three blocks in the upset win over Florida ... Capped the season with another double-double on a team-high 14 kills and 15 digs in the NCAA Tournament ... Saw action on every point of the season.
2007 (Freshman): Averaged 3.50 kills per set on .375 hitting and recorded a career-high 16 kills on her way to winning SEC Freshman of the Week honors ... For the season, appeared in 29 matches while starting 18 ... Became a mainstay in the UK attack averaging 2.22 kills per set for the year ... Marked a career-high with 16 kills in a win over Auburn ... Had 10 or more kills in nine matches, including six consecutive matches in the midst of conference action.
High School: Ranked among the nation's top 50 recruits by PrepVolleyball.com ... A four-year letterwinner at Winter Park High School, a program that claimed three FHSAA state championships during her prep career ... Team also won three metro and district championships ... A first-team all-state selection in 2006 and a two-time member of the all-metro team ... Also named second-team all-state following her junior season ... A two-time All-America selection in the club division ... A member of the 2005 AAU Nationals All-Tournament team on a squad that finished in third place at AAU Nationals.
Personal: Full name is Sarah Mendoza ... Born Oct. 17, 1988 ... Parents are Barbara and Dean Ptaszynski.