COACH RUDY ON BALLEW: "Did not impact in a big way in the fall, but turned over a new leaf in the spring. She had some very good indoor and outdoor games in our nontraditional season. Playing as a central midfielder, her fitness level is up, her speed and quickness is up, and she's working really hard to become the central midfield player."
AS A SENIOR IN 2008: Game-By-Game Stats
AS A REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE IN 2007: Played in 12 games to set a new career-high ... Saw action in 279 minutes ... Had five shots, three of which were on goal ... Her 0.600 shot on goal percentage was good for seventh on the team ... Recorded her first-career shot, which was on goal, vs. Iona (9/7) ... Also had shots at Dayton (10/5), vs. Fordham (10/19), vs. La Salle (10/21), and vs. George Washington (11/4).
AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN IN 2006: Saw action in three games, all on the road ... Made UMass and collegiate debut at Iona (9/3) ... Also played at Vermont (9/22) and in the regular season finale at Duquesne (10/29) ... Was part of a UMass defense that allowed less than one goal per game (0.94).
BEFORE UMASS: An academic standout at the University of Tennessee ... Joined the Lady Volunteers after a successful high school career at Springfield (Va.) during which she received four varsity letters and served for one season as team captain ... A two-time All-Two Rivers Conference and All-Patriot District selection, she helped guide her squad to a 2004 district title and a 2003 conference crown ... Two-time All-Met Honorable Mention by The Washington Post and picked up an Honorable Mention All-Region nod in 2005 ... Her U-18 club team, the BRYC Attack, won the Virginia State Cup in 2004 with current teammate Melissa Toulouse ... Was also able to compete for the U-19 national championship with a club team ... She and Toulouse contributed to Chantilly Intermilan's state cup title, regional title, and third place finish at nationals.
PERSONAL: Amy Lea Ballew ... Born October 9, 1986 in Fort Campbell, Ky. ... Daughter of Nancy and Robert Ballew ... Has an older sister, Natalie, and a younger brother, Matthew ... A Hotel and Tourism Management major with concentration in Club Management.
Career Statistics Year GP GS G A Pts Shots GWG 2006 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2007 12 0 0 0 0 5 0 2008 18 18 1 0 2 12 0 Career 33 18 1 0 2 17 0