Erin Fairs Is A Left Outside Hitter And American Pro Volleyball Player
Erin Fairs is a former Louisville Cardinal and USF Bulls outside hitter now a professional volleyball player in the Athletes Unlimited Professional League.
Erin Fairs is a former Louisville Cardinal and USF Bulls outside hitter now a professional volleyball player in the Athletes Unlimited Professional League.(photo USF Bulls Athletics)
“In the pro world, everybody has their thing of why they play overseas,” she said.
“My thing is I love it, it’s volleyball, it’s something that I know. But also, I’m really close with my family, and I’m a homebody for the most part. I love to travel, but it’s a difference when you’re out of the country for eight months out of the year.
It was always my dream to start playing in the States. When this started, I was ecstatic. It was like, ‘This is all I’ve ever wanted,’ so it was a no-brainer. So I wanted to reach out and see if I could be a part of it.”
Erin Fairs is a pro volleyball player who has played in Sweden, Turkey, Puerto Rico, Romania, Italy and Greece before joining the Athletes Unlimited Pro League for the 2020-21 and 2022 - 2023 season.
Check out Erin Fairs mic'd up at an Athletes Unlimited’s volleyball practice
Erin Fairs Pro Volleyball Player Overseas
Erin Fairs Highlight Video Puerto Rico 2017
Erin playing professionally in Romania in 2018
Erin Fairs College Volleyball Athletic Accomplishments as a Louisville Cardinal and USF Bull
Top College Volleyball Freshman
Get to know University of South Florida volleyball freshman Erin Fairs. (USF Athletics)
AS A FRESHMAN (2012)
Fairs appeared in all 32 matches for the Bulls, leading the team in kills with 316 while notching 313 digs, most on the team outside of the libero, becoming a six-rotation player partway through the season.
Named BIG EAST Freshman of the Year, she collected her first-career double-double with 17 kills and 11 digs in a five-set win over UCF August 26.
She set season high in digs with 20 while posting 15 kills as Bulls topped Cincinnati and was named Big East Freshmen of the Week.
Top College Volleyball Sophomore
2013-2014 Impact Players: Erin Fairs
AS A SOPHOMORE (2013)
As a sophomore Erin earned All-Region Honorable Mention and was named American Athletic Conference Player of the Year and to the all-conference first team.
She earned three consecutive Player of the Week honors between Oct. 14-28 and earned three honor roll selections.
Appearing in 31 matches for the Bulls, and leading the team in kills, digs and points, she notched a conference-high 429 kills, averaging 3.73 kills per set and 3.97 kills in conference play.
Top College Volleyball Junior
AS A JUNIOR (2014)
2014 (At USF): Fairs was named to the first-team all-AAC as a junior.
Erin earned Capital One Cup Performance of the Week Honors after a 22-kill, 16-dig effort in win over Auburn.
She was named MVP title at the Active Ankle Challenge as well as being named to the USF Invitational All-Tournament Team.
She was selected as Mortar Board Premier All-Tournament Team member while receiving six conference honor roll selections including three consecutive selections from Sept. 8 - Sept. 22.
Honored as The American Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 27 after posting 33 kills and 28 digs against Tulane and SMU, she recorded eight 20+ kill matches including a career-best of 27 at UCF.
Top College Volleyball Senior
AS A SENIOR (2015)
Totaled 10 kills on a .500 hitting percentage and four blocks in a win at Northwestern (11/14), becoming the first-ever Illini and third-ever B1G player to reach 700 career total blocks
Recorded a career-high 19 kills on a .417 hitting percentage to go along with a match-high seven blocks - becoming the Big Ten Conference and Illinois career block assists leader in the process vs. No. 13 Michigan (10/19).
Named to the Big Ten/Pac-12 Challenge All-Tournament Team after tallying 15 kills on a team-high .429 attack percentage on the weekend and adding a team-high 13 stuffs.
Erin Fairs High School Varsity Volleyball Achievements
As a four-year starter at Foster High School under head coach Tara Domel, Fairs was named First Team All District in 2010 and was Honorable Mention All Texas Team in 2010.
She made the Under Armour "All American Watch List" in 2011.
She also played for Southwest Juniors club team as well as for the Absolute Volleyball Academy (AVA) under head coaches Christy Crislip and Katy Garza. Fairs also played basketball and track.
Go on a day in the life of Erin...to the heart of Texas to catch up on everything from her old high school to her families crib
(video by Athletes Unlimited)
Erin Fairs Pro Volleyball Player Athletes Unlimited
During the 2021 Season:
Erin played in 11-of-15 matches
… saw action in 24 sets
… earned 1,279 points to finish 39th on the leaderboard
… set season highs with 12 kills and 13 digs against Team Larson on Mar. 7
… opened season with seven digs and four kills against Team Clark
… contributed five digs on Mar. 8 against Team Edmond.
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