Hometown: Cypress, Calif.
Previous School: Los Alamitos
PRIOR TO VCU
· Three-year varsity member at Los Alamitos High School
· Team was Sunset League Division I Champions in 2007, 2008 and 2009
· Member of CalSouth Olympic Development Program for four seasons
· Her father, Dean, was a two-year letterwinner in men's basketball at UCLA
Coach Sahaydak on Sears: "We are very excited to have quality goalkeeper like Amanda joining our program. The first thing we noticed with Amanda was her size and commanding presence in goal, but she is also a great organizer of the defenders in front of her and is a good communicator. We excited to see her grow during her time with us."