Ilyanna Hernandez will begin her second season with Xavier University's volleyball team in 2014. During Hernandez's first season with the squad, she assisted the team with video, stats, recruiting and day-to-day operations. Hernandez specialized in coaching the floor defense, which ranked 3rd nationally in digs and 2nd in the BIG EAST in terms of opponents hitting percentage. She is currently enrolled in the Sport Administration graduate program at Xavier University.
The Los Angeles native came to Xavier from Austin Peay State University where she had been coached by Mike Johnson in her 2009 sophomore season. With 1,007 kills, Hernandez is ranked 10th all-time at Austin Peay.
After steering the Lady Govs to an Ohio Valley Conference Tournament Championship title, she was named to the 2010 OVC All-Tournament Team. She led the team in the NCAA Tournament with 10 kills against Illinois.