8 - Melissa Melcher|
|Previous School:||Redlands East Valley HS|
Started all but one match, and appeared in 125 of 129 sets as the team’s starting setter...finished with season averages of 0.50 kills, 9.94 assists, 1.93 digs and 0.32 blocks per set, and a .216 hitting percentage...finished with a positive service ace-to-error ratio (32 aces, 26 errors)...32 aces were tied for the third most on the team...her assists were the fifth most in the Big Sky Conference...raised her average to 10.25 assists per set against conference competition...had double figures in digs five times, including a season-high 17 vs. UC Davis...career-high 61 assists came against Santa Clara...had nine matches with at least 50 assists...had a career-high seven kills to go along with a .583 hitting percentage (7-0-12) against UC Riverside...career-high five aces came against Montana State...named to the Big Sky all-academic team for the fourth time.
Appeared in all 32 matches, including 17 starts...the majority of her time on the floor came at right back where she averaged 2.02 digs per set, the fifth best mark on the team...raised that number to 2.66 digs per set against Big Sky Conference competition...had just one match with double-figure digs during the first 18 matches of the year, but had double figures in seven of the last 14 matches...that included a pair of 20-plus dig matches – 20 vs. Northern Colorado, and a career-high 23 at Idaho State...narrowly missed a double-double with 16 assists and nine digs at Weber State...one of eight Hornets named to the Big Sky All-Academic team.
Appeared in 36 matches, including four starts...most of her time was spent at right back, but also at setter when the team ran a 6-2 offense...averaged 1.68 digs and 1.00 assists per set to go along with a .231 hitting percentage...had 26 aces compared to just 13 service errors...had at least two aces in eight matches...tallied season highs of 10 digs against both Ole Miss and Illinois State...also had 16 assists vs. Illinois State for her first double-double of the season...a Big Sky All-Academic selection.
Appeared in all 36 matches, including five starts...also appeared in 111 sets...averaged 4.60 assists and 1.52 digs per set...one of two setters on the team, the Hornets employed a 6-2 offense the majority of the season...hit .278 with 21 kills and six errors in 54 attacks...had at least 20 assists on eight occasions...had a season-high 10 digs against Long Beach State and UC Davis...tallied a season-high 31 assists at Northern Colorado...had at least two kills against Portland State, Weber State, Northern Arizona and Northern Colorado.
A 2006 graduate of Redlands East Valley High School in Redlands, Calif...competed in four years of volleyball and two years of track and field...a four-time Citrus Belt all-league selection as the team’s setter, including a member of the first team each of her final three years...led the Wildcats to a pair of league championships (2003, 2005)...in 2005, she led the team to a 27-3 overall record and a 14-0 conference mark...that season, she had 77 kills, 128 digs, 660 assists and 54 service aces while leading the Wildcats to victories in 20 of their last 21 matches before falling in the Southern Section playoffs to Long Beach Poly High School...recipient of numerous academic awards, including being named a member of the National Honor Society.
Born May 31, 1988...parents are Gene and Carol Melcher...a sociology major...sister, Natalie, played three years for Sacramento State (2002-05, redshirt in 2003)...Melissa played club volleyball for Rancho Valley (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.) from 1998-05...member of the 18-under team that placed first in the SCVA and second at the Volleyball Festival in 2005...seven of her teammates from Rancho Valley are currently/have played Div. I volleyball.