24 Melissa Vanderhall
24 - Melissa Vanderhall
Height: 5-8
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Hempstead, N.Y.
High School: Uniondale HS
Position: OH
Major: Allied Health
m 35
k/s 2.91
h % .256
a/s 0.38
b/s 0.61
sa/s 0.26
d/s 2.67

As a Senior: First-team all-SSC… AVCA all-South Region…Daktronics first-team all-South Region… AVCA first-team All-American…Daktronics honorable mention All-American…COBRA third-team all-national team… NCAA national all-tournament team… SSC Offensive Player of the Week (11/8)… CoSIDA first-team academic all-district…Started all 35 matches, leading team with 335 kills and 30 service aces…Also finished with 307 digs, 70 blocks and 408.5 points…Had multiple kills in 20 matches, including a stretch of seven consecutive from Oct. 27 to Nov. 13…Turned in a season-high 18 kills versus Concordia (9/11)…Was 11-for-16 with no errors against Northern Kentucky (9/4)…Opened season with four service aces in match with Nebraska-Kearney (9/3)…Had multiple aces in five matches…Had double figure digs in 13 matches, with season-high 20 at Nova Southeastern (10/8)…Credited with eight double-doubles, including NCAA tournament contests against West Florida (11/20) and Central Missouri (12/3)…Had 10-plus digs in final four matches of season…Tallied season-high five blocks on three occasions, versus Concordia (9/4), Southwest Minnesota (9/11) and Central Missouri (12/3)…Recorded three block solos in national quarterfinal versus Grand Valley state (12/2).

As a Junior: First-team all-SSC…SSC Player of the Year for second consecutive season… AVCA first-team all-South Region… Daktronics first-team all-South Region… AVCA first-team All-American…Daktronics first-team All-American…Daktronics South Region Player of the Year… NCAA South Regional all-tournament team…Regional Crossover MVP…SSC Offensive Player of the Week (9/14, 10/12, 11/16)…CoSIDA Academic All-District first team…SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Started all 33 matches played…Ranked 24th in the nation in hitting percentage (.360) and 19th in kills per set (3.92)…Team and SSC leader with 416 kills and 477.0 points. …Third on team with 26 service aces and fourth with 56 total blocks…Had double figure kills in 26 matches, including all four NCAA tournament contests…Season-high 27 kills came in five-set win at Eckerd (11/10)…Turned in 20 kills at Saint Leo (11/4)…Closed season with 18 kills against Saint Leo (11/21) and Cal State-San Bernardino (12/3) in NCAA South Regional and quarterfinal…Opened season with four service aces against Lock Haven (8/27)…Tallied an ace in 16 contests…Posted four double-doubles as her top defensive performance was 16 digs at Eckerd (11/10)…Notched 12 digs in NCAA tourney versus Saint Leo (11/21)…Had a block in 26 matches, including 17 contests with multiple blocks…Season-high four blocks came t West Florida (9/11) and Lynn (10/23).

As a Sophomore: First-team all-SSC...SSC Player of the Year...AVCA All-South Region...Daktronics first team All-South Region...AVCA first team All-American...Daktronics second team All-American...Daktronics South Region Player of the Year...NCAA South Regional All-Tournament Team...SSC Offensive Player of the Week (10/13, 10/27, 11/17)...CoSIDA Academic All-District third team...SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll...Recorded at least three kills in every match and amassed a double-digit total in 21 matches...Notched a career high in kills with 22 versus Lynn (11/15)...Had a 19 kill effort against Saint Leo (9/19), 18 kills against Florida Southern (10/24) and recorded 17 four times...Registered a .524 hitting percentage and 13 kills versus Eckerd (11/12)...Led the team in kills with 381...Was second on the team in service aces with 44 including a career-high six against Clarion (9/12)...Had at least one service ace in 21 matches...Finished third on the team in digs with 189...Tallied at least one dig in 30 matches...Reached a season-high 13 digs against North Alabama (10/17)...Reached 12 digs twice against West Florida (9/13) and Florida Tech (10/4) and a 10 dig effort against Saint Leo...Was third on the team in blocks with 42...Recorded at least one block in 23 matches including a career-high seven versus Eckerd.

As a Freshman (2007): SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll...DII ADA Academic Achievement Award...All-SSC freshman team...Played in 32 matches while starting 18 as a redshirt freshman...Had a kill in all 32 matches, including a season-high 17 against Florida Tech (10/26)...Registered 15 kills versus #11 Florida Southern (10/30)...Had eight double figure kill efforts, including seven versus SSC opponents...Earned playing time in three NCAA tournament matches, including Elite Eight match with #4 Washburn...Recorded season-high 15 digs against Nova Southeastern (10/6) and 10 versus Barry (10/12)...Had a season-high five blocks in match with Florida Southern (10/30)...Had a dig in 27 matches and a block in 14...Enjoyed a .400-plus hitting effort in seven matches.

As a Freshman (2006): SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll...Did not see any action as a redshirt freshman.

High School: Attended Uniondale High School, playing for head coach Scott Davern...All-county selection in volleyball and softball...Also named all-county and second-team all-Long Island in basketball...Named Female Athlete of the Year...Participated in the Empire State Games...Advanced to nationals with her high school team...Participated in the 2006 Junior Olympics...Played club volleyball for LIBA.

Personal: Accepted into Big Brothers Big Sisters Club...Volunteer with the Family and Children’s Association, where she works with underprivileged children...Christmas giveaway at Just Elementary...Raised money for Dig for the Cure and “Think Pink” night...Member of the National Honor Society and Science Honor Society...Scholar-Athlete who volunteered for the Special Olympics and Athletes Helping Athletes...Served as a student tutor and peer mentor...Volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House...Daughter of Bobby and Lynn Vanderhall...Has an older brother, Bobby...Allied health major...Birthdate: 1/5/88.

Recent Games
Nov 18 Kentucky State W, 3-0
Nov 19 Lynn W, 3-0
Nov 20 West Florida W, 3-2
Dec 2 vs. Grand Valley State W, 3-0
Dec 3 vs. Central Missouri W, 3-0
Dec 4 vs. Concordia-St. Paul L, 3-1
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 35 16
Sets 115 51
Kills 335 160
Kills per set 2.91 3.14
Errors 116 55
Total Attacks 855 415
Hitting Percentage .256 .253
Assists 44 19
Assists per set 0.38 0.37
Service Aces 30 15
Service Errors 51 23
Service Aces per set 0.26 0.29
Reception Errors 12 5
Digs 307 159
Digs per set 2.67 3.12
Block Solo 17 6
Block Assist 53 24
Block Total 70 30
Blocks per set 0.61 0.59
Block Errors 9 2
Ball Handling Errors 3 2
Points 408.5 193.0
Points per set 3.6 3.8
Matches started 35 16
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Sep 3 Nebraska-Kearney W, 3-2 1 5 15 8 39 .179 1 4 0 0 9 0 4 0 4 0 21.0
Sep 4 Northern Kentucky W, 3-0 1 2 11 0 16 .688 0 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 12.0
Sep 4 Concordia-St. Paul L, 3-1 1 4 14 9 32 .156 3 0 0 0 11 2 3 0 5 0 17.5
Sep 5 Grand Valley State W, 3-0 1 2 3 4 11 -.091 1 0 1 0 5 0 1 0 1 0 3.5
Sep 10 vs. Lewis W, 3-1 1 4 16 4 36 .333 1 1 2 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 17.0
Sep 11 vs. Southwest Minnesota State L, 3-2 1 5 6 5 27 .037 2 1 2 1 11 1 4 2 5 0 10.0
Sep 11 vs. Concordia-St. Paul W, 3-2 1 5 18 5 39 .333 2 0 2 0 5 0 4 1 4 0 20.0
Sep 14 at Eckerd W, 3-0 1 2 6 3 19 .158 2 3 2 0 11 1 2 0 3 0 11.0
Sep 17 vs. Harding W, 3-0 1 3 10 3 20 .350 0 0 4 0 8 0 2 0 2 0 11.0
Sep 17 vs. West Florida W, 3-0 1 3 8 2 21 .286 1 1 2 1 7 0 2 1 2 0 10.0
Sep 18 at North Alabama W, 3-0 1 3 5 1 14 .286 1 0 1 0 9 2 0 0 2 0 7.0
Sep 22 Florida Southern W, 3-0 1 3 10 5 25 .200 0 2 1 1 8 0 2 0 2 0 13.0
Sep 25 at Rollins L, 3-0 1 3 4 4 21 .000 0 1 1 0 5 0 1 0 1 0 5.5
Sep 28 at Saint Leo W, 3-0 1 3 11 4 27 .259 2 0 0 1 15 0 0 0 0 0 11.0
Oct 1 Lynn W, 3-1 1 2 3 6 19 -.158 1 1 0 1 8 0 1 0 1 0 4.5
Oct 2 Florida Tech W, 3-0 1 3 5 4 15 .067 0 2 2 0 7 0 2 0 2 1 8.0
Oct 8 at Barry W, 3-2 1 5 15 4 47 .234 3 3 1 1 20 0 1 1 1 0 18.5
Oct 9 at Nova Southeastern W, 3-2 1 5 14 3 48 .229 1 1 4 0 17 0 4 0 4 0 17.0
Oct 15 vs. North Alabama W, 3-0 1 3 9 1 17 .471 3 1 2 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 10.0
Oct 16 vs. West Florida W, 3-1 1 4 11 1 31 .323 4 1 1 0 8 1 2 0 3 0 14.0
Oct 16 vs. West Alabama W, 3-0 1 2 3 2 13 .077 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3.0
Oct 19 Eckerd W, 3-0 1 3 9 1 16 .500 1 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 1 0 10.0
Oct 27 Rollins W, 3-1 1 4 12 6 37 .162 1 1 4 1 13 1 2 0 3 0 15.0
Oct 30 at Florida Southern W, 3-0 1 3 11 3 20 .400 0 0 0 0 7 0 2 1 2 0 12.0
Nov 2 Saint Leo W, 3-0 1 3 11 0 22 .500 0 0 1 0 8 1 1 0 2 0 12.5
Nov 5 at Florida Tech W, 3-0 1 3 14 3 25 .440 4 0 1 0 13 1 0 0 1 1 15.0
Nov 6 at Lynn W, 3-0 1 3 13 5 28 .286 2 0 1 0 9 0 3 0 3 0 14.5
Nov 12 Nova Southeastern W, 3-0 1 3 10 3 23 .304 1 0 3 0 5 0 1 0 1 0 10.5
Nov 13 Barry W, 3-0 1 3 12 1 23 .478 1 1 2 0 6 1 2 0 3 0 15.0
Nov 18 Kentucky State W, 3-0 1 1 2 0 6 .333 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Nov 19 Lynn W, 3-0 1 3 7 1 16 .375 2 1 1 0 6 0 1 0 1 0 8.5
Nov 20 West Florida W, 3-2 1 5 11 6 28 .179 3 1 5 1 14 0 1 1 1 0 12.5
Dec 2 vs. Grand Valley State W, 3-0 1 3 6 3 19 .158 0 1 0 1 10 3 1 1 4 0 10.5
Dec 3 vs. Central Missouri W, 3-0 1 3 12 3 30 .300 1 1 0 0 10 1 4 1 5 0 16.0
Dec 4 vs. Concordia-St. Paul L, 3-1 1 4 8 3 25 .200 0 1 2 2 11 1 0 0 1 1 10.0
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
2007-08 32 73 183 2.51 75 474 .228 0 0.00 22 0.30 109 1.49 16 6 22 0.30 224.0 3.1
2008-09 32 106 381 3.59 139 925 .262 5 0.05 44 0.42 189 1.78 21 21 42 0.40 456.5 4.3
2009-10 33 106 416 3.92 100 878 .360 17 0.16 26 0.25 199 1.88 14 42 56 0.53 477.0 4.5
2010-11 35 115 335 2.91 116 855 .256 44 0.38 30 0.26 307 2.67 17 53 70 0.61 408.5 3.6
Total 132 400 1315 3.29 430 3132 .283 66 0.17 122 0.30 804 2.01 68 122 190 0.47 1566.0 3.9
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
Total 35 115 335 2.91 116 855 .256 44 0.38 30 0.26 307 2.67 17 53 70 0.61 408.5 3.6
Conference 16 51 160 3.14 55 415 .253 19 0.37 15 0.29 159 3.12 6 24 30 0.59 193.0 3.8
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Home 15 46 135 2.93 54 328 .247 15 0.33 14 0.30 111 2.41 6 21 27 0.59 165.5 3.6
Away 9 30 93 3.10 30 249 .253 15 0.50 8 0.27 106 3.53 4 13 17 0.57 111.5 3.7
Neutral 11 39 107 2.74 32 278 .270 14 0.36 8 0.21 90 2.31 7 19 26 0.67 131.5 3.4
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Wins 31 99 303 3.06 95 750 .277 39 0.39 27 0.27 269 2.72 13 45 58 0.59 365.5 3.7
Losses 4 16 32 2.00 21 105 .105 5 0.31 3 0.19 38 2.38 4 8 12 0.75 43.0 2.7
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September 14 47 137 2.91 57 347 .231 16 0.34 14 0.30 113 2.40 6 25 31 0.66 169.5 3.6
October 10 34 92 2.71 31 263 .232 14 0.41 10 0.29 101 2.97 3 14 17 0.50 112.0 3.3
November 8 24 80 3.33 19 171 .357 13 0.54 3 0.13 62 2.58 3 9 12 0.50 90.5 3.8
December 3 10 26 2.60 9 74 .230 1 0.10 3 0.30 31 3.10 5 5 10 1.00 36.5 3.6