10 - Melissa Waelter
Melissa Waelter
Height: 5-10
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Arnsberg, Germany
High School: Franz Stock Gymnasium HS '11
College: South Alabama
Position: OH
Experience: TR
m 18
k/s 2.29
h % .140
a/s 0.23
b/s 0.34
sa/s 0.19
d/s 2.10

2013 Big Sky All-Academic Team

2013: Played in 17 of Eastern's 31 matches in her first year with the program, missing the second half of the season due to injury ... Finished fourth on the team with 142 kills, good for an average of 2.33 kills per set ... Ranked fourth on the team with 129 digs and was one of just two players to average more than two digs per set ... Added 12 service aces and 21 blocks ... Notched double-digit kills in five matches and reached double-figure digs in three outings ... Went for nine kills and four digs in Eastern's season-opener at then-No. 8 Oregon (Aug. 30) ... Notched four kills, nine digs, two blocks and two service aces against Ohio (Aug. 31) before tallying eight kills and five digs in the Eagles' sweep of Bryant later that day ... Had seven kills and seven digs at Seattle (Sept. 2) ... Hit .429 (8-2-14) at PAC-12 foe Washington State (Sept. 6) before recording 13 kills against South Dakota later that day ... Registered the first double-double of her Eastern career with a 14-kill, 15-dig performance against Texas Tech (Sept. 7), then recorded eight kills and 11 digs at San Jose State (Sept. 11) ... Notched seven kills and nine digs against UC Santa Barbara (Sept. 13) before tallying nine kills and six digs versus top-ranked USC (Sept. 14) ... Tallied 14 kills in Eastern's five-set win over Sacramento State (Sept. 19), adding eight digs and three service aces ... Nearly had a double-double against Montana State (Sept. 26), finishing with nine kills and nine digs ... Recorded 10 kills and seven digs against Montana (Sept. 28) ... Registered her second double-double of the year at Southern Utah (Oct. 3), notching 13 kills and 13 digs ... Played just two sets against Northern Arizona (Oct. 5), recording three kills and six digs before missing the rest of the season due to injury ... Earned Big Sky All-Academic honors.

South Alabama (2011-12): In her career, Waelter started 49-of-50 matches at South Alabama in the 2011 and 2012 seasons, with a total of 180 sets played and 12 double-doubles ... She finished with 506 kills (2.81 per game), 406 digs (2.3), 60 blocks (0.3) and 51 service aces (0.3) ... She started all 22 matches she played in her sophomore season in 2012, finishing with 85 sets played and eight double-doubles ... She led the team with an average of 3.08 kills per game to rank eighth in the Sun Belt Conference ... She finished with a total of 262 kills, 215 digs (2.53 per set), 31 blocks (0.38) and 25 service aces ... She had a career-high 22 kills against Louisiana-Monroe (10/12/12), when she also finished with 18 digs ... She had 16 kills or more on four occasions, including 19 at Middle Tennessee (9/20/12), as she led the team with 15 double-figure matches in kills ... As a freshman, Waelter was named to the Sun Belt Conference Commissioner’s List ... She started 27 of South Alabama’s 28 matches and competed in 95 sets ... She led the club offensively with 244 kills and 2.57 kills per set ... She also led the club in service aces with 26 (0.27 per set to rank just outside the top 10 of the league) and had 29 total blocks ... Waelter was also solid defensively, as she finished the year with 191 digs and averaged 2.01 per set ... She had six kills or better in 21 matches, including 13 double-digit tallies ... She had matches of six digs or better 18 times, including seven in double-figures ... Waelter led the team in kills in six matches and digs in three, with four double-doubles ... Her first career double-double came against Louisiana-Lafayette (9/23/11) with 11 kills and a season-high 17 digs ... She also had double-doubles versus North Texas (10/21/11) with 10 kills, 10 digs; versus Denver (10/22/11) with 12 kills, 12 digs; and versus Troy (11/1/11) with 14 kills and 11 digs ... She recorded a season-high 15 kills against Jackson State (9/10/11) and had a season-high five service aces against Southeastern Louisiana (9/2/11).

HS: Graduated from Franz Stock Gymnasium in Arnsberg, Germany, in 2011 ... She played at the club level for eight years for TUS Iserlohn 1846 e.V. of the Regionalliga in Iserlohn, Germany ... During her club career, she saw action at both the middle blocker and outside hitter positions.

Personal: Born 4/20/91 in Arnsberg, Germany ... Daughter of Heinz and Petra Waelter ... Intends on majoring in psychology at Eastern.

Waelter's Career Statistics

YEAR SP K K/S E TA PCT A SA SE DIG RE BS BA TB BE BHE PTS
2013 61 142 2.33 81 437 .140 14 12 21 129 20 4 17 21 7 0 166.5
TOT 61 142 2.33 81 437 .140 14 12 21 129 20 4 17 21 7 0 166.5
                                   

Waelter's Career Highs

Kills: 14, 2x, last vs. Sacramento State (Sept. 19, 2013)
Attacks: 44 vs. Sacramento State (Sept. 19, 2013)
Assists: 2, 4x, last at Southern Utah (Oct. 3, 2013)
Aces: 3, 2x, last vs. Sacramento State (Sept. 19, 2013)
Digs: 15 vs. Texas Tech (Sept. 7, 2013)
Blocks: 4 at San Jose State (Sept. 11, 2013)
Points: 19.0 vs. Sacramento State (Sept. 19, 2013)
Recent Games
Nov 7 Northern Ariz. L, 3-0
Nov 8 Southern Utah W, 3-1
Nov 15 Northern Colo. L, 3-2
Nov 16 North Dakota L, 3-0
Nov 21 at Idaho St. L, 3-0
Nov 23 at Weber St. W, 3-1
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 18 7
Sets 62 24
Kills 142 54
Kills per set 2.29 2.25
Errors 81 31
Total Attacks 437 168
Hitting Percentage .140 .137
Assists 14 7
Assists per set 0.23 0.29
Service Aces 12 4
Service Errors 21 6
Service Aces per set 0.19 0.17
Reception Errors 20 11
Digs 130 52
Digs per set 2.10 2.17
Block Solo 4 3
Block Assist 17 4
Block Total 21 7
Blocks per set 0.34 0.29
Block Errors 7 2
Ball Handling Errors 0 0
Points 166.5 63.0
Points per set 2.7 2.6
Date Opponent Score s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Aug 18 Alumni W, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Aug 30 at Oregon L, 3-0 3 9 5 27 .148 1 0 2 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 9.0
Aug 31 vs. Ohio L, 3-0 3 4 4 19 .000 1 2 3 0 9 0 2 3 2 0 7.0
Aug 31 vs. Bryant W, 3-0 3 8 3 21 .238 1 2 0 1 5 0 1 0 1 0 10.5
Sep 2 at Seattle W, 3-0 3 7 7 21 .000 1 0 0 1 7 0 2 0 2 0 8.0
Sep 6 at Washington St. L, 3-0 3 8 2 14 .429 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 8.0
Sep 6 vs. South Dakota L, 3-2 5 13 6 29 .241 0 1 2 2 4 0 2 0 2 0 15.0
Sep 7 vs. Texas Tech W, 3-1 4 14 5 35 .257 0 3 2 1 15 0 0 0 0 0 17.0
Sep 11 at San Jose St. L, 3-2 5 8 2 31 .194 1 0 2 1 11 1 3 0 4 0 10.5
Sep 13 vs. UC Santa Barb. L, 3-0 3 7 6 27 .037 2 0 2 0 9 0 1 1 1 0 7.5
Sep 14 at San Diego L, 3-0 3 1 3 10 -.200 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 1.0
Sep 14 vs. Southern California L, 3-0 3 9 7 35 .057 0 0 1 1 6 0 2 0 2 0 10.0
Sep 19 Sacramento St. W, 3-2 5 14 6 44 .182 2 3 2 4 8 1 2 1 3 0 19.0
Sep 23 at Portland St. L, 3-0 3 5 2 18 .167 0 0 0 2 8 0 0 1 0 0 5.0
Sep 26 Montana St. W, 3-2 5 9 4 27 .185 2 0 2 2 9 1 0 0 1 0 10.0
Sep 28 Montana L, 3-1 4 10 5 33 .152 0 1 1 3 7 1 1 0 2 0 12.5
Oct 3 at Southern Utah W, 3-1 4 13 7 31 .194 2 0 1 0 13 0 1 0 1 0 13.5
Oct 5 at Northern Ariz. L, 3-0 2 3 7 15 -.267 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 3.0
Oct 10 at North Dakota L, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 12 at Northern Colo. L, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 17 Weber St. W, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 19 Idaho St. L, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 26 at Sacramento St. L, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 28 Portland St. L, 3-1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Oct 31 at Montana L, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 2 at Montana St. W, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 7 Northern Ariz. L, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 8 Southern Utah W, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 15 Northern Colo. L, 3-2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 16 North Dakota L, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 21 at Idaho St. L, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 23 at Weber St. W, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
  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 18 62 142 2.29 81 437 .140 14 0.23 12 0.19 130 2.10 4 17 21 0.34 166.5 2.7
Conference 7 24 54 2.25 31 168 .137 7 0.29 4 0.17 52 2.17 3 4 7 0.29 63.0 2.6
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Home 4 15 33 2.20 15 104 .173 4 0.27 4 0.27 25 1.67 3 3 6 0.40 41.5 2.8
Away 8 26 54 2.08 35 167 .114 6 0.23 0 0.00 57 2.19 1 6 7 0.27 58.0 2.2
Neutral 6 21 55 2.62 31 166 .145 4 0.19 8 0.38 48 2.29 0 8 8 0.38 67.0 3.2

Wins 6 24 65 2.71 32 179 .184 8 0.33 8 0.33 57 2.38 2 6 8 0.33 78.0 3.2
Losses 12 38 77 2.03 49 258 .109 6 0.16 4 0.11 73 1.92 2 11 13 0.34 88.5 2.3

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