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Melissa Racz

Class: Junior
Position: MB/RS
Height: 6-0

Previous School: Apple Valley HS

Hometown: Apple Valley, Minn.

2012 (So.)
• Competed in 36 sets, after being sidelined by injury during the first month of the season
• Recorded 35 kills (.218) while adding 10 blocks (three solo, seven assist)
• Tallied six kills each in back-to-back matches, at Campbell (Nov. 3) and versus UNC Asheville (Nov. 9)
• Hit .308 (16-4-39) during Liberty's three-match run to Big South Volleyball Championship title
• Sent down six kills at a .462 pace during conference semifinal win over Presbyterian College (Nov. 16)
• Recorded five kills and a season-high four blocks (two solo, two assisted) in conference final against Coastal Carolina (Nov. 18)
• Named to Big South Presidential Honor Roll

2011 (Fr.)
• Appeared in all 117 sets, making 25 starts over 33 matches played
• Ranked fourth on the team with 146 kills and 68 blocks (five solo, 63 assisted)
• Reached double-digits in kills on five occasions, including in the final three matches of the regular season
• Had six block assists during first match of career, at Georgia on Aug. 26
• Recorded career-high eight block assists at Radford Sept. 23, helping team post 20.5 team blocks
• Went 6-for-9 on the attack, with no errors, against regionally-ranked North Carolina, Sept. 3
• Hit .391 in sending down career-high 12 kills at Winthrop on Oct. 21
• Tied career high with 12 kills against Radford on Oct. 28, hitting .346
• Sent down 12 kills in regular-season finale versus High Point, Nov. 5
• Registered five block assists in Big South Championship final victory over Radford, Nov. 20
• Named to Big South Presidential Honor Roll

Prep
• Competed for Apple Valley High School as a four-year starter
• Named to all-conference team all four seasons
• Twice named recipient of Pam Aune Dedication Award
• Named a Top 50 Junior by Breakdown Magazine before being tabbed as a Top 100 Senior
• Competed for a team that placed fifth at AAU Nationals, earning an All-America certificate at that tournament
• Finished second at USAU Nationals as a senior
• Earned five letter awards in choir and two academic letters
• Participated in multiple honors choirs, including the State Choir

Personal
• Daughter of Steve and Michaelle Racz
• Human resources major
• Uncle Robb Egel played baseball at Liberty
• Father Steve competed in soccer at Cedarville
• Mother Michaelle played volleyball at Cedarville
• Grandfather Ken Egel played baseball at Mankato State
• Grandmother Peg Egel competed in basketball at Pilsbury
• Birthday is Oct. 2