Women's Volleyball


Rachel Henderson
Rachel Henderson
14

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Wheaton, Ill.

High School:
Wheaton-Warrenville South H.S.

Height:
6-3

Position:
Middle Blocker

Birthdate:
08/04/1987

At Illinois
2006
Moved back to middle blocker after serving an injury-riddled team in the back row in 2005 • Started the opening match of the year vs. Illinois State, totaling four kills and hitting .429 • Made appearances in all three matches at the Marquette Kickoff Tournament, totaling six kills • Had five kills in 10 attacks (.500 attack percentage) with three digs and two blocks vs. Iowa on Nov. 3 • Followed that with six kills at Minnesota on Nov. 10 • Appeared in 21 of the team's 30 matches.

2005
Played in 23 matches • Recorded a career-high three block assists in a three-game loss to Ohio State • Missed eight matches in late September with mononucleosis • Recorded a career-high six kills vs. UW-Green Bay • Had five kills and four assists in a three-game victory over Indiana • Teamed with Meghan Macdonald on the game three-ending block in the victory over Purdue.

High School
Second Team All-State • Listed as a Top 50 recruit by prepvolleyball.com • Coached by Bill Schreier at Wheaton-Warrenville South • Named team MVP and All-DuPage Valley Conference as a junior and senior • Wheaton South won the Regional title in 2002, 2003, and 2004 and placed fourth in thestate in 2002 • The Tigers won the Willowbrook Tournament in 2002 and 2003. • Henderson had 322 kills, 77 blocks, and 148 digs while hitting .477 as a junior, and 337 kills, 57 blocks, 112 digs, and 55 aces while hitting .436 as a senior. • Earned Wheaton-Warrenville South Female Athlete of the Year • Played for Sports Performance (coached by Rick Butler) for six years • The Sports Performance Elite Team won the 2005 Junior Olympic National Championship and Henderson was named to the All-Tournament Team. • Had the highest hitting percentage in the history of Sports Performance • Named an AAU All-American.

Personal
Born Aug. 4, 1987 • Daughter of Chip and Liz Henderson • Named Academic All-DuPage Valley Conference • Majoring in political science & sociology.

Career Statistics

	Year	MP	GP	K	E	TA	Pct.	A	SA	SE	RE	DIG	BS	BA	TB	BE	BHE
	2005	23	83	0	17	95	.242	25	3	1	6	58	0	18	18	1	0
	2006	21	39	33	11	65	.338	8	3	10	3	8	1	11	12	1	0
	Total	44	122	73	28	160	.281	33	6	11	9	66	1	29	30	2	0

Career Highs K: 6, twice, last vs. Minnesota (11/10/06) E: 4 vs. Austin Peay (9/2/05) TA: 14 vs. Austin Peay (9/2/05) Pct.: 1.000, three times, last vs. Northwestern (11/1/06) A: 5 vs. Austin Peay (9/2/05) SA: 2 at Michigan St. (10/8/05) SE: 2, three times, last at Wisconsin (11/11/06) D: 9, twice, last at Indiana (10/22/05) BS: 1 vs. Iowa (11/3/06) BA: 3, three times, last vs. Winthrop (8/26/06) TB: 3, three times, last vs. Winthrop (8/26/06)

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