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    Melissa Vandrey
    2 Melissa Vandrey
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Chicago, Ill.

    High School:
    Queen of Peace

    Height:
    6-0

    Position:
    Outside Hitter

    Birthdate:
    01/30/1982

    AT ILLINOIS

    2002:
    Ranked second on the team in kills, averaging 3.06 kills per game • Finished in double figures in kills in 18 matches on the year • Had a season-high 20 kills vs. Iowa (Oct. 11) • Notched 18 kills twice, in win over Minnesota (Oct. 12) and vs. Northwestern (Nov. 16) • Hit a season-high .429 vs. Alabama-Birmingham (Aug. 30) • Also served a career-high four aces vs. UAB • Hit over .300 in five matches • Recorded two double-doubles on the year, with 10 kills and season-high 12 digs vs. Utah (Sept. 21) and 10 digs in addition to her 18 kills vs. Minnesota • Also reached a season high of five blocks in the Minnesota match • Earned third Varsity "I" award.

    2001:
    Played in 20 matches as a sophomore, including 13 Big Ten contests • Hit a career-high .500 against George Washington (Sept. 1), tallying a season-high 16 kills with three errors in 26 attacks • Also had season highs of three digs and two blocks vs. George Washington • Registered 10 kills on a season-high 28 attempts against William & Mary on Sept. 1 • Averaged 1.19 kills per game • Earned second Varsity "I" award.

    2000:
    Participated in seven matches before a knee injury sidelined her for the remainder of the season • Hit a season-high .444 in the first match of her career at Minnesota (Sept. 23), tallying 13 kills and only one error in 27 attacks • Registered 23 kills vs. Michigan State on Sept. 30 and followed that with a career-high 26 kills in a victory at Purdue on Oct. 4 • Also tallied career-highs of 16 digs and six blocks against Purdue • Averaged 3.46 kills per game on the year, with three double-figures matches in both kills and digs during her shortened season • Earned first Varsity "I" award.

    High School
    Chicago Sun-Times and Daily Southtown Player of the Year in 1999 • Chicago Tribune All-State team in 1999 • All-Tournament team at Nike Challenge in 1999 • GCAC (Girls Catholic Athletic Conference) all-conference in 1998 and 1999 • Set school records for most kills in a season with 466 in 1999 and most career kills, finishing with 963.

    Personal
    Parents are Bob and Sue Vandrey • Majoring in sport management • GCAC All-Academic team as a senior • Has coached eighth grade volleyball and helped coach freshman girls basketball in her spare time • Lists her biggest thrills in sports as beating conference rival Mother McAuley and earning a scholarship to play at Illinois.

    Melissa Vandrey By The Numbers

    Overall Statistics
        Year    MP    GP    K     E     TA     Pct.    A   SA   SE   RE   DIG   BS   BA    TB    BE   BHE
        2000    7     26    90    41    243    .202    3   9    12   14   54    3    8     11    5    0
        2001    20    48    57    32    156    .160    0   1    5    8    12    3    4     7     4    4
        2002    27    101   309   153   940    .166    4   8    9    19   90    12   33    45    10   1
        Totals  54    175   456   226   1,339  .172    7   18   26   31   156   18   45    63    19   5
    

    Melissa Vandrey's Career Highs

    K:     26 vs. Purdue (10/4/00)
    E:     11 vs. Purdue (10/4/00)
    TA:    59 vs. Minnesota (10/12/02)
    PCT:   .500 vs. George Washington (9/1/01)
    A:     1, seven times; last vs. Michigan (11/23/03)
    SA:    4 vs. Alabama-Birmingham (8/30/02)
    SE:    4 vs. Michigan State (9/30/00)
    DIG:   16 vs. Purdue (10/4/00)
    BS:    3 vs. Purdue (10/4/00)
    BA:    4, twice; vs. Northwestern (11/16/02) & vs. Indiana (11/30/02)
    TB:    6 vs. Purdue (10/4/00)
    


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