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Melissa Hartsel
Player Profile:
Melissa Hartsel 1406937
Position: MH
Height: 6'2"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Concordia, Kan.
High School: Concordia HS
Other College: Missouri
Experience: 1 Year

2014 -- Played in all 30 matches and all 121 sets, starting all 30 matches… recorded 224 kills in 507 attempts for 1.85 kills per set and .339 hitting percentage… registered two assists… finished with 18 digs (0.15 d/s) and a team-high 149 blocks (15 BS, 134 BA)… named Second Team All-WAC… named WAC Player of the Week on Nov. 17… named All-Tournament Team at the Jackrabbit Invitational… .339 hitting percentage ranked as the second best in school history… set the school record for block assists in a season (134)… her .281 career hitting percentage is second in school history… ranked 32nd in the NCAA in blocks (149), 59th in blocks per set (1.23) and 85th in hitting percentage (.342)… finished fourth in the WAC in hitting percentage (.339) and second in blocks (1.23)… hit over .400 12 times, including hitting over .500 in matches against Stephen F. Austin (.526), Alabama State (.556), Chicago State (.600-career-high), Texas-Pan American (.500) and New Mexico State (.556)… opened the season with a career-high 19 kills, hitting .419 with seven blocks against Drake on 8/29… added 10 or more kills in matches against SFA (11), North Dakota State (14)m Grand Canyon (11), New Mexico State (10), Chicago State (10), Grand Canyon (12) and New Mexico State (13)… finished with a career-high 12 blocks against New Mexico State on 11/15, while adding seven or more blocks in matches against Bradley (7), Utah Valley (7), Chicago State (7), Bakersfield (8), Texas-Pan American (7)… notched lone career double-double in WAC title clinching match against NMSU with 10 kills and 12 blocks.

2013 -- Played in 26 matches with 13 starts, appearing in 94 sets… recorded 77 kills (0.82), hitting .172… recorded 95 blocks (83 a, 12 s)(1.01) and 12 digs… led team in blocks seven times… finished seventh in the WAC in blocks (1.01)… recorded eight blocks, six kills and a .333 hitting percentage vs. Northwestern State on 8/30… finished with eight blocks, four kills and two digs against Kansas on 9/3… finished with a season-high nine kills, a .450 hitting percentage and three blocks at SIU Edwardsville on 9/17… notched a season-high 10 blocks, including two solo, five kills and a .200 hitting percentage… recorded seven blocks against Grand Canyon on 10/26… tallied three kills, a .250 hitting percentage and four blocks, including two solo at New Mexico State on 11/7.

2012 at Missouri -- Saw action in 17 matches with eight starts and 37 sets played... registered 17 kills (0.46 k/s) with a .200 hitting percentage... recorded 19 blocks (18 ba, 1 bs).

2011 at Missouri -- Played in the Tigers' loss at No. 10 Texas ... Saw her first playing time as a Tiger in the win over Central Arkansas but did not accumulate any statistics.

High School -- Named to the AVCA/Under Armour High School All-America Watch List during her senior season ... Was an All-League selection in both her junior and senior seasons at Concordia High School under the direction of head coach Ashley Nehls ... Also was a varsity letterwinner in track and field and women's basketball ... Set the Concordia High School high jump record after clearing 5-6 during her sophomore season (2009) ... Also holds the school's triple jump record with a distance of 35-8 ½ ... Helped the Concordia track and field team claim back to back state championships in 2008 and 2009 ... Led her basketball team Kansas State 4A runner-up honors during her junior season as well ... Member of the 3.5 grade-point average honor roll.

Personal -- Born on May 22, 1993 in Salina, Kan. ... daughter of Rick and Monica Hartsel... majoring in nutritional science.

Career Highs

Kills: 19 vs. Drake, 8/29/14
Attempts: 35 vs. North Dakota State, 9/12/14
Hitting Percentage: .600 (10-1-15) at Chicago State, 10/24/14
Assists: 1 (twice)
Aces: --
Digs: 3 at Grand Canyon, 10/2/14
Total Blocks: 12 vs. New Mexico State, 1/15/14
Block Solos: 2 (six times)
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