NAIA
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#8 Rachel Andrews
Rachel Andrews Image
Height: 5-11
Class: JR
Position: RH/MH
Major: Education
Hometown: Louisville, Ky.
Previous School: Fern Creek High School

Third Year with the Bulldogs

As a Junior (2016):

  • Became the first player in program history to make the NAIA All-American Team, landing on the third team.
  • Named a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete.
  • Named the Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) Player of the Year.
  • Earned a spot on the All-AAC First Team.
  • Made the AAC All-Tournament Team.
  • Landed on the AAC All-Academic Team.
  • Named the AAC Attacker of the Week on Aug. 29, 2016.
  • Named the AAC Attacker of the Week on Oct. 9, 2016.
  • Played in 41 matches (144 sets).
  • Recorded 381 kills, .315 hitting percentage, and 95 total blocks.
  • Registered her 1,000th career kill against Reinhardt on Nov. 10, 2016.
  • Posted a season-high 19 kills twice - once agianst Cumberlands on Oct. 6, 2016, and again versus Bluefield on Oct. 18, 2016.
  • Had a season-high 8 digs against Bryan on Oct. 1, 2016.
  • Notched a season-high 6 total blocks twice - against Truett McConnell on Sept. 17, 2016, and against Cornerstone on Nov. 19, 2016.
  • Ranked 36th in the NAIA in hitting percentage (.315).
  • Had 20 matches with 10 or more kills.

As a Sophomore (2015):

  • Named to All-Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) First Team.
  • Named the AAC Tournament MVP and to the AAC All-Tournament Team.
  • Named to the AAC All-Academic Team.
  • AVCA All-Northeast Region Team honorable mention.
  • Named AAC Attacker of the Week on Nov. 9, 2015.
  • Appeared in 40 matches, playing in 144 total sets.
  • Recorded 372 kills, a .261 hitting percentage, 10 assists, 71 digs and 101 total blocks.
  • Twice posted a season-high 17 kills - against IU Southeast on Aug. 28, 2015, and Campbellsville (Ky.) on Nov. 7, 2015.
  • Registered a season-high 4 digs a total of the 4 times.
  • Twice notched 7 total blocks in a match - once against St. Andrews (N.C.) on Sept. 11, 2015, and again versus Milligan (Tenn.) on Nov. 14, 2015.
  • Had 18 matches with 10 or more kills.
  • Finished the season by recording 10 or more kills in 8 consecutive matches.

As a Freshman (2014):

  • All-AAC First Team and All-AAC Freshman Team selection in first season in program.
  • Nabbed All-AAC Tournament honors, as well, leading Union to tournament championship.
  • Logged playing time in 143 sets on the year, slamming down 307 total kills (2.1 per set average).
  • Recorded a .255 hitting percentage on 307 total attacks.
  • Was also a force defensively, recording 63 digs and 83 total blocks (63 block-assists/17 solo blocks). Total block mark was second highest on team at end of season.
  • Posted double-digit kills in 11 matches, capped off by a 16 kill effort against St. Andrews on Nov. 1
  • Ended the season strong, posting 14 kills (and four blocks) against Bryan in the AAC Tournament Title Match, and 13 more kills in NAIA Opening Round Match at Madonna.
Statistics:
SeasonSPMP-MS  KK/SetETAK%  AA/SETTASET %  SASA/SETSETASERVE %
2014-1514339-11 3072.11157530.255 540.38152- 0001-
2015-1614440-10 3722.61269440.261 100.0740- 0018-
2016-1714441-23 3812.6959070.315 60.0436- 0006-
Totals:431120-44 10602.5336260427.8% 700.16228- 00115-
SeasonSPMP-MS  TBBSBABEBHE  DIGDIG/SETTRARERE %  PTSPTS/SET
2014-1514339-11 831766276 630.4232- 357.02.5
2015-1614440-10 1011487147 710.570- 429.53
2016-1714441-23 95986154 650.590- 433.03
Totals:431120-44 279402395617 1990.539294.9% 1219.52.8
 
 
Volleyball Roster
Roster for 2016 Volleyball Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.HometownPrevious School
2Marissa ElamJROH/MH5-11Muncie, Ind.Delta High School
3Bella SalazarJRL/S5-2Arlington, TexasOakridge High School
5Jenna NelsonJROH/RS5-9Florence, Ky. Boone County High School
6Ivana KazicSRS/L5-8Belgrade, SerbiaColumbus State (Ga.)
7Carson GraySOS/L5-3Alexandria, Ky.Campbell County High School
8Rachel AndrewsJRRH/MH5-11Louisville, Ky. Fern Creek High School
9Bayley GriffisSOMH/RS5-11Crestwood, Ky. Whitefield Academy
10Maddie JergesenFRMH/RS5-11Carson City, Nev.Carson High School
11Taylor McNealJRMH/RS5-11Clinton, Tenn.Clinton High School
12Jillian StuffJRMH/RS5-11Marengo, OhioClear Fork High School
13Maddy SalazarFRL/S5-3Arlington, TexasJames Martin High School
14Emily LogsdonFRMH/RS5-10Shephardsville, Ky.Bullitt Central High School
15Elle BarnettJRRS/OH5-11Lexington, Ky.South Florida State
16Madison JenkinsFROH/RS5-9Bowling Green, Ky.South Warren High School
18Julia EdmondsSRMH/RS 5-11Burlington, Ky.Randall K. Cooper High School
19Bryanna StrunkSOMH/RS5-10Bronston, Ky.Southwestern High School
20Katie LathamSOOH/RS5-10Somerset, Ky.Southwestern High School
22Maggie McGrawSOOH/RS 5-8Elkhorn, Wis.Elkhorn High School
23Vanessa RossSRRS/MH5-11Corbin, Ky.Corbin High School
24Hannah NashFRS/L5-6Owensboro, Ky.Apollo High School
25Soulette PageFRMH/RS5-10Lawrenceville, Ga.Mountainview High School
27Paulina HilemanJRL/RS5-7Johnstown, Colo.Laramie County Community College
28CeCe RobertsSOL/S5-5Somerset, Ky.Pulaski County High School
30Kelsey SandersJRS/RS5-11Wilmore, Ky.South Florida State
Coaches
Jeremy Wise Image
Head Coach
4th season
 
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Assistant Coach
1st season
 
Anagila Silva Image
Student Assistant
3rd season
 
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Student Assistant
1st season
 
Chandler Gray Image
Student Assistant
1st season