NAIA
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#2 Marissa Elam
Marissa Elam Image
Height: 5-11
Class: SR
Position: OH/MH
Major: Biology
Hometown: Muncie, Ind.
Previous School: Delta High School

Fourth Year with the Bulldogs

As a Junior (2016):

  • All-Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) First Team selection.
  • AVCA All-Northeast Region Team honorable mention.
  • AAC All-Tournament Team selecition.
  • AAC Tournament MVP.
  • Played 40 matches, 137 total sets.
  • Recorded 355 kills with a .270 hitting percentage.
  • Registered her 1,000th career kill in a 3-0 win over Montreat on Nov. 1, 2016.
  • Posted a season-high 19 kills twice - against Milligan on Sept. 27, 2016, and again versus Cumberlands on Oct. 27, 2016.
  • Had a season-high 10 digs against Campbellsville on Aug. 27, 2016.
  • Recorded a season-best 3 total blocks seven times.
  • Had 17 matches with 10 or kills.

As a Sophomore (2015):

  • All-Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) First Team selection.
  • AVCA All-Northeast Region Team honorable mention.
  • Played in 40 matches (149 sets).
  • Recorded 341 kills and had a .199 hitting percentage.
  • Registered 10 assists, 14 service aces, 128 digs and 37 total blocks.
  • Posted season-high 15 kills versus Montreat (N.C.) on Oct. 13, 2015.
  • Had 15 matches with 10 or more kills
  • Had a season-high 11 digs against Thiel on Sept. 5, 2015.
  • Posted a season-high 4 total blocks agianst Milligan (Tenn.) on Sept. 8, 2015.

As a Freshman (2014):

  • All-AAC Freshman Team selection in her first season in the program.
  • Ended the year second on the team in the attack, notching 370 kills (2.8) per set.
  • Posted double-digit kills in 19 matches, hitting a season-high 20 in a match against Kentucky State on Sept. 27.
  • Had her best hitting performance of the season in the NAIA National Tournament Opening Round match at Madonna (Mich.) on Nov. 22, posting a .344 percentage, while slamming home 16 kills.
  • Also recorded 155 digs on the defensive end, 20 block-assists, and seven solo blocks, as well.
Statistics:
SeasonSPMP-MS  KK/SetETAK%  AA/SETTASET %  SASA/SETSETASERVE %
2014-1513235-22 3702.81969580.182 60.0526- 280.238387-
2015-1614940-6 3412.31629010.199 100.0736- 140.112184-
2016-1713740-14 3552.61368110.270 80.0627- 80.111154-
Totals:418115-42 10662.6494267021.4% 240.0689- 500.1261725-
SeasonSPMP-MS  TBBSBABEBHE  DIGDIG/SETTRARERE %  PTSPTS/SET
2014-1513235-22 27720101 1551.218416- 415.03.1
2015-1614940-6 3753253 1280.925216- 376.02.5
2016-1713740-14 4453942 1040.823810- 387.52.8
Totals:418115-42 1081791196 3870.96744293.8% 1178.52.8
 
 
Volleyball Roster
Roster for 2017 Volleyball Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.HometownPrevious School
2Marissa ElamSROH/MH5-11Muncie, Ind.Delta High School
3Bella SalazarSRL/S5-2Arlington, TexasOakridge High School
5Jenna NelsonSROH/RS5-9Florence, Ky. Boone County High School
6Jovan TurnerSOMH6-0Oxnerd, Calif.Cal State East Bay
7Carson GrayJRS/L5-3Alexandria, Ky.Campbell County High School
8Rachel AndrewsSRRH/MH5-11Louisville, Ky.Fern Creek High School
10Maddie JergesenSOMH/RS5-11Carson City, Nev.Carson High School
11Taylor McNealSRMH/RS5-11Clinton, Tenn.Clinton High School
12Jillian StuffSRMH/RS5-11Marengo, OhioClear Fork High School
13Maddy SalazarSOL/S5-3Arlington, TexasJames Martin High School
14Emily LogsdonSOMH/RS5-10Shephardsville, Ky.Bullitt Central High School
15Elle BarnettSRRS/OH5-11Lexington, Ky.South Florida State
16Madison JenkinsSOOH/RS5-9Bowling Green, Ky.South Warren High School
17Candace AlleyFRS5-3Pulaski, Va.Pulaski County High School
19Bryanna StrunkJRMH/RS5-10Bronston, Ky.Southwestern High School
21Savannah BaxterFRRS/OH5-10London, Ky.South Laurel High School
22Maggie McGrawJROH/RS 5-8Elkhorn, Wis.Elkhorn High School
23Amari RicksFRS/RS5-7Lexington, Ky.Henry Clay High School
24Hannah NashSOS/L5-6Owensboro, Ky.Apollo High School
25Soulette PageSOMH/RS5-10Lawrenceville, Ga.Mountainview High School
26Haley EllisonFRL/RS5-3Somerset, Ky.Somerst High School
27Paulina HilemanSRL/RS5-7Johnstown, Colo.Laramie County Community College
Coaches
Jeremy Wise Image
Head Coach
5th season
 
Ana Calaza Image
Assistant Coach
2nd season
 
Kemya Hayward Image
Manager