Volleyball Bio

Melanie Kuczek
Senior ('15)
Deerfield, Illinois
Deerfield / Lewis University
Elementary Education/Religious Studies

As a junior (2013): Played in all 103 sets of the season...had a season-best 18 kills in a four-set victory over Olivet (Sep. 11)...posted at least 10 kills in 12 matches on the season...picked up a career-best of eight blocks in a single match against Olivet (Oct. 15)...finished the year third in kills (234) and lead the team in blocks (78)... named Saint Mary's Athlete of the Week

As a sophomore (2012): Played in all 105 sets of the season... had a career-best 20 kills in a five-set win at Manchester (Oct. 6)... posted at least 10 kills in 13 matches on the year... recorded a double-double (11 kills, 12 digs) in a 3-1 win over North Park (Sept. 1)... had season-bests for digs (12) and blocks (7) in that same victory over North Park... finished the year second in kills (272) and first in both aces (41) and blocks (61)

2011 (Lewis University): Made seven appearances with two starts for the Flyers... had four kills on seven attempts with no errors and a pair of blocks in a win against University of Illinois Springfield (Oct. 8)

Saint Mary's Honors and Activities: Dean's List Spring 2012

High School Honors and Activities: As a senior, was named All-Lake County First Team, the Central Suburban League Player of the Week, and All-CSL for a second season...hit .430, second best in the state, finishing with 194 kills... Deerfield won the CSL her senior season...named to the honor roll all four years of high school

About Melanie: Brother Theo was an All-MAC swimmer at Miami University (Ohio)... sister Christine was a Big Ten Swimmer of the Week and swimming school record setter at Iowa