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Sara Rishell


Smithsburg, Md.

Last College:
American University



AS A JUNIOR (2013)
Played in all 124 sets and started 34 matches this season for the Blazers ...led the team in points with 471.5 ... had the most kills this season for the Blazers with 387 totaled kills ...had a career-high 22 kills against Jacksonville State (Aug. 31) ... Also led the team in block assists, with 115 total ... set a career-high 9 blocks versus Tulsa (Sept. 29) ... Had a .350 hitting percentage, leading the team in hits on the 2013 season.

AVCA All-Region honorable mention ... named Patriot League Player and Rookie of the Year... All-Patriot League First Team selection ... Patriot League Tournament MVP ... three-time Patriot League Rookie of the Week and Patriot League Player of the Week ... appeared and started in all 34 matches ... recorded double-digit kills in 25 matches ... totaled 106 block assists, placing her third all-time at American in a single season ... recorded 126 total blocks on the year, placing her sixth all-time at American ... averaged 1.04 blocks per game, good for 10th all-time at AU ... posted 379 kills and 96 digs on the year ... led team with .316 hitting percentage ... set a Patriot League Tournament record with 19 blocks in tournament play ... tallied a season-high 21 kills against UTEP (9/3) ... recorded a season-best hitting percentage of .688 with 12 kills and one error against Lehigh (11/11) ... posted 10 blocks in the Patriot League Semifinals against Colgate (11/19) ... Patriot League Academic Honor Roll selection.

Played for Coach Rachel Brashear at Smithsburg HS ... volleyball team went undefeated and won the Maryland 1A State Championship in 2010 and 2011 ... three-year captain for both basketball and volleyball and served one year as track captain ... named a volleyball Under Armor All-American ... once posted a triple-double in a basketball game ... member of both the National Honor Society and National Business Honor Society.

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