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Samantha

Drechsel

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#15

Outside/Opposite Hitter
Height: 6'4"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Bothell, Wash.
High School: Cedar Park Christian

Bio

CAREER HONORS

  • 2017 Big Ten Foreign Team

As a Freshman (2017): Saw playing time in 31 matches (109 sets) at opposite with 16 starts ... posted 11 kills, two aces, four digs and three blocks vs. Iowa (11/17) ... tallied 13 kills on a .429 clip and three blocks vs. Purdue (10/29) ... notched 12 kills, five assists and three blocks at Northwestern (10/13) ... posted nine kills at Michigan (9/30) ... knocked down 13 kills on a .556 clip with two blocks vs. Furman (9/2) ... notched 15 kills on a .300 clip and two blocks vs. Temple (8/26) ... made collegiate debut and tallied five blocks vs. UMBC (8/25).

Before Maryland: 2016 Under Armour First Team All-American ... ranked No. 23 in her class by PrepVolleyball ... 2016 MaxPreps First Team All-American ... VolleyballMag.com Honorable Mention All-American ... named to Seattle Times' Star Times team in 2015 ... first team all-state and all-area in 2015 ... holds high school records in six categories, including kill in a match (38) ... holds school record for kills in a season with 504 ... selected to PrepVolleyball's Top 50 Juniors list in 2015 ... member of PrepVolleyball's Sophomore 79 list in 2014 ... also plays club for Washington Volleyball Academy and has served as team captain for two seasons ... placed third in the Club 18 Open ... led team to sixth place finish at AAU Nationals.

Personal: Daughter of Thomas and Marni Drechsel ... has one brother, Trey ... mother played volleyball at Pacific Lutheran ... brother plays basketball at Western Washington ... biggest sports thrill was placing sixth at nationals ... favorite pregame snack is dark chocolate ... craziest ambition is to play volleyball in Europe.


Drechsel Career Statistics
Year SP-MP K K/S E TA PCT. A A/S SA SA/S DIG D/S BS BA TB B/S
2017 109-31 211 1.94 118 579 .161 13 0.12 12 0.11 61 0.56 8 49 57 0.52
Total 109-31 211 1.94 118 579 .161 13 0.12 12 0.11 61 0.56 8 49 57 0.52

DRECHSEL CAREER HIGHS
Kills: 15 vs. Temple (8/26/17)
Assists: 5 at Northwestern (10/13/17)
Aces: 2 (2x) last vs. Iowa (11/17/17)
Digs: 9 vs. Wisconsin (10/18/17)
Blocks: 5 vs. UMBC (8/25/17)

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