Well-rounded player with uncanny court sense ... can play outside hitter and libero, but should settle back into the outside hitter rotation this season ... possesses skill set that allows her to rotate between passing and attacking duties ... great ball control in the passing game ... plays hard at all times, never quitting until the play is over ... great knowledge of the game ... solid service game ... excellent student.
AS A JUNIOR (2007)
Played in all 31 matches and 119 games, overall ... started season at outside hitter before injuries forced to take over full-time libero duties ... led the team with 483 digs while also registering 104 kills ... twice recorded 30 or more digs in a match and recorded at least 25 digs on five occasions ... named to ACC All-Academic Team ... led team with 30 digs in season-opening victory against Oakland (8/24) ... 17 kills, 15 digs and four blocks at Cincinnati (8/25) ... 26 digs, 10 kills and three blocks at Virginia Tech (10/5) ... 26 digs against Virginia (11/16) ... 28 digs in victory against Virginia Tech (11/17) ... career-high 32 digs in season-ending victory against Georgia Tech (11/23).
AS A SOPHOMORE (2006)
Tied for team lead in games played and saw action in all of Maryland's 31 matches ... led Terps in digs with 366, an average of more than three per game ... also registered 126 kills and 18 service aces ... 11 digs and 10 kills in three-game victory at Indiana (9/2) ... 13 digs in 3-2 win at Stony Brook (9/9) ... 15 digs in five-game, upset victory over Georgia Tech (10/6) ... 23 digs in defeat at Duke (10/12) ... 18 digs in three-game sweep vs. Miami (10/27) ... team-high14 digs in five-game victory over Florida State (10/29) ... 12 kills and 15 digs in 3-2 loss at Clemson (11/17) ... named to all-tournament team of Hilton Garden Inn Greenbelt Invitational in College Park, Md.
AS A FRESHMAN (2005)
Played in all 122 games and 33 matches last season ... brilliant freshman campaign ... named to the ACC All-Freshmen Team ... set team-high and career-high of 17 double-doubles for the squad, including a six-game string from Oct. 18 through Nov. 4 ... had 20 matches with double-digits in kills, posting 15 kills five times ... finished fourth in the ACC in service aces per game ...tallied 49 service aces in 2005, including three games with four service aces in the NCAA Tournament against Louisville (12/3), at Clemson (10/8) and Miami (9/25) ... played in first career NCAA Tournament matches against Kentucky (12/2) and Louisville (12/3), posting a combined 22 kills, 25 digs and five service aces ... set career-high of 27 digs against Clemson (11/18) ... recorded career high of a .917 kill percentage in game against NC State (10/23) ... notched six blocks against Georgia Tech (10/7) ... opened collegiate play with 14 kills and 14 doubles in match against Marshall (9/2).
Four-year varsity player for perennial prep powerhouse St. Ursula Academy in Cincinnati, Ohio ... a captain for the Bulldogs in 2004, she was named the Girls Greater Cincinnati League's (GGCL) Player of the Year and was a first team all-state, all-district and all-city selection ... a member of the senior showcase all-star team ... named a 2004 Southwest Ohio District Scholar ... in 2003, she was a second team GGCL and a second team all-district selection ... a high school teammate of junior Beth Gillming, the duo played together on the 2003 National Champion Bulldog squad.
Margaret Whitney Schmelzle ... daughter of Ed and Shirley Schmelzle ... has a brother, Brian ... chose Maryland because of the Business School, the atmosphere and the team ... also recruited by Illinois, Duke, Cincinnati, Kentucky and Loyola Marymount.
Schmelzle's Career Statistics
Year M G K E TA PCT A SA DIG BS-BA TB
Schmelzle's Career Highs
Kills: 17 (at Cincinnati, 8/25/07)