Rachel Wagener
Rachel Wagener

Player Profile

Chesapeake, Va.

High School:
Oscar Smith


Middle Blocker


One of the most prolific blockers in Terrapin history ... ranks first in school history for block assists (565), total blocks (649), career hitting percentage (.341) and single-season block assists (177) ... All-ACC First Team (2005) ... named to the AVCA All-East Region Division I Team (2005) ... selected as ACC Player of the Week twice in 2005 ... named to the 2005 Collegiate Volleyball Update (CVU.Com) Stellar Spikers Second Team ... ranked eleventh in NCAA in final season with 1.61 bpg and No. 22 in hitting percentage (.380) ... a preseason All-ACC 2005 team selection ... career best was 20 kills vs. Marshall (9-02-05) and 11 digs vs Georgia Tech (11-10-05) ... most blocks was 12 vs Wake Forest (9-27-03) and Georgia Tech (10-3-03) ... co-captain in 2005 ... size and strength made her a tough match up and a critical scoring presence.

An honorable mention AVCA All-America selection ... named to the AVCA All-Region Team ... earned second team All-ACC honors ... became Maryland's all-time leader in both block assists and total blocks ... ranked second on the team and fourth in the ACC with 1.36 blocks per game ... helped Maryland lead the league in blocks, as the squad was the only team to average over three blocks per game ... led the team in attack percentage and was fifth in the league with a .327 mark ... reached double digits in blocks on three occasions and in kills 17 times ... one of four Terrapins to play in all 126 games and 33 matches ... ended the season on a string of five matches in which she notched at least 10 kills ... had an excellent NCAA Tournament, posting 10 and 11 kills, respectively, against Towson (Dec. 3) and Penn State (Dec. 4) ... helped Maryland win its second straight ACC Tournament with a stellar semifinal match against Duke (Nov. 20) ... matched a career-high with 19 kills, hit .621 and had 10 blocks (four solo) against the Blue Devils ... also had a strong opening-round match against Wake Forest (Nov. 18) at the conference tourney with 17 kills and just two errors for a .682 hitting percentage ... reached the 10-block mark at Florida State (Nov. 7) while also contributing seven kills ... had back-to-back 14-kill outings at home against Wake Forest (Oct. 22) and Duke (Oct. 23) ... had a season-high 11 blocks against Florida State (Oct. 8) ... hit .611 and posted 12 kills at NC State (Oct. 3) ... blasted 19 kills and hit .536 in conference-opening road trip to Wake Forest (Sept. 25) ... registered 11 kills and nine blocks against Butler (Sept. 18) at the Maryland Invitational ... tallied 10 kills and eight blocks at Houston (Sept. 3).

A second team All-ACC selection ... set the Maryland and ACC record for block assists in a season with 177 ... ended the year first in the ACC in blocks per game with 1.50 ... first Terrapin in history to record 200 total blocks in a season ... reached double digits in blocks three times ... ranked second on the team in attack percentage with .342 ... also averaged over two kills a game ... one of four players to play in all 133 games and 35 matches in 2003 ... hit .400 with six kills vs. American (Dec. 5) in her first career NCAA Tournament match ... drilled 14 kills at North Carolina (Nov. 7) ... set a career-high with 19 kills in the Terps' win over Georgia Tech (Nov. 1) ... also had five blocks against the Yellow Jackets ... had back-to-back double-doubles vs. Georgia Tech (Oct. 3) and Wake Forest (Sept. 27), notching a career-high 12 blocks in both matches ... reached double digits in blocks for the first time vs. SMU (Sept. 20), recording 10 against the Mustangs ... began the season with 13 kills and five blocks against Tennessee (Aug. 29) at the Maryland Invitational.

Named to the 2002 ACC All-Freshman Team ... played in 93 games as the Terps' second-leading blocker ... her 14 solo blocks and 67 block assists ranked second and third on the team, respectively ... recorded 10 kills on a .533 hitting percentage and had eight blocks in the second match of the Denver Invitational vs. No. 8 Minnesota (Sept. 21) ... had nine kills on 18 attempts and helped block four shots in a win over Towson (Sept. 17) ... also had a solo block against the Tigers.

Graduated from Oscar Smith High School in 2002 after lettering four seasons ... led team to a 12-5 record as a senior ... three-time team MVP and two-year captain ... district player of the year as a junior and senior ... first team all-district and all-region in every season since her sophomore campaign ... MVP of the Gramby Classic while leading Oscar Smith to the championship ... captain and MVP of the Tidewater Volleyball Association ... tournament MVP at the Virginia Beach Invitational ... Tidewater was Flight 3 champions at the Junior National Championships in 2000 (16s) and 2001 (18s) ... helped Tidewater to numerous East Coast and regional qualifying championships ... selected to attend USA Volleyball Camp in Louisville, Ky., in summer of 2000 ... a four-year honor roll selection and a member of the National Honor Society.

Daughter of Richard and Sandra Wagener ... also recruited by Cal State Fullerton, Miami, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Florida, Temple, Texas A&M and Virginia ... chose Maryland for its complete package of academics, location and family environment ... a kinesiology major.