7 - Melissa Waelter
Melissa Waelter
Height: 5-10
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Arnsberg, Germany
High School: Franz Stock Gymnasium HS '11
Previous College: South Alabama
Position: OH
Experience: TR
m 15
k/s 2.12
h % .196
a/s 0.10
b/s 0.18
sa/s 0.10
d/s 1.96

2013 Big Sky All-Academic Team

2013: Played in 17 of Eastern's 31 matches in her first year with the program, missing the second half of the season due to injury ... Finished fourth on the team with 142 kills, good for an average of 2.33 kills per set ... Ranked fourth on the team with 129 digs and was one of just two players to average more than two digs per set ... Added 12 service aces and 21 blocks ... Notched double-digit kills in five matches and reached double-figure digs in three outings ... Went for nine kills and four digs in Eastern's season-opener at then-No. 8 Oregon (Aug. 30) ... Notched four kills, nine digs, two blocks and two service aces against Ohio (Aug. 31) before tallying eight kills and five digs in the Eagles' sweep of Bryant later that day ... Had seven kills and seven digs at Seattle (Sept. 2) ... Hit .429 (8-2-14) at PAC-12 foe Washington State (Sept. 6) before recording 13 kills against South Dakota later that day ... Registered the first double-double of her Eastern career with a 14-kill, 15-dig performance against Texas Tech (Sept. 7), then recorded eight kills and 11 digs at San Jose State (Sept. 11) ... Notched seven kills and nine digs against UC Santa Barbara (Sept. 13) before tallying nine kills and six digs versus top-ranked USC (Sept. 14) ... Tallied 14 kills in Eastern's five-set win over Sacramento State (Sept. 19), adding eight digs and three service aces ... Nearly had a double-double against Montana State (Sept. 26), finishing with nine kills and nine digs ... Recorded 10 kills and seven digs against Montana (Sept. 28) ... Registered her second double-double of the year at Southern Utah (Oct. 3), notching 13 kills and 13 digs ... Played just two sets against Northern Arizona (Oct. 5), recording three kills and six digs before missing the rest of the season due to injury ... Earned Big Sky All-Academic honors.

South Alabama (2011-12): In her career, Waelter started 49-of-50 matches at South Alabama in the 2011 and 2012 seasons, with a total of 180 sets played and 12 double-doubles ... She finished with 506 kills (2.81 per game), 406 digs (2.3), 60 blocks (0.3) and 51 service aces (0.3) ... She started all 22 matches she played in her sophomore season in 2012, finishing with 85 sets played and eight double-doubles ... She led the team with an average of 3.08 kills per game to rank eighth in the Sun Belt Conference ... She finished with a total of 262 kills, 215 digs (2.53 per set), 31 blocks (0.38) and 25 service aces ... She had a career-high 22 kills against Louisiana-Monroe (10/12/12), when she also finished with 18 digs ... She had 16 kills or more on four occasions, including 19 at Middle Tennessee (9/20/12), as she led the team with 15 double-figure matches in kills ... As a freshman, Waelter was named to the Sun Belt Conference Commissioner’s List ... She started 27 of South Alabama’s 28 matches and competed in 95 sets ... She led the club offensively with 244 kills and 2.57 kills per set ... She also led the club in service aces with 26 (0.27 per set to rank just outside the top 10 of the league) and had 29 total blocks ... Waelter was also solid defensively, as she finished the year with 191 digs and averaged 2.01 per set ... She had six kills or better in 21 matches, including 13 double-digit tallies ... She had matches of six digs or better 18 times, including seven in double-figures ... Waelter led the team in kills in six matches and digs in three, with four double-doubles ... Her first career double-double came against Louisiana-Lafayette (9/23/11) with 11 kills and a season-high 17 digs ... She also had double-doubles versus North Texas (10/21/11) with 10 kills, 10 digs; versus Denver (10/22/11) with 12 kills, 12 digs; and versus Troy (11/1/11) with 14 kills and 11 digs ... She recorded a season-high 15 kills against Jackson State (9/10/11) and had a season-high five service aces against Southeastern Louisiana (9/2/11).

HS: Graduated from Franz Stock Gymnasium in Arnsberg, Germany, in 2011 ... She played at the club level for eight years for TUS Iserlohn 1846 e.V. of the Regionalliga in Iserlohn, Germany ... During her club career, she saw action at both the middle blocker and outside hitter positions.

Personal: Born 4/20/91 in Arnsberg, Germany ... Daughter of Heinz and Petra Waelter ... Intends on majoring in psychology at Eastern.

Waelter's Career Statistics

YEAR SP K K/S E TA PCT A SA SE DIG RE BS BA TB BE BHE PTS
2013 61 142 2.33 81 437 .140 14 12 21 129 20 4 17 21 7 0 166.5
TOT 61 142 2.33 81 437 .140 14 12 21 129 20 4 17 21 7 0 166.5
                                   

Waelter's Career Highs

Kills: 14, 2x, last vs. Sacramento State (Sept. 19, 2013)
Attacks: 44 vs. Sacramento State (Sept. 19, 2013)
Assists: 2, 4x, last at Southern Utah (Oct. 3, 2013)
Aces: 3, 2x, last vs. Sacramento State (Sept. 19, 2013)
Digs: 15 vs. Texas Tech (Sept. 7, 2013)
Blocks: 4 at San Jose State (Sept. 11, 2013)
Points: 19.0 vs. Sacramento State (Sept. 19, 2013)
Recent Games
Oct 2 Southern Utah L, 3-2
Oct 3 Idaho L, 3-0
Oct 9 at Sacramento St. W, 3-2
Oct 11 at Portland St. L, 3-0
Oct 16 Montana St. W, 3-0
Oct 17 Montana W, 3-0
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 15 5
Sets 51 13
Kills 108 29
Kills per set 2.12 2.23
Errors 52 18
Total Attacks 286 75
Hitting Percentage .196 .147
Assists 5 2
Assists per set 0.10 0.15
Service Aces 5 1
Service Errors 18 5
Service Aces per set 0.10 0.08
Reception Errors 10 1
Digs 100 20
Digs per set 1.96 1.54
Block Solo 2 0
Block Assist 7 3
Block Total 9 3
Blocks per set 0.18 0.23
Block Errors 3 0
Ball Handling Errors 0 0
Points 118.5 31.5
Points per set 2.3 2.4
Date Opponent Score s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Aug 24 Alumni Match   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Aug 29 vs. Fairfield W, 3-1 3 2 1 6 .167 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Aug 29 vs. North Carolina St. W, 3-2 5 13 5 29 .276 0 1 1 0 10 0 0 1 0 0 14.0
Aug 30 vs. Coastal Caro. L, 3-1 4 4 5 17 -.059 1 0 0 2 12 0 3 1 3 0 5.5
Aug 31 at UNC Wilmington L, 3-0 3 7 3 22 .182 0 0 0 1 7 0 0 1 0 0 7.0
Sep 2 at Col. of Charleston W, 3-2 5 19 5 50 .280 1 1 3 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 20.0
Sep 5 at High Point W, 3-2 5 4 3 18 .056 0 0 2 0 8 1 1 0 2 0 5.5
Sep 12 vs. Portland L, 3-1 4 7 2 16 .312 0 0 2 4 12 0 0 0 0 0 7.0
Sep 13 vs. Missouri L, 3-1 4 13 6 29 .241 1 1 3 0 13 1 0 0 1 0 15.0
Sep 13 vs. Boise St. L, 3-0 3 8 4 20 .200 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 9.0
Sep 16 Seattle L, 3-2 2 2 0 4 .500 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Sep 18 vs. CSUN L, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 19 at San Diego L, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 19 vs. Stanford L, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 25 at North Dakota L, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 27 at Northern Colo. W, 3-2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 2 Southern Utah L, 3-2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 3 Idaho L, 3-0 3 4 5 12 -.083 1 0 2 0 6 0 2 0 2 0 5.0
Oct 9 at Sacramento St. W, 3-2 2 3 1 12 .167 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 3.0
Oct 11 at Portland St. L, 3-0 2 0 2 5 -.400 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Oct 16 Montana St. W, 3-0 3 9 4 21 .238 0 0 1 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 9.5
Oct 17 Montana W, 3-0 3 13 6 25 .280 0 1 2 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 14.0
Oct 23 Idaho St.   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 25 Weber St.   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 30 at Montana   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 1 at Montana St.   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 6 at Northern Ariz.   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 8 at Idaho   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 13 Northern Colo.   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 15 North Dakota   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 20 at Big Sky Tournament   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 21 at Big Sky Tournament   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 22 at Big Sky Tournament   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
2013-14 18 62 142 2.29 81 437 .140 14 0.23 12 0.19 130 2.10 4 17 21 0.34 166.5 2.7
2014-15 15 51 108 2.12 52 286 .196 5 0.10 5 0.10 100 1.96 2 7 9 0.18 118.5 2.3
Total 33 113 250 2.21 133 723 .162 19 0.17 17 0.15 230 2.04 6 24 30 0.27 285.0 2.5
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
Total 15 51 108 2.12 52 286 .196 5 0.10 5 0.10 100 1.96 2 7 9 0.18 118.5 2.3
Conference 5 13 29 2.23 18 75 .147 2 0.15 1 0.08 20 1.54 0 3 3 0.23 31.5 2.4
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Home 4 11 28 2.55 15 62 .210 1 0.09 1 0.09 17 1.55 0 3 3 0.27 30.5 2.8
Away 5 17 33 1.94 14 107 .178 2 0.12 1 0.06 35 2.06 1 1 2 0.12 35.5 2.1
Neutral 6 23 47 2.04 23 117 .205 2 0.09 3 0.13 48 2.09 1 3 4 0.17 52.5 2.3

Wins 7 26 63 2.42 25 161 .236 1 0.04 3 0.12 46 1.77 1 2 3 0.12 68.0 2.6
Losses 8 25 45 1.80 27 125 .144 4 0.16 2 0.08 54 2.16 1 5 6 0.24 50.5 2.0

August 4 15 26 1.73 14 74 .162 1 0.07 1 0.07 29 1.93 0 3 3 0.20 28.5 1.9
September 6 23 53 2.30 20 137 .241 2 0.09 3 0.13 51 2.22 2 1 3 0.13 58.5 2.5
October 5 13 29 2.23 18 75 .147 2 0.15 1 0.08 20 1.54 0 3 3 0.23 31.5 2.4
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