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Melissa Mehlhorn
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Melissa Mehlhorn

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tempe, AZ

High School:
Valley Christian HS

Height:
5-9

Position:
Setter

Birthdate:
10/09/1983

Experience:
3L

2004: `Missy' amassed 1,205 assists in her second season as the Wave's primary setter moving her up to fourth on Pepperdine's all-time list with 3,170...Her 12.31 assists per match in West Coast Conference matches ranked her fourth in the league, while her 12.16 for the season was sixth...One of the team's best blockers averaging 1.00 blocks per game which ranked 10th in the WCC overall, while her 0.91 in conference matches was 13th...led the team with 19 double-doubles equaled a career-high with five kills on three occasions...reached a new career-high with 22 digs and equaled her career mark for assists with 70 in a five-game upset victory over #12 UCLA on Oct. 26 in Pauley Pavilion...opened the season with a career-best seven block effort against Georgia then pushed the mark up to eight against UCLA...turned in 19 double-digit dig efforts including in 11 of the last 12 matches...all-conference honorable mention and all-academic honoree.


2003: Selected All-Pacific Region honorable mention along with three-time All-American Katie Wilkins...Earned All-WCC First Team honors...Named to the Four Points Sheraton Classic, Roger Beasley Hona Premier and Nike Invitational All-Tournament team...Appeared in all 30 of the Waves' matches and started every outing...Stayed ranked in the Top 25 in the NCAA (sets) the entire year...Peaked out at No. 4 the week of Oct. 12, 2003, and finished at No. 15 in assists per game...Totaled 1,466 assists, 83 kills, 10 service aces, 305 digs, 11 block solos, 81 block assists, and 144.5 points while registering a .322 hitting percentage...Finished first on the team in sets, second in hitting percentage, third in digs, and fourth in total blocks...Established a new career-high for sets with 70 during the Waves' five-game, "Sweet 16" loss to Minnesota...Her 1,990 career sets are enough to put her at No. 5 on the program's all-time set assists chart...She needs 3,030 more assists with two seasons left to take over the top spot...Tied her career-high five kills five times in 2003...Established a new career high for digs when she tallied 21 in a five game victory at Gonzaga...Her six blocks (1-5) at Portland and against Minnesota are a career-high...Hit a career-high .714 percent when she went 5-for-7 against Florida State...Had 16 double-doubles (assists-digs), which was a team-best...Had 10-or-more digs on 16 occasions...Played five consecutive matches between Oct. 26 - Nov. 14 where she turned in a double-double performance...Had a season-high two block solos against Arizona and six block assists versus Minnesota...Totaled 50-or-more set assists 10 times, 60-or-more on four occasions, and 70 plus once...Had 12 kills, 166 sets, two aces, and 17 total blocks during the Waves' three NCAA Championship matches...On the season, averaged 0.75 kills, 13.21 assists, 0.09 aces, 2.75 digs, 0.83 blocks, and 1.30 points per game...Was a member of the most successful Pepperdine women's volleyball team where it went 27-3 and finished with a No. 1 regional seed and No. 6 national ranking...Helped the Waves win the West Coast Conference (WCC) Championship with a perfect 14-0 record.


2002: Saw action in 28 of the Waves' 33 matches...Totaled 15 kills, 524 set assists and 102 digs while appearing in 59 games...Averaged 8.88 assists and 1.73 digs a game...Had five service aces...Established career-highs for kills (5), set assists (60) and digs (17) versus Northern Iowa.


HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year letterwinner in volleyball and a two-year member of the track team at Valley Christian High in Chandler, Arizona...Tabbed the Small School Girls Volleyball "Player of the Year" as a senior...Also selected the Arizona Republic's Southeast Valley and East Valley Tribune's 4A-2A "Player of the Year"...An honorable mention All-American by Student Sports...Became the first player in school history rank in the career Top 10 for assists, kills and digs...A finalist award winner for Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) scholar-athlete award...A four-time selection to the Arizona state championships all-tournament team...Helped Valley Christian win the state title freshman through junior seasons...A first team All-Area Volleyball team selection by the East Valley Tribune and received honorable mention All-Arizona by the Arizona Republic as a junior...A 2A Metro Region selection as a sophomore and received honorable mention as a freshman.


PERSONAL: Born October 9, 1983...A resident of Tempe, Arizona...Attended Valley Christian High in Chandler, Arizona...A three-year member of the National Honor Society...Played for the AZ East Valley Jrs. club team...Considered Colorado State, Florida State, Loyola Marymount, Oregon State, San Diego and Santa Clara before choosing Pepperdine.

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