Gaby Palmeri becomes the Waves' 29th WCC All-Academic first-team honoree since 1991.
Samantha Cash, Katie Messing and Becca Strehlow all make All-WCC honorable mention squad.
Katie Messing ends indoor career with 1,085 kills, ranking in at 14th in the Waves' 40-year history.
Chanel Brown, Samantha Cash and Katie Messing combined for 22 kills, 19 digs, eight blocks and four aces on Senior Day.
Samantha Cash tallies 12 kills and four blocks in four-set loss to Pacific.
Women's Volleyball vs. Gonzaga (Photos by Martin A. Folb)
Women's Volleyball vs. Santa Clara (Photos by Martin A. Folb)
Women's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. Pacific Photos by Martin A. Folb
Women's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. UC Santa Barbara, Photos by Martin A. Folb
Women's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. Delaware (Photos by Ron Hall)
CAREER: Through four seasons of indoor volleyball, played in 110 matches and 376 sets … Ends indoor career ranked 14th in program history with 1,085 kills … Averaged 2.89 kills, 1.44 digs and 0.50 blocks … Through three seasons on the sand team, went 63-18 (.778) … Win total ranks sixth in program history … Won the AVCA Collegiate Sand Volleyball National Team Championship in the spring of 2014 while playing in the No. 4 spot in the lineup alongside Emily Cook.
SAND 2015: Produced a 19-9 record as a senior, including a 12-5 tally in dual matches … Paired up with Corrine Quiggle for a 14-6 record, going 8-3 from the No. 5 spot in the lineup … Also played alongside Sophie Asprey, going 5-3 overall and 4-2 at No. 4 … Won the Silver Bracket at the Rainbow Wahine Invitational alongside Quiggle after dispatching Hawaii’s No. 1 duo of Brittany Tiegs and Nikki Taylor in straight sets in the finals (3/7) … Named “Best Blocker” of the Rainbow Wahine Invitational … Reached the semifinals of the pairs championship alongside Quiggle at the Palmetto Invitational, falling in three sets to teammates Aspey and Taylor Racich … Made it to the quarterfinals of the bronze bracket at the USAV Collegiate Challenge in Hermosa Beach with Asprey.
INDOOR 2014: All-WCC honorable mention performer … WCC All-Academic honorable mention … Averaged a team-best 3.44 kills/set … Kills average ranked 10th in the league … Became the program’s 17th member of the 1,000 kills club on Nov. 1 with her fifth kill of the match against Gonzaga … Paced the Waves in kills in 12 matches … Averaged 3.85 kills in WCC action … Surpassed double-digits in kills in 17 matches, including 15 of the final 16 contests … Averaged 2.11 digs/set …Charted a career-high 23 kills at BYU (10/25) … Tallied five kills-digs double-doubles as a senior … Swung at a season-best .455 (17-2-33) clip vs. Portland (10/30) … Appeared in 79 sets and 23 matches …Totaled 272 kills while hitting .212 (272-103-798) … Credited with five blocks at San Diego (10/23) … Picked up a season-high 13 digs against Nevada (8/30) … Missed a handful of matches early in … Other season totals include 27 assists, 12 aces, 167 digs, 29 blocks and 300.5 points … Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete … Earned WCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll “bronze” honors.
SAND 2014: Went 25-4 as a junior, including a tied-for-team-best 17-2 record in duals … Tallied a 20-3 record with Emily Cook, including a 14-2 record in dual action … Also partnered with Delaney Knudsen (3-1) and Sophie Asprey (2-0) … Went 2-1 at the AVCA National Championship with Cook … Clinched the dual vs. Florida State in the national championship quarterfinals with a straight-set win over Melanie Pavels and Julie Brown (5/2) ... Won the Sand in the City Silver Bracket Pairs Championship with Cook, topping teammates Taylor Racich and Asprey in the finals … Also reached the Bronze Bracket finals of the USAV Collegiate Challenge in Hermosa Beach … Averaged a team-best 1.47 blocks per set in matches that were tracked statistically … Put down 22 kills in a 21-13, 21-11 win over Bria Russ and Brooke Fournier of USC (3/8) … Credited with seven blocks in a 21-10, 21-12 triumph over Cal State Northridge’s Alia Casino and Rachel Diaz (3/8) … Collected 17 digs vs. Megan Birch and Katy Tagart of Pacific (4/19).
INDOOR 2013: All-West Coast Conference honorable mention … Voted to both the Pepperdine Asics Classic and Pepperdine Invitational All-Tournament teams … WCC All-Academic honorable mention … Led Waves and ranked seventh in the WCC with 3.54 kills/set … Surpassed double-digit kill totals in all but two appearances … Paced the Waves in kills in 13 matches total … Put down a career-high 20 kills vs. San Francisco (9/21) and again vs. Gonzaga (10/24) … Picked up a career-high 20 digs vs. BYU (10/3) … Dished a career-high four aces at BYU (11/2) … Extended career-best to seven blocks at Saint Mary’s (10/12) … Posted seven kills-digs double doubles … Credited with 14 kills and 19 digs in a five-set win over Saint Mary’s (11/7) … Started in 25 matches and appeared in 100 total sets … Season totals include 354 kills while hitting .262, 28 assists, 21 aces, 225 digs and 64 blocks … Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete … Earned WCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll “bronze” honors.
SAND 2013: Went 19-5 in first season in the sand alongside three different partners … Made first appearance in the dual lineup vs. Grand Canyon (3/15) at No. 3 with Kellie Woolever … Won that match 21-11, 21-13 … Spent most time with Emily Cook, going 15-4 including 11-4 in dual play from the No. 5 spot in the lineup … Won the bronze bracket along with Cook at the USAV Collegiate Challenge in Hermosa Beach … Also played with Lauren Sieckmann and went 3-1, all in pairs action … Set two season-bests with 22 kills and eight blocks versus Sam Hirschmann and Natasha Siljkovic of USC (4/6) … Also posted eight blocks against FIU’s Emily Podscheweit and Tina Toghyani (3/29) … Averaged 5.55 kills/set and 1.86 blocks/set.
INDOOR 2012: Saw action in 30 matches and 83 sets as a sophomore … Started in 10 matches … Averaged 2.39 kills/set earned on a .200 hitting percentage … Totaled 198 kills, 11 assists, nine aces, 79 digs and 27 blocks in 2012 … Reached double digit kill totals 11 times … Tagged down a career-high 17 kills vs. Santa Clara (9/29) … Set a new personal record with a .565 (13-0-23) hitting percentage against Ohio (8/24) in the season opener … Recorded first-ever double-double against Arizona (9/1) with 13 kills and a career-best 15 digs … Chipped in a pair of aces against Santa Clara (10/13) … Set a season high of five blocks at Saint Mary’s (9/27) … Paced the Waves with 13 kills against Ohio State (9/14) … Earned WCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll “bronze” honors.
SAND 2012: Did not see action during freshman season.
INDOOR 2011: Appeared in 114 sets and all 32 matches as an outside hitter … Voted to WCC All-Freshman team … Averaged 2.29 kills/set earned on a .202 hitting percentage … Also averaged 0.60 blocks and 0.63 digs … Elected to the Flyers Classic All-Tournament team after tagging down a season-best 16 kills vs. both Dayton (9/9) and Michigan (9/10) … Also tallied 16 kills against Georgia (9/2) … Reached double-digit kill totals in 11 matches … Hit for a .500 (16-2-28) hitting percentage vs. Georgia … Posted a season-best five blocks vs. UC Santa Barbara (9/3) and USC (12/10) … Picked up a season-high five digs vs. UCLA (9/7), Florida State (9/10) and BYU (10/8) … Dished a pair of service aces vs. Saint Mary’s (9/29) … Pounded down eight kills on 11 errorless swings for a .727 clip against Air Force (11/22) … Totaled 261 kills, 68 blocks and 72 digs … Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete … Earned WCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll “bronze” honors.
USA VOLLEYBALL: Member of the 2009 U.S. Girls’ Youth National Team that competed at the Girls' Youth World Championship in Thailand … Was on the U.S. Youth National A2 Team in 2008 and the High Performance Select A1 Team in 2007 … Member of the Long Star High Performance Select A1 Team in 2006.
CLUB: Played with the Willowbrook Volleyball Club from 2006-2011 … Play three seasons with Woodlands Stars prior to playing with Willowbrook.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from The Woodlands High School in 2011 … AVCA Under Armour Girls High School All-America first team honoree … Ranked #14 on Prepvolleyball.com’s list of “Senior Aces” … Part of a recruiting class ranked #9 by Prepvolleyball.com … Two-time Prepvolleyball.com All-American … Finished four-year varsity career with 1,763 kills … 2010 Montgomery County Player of the Year … 2010 Houston Chronicle Player of the Year … All-Tournament team selection at the 2010 Texas 5A State Tournament … 2010 Texas District 14-5A Co-MVP and all-district first team … 2009 ESPN Rise Junior of the Year … High school team was a 2010 5A state finalist and three-time district champion … 2009 All-State Second Team by the Texas Sports Writers Association, while earning first team All-State honors by the Texas Girls Coaches Association … 2011 MVP of the Greater Houston Volleyball Coaches Association All-Star Tournament.
PERSONAL: Grew up in The Woodlands, Texas and currently resides in Chicago, Ill. … Born is Sugar Land, Texas … Daughter of David and Diane Messing … Has one older sister, Michelle … Majoring in public relations … Spent the summer of 2013 studying abroad in Lausanne, Switzerland … Interned with Sony in Rio de Janeiro during the summer of 2014 … Chose Pepperdine because of “the great academics, coaches, location and teammates.”
FAVORITES: Favorite book is Gone Girl … Favorite TV show is Investigation Discovery … Favorite musical artist is Luke Bryan … Favorite sport other than volleyball is waterskiing … Favorite movie is Dinner for Schmucks.