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Melissa Deatsch
Melissa  Deatsch

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Elmhurst, Ill.

High School:
York

Height:
5-10

Position:
OH

Major:
Journalism


06/29/2017

OAKLAND STUDENT-ATHLETES EARN SPRING 2017 HORIZON LEAGUE ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL DISTINCTION

For the eighth consecutive semester, Oakland led the Horizon League with 146 student-athletes meeting Honor Roll criteria

04/20/2017

A STUDENT-ATHLETE'S PERSPECTIVE ON THE THIRD-ANNUAL BLACK AND GOLD AWARDS

Senior volleyball player Melissa Deatsch wrote about her final farewell to Oakland Athletics

01/27/2017

OAKLAND STUDENT-ATHLETES EARN 2016 FALL HORIZON LEAGUE ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL DISTINCTION

For the seventh consecutive semester, Oakland led the Horizon League with 147 student-athletes meeting Honor Roll criteria

01/06/2017

VOLLEYBALL 2016 SEASON REVIEW

Oakland set numerous team and individual records in 2016

11/19/2016

OAKLAND'S COMEBACK FALLS SHORT AGAINST VIKINGS IN HORIZON LEAGUE SEMIFINAL

Melissa Deatsch had 15 kills and digs, hitting .317

11/18/2016

Oakland vs. Milwaukee - HL quarterfinal

Oakland vs. Milwaukee - HL quarterfinal 11/18/16

11/05/2016

Oakland vs. Cleveland State - Senior Day

Oakland vs. Cleveland State - Senior Day 11/5/16

10/31/2016

Oakland vs. Northern Kentucky

Oakland vs. Northern Kentucky 10/28/16

10/12/2016

Oakland vs. Valparaiso

Oakland vs. Valparaiso 10-12-16

10/08/2016

Oakland vs. Green Bay

Oakland vs. Green Bay 10-8-16

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2016
All-Horizon League Honorable Mention
One of two players in program history to surpasses 1,000 career kills and digs
Finished the season ranked second in the NCAA in services aces (74) and fourth in aces per set (0.47)
Broke the school’s all-time career service ace record with 200 and service aces per set with 0.59
Broke her own single-season service ace record (74)
Broke the school’s all-time career sets played record with 476
Appeared in a school record 125 sets
Finished her career ranking second all-time in kills (1,244), fourth in kills per set (2.61), third in attempts (3,745), fifth in digs (1,286) and seventh in digs per set (2.70)
Recorded 20 kills twice against UIC on Oct. 7 and 22
Led the team in kills (365) and kills per set with 2.92
Led the Horizon League in service ace and aces per set
Named to the all-tournament teams at the Iowa Tournament, Hampton Inn Invitational, Bucknell Invite

2015

• Named to All-Horizon League team for first time
• One of three players to play in every set
• Led all players during Horizon League play in aces and was top-10 in kills and points
• Second on the team in both kills (374) and digs per set (373)
• Collected 37 aces, including 24 in league play
• Tallied 14 matches with double-digit kills and double-digit digs
• Recorded career-best 24 kills with 12 digs vs. Cleveland State
• Tallied career-high 26 digs vs. Stony Brook
• Finished with 19 kills and 17 digs against Northern Kentucky
• Ranks 7th in school history in kills and 6th in digs
• Became only the 2nd player in program history to rank in the top-10 in both career digs and kills
• Tied for most service aces in school history at 126

2014
• Is currently fourth in program Division I history in service aces (89)
• Ranked second in the league in aces (0.31 aps) and seventh in kills (2.9 kps) in 2014
• Had five aces against Wright State Oct. 31 to match league season-best
• Matched career-high with 20 kills against St. Francis Aug. 30
• Oakland All-Tournament team

2013
• Was named to the Horizon League All-Freshman Team
• Earned Oakland Student-Athlete of the Week honors on Nov. 4
• Recorded a double-double in the Horizon League quarterfinal match (Nov. 22) with 15 kills and 12 digs
• Set the Oakland record for service aces in a single season with 52 in 2013
• Competed in all 109 sets in all 29 matches
• Contributed 146 kills, 29 assists and 236 digs
• Earned double-doubles on four occasions including 20 kills and 11 digs against Valpo (Nov. 16)
• Had a career-best, team-best and league-best seven service aces against Green Bay (Oct. 25)
• Ranked first in the league in aces per set (.48)

High School
• Four-year letterwinner for Patty Iverson
• Three-time regional champion in 2009, 2010 and 2011
• Sectional and super sectional champions in 2010
• Named All-Area in 2010 and 2011
• All-Tournament Team for the Benet Invitational in 2012
• York High School Athlete of the Month for October 2012
• Team captain for one season

Academic Achievements
• Academic All-District 2009, 2010 and 2011
• Graduated Summa Cum Laude
• National Honor Society
• Four-year honor roll member

Personal
Full Name: Melissa Marie Deatsch
Parents: Dale and Martha Deatsch
Siblings: Kelly and Alison

Top Three Reasons for Choosing Oakland
1. Competitive volleyball program
2. Journalism and broadcast opportunities near a major city
3. Location

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