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15  Melissa Zentner
Melissa Zentner

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Naples, Fla.

High School:
Barron Collier

Height:
6-3

Position:
Outside Hitter

Birthdate:
07/03/1988


2008 (Junior): Made 20 starts while playing in all 32 matches ... Ranked second on the team in solo blocks (13), third in kills (226) and attempts (730) and fourth in total blocks (59) and points (264.0) ... Collected double-digit kills in nine contests ... Tallied a season-high 16 kills in consecutive matches against North Carolina State (9/20) and UAB (9/26) ... Hit .769 in the match at North Carolina Central (9/04), collecting 10 kills on 13 attempts with no errors.

2007 (Sophomore): Came into her own in 2007 when she saw action in all 33 matches and 115 of the team's 124 games ... 232 kills were tied for third on the team ... Posted double-digit kills nine times, including a season-high 12 tallies against both Dartmouth (9/8) and George Washington (9/14) ... Registered a season-high .538 hitting percentage against Tulane (10/7) ... Collected 28 blocks, including eight solos.

2006 (Freshman): Registered playing time in 25 matches and 69 games ... One of six Pirates to post 100 or more kills (120) ... Hit an impressive .400 in her first collegiate match against ACC foe Virginia at the Jefferson Cup (9/2) ... Posted double-digit kills in four conference tilts, including both matches against Southern Miss.

BARRON COLLIER HS: A two-year letterwinner for the Cougars ... Named Conference Player-of-the-Year as a senior ... Also earned all-state honors in 2005 ... A two-time all-county player ... Led her team to three district championships.

PERSONAL: Full name is Melissa Royer Zentner ... Born July 3, 1988 ... Intended major is communication ... Daughter of John and Mary Zentner ... Has two siblings, Richard and Jessica ... Advice to young girls wanting to play volleyball is to play for yourself and not anybody else. The game should never be a job or something you don't enjoy. ... Says the best thing about Greenville is school spirit.