Maddie Merlino
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Maddie  Merlino

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Sacramento, Calif.

High School:
Rio Americano HS '15

Height:
5-10

Position:
Setter

Major:
Communication

Club:
SynergyForce VBC


10/05/2017

Matadors halt Aggies in fifth set

UC Davis hits season-high .294, including .400-plus in second and third sets

09/15/2017

UC Davis finishes 3-0 at UTA's Maverick Classic

Karsseboom, Bolko earn all-tournament accolades

09/08/2017

Aggies outlast Boise State on first day of UC Davis Invite

Rockas hits .444 on 36 swings in two matches

09/04/2017

Volleyball hosts Sac State, UC Davis Invitational

Aggies hold first home tourney since 2012

08/25/2017

UC Davis sweeps first day of UNLV Invitational

Aggies score four-set wins over Eastern Washington and 2016 NCAA tourney qualifier UNLV

2016: Appeared in all 29 matches, starting 14, for 107 total sets... Platooned with Sophia Mar as part of team's 6-2 system... Led Aggies with 591 assists (5.52 per set) and 22 aces (0.21)... Also had 196 digs (1.83)... Recorded season-high 33 assists in 4-set win at UC Irvine (10/1)... Picked up 16 digs at UC Santa Barbara the following week (10/6), one of seven double-digit matches for the season.


2015: Started 6 of 29 matches for 94 total sets... Split time with Sophia Mar when Aggies ran a 6-2 system... Finished with 376 assists (4.00), 263 (5.06 per set) of which came in preseason... Also had 15 aces (0.16) and 136 digs (1.45) for the year... Lone Big West Conference start was at UC Irvine (11/21), resulting in 26 assists and 8 digs... Tallied season-best 31 assists vs. Baylor (8/30)... Had 15 digs each vs. Portland (9/18) and at home vs. Cal Poly (11/24), both four sets.


RIO AMERICANO HS '15: Totaled 3,524 assists and 837 digs in three varsity seasons... Led Capital Athletic League in assists all four years, including a 10.8 average in 2013... Also ranked among CAL leaders in aces each year, with totals of 97, 48 and 70 from sophomore through senior seasons... Made All-CAL team in each of final two seasons, adding Sacramento Bee All-Metro accolades in 2014... Played club ball for Synergy Force VBC.


PERSONAL: Born in Sacramento, Calif.... Majoring in communication... Mother is Marcie Merlino... One of three sisters, along with Michala (21) and Meghan (18)... If not for volleyball, would compete in track & field at UC Davis.


Career Statistics

Year MP S K E TA PCT Ast SA SE RE Dig BS BA BE BHE KPS APS SAPS DPS BPS
2015 29 94 3 5 14 -.143 376 15 17 0 136 1 1 5 5 0.03 4.00 0.16 1.45 0.02
2016 29 107 2 1 3 .333 591 22 38 0 196 0 3 2 12 0.02 5.52 0.21 1.83 0.03
Totals 58 201 5 6 17 -.059 967 37 55 0 332 1 4 7 17 0.25 4.80 0.18 1.65 0.03