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  Melissa Stadelman
Melissa Stadelman

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pittsburgh, Pa.

High School:
Carrick

Height:
5-11

Position:
OH

AS A JUNIOR (2008)
Melissa Stadelman saw action in 37 sets in 2008...recorded 14 kills, 14 digs and 11 blocks on the year...made a career-high two stuffs against Notre Dame...tallied two digs against Cincinnati...chipped in four digs against VCU...recorded a kill against St. John's...earned a kill and a dig against Rutgers...posted four kills and two blocks against Syracuse.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2007)
Stadelman came off the bench in 41 games last season, posting 46 kills and 68 digs...totaled seven kills and two assists in the Michigan match...added 11 digs against the Wolverines...posted two aces in the Wake Forest contest...chipped in a then-season-high two blocks against UCLA...tallied five kills at South Florida...added three blocks, six kills and a career-high 15 digs in the Marquette win...a Big East Academic All-Star.

AS A FRESHMAN (2006)
Stadelman started out her first competitive season with the Panthers recording a kill, service ace and four digs against Western Carolina (Aug. 26)...had one block solo and one block assist against Rhode Island (Sept. 1)...contributed six digs against Lehigh (Sept. 9)...set new career highs with nine blocks, 21 attempts, 11 digs, one assist, one ace, four block assists and four total blocks against Eastern Illinois (Sept. 16)...had two kills against Louisville (Nov. 5)...recorded one dig in the Big East Tournament against Marquette (Nov. 17).

REDSHIRT YEAR (2005)
Stadelman redshirted for the season.

HIGH SCHOOL
Stadelman helped Carrick to four unbeaten seasons and City League titles...an All-City League selection all four years, she was named to numerous All-Tournament teams and was the Carrick team MVP as a junior in 2003...earned honorable mention All-State that same year before earning second-team honors as a senior in 2004...was selected the Carrick High School Senior Athlete of the Year for her efforts on the volleyball, basketball and track and field teams...played club volleyball for Pittsburgh Elite.

PERSONAL
Born Jan. 19, 1987...daughter of David and Linda Stadelman...has three brothers and two sisters...graduated from Pitt with a degree in communications and rhetoric...starting masters of social work in the fall.