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VB 3, SFU 0
VB 3, QUIN 2
VB Drops Two
AVCA Team Honor
Go behind the scenes to follow Loyola volleyball on a road trip.
Loyola hosted Bucknell on Oct. 11, 2014.
Loyola hosted Howard on September 9, 2014.
Loyola volleyball played Howard University on Tuesday, September 9, 2014.
Loyola hosted Dartmouth in the Greyhound Challenge presented by Radisson Cross Keys & Hunt Valley Inn.
Loyola beat Quinnipiac in five on Sept. 5, 2014, in the Greyhound Challenge.
2013 (Junior): Enters her senior season with 240 total blocks and 494 kills... One of six players conference-wide named to the Patriot League All-Academic Team for her excellence in the classroom and on the court... Played in and started 26 matches for the Greyhounds in the middle... Led the team and was fifth in the Patriot League with a .316 hitting percentage... Posted 160 kills, an average of 1.63 per set... Topped the team and was fourth in the League in blocks with 92, 0.94 per set... Was the Patriot League leader in hitting percentage in conference matches, swinging at a .383 clip in 62 League sets... Had 65 of her blocks in Patriot League play, good for 1.05 per set... Recorded the best hitting percentage by a Patriot League player during the 2013 season and the second-best in Loyola's program history when she put away 13 kills without an error in 16 attempts against the U.S. Naval Academy (10/16)... Her hitting percentage was just off the school record mark of .857 set in 1992 by Kim Colavito...The 13 kills were also a career-best for Maloney... Posted nine kills and seven total blocks, in the year's second match, against Norfolk State (8/31)... Tallied eight kills in the following match that day versus Sam Houston State (8/31) and earned All-Tournament honors at the Appalachian State Invitational... Had 11 kills and six total blocks against NJIT (3/14)... Posted nine kills and a .562 hitting percentage to go with eight total blocks, two solo, against the U.S. Military Academy (10/4)... Had 11 kills at Bucknell (10/11)... Posted eight or more kills in five of the Greyhounds' last six matches of the season and had three or more blocks in each of those matches... Notched seven total blocks and nine kills in the season-finale win over Bucknell (11/16).
2012 (Sophomore): Started all 28 matches for the Greyhounds in the middle... Hit .271 with 195 kills, 1.81 per set... Finished the season with 79 total blocks and was second on the team with 0.73 per set... Recorded at least one block in all but one match... Had three solos at Duquesne... Posted a career-best 13 kills - her first double-digit kills performance - at Niagara in September... Later hit .500 and had 12 kills with just one error against Fairfield... Had 12 kills and a season-high six total blocks against Manhattan at home, and she then posted 11 kills with a .556 hitting percentage to go with four blocks at Siena.
2011 (Freshman): Played in all 31 matches, starting all but one, as a freshman... Led the Greyhounds in hitting percentage, .237, and total blocks, 69... Finished with 139 kills, as well... Had six kills and eight total blocks at Lafayette... Tallied seven kills against Colgate, a total she matched twice in consecutive games at Marist and Siena later in the season... Also had eight total blocks, five solo, at Siena... Set her season-high with eight kills, hitting .500 in the process, against Rider at home in November.
Before Loyola: Played at Providence Catholic in New Lenox, Ill.
Personal: Melinda Elizabeth Maloney... Daughter of Joe and Lisa Maloney... Born in Chicago... Has two older brothers, Michael and Kevin, and a younger sister, Alyssa... Mike was an offensive lineman at Delaware State, and Kevin plays football at Marion (Ind.) College.