13  Melissa Votruba
Melissa Votruba


Ancaster, Ontario

High School:
St. Mary's

Last College:
Southern Mississippi


Outside Hitter



2005:Tallied 15 kills in the win against Siena... had 8 kills and 5 digs vs. St. Francis... made 11 kills vs. Bucknell... recorded 14 kills, hitting .522 against Lafayette... tallied 8 kills and 3 digs at Marist... match high of 12 kills at Santa Clara... had 7 kills and 10 digs at Brown... made 15 kills at UMBC... totalled 9 kills and 7 digs vs Maine... totalled 12 kills and 4 digs against New Hampshire... recorded 8 kills against UMBC... notched 14 kills hitting .417 against New Hampshire... made 9 kills vs Maine...

2004: Played in all 30 matches as a junior...was second on the team with 3.03 kills per game and finished third on the team with 282 kills...set a new career-high with 19 kills against Albany...hit .609 and rattled off 14 kills in a win at St. Francis...tallied 17 kills against Binghamton...put away 16 balls versus Buffalo and at Northeastern...killed 14 balls in the season finale against Northeastern...helped defeat Northwestern with 13 kills...tallied 12 kills against Seton Hall, at Fairfield and versus New Hampshire...totaled 11 kills against Canisius College, St. John's, Long Island, and versus Towson...recorded double-digit kills in 15 matches...blocked a career-best 4 balls at Northeastern...set new season-highs in matches played, games played, kills and attack percentage.

2003: Appeared in 29 matches in her first season at Stony Brook, starting 22...put away 157 kills in 85 games played, an average of 1.85 kills per game...set a career-high with 13 kills against Long Island University...posted a career-best 15 digs in a victory over Bucknell...recorded 11 kills in a loss to Binghamton...tallied 10 kills and added three digs and two blocks in a sweep of Hartford...put away five-of-seven balls in a three-game sweep of Wagner, hitting .714 for the match...recorded 10 kills and added a career-high five service aces in a win over Morgan State...tallied eight kills and added five digs versus Canisius...dug four balls and registered eight kills against Long Island University, hitting .400 for the match...posted 12 kills and added seven digs and two blocks in a victory over Manhattan...killed nine balls in addition to 15 digs against Bucknell...put away eight kills and dug nine balls in a defeat of UMBC...added eight kills in addition to four digs in a loss at Albany...totaled eight kills and three digs against Valparaiso...contributed six kills, three digs and three block assists in a sweep of Maine...posted a season and career-high four blocks, including two block solos versus Buffalo...tallied six kills in a sweep of Army...chipped in six kills and two digs in a victory over Yale...opened the season with four kills, three digs and two service aces against Towson.

SOUTHERN MISS: Played at the University of Southern Mississippi for one season...appeared in eight matches, starting two...registered 33 kills in 19 games, an average of 1.74 kills per game...added 16 digs, three blocks and 10 service aces on the year...earned Conference-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended St. Mary's High School in Ancaster, Ontario...played for the Hamilton Seekers club team that took home the midget provincial and national gold medals and earned a provincial silver medal and a national gold medal at the juvenile level.

PERSONAL: Born August 27, 1983, in Hamilton, Ontario ...daughter of Sandy and Wes Votruba...sister of Michael and twin sister Sarah...biology major.