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Volleyball: Mariela Quesada

Mariela Quesada

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  Position: OH    Ht.: 5-9
  Hometown: San Jose, Costa Rica
  Previous School: Acadia University
  Eligibility: 2009-12  Major: Management/Marketing

PERSONAL
Born July 8th, 1987... Majoring in Management and Marketing... Chose PBA because she believes it to be a wonderful place to be at, where she has met people who have changed and influenced her life and where she has felt support at all times... Favorite verse is 2 Corinthians 12:9... Favorite athletes are Mireya Luis and Sheila Castro... Daughter of Ricardo Quesada and Victoria Sequeira... Has two siblings, Ricardo Jr. and Fabriella.

2012 (Redshirt Senior)
Proved even more dominant than in years past while establishing herself as one of the best all-around players in the NCAA Division II ranks and in PBA volleyball history... Played in 37 of the team's 39 matches while making 37 starts and playing in a total of 136 sets on the season... Came away with a team-high 538 kills while managing 4.17 kills per set to lead the squad... Finished with a .247 hitting percentage... Ranked 12th in the NCAA Division II ranks in points per set (4.83) while ranking 13th in kills per set (4.17)... Chipped in 321 digs (2.49 per set) to finish second on the team... Posted 64 service aces, 37 total blocks, and nine assists on the season... Ranked 31st in the NCAA Division II rankings in aces per set (0.50)... Produced 29 matches with at least 10 kills including a season-high of 27 kills versus Rollins College at the NCAA South Regional Tournament... Collected double-digits in digs 13 times including a season-best 22 digs versus Christian Brothers University on November 2nd... Posted a season-high five aces at Northwood University on September 4th... Chosen to the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Division II All-American second-team... Named to the Daktronics All-America Honorable Mention Team... Chosen to the AVCA All-Region first-team... Selected to the Daktronics All-Region first-team... Chosen to the All-Tournament Team at the NCAA South Regional Tournament... Selected as the Independent Collegiates Athletic Association (ICAA) Player of the Year and a member of the All-ICAA first-team... Selected as the Independent Collegiate Athletic Association (ICAA) Player of the Week for the week of October 8th, 2012... Named to the Carson Newman College All-Tournament Team... Selected to the Pepsi Bash at the Beach All-Tournament Team.

2011 (Redshirt Junior)
Completed one of the best all-around seasons in PBA volleyball program history as an outside-hitter while proving to be one of the most dominant hitters in all of the NCAA Division II ranks... Played in 31 of the team's 35 matches while drawing 27 starts and playing in a total of 102 sets on the season... Produced a team-best 490 kills while managing 4.80 kills per set, also tops on the team... Finished with a .308 hitting percentage, good for third amongst team hitters... Ranked fifth in the NCAA Division II ranks in points per set with 5.13... Ranked seventh in the NCAA Division II ranks in kills per set at 4.80... Added in 280 digs (2.75 digs per set) which ranked her second on the team... Registered 42 service aces, 34 total blocks, and 15 assists... Produced 26 matches with double-digit kills including a season-high of 40 kills versus Trinity Christian College at the NCCAA National Tournament on December 2nd, 2011... Collected double-digits in digs 12 times including a season-high of 21 digs versus Trinity Christian College at the NCCAA National Tournament on December 2nd, 2011... Finished with 11 double-doubles (kills-digs) on the season... Produced a season-high of five total blocks versus Seton Hill University on October 7th, 2011 at the Pepsi Bash at the Beach Tournament... Delivered a season-best five service aces against Northwood University on November 2nd, 2011... Named to the Eckerd College Classic All-Tournament Team... Chosen to the Pepsi Bash at the Beach All-Tournament Team... Selected to the NCCAA South Region All-Tournament Team... Honored with a spot on the Independent Collegiate Athletic Association (ICAA) All-ICAA First Team... Named to the NCCAA All-Region First-Team... Chosen to the NCCAA National All-Tournament Team... Honored as the NCCAA National Tournament Most Outstanding Player... Selected as an AVCA/NCCAA All-American 1st-Team... Honored as the NCCAA National Player of the Year.

2010 (Redshirt Sophomore)
Firmly established herself as one of the most prolific hitters in the NCAA South Region while leading the Fish as an outside-hitter. Missed nine collegiate matches while competing for the Costa Rica National Team at the World Championships in Tokyo, Japan... Appeared in 27 matches while earning 26 starts and playing in 90 total sets on the season... Led the team with 351 kills (3.90 kills per set)... Led the squad with 31 service aces... Added in 229 digs (2.54 digs per set) to finish fifth on the team... Chipped in 41 total blocks and 21 assists... Registered double-digits in kills 19 times during the season including the final six matches of the season... Produced a season-high of 22 kills versus Southeastern University on October 15th, 2010... Contributed double-digits in digs 13 times during the season with a season-high of 24 digs at Rollins College on November 13th, 2010... Recorded 11 "double-doubles" of 10+ kills and 10+ digs in a match... Named the Cedarville University Invitational Most Valuable Player and a member of the All-Tournament Team... Selected as the NCCAA National Player of the Year... Chosen as the NCCAA National Tournament Most Outstanding Player and a member of the NCCAA All-Tournament Team... Honored as a NCCAA All-American 1st-Team selection... Chosen to the NCCAA All-Region 1st-Team.

2009 (Redshirt Freshman)
Did not play due to transfer.

2007 (Freshman)
Played at Arcadia University in Canada where she was named Team Rookie of the Year.

HIGH SCHOOL
Attended Saint Paul College High School and competed in volleyball.


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