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#5 Nicole Walch
Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 6'2"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Stuart, Fla.
High School: Martin County
Club: Treasure Coast
ACCOLADES
·         Named All-Tournament at Long Beach State Mizuno Invitational (2013)
·         Named All-Tournament at Texas A&M Invitational (2013)
·         Named ACC Player of the Week (Nov. 4, 2013)
·         Named ACC Player of the Week (Nov. 25, 2013)
·         Named All-ACC Second Team (2013)
·         Selected to the NCAA Champaign Regional team in NCAA Tournament (2013)
·         Named AVCA All-America Honorable Mention (2013)
·         Named ACC Player of the Week (Sept. 1, 2014)
·         Named All-Tournament for Four Points by Sheraton Seminole Invite (2014)
·         Named ACC Player of the Week (Oct. 27, 2014)
·         Named ACC Player of the Week (Nov. 3, 2014)
·         Named All-ACC First Team (2014)
·         Named All-ACC Academic Team (2014)
·         Selected to the Seattle All-Region team in the NCAA Tournament (2014)
·         Named AVCA All-East Region Team (2014)
·         Named AVCA Second Team All-America (2014)
·         Named All-Tournament at Omni Hotels Colorado Classic (2015)
·         Named ACC Player of the Week (Aug. 31, 2015)
·         Named ACC Player of the Week (Oct. 4, 2015)
·         Named ACC Player of the Week (Oct. 12, 2015)
·         Named ACC Player of the Week (Oct. 19, 2015)
·         Named All-ACC First Team (2015)
·         Senior CLASS Top 10 Finalist (2015)
·         Named AVCA All-East Region Team (2015)
·         Named AVCA Honorable Mention All-American (2015)
·         All-ACC Academic (2015)
 
2012 Match-by-Match Statistics
2013 Match-by-Match Statistics
2014 Match-by-Match Statistics
2015 Match-by-Match Statistics
 
SENIOR (2015): Left her mark on the lineup by leading the team during the season in kills (459-1st), kills/set (3.83-1st), service aces (30-1st), digs (305-3rd), digs/set (2.54-3rd), solo blocks (5-t-3rd), total blocks (71-4th) and assisted blocks (65-t-4th) … replicated that performance in ACC action by leading the Noles in kills (280-1st), kills/set (3.78-1st), service aces (18-1st), digs (172-3rd), solo blocks (5-t-3rd), attack percentage (.261-5th), assisted blocks (38-5th) and total blocks (43-5th) … drove home 22 kills and added 10 digs in the season opener against Oklahoma (Aug. 28) … sparked the Seminole lineup with 21 kills and 12 digs against Colorado (Aug. 29) as she earned all-tournament honors in the Omni Hotels Colorado Classic … notched her first double-double of the season (21 kills / 10) in a clash with No. 22 Ohio State (Sept. 6) … had 18 kills and 16 digs in a four-set win over Texas A&M (Sept. 18) at Tully Gymnasium … followed with 20 kills (.311 attack percentage) and 14 digs in a four-set battle with No. 5 Florida (Sept. 20) … established her career highs in kills (31) and digs (27) during a five-set clash with Duke (Oct. 9) … added a pair of double doubles against NC State (23 kills / 12 digs) and Syracuse (14 kills / 17 digs) as she wrapped up the month of October with 134 kills, 94 digs and 22 blocks. That garnered her three consecutive ACC Player of the Week awards as she became the first player in league history to accomplish the feat … had double figure kill performances in eight of nine matches during November … slammed home 22 kills and added 10 digs in a showdown with No. 22 Louisville (Nov. 20) … closed out her final game at Tully Gymnasium with 18 kills, nine digs and four assisted blocks versus Duke (Nov. 22) … ended the regular season with 12 kills and 12 digs at Clemson, posting her 10th double-double ... opened the 2015 NCAA Tournament with 16 kills and 14 digs in a sweep of Arizona State (Dec. 4) as she posted a .400 attack percentage ... posted her eighth NCAA Tournament double-digit kill outing (19) and added 14 digs in a four-set setback to Florida (Dec. 4). 
 
JUNIOR (2014): Integral part of the Florida State lineup by ranking at the top of the team in kills (487-1st), kills/set (3.99-1st), service aces (35-1st), digs (305-2nd), digs/set (2.50-2nd), solo blocks (12-3rd) and attack percentage (.267-5th) … that included a solid ACC season where she topped the team in kills (244-1st), kills/set (3.70-1st), service aces (19-1st), digs (165-2nd), solo blocks (7-3rd) and attack percentage (.235-5th) … began her season with double figure kills in her first 13 matches, including 18 in a four-set win over Nebraska (Aug. 29). She completed her effort against the No. 7 Huskers with 15 digs as she went onto capture ACC Player of the Week honors … drove home 15 kills and added 10 digs to help the Noles take down No. 11 Florida (Sept. 3) … led the way with 24 kills against Marquette (Sept. 6) before having 18 kills and 10 digs in a win over American the following day … tallied 14 kills and 15 digs in a four-set win over LSU (Sept. 13) … closed out September with four consecutive double-double performances against Texas A&M (20 kills / 13 digs), Texas A&M (15 kills / 12 digs), North Carolina (16 kills / 14 digs) and Notre Dame (13 kills / 10 digs) … enjoyed a 22-kill, 12-dig outing against Louisville (Oct. 10) that gave the Seminoles a four-set victory … capped off October with 15 kills and 11 digs against NC State (Oct. 31) … drove home a season-high 25 kills, along with 18 digs, as Florida State defeated Clemson (Nov. 2)  ... added 10 kills and 13 digs to the lineup that downed Virginia (Nov. 7) in four sets … was responsible for 11 kills and 15 digs at North Carolina (Nov. 14) … ended league play with 15 kills (vs. Clemson) and 13 kills (vs. Miami) … posted 13 kills and five digs in the 2014 NCAA Tourney opener against Jacksonville (Dec. 4) … shined against Alabama (13 kills / seven digs) and Brigham Young (23 kills / 10 digs) as she was selected to the Seattle All-Region team in the NCAA Tournament.
 
SOPHOMORE (2013): Made her impact felt on the Florida State lineup by ranking in the top five of 10 team categories including kills (447-1st), kills/set (3.58-1st), service aces (26-2nd), digs (297-3rd), digs/set (2.38-3rd), solo blocks (7-4th), assisted blocks (54-5th), total blocks (61-5th), blocks/set (0.49-5th) and attack percentage (.270-5th) … that included a solid performance in ACC action where she led in kills (241-1st), kills/set (3.39-1st), attack percentage (.304-3rd), service aces (14-3rd), digs (164-3rd), digs/set (2.31-3rd), solo blocks (4-3rd), assisted blocks (34-5th), total blocks (38-5th) and blocks/set (0.54-5th) … opened the season with a solid outing against Illinois (Aug. 30) that included 12 digs and eight kills … followed that with 10 kills (vs. Kentucky) and 21 kills (vs. Long Beach State) as she snagged Long Beach State Mizuno Invitational All-Tournament honors … came through with 23 kills and 11 digs against Siena (Sept, 12) and Texas A&M (Sept. 12), garnering Texas A&M Invitational All-Tournament accolades … posted her first career double-double (22 kills / 22 digs) in a five-set win over Michigan (Sept. 14) … topped the 20-assist mark in the final non-conference match of the regular season by having 23 kills against Auburn (Sept. 21) … opened ACC play with 17 kills and 12 digs against Syracuse (Sept. 28) … drove home 22 kills and added 19 digs for a double-double against Clemson (Oct. 5) … rattled off nine straight double-digit kill outings from Nov. 1 through Nov. 27 … opened that streak with 20 kills (.457 attack percentage) against No. 12 North Carolina … added double-doubles against Virginia (13 kills / 16 digs), Miami (16 kills / 12 digs), Notre Dame (13 kills / 12 digs) and Clemson (12 kills / 12 digs) as the streak concluded against the Tigers … posted 15 kills and 15 digs in a three-set win in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament against Georgia Southern (Dec. 5) … exploded for 22 kills and 15 digs in a five-set win over Florida (Dec. 6) … capped off her 2013 NCAA Tournament with 16 kills and 16 digs against Wisconsin (Dec. 13) …  named to the NCAA Champaign Regional Team after her performances against both the Gators and Badgers … selected to play on the U.S. Collegiate National Team - China Tour in the summer of 2014.

FRESHMAN (2012)
: Capped off her first season at Florida State with 73 kills, 37 digs and 19 assisted blocks in 46 sets … made one kill and one dig in her collegiate debut against Tennessee (Aug. 24) … drove home eight kills and added four digs against Cincinnati (Aug. 25) … had nine kills and eight digs against Florida A&M (Sept. 1) … enjoyed a solid outing against Wake Forest (Sept. 28) where she had six kills and a .455 attack percentage … came through with seven kills and three assisted blocks against Georgia Tech (Oct. 19) … tied her season high in kills (eight), while contributing four digs in a win over Boston College (Nov. 18) … converted five kills and two assisted blocks in her first NCAA Tournament match against Hofstra (Nov. 30) … competed at the USA Volleyball open tryouts in early February in Colorado Springs, Colo.
 
HIGH SCHOOL: Ranked 53rd among the 2012 recruiting class signees in PrepVolleyball.com's senior class ratings … guided Martin County to the Region 3 7A championship as a junior, averaging 6.5 kills per set … recorded 231 digs, 40 service aces and 28 blocks as a junior, earning state 5A player of the year honors while leading all of Florida in kills … one of four incoming FSU student-athletes who was named to the Under Armour Girls High School All-America Team, taking home AVCA Honorable-Mention honors … named a MaxPreps.com Second-Team All-American following a senior season in which she led her high school to a Florida Class 7A state championship while being named the state finals MVP … earned the Florida Dairy Farmers 7A State Player of the Year following her last season at Martin County High, finishing with 623 kills, 45 service aces, 32 blocks and 256 digs … honored as one of 51 senior finalists for the 2011 PrepVolleyball.com National Player of the Year award … PrepVolleyball.com All-American … Volleyball Magazine/Rox Girls' Fab 50 list … part of a 2012 recruiting class tabbed as the third-best nationally by PrepVolleyball.com in the spring 2012 … joined teammates Katie Mosher and Elise Walch in winning the European Global Challenge as a member of the U.S. A2 team in the summer 2011 in Pula, Croatia.

PERSONAL
: Born Nov. 5, 1993 ... majoring in sport management ... parents are Andrea and Harry Walch ... sister, Elise Walch, also played at Florida State.
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