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Rachael Morgan

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tauranga, New Zealand

High School:
Otumoetai College

Height:
6-2

Position:
Right-side Hitter

Club Team:
Tauranga Women's


05/27/2012

PrepVolleyball.com Lauds FSU 2012 Recruiting Class

Highly-regarded amateur volleyball website ranks incoming Seminole class third in the nation; praises class as "most talented recruiting class in Seminole volleyball history"

01/26/2012

Come Celebrate The Season!

Season-ending banquet to be held on Feb. 5; event open to interested attendees

12/15/2011

Magical Season Ends

Seminoles fall to UCLA in three sets in the NCAA National Semifinals

12/15/2011

Poole's Project

Chris Poole and his staff had a vision when they came to Tallahassee in 2008. Tonight's Final Four match against UCLA is all part of that well-constructed plan, writes Brandon Mellor.

12/15/2011

Watts Earns National Award

Fourth-year associate head coach at FSU named AVCA National Assistant Coach of the Year after guiding the Seminoles to the NCAA national semifinals as the team's middle blockers coach

05/13/2010

Rachael Morgan

Rachael Morgan

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A pivotal performer for the Seminoles in all four seasons ... ended her final year as a key player in FSU's first-ever run to the NCAA National Semifinal ... will always be remembered as someone who stuck with the program despite the changes being made when she first came in as a freshman ... winner of the complete trust award.

SENIOR YEAR (2011):
-Finished her final season with 217 kills and a .220 hitting percentage in 129 sets played
-Added 120 blocks and nearly one block per set (0.93) to aid one of the nation's best blocking groups
-Named AVSR Player of the Week for the fifth time in her career on Oct. 17 after a superb 11-kill performance versus Clemson which also included a .409 hitting percentage
-Started every match of her senior season, the first time she has done that in her career
-Amassed double-digit kill performances versus Miami (13), Boston College (13), Clemson and Northern Iowa (11).
-Shouldered the load at Boston College on Oct. 23 following a foot injury to Visnja Djurdjevic, hitting a season-best .522 (minimum 10 attacks)
-Came up huge in FSU's NCAA Regional Final victory over Iowa State, compiling six blocks, include three in the all-important fifth set
-Had a career-high eight blocks in an important match at UNC on Oct. 7, helping FSU to a 3-1 victory

JUNIOR YEAR (2010):
-Houston Invitational All-Tournament Team member after finishing with 34 kills, a .344 hitting percentage and 10 blocks against Houston, Tennessee and Oklahoma
-American Volleyball Scouting Report Player of the Week on Dec. 6 after recording 21 kills and seven blocks in NCAA Championship matches against Georgia Southern and Florida
-Forced to miss nine matches due to a stress fracture
-Started 23 of 24 matches played and finished with 191 kills and 71 blocks
-Season-high 14 kills in wins against Oklahoma and at Boston College
-Career-best .588 attack percentage in 3-2 win over Virginia Tech on Sept. 26 (11 kills on 17 attempts)
-Career-high seven blocks against VCU on Sept. 11

SOPHOMORE YEAR (2009)
-Named to All-ACC Team for the first time in her career
-Named 2009 AVCA Division I Honorable Mention All-American
-Named AVSR Player of the Week two separate times
-AVCA East Region Honorable Mention member
-Finished the season with 281 digs and a .248 hitting percentage
-Set a new career high in kills with 17 against Miami (11/25)
-Set a new career high in block assists and total blocks with six and tied both highs in digs with 10 against Duke (10/10)
-Set new career highs in both digs (10) and aces (four) while adding six kills against UNC (10/25)

FRESHMAN YEAR (2008):
-Played in 28 matches and started 26 of them
-Averaged 1.73 kills per set with 168 total
-Registered 191.0 points for an average of 1.97 points per set
-Recorded 76 digs to average 0.78 digs per set

HIGH SCHOOL:
-Named 2007 Australian Nationals MVP
-As team captain in 2007, earned secondary school indoor MVP honors and was the outdoor volleyball champion
-Placed ninth at World Beach Volleyball Competition in Poland in 2007
-Named the MVP after leading team to the title at the New Zealand Secondary School Nationals in 2006

PERSONAL: Born March 22, 1990 ... majoring in sport management ... favorite movie is "Pretty Woman" ... favorite book is The Bronze Horseman ... favorite magazine is Cosmopolitan ... enjoys listening to the Goo Goo Dolls ... ran track, played basketball and netball in high school ... brother played rugby and sister played volleyball in New Zealand ... wants to manage a sports institution someday ... looking most forward to playing at North Carolina ... favorite television channel is Bravo ... reality television show she'd like to be on is "Man vs. Wild" ... participated in Relay for Life ... biggest role model is her brother.

CATEGORY CAREER-HIGH
Kills 17 vs. Miami (11/25/09)
Total Attacks 41 vs. Duke (10/19/09)

Hitting Percentage

(min. 10 attacks)

.588 vs. Virginia Tech (9/26/10)
Assists 2 (six times)
Aces 4 vs. North Carolina (10/25/09)
Digs 10 (two times)
Solo Blocks 2 (four times)
Block Assists 8 at North Carolina (10/7/11)
Total Blocks 8 at North Carolina (10/7/11)

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