Talented outside hitter who has plenty of potential ... will compete for one of the starting outside hitter spots in 2013 ... took a positive first step in her freshman season ... continued to improve defensively as her first season progressed ... has a strong attacking game and puts the ball down well ... part of the team's highly-touted 2012 recruiting class ... played very well at the USA Volleyball National A2 Tournament over the summer.
FRESHMAN YEAR (2012): -Earned time in 19 matches and garnered eight starts
-Recorded 73 kills and 1.59 kills per set
-Put together eight kills and a .294 hitting percentage in just her second start against Cincinnati on Aug. 25
-Season-high nine kills and eight digs in 3-0 victory at Florida A&M on Sept. 1
-Recorded a .455 hitting percentage with six kills in a 3-1 win over Wake Forest on Sept. 28
-Contributed enormously in Florida State's 3-2 comeback win over Georgia Tech, recording seven kills and a .600 hitting percentage over the final three sets
-Had eight kills and four digs against Boston College on Nov. 18
-Started the last five matches of the season, including Florida State's two NCAA postseason contests against Hofstra and Purdue
-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 Region3-7A 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
-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, Crotia
PERSONAL: Born Nov. 5, 1993 ... majoring in sport management ... parents are Harry and Andrea Walch ... sister is teammate Elise Walch ... favorite movie is "Something Borrowed" ... listens to Taylor Swift ... hopes to someday become a manager of a sports team or sports store ... also ran track in high school ... watches Law and Order SVU ... favorite accessories in her wardrobe are her Michael Kors purse and watch ... something she cannot live without is family and friends.