|Rachel Stoklosa 3
GENERAL:Co-captain...One of the emerging stars in the MAAC...Extremely athletic player...One of the hardest workers on the team...Excellent leaping ability and a powerful swing...Adds a much-needed second threat on the outside...Can play in the back row, and possesses excellent ball control.
2012: Played and started 31 of the team's 32 matches and finished second on the team with 344 kills and 2.73 kills per game...Tied for second on the team with 24 service aces...Third on the team with 311 digs (2.47 digs/set)...Posted double digit kills in 21 matches , including 12-straight MAAC matches (9/19-10/21)...Second on the team with 14 double doubles...Had 10 kills, three aces and career-high 21 digs in MAAC Championship loss to Fairfield (11/18)...Career high 19 kills in five-set loss to Niagara (10/21).
2011:Played in all 28 matches and 102 sets...Fourth on team with 1.6 kills/set and 163 kills...Fifth on team with 175 digs and 1.72 digs/set...Had 20 aces and 16 blocks...Posted four double-digit kill matches, six double-digit dig matches and two double-doubles...Had season-high 14 kills in five-set loss at Loyola (Md.) (9/17)...Registered 12 kills, a .476 attack percentage and 10 digs in 3-1 win over Manhattan (11/13).
BEFORE SIENA:Was the Female Athlete of the Year at Frontier...Named All-Western New York Scholar Athlete and All-Western New York First Team...Also selected ECIC First Team All-Conference and Buffalo News Scholar Athlete...Frontier captured the Section IV Championship...Helped Western team capture Gold Medal in 2010 Empire State Games...Played club volleyball for Niagara-Frontier, which was the best team in New York state, defeating rival Volley FX and clinching a spot in the Open Division in Nationals...Also lettered in track, helping Frontier capture the indoor and outdoor league title.
PERSONAL:Born November 26, 1992...Daughter of James and Wendy Stoklosa...Active in Western New York community, serving as co-chair of the Bald for Bucks program, coordinator of Benefit for a classmate, raising money for fellow volleyball player who passed away from ovarian cancer, volunteering as a volleyball coach for elementary students, working as a Spanish mentor for elementary kids and being a pen-pal to a Buffalo Spanish city school.
COACH PIERRE SAYS:"Rachel is a real force on the outside. She shows a lot of maturity on the court and her strength should take her to the top of the MAAC."
GETTING TO KNOW RACHEL:
Major: Math Education Minor: Computer Science
What I like most about Siena College: The small class sizes
What I like most about my sport: We all have a great time together
What I like most about coach:He can be tough or joke around
Another Siena sport I follow: Soccer, basketball, baseball and lacrosse
Player I most relate too on the team: Meghann: We're twins.
Best moment of the previous season: Just the feeling we had knowing we were in the MAAC Championships
My goal for the upcoming season: Win MAAC's at home
My biggest fear is: Spiders
My hobbies are: dancing (usually with my teammates)
What is one thing you can't live without: Chipotle
If I could travel anywhere, I would go to: Australia
My biggest fan: My mom and Dad
Best advice I have ever received: "Never let success get to your head. Never let failure get to your heart."
One thing you can't live without: Chipotle
My dream job: Personal shopper
My dream car: Jeep Wrangler
Future Plans: One day I hope to be a high school math teacher and volleyball coach
Class at Siena: Math
Sports Team: Buffalo Bills
Type of ice cream: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Movie: Friends with Benefits
Pro athlete: Destinee Hooker