Saints Lose MAAC Championship Final For the First Time in History
Akeo, Akana, Ahearn, and Wright Named to All-Conference Teams
Siena Earns No. 2 Seed in MAAC Championships
Volleyball Streaking Toward MAAC Tournament
Saints Playing for Cause, Playoff Spot
GENERAL: Extremely athletic player who made an impact as a freshman...Adds a much-needed second threat on the outside...Can play in the back row, and possesses excellent ball control...Worked hard in off-season to improve her game.
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 (pronounced: STOCK-low-sa)...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 gained a lot of experience last year, and had a very solid freshman season. I gave her some things to work on in the off-season and she has come back very strong. I expect her to be one of our top options on the outside."
GETTING TO KNOW RACHEL:
Major: Math Education Minor: Computer Science
What I like most about Siena College: The small class sizes
Where do you see yourself in another five years: Teaching high school math and coaching volleyball
My favorite class at Siena is: Math
Other sports I like to follow at Siena include: Soccer and basketball
What I like most about Siena volleyball: We all get along very well
My best Siena volleyball moment has been: Making it to MAAC Championships
What I like most about Coach Pierre: He can be tough or joke around
Favorite Coach Pierre Quote: "Wong Yi Mei"
The player on the team who I relate to best is: Meghann, we're locker buddies <3 p="">
The funniest player on the team is: Amanda. If you knew her you'd understand.
One thing people would be surprised to know about me: I drink 7 glasses of milk a day
What is that one thing, you can't do without: My mother
If I could travel anywhere in the world, I would go to: Australia I've always wanted to go there
The best player I ever played against was: Alyssa D'Errico
My biggest fear is: Spiders
If I were a crayon, I would be this color: Cyan blue
Professional athlete: Destinee Hooker
Pro sports team: Buffalo Bills
Food: Chicken Fingers
Flavor of ice cream: Chocolate chip cookie dough
Day of the Week: Sunday
TV show: Keeping up with the Kardashians