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#5 Melanie Wade
Position: Middle Blocker
Height: 6'4"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Palo Alto, Calif.
High School: Palo Alto
Experience: 2 Letters
Career Stats Career Stats
2014 All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention
2014 Pac-12 All-Academic Second Team
2013 Pac-12 All-Academic Second Team

Wade Features

» Well-Traveled Wade Recaps China Trip (GoHuskies.com; Aug. 4, 2014)
» Wade Makes Impact In Return To Palo Alto (Mercury News; Nov. 9, 2012)
» Spike 101 With Melanie Wade (GoHuskies.com; Oct. 26, 2012)

2014 (As A Junior)
Named an All-Pac-12 honorable mention for the first time ... a Pac-12 All-Academic Second Team member ... one of just two Huskies to play every set and one of just three to start every match ... raised her numbers across the board, averaging a career-best 1.35 kills per set and hitting a career-high .398 ... ranked ninth in the Pac-12 with 0.25 aces per set, and seventh in blocks per set with 1.11 ... led UW in blocks in 11 matches and in aces in 10 matches ... tied her season-high with 8 blocks and added 5 kills without an error in 3-1 NCAA win over Hawaii (12/6) ... a great night, including the kill on match point, in the 3-1 win over No. 1 Stanford (11/26) with 8 kills and no errors on 11 swings for a .727 attack percentage along with 2 aces and 4 blocks for 12.0 points ... posted the best attack percentage by a Husky with at least 10 kills since 1997, as she had 10 kills on 11 swings with no errors for a .909 mark and also had 5 blocks in the 3-0 win over No. 22 ASU (11/23) ... served 4 aces and had 9 blocks over 10 sets on the mountains road trip as UW lost its first two matches, both in five, at Colorado and Utah ... great all-around match in sweep of Oregon State (11/9) with 7 kills, hitting .545, and adding 1 ace, 3 digs, and 2 blocks ... hit .455 with 5 kills on 11 swings plus an ace and 3 blocks in the sweep of 11th-ranked Oregon (11/7) ... killed 4 of 6 swings without a miss at No. 16 UCLA and posted 5 blocks and an ace in the sweep ... had 5 kills, 1 ace, and 4 blocks in the 3-0 win at No. 20 USC, hitting .333 ... blocked 4 balls, dug 3 and had 2 kills in 3-0 win vs. Colorado (10/26) ... tied her season-best with 8 kills with no errors on 12 swings (.667 Att%) in win over Utah (10/24) ... tallied 11 points in sweep at No. 17 Arizona State (10/17) with 7 kills, an ace, and 5 blocks, hitting .429 ... one off her career-high for points with 12.0 in 3-1 win at No. 11 Oregon, with a season-high 8 blocks, 5 kills, and 3 aces ... combined for 12 block assists in the two wins over UCLA (10/3) and USC (10/1) with 3 kills in each match ... hit .417 with 6 kills on 12 swings with 4 blocks in 3-2 road win over Cal on 9/26 ... in sweep of WSU (9/24) put down 4 kills and had 2 aces and 3 block assists ... an All-Tournament Team selection at the Pac-12/Big Ten Showcase as UW topped Maryland and No. 4 Wisconsin ... in 3-2 win over Badgers (9/19) had 8 kills and no errors on 14 swings for a .571 Att% and 5 digs and 5 blocks ... hit .667 with 6 kills on 9 swings plus a season-high 7 blocks (2 solo) in sweep of Maryland (9/18) ... served runs of 11, 6, and 5-points in sweep of UNLV (9/12) and tallied 6 kills, 6 digs and 2 aces ... hit a career-best .875 with 7 kills on 8 swings witout a miss in sweep of Seattle U (9/11) ... scored 6.5 points in win over UMBC (9/6) with 3 kills, 2 aces, 3 blocks ... hit .400 with 4 kills on 10 swings in sweep of Utah Valley (9/6) ... in 3-2 win at No. 10 BYU (9/5) notched 7 kills, hitting .375, with an ace and 3 blocks as UW snapped BYU’s 26-match home winning streak ... opened the season with 15 kills over three matches as UW won the Northwest Challenge, hitting .545 for the weekend, including a 7-1-10 line against Portland State (8/29) and a 4-0-4 line against Boise State (8/30) and averaged 1.00 blocks per set ... played on the Pac-12 All-Star Team that toured China during the summer of 2014.

2013 (As A Sophomore) 
A Pac-12 All-Academic Second Team selection ... started every match and was second on the team in blocks per set at 1.16 and in hitting percentage at .322 ... ranked eighth in the Pac-12 in blocks per set ... was fourth on the team in aces per set, but ninth in the Pac-12, with 32 total aces and a 0.27 per set average ... tied for fifth on the team with 1.29 kills per set and was fourth in points per set with 2.16 ... held or shared the team lead in blocks in 14 matches and aces in 8 matches ... great serving keyed 3-2 comeback win at No. 7 USC (12/14) to send UW to the Final Four, as UW won 17 points on her serve, including the final two in the 17-15 fifth set ... notched 5 kills with 1 error on 11 swings (.364 Att%) in 3-0 win over No. 23 Kansas (12/13) plus 4 blocks, 4 digs, and an ace ... put down 6 block assists and 4 kills and 2 aces in 3-1 win over LSU (12/7) in NCAAs ... Had 3 kills on 7 swings with an ace and 2 blocks in 3-0 win over WSU (11/29) which clinched Pac-12 title ... team-high 5 blocks plus 4 kills on 9 swings (.444 Att%) and 2 aces ... big role in the huge 3-2 comeback win at No. 23 Cal (11/22) with 7 kills on a .429 attack percentage, an ace, and a team-best 9 blocks for a new career-high 13.0 points ... had 6 block assists and 3 kills plus UW’s only ace in 0-3 loss at No. 5 Stanford (11/20) ... posted 7 blocks, adding 3 kills and 2 aces in 3-1 win over No. 4 USC (11/15) ... contributed 4 blocks, an ace and 3 kills in 3-0 win over UCLA (11/13) ... earned a match-high 8 blocks in sweep at Arizona (11/10) ... put down 7 kills, an ace, and 6 blocks in 3-1 win at Arizona State (11/9) ... hit .600 with 6 kills on 10 swings plus 4 digs and an ace in 3-0 win over Colorado (11/3) ... totaled seven points with 3 kills, 2 aces and 4 blocks in 3-1 win over Utah (11/1) ... served a crucial 10-point run in the fourth set as UW rallied to close out No. 4 USC (10/27) at the Galen Center, adding 2 kills, 3 blocks, and 3 digs ... hit .429 with 4 kills, 8 block assists, 4 digs and an ace in a 3-1 win at UCLA (10/25) ... good all-around match in 3-2 win over No. 7 Stanford (10/20) with 7 kills, 2 aces, and 4 blocks ... hit .333 with 4 kills in win over No. 16 Arizona State (10/13) and two days prior had 6 kills and 5 blocks in win over Arizona (10/11) ... hit .500 with 5 kills and no errors in 3-0 win at Utah (10/5) ... matched her career-best with 9 blocks, helping the team post a huge 21.5 blocks in 3-1 win at No. 21 Oregon (9/27) and also hit .500 with 5 kills ... led the block with 6, 1 solo and 5 assists, plus 4 kills and an ace in 3-0 win at WSU (9/25) ... posted 5 kills, 4 blocks and 6 digs, hitting .364 in win over Cal St. Northridge (9/20) ... hit .400 (6-2-10) with a team-leading 6 blocks vs. Coppin State (9/19) ... had second-most points in the 3-1 win at No. 14 Illinois (9/13) scoring 11.5 on 8 kills, 2 aces and 3 blocks ... matched her career-high with 4 aces, plus 6 kills and 3 blocks for a team-high 11.5 points in win over Seattle U (9/3) and hit .556 ... led the team in attack percentage at the Northwest Challenge, hitting .500 in the three matches with 2.18 kills per set and 1.09 blocks per set ... set career-highs with 11 kills and 7 digs in the 3-2 win over Gonzaga (8/31), hitting .647 with no errors ... had a career-high 9 blocks in the sweep of Portland State (8/31) ... opened the year with a .692 attack mark with a line of 9-0-13 vs. Boise State (8/30).

2012 (As A Freshman)
Came on strong in the second half of the season, appearing in 15 matches and starting 12 of those in the middle ... missed the preseason due to a sprained ankle, but worked her way into the lineup in Pac-12 play, and ranked third on the team with a 1.15 blocks per set average ... her .322 attack percentage ranked third on the team, and she hit over .400 in eight matches ... served up 10 aces, an average of 0.19 per set ... 10 matches of at least 4 blocks ... put away 4 kills (.333 Att%) plus 4 blocks in the NCAA round of 16 loss at Nebraska (12/7) ... had 7 block assists including the match point block in the five set win over Hawaii in the NCAA 2nd round (12/1) ... hit a season-high .625 with 5 kills on 8 swings in the NCAA opening win over Central Arkansas (11/30), adding 4 blocks ... served up a season-high 4 aces and hit .500 with 5 kills on 10 swings at Washington State (11/23) ... hit a team-high .500 (4-0-8) against Arizona State with 6 block assists ... started and saw all five sets of UW's crazy 3-2 win over No. 4 Oregon (11/16), but had just 2 blocks overall ... a fantastic first return to her hometown of Palo Alto to face No. 1 Stanford (11/8), as she had a season-high 9 kills for the second match in a row, hitting .571 (9-1-14) with 4 blocks despite a 3-1 loss ... upped her season-high in kills to 9 in the 3-2 thriller at Cal (11/7), hitting .316 with 4 blocks and an ace ... the most efficient Husky in 3-2 win over Utah (11/4), hitting .455 with a 5-0-11 line and 6 block assists plus 2 aces for 10.0 points ... started and had 4 kills, 1 error on 6 attacks (.500 Att%) plus 3 blocks in win over Colorado (11/2) ... subbed in to start the second set at No. 6 UCLA and hit .556 with 6 kills on 9 swings with 2 blocks ... named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week on 10/22 following a big week vs. Stanford and Cal in just her third and fourth matches of the season ... averaged 1.62 blocks per set during POTW week, posting 6 blocks vs. the Cardinal and a season-best 7 vs. the Bears ... against Cal, also had 6 kills (.545 Att%), the first 3 aces of her career, plus 2 digs and 1 assist, leading the team with 12.5 points ... checked in for two sets in win at Colorado but did not record a counting stat ... made her collegiate debut vs. Washington State on 9/18, making the start and earning one kill and three block assists in two sets.

High School and Personal
Born in Santa Clara, California ... parents are Wendy Crowder and George Wade ... has one twin brother, Thomas ... one of the most highly-rated middle blockers in the class of 2012 ... listed No. 17 among all recruits in PrepVolleyball.com's list of Senior Aces ... one of just four middles named a 2011 First Team All-American by ESPNHS ... also chosen as an Under Armour First Team All-American by the AVCA, one of 24 players on the first team ... earned First Team All-America honors in 2011 from MaxPreps.com, and was MVP of the MaxPreps Division-I All-State First Team for California ... named to the 2012 Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 ... led her team to the California Division-I state title in 2010 and again in 2011, becoming the first ever Northern Division school to win back-to-back CIF D-I state titles ... in her final high school match, in the state finals, she led Palo Alto with 27 kills in a five-set win ... her senior year squad was 36-3, after her junior year team was 41-1 ... played in the USA Volleyball junior system, earning a spot on the USA Select A1 Team in both 2008 and 2009, with the 2008 team winning the silver medal at the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships ... named to the U.S. Girls' Youth National Training Team in 2010 ... played club four years for City Beach and coach Leah Hall ... City Beach won the 16-1 Open Division title at Far Westerns National Qualifier to advance to the 2010 USA Volleyball Girls' Junior Nationals ... played on City Beach 17 Black team that made nationals in 2011, and earning All-Tournament honors as the team finished sixth ... also played three years for Palo Alto Volleyball Club.
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