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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
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)

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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