Women's Volleyball

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Chrissy DeMichelis
Chrissy DeMichelis

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Aurora, Colo.

High School:
Overland

Height:
6-0

Position:
Outside Hitter



General:
Dynamic athlete with an explosive leaping ability and powerful arm swing ... Had a breakout season in 2007 ... Underwent knee surgery prior to her junior campaign, but returned to become one of Tech's top offensive threats in 2008 ... Tech's most experienced outside hitter in 2009.

Member of the 2006 ACC Honor Roll ... Needs just 241 kills to eclipse 1,000 for her career ... Ranks ninth in school history with 3.12 kills per set in her career.

2008: Missed the first seven matches of the season still recovering from offseason knee surgery, but returned to post double figures in kills 13 times ... Tallied 10 or more kills in each of the last eight matches of the season ... Significantly raised her career hitting percentage by hitting .300 or better in seven matches on the season ... Second on the team with 3.17 kills per set and third with 263 kills on the season ... Had a string of four-consecutive matches with 18 or more kills late in the season ... Tied a career high with 22 kills against Clemson (11/28) in the season finale ... Had 11 kills and just one error on 19 swings (.526) in Tech's 3-0 win over Boston College (11/21) ... Posted a season-high four solo blocks in addition to tallying 18 kills in a five-set match at Miami (11/14) ... Recorded 14 kills and six total blocks in a four-set match at North Carolina (10/26).

2007: Finished second on the team with 371 kills and 3.60 kills per game despite being the youngest of four outside hitters on the roster for the Yellow Jackets ... Averaged 0.59 blocks per game and led the squad with 22 solo blocks on the season ... Broke the Yellow Jacket single-match record for solo blocks when she notched six solo blocks in a five-game match at Virginia Tech (11/2) ... Also tied a career high with 22 kills and added three digs and a pair of block assists against the Hokies ... Posted 22 kills against Maryland (10/19) ... Recorded double figures in kills 18 times during the season, including each of the last five matches ... Recorded 20 or more kills on six occasions ... Notched a season-high five block assists at Duke (10/12) ... Played her best volleyball down the stretch, posting 21 of her 22 solo blocks while averaging 3.72 kills per game against conference opponents ... Tallied a career-high five digs against Western Carolina (9/7).

2006: Made 24 match appearances, playing in a total of 57 games, in her rookie season ... Finished fifth on the team with 2.19 kills per game ... Recorded double-figures in kills on four occasions, including a season-high 17 against Clemson (11/14) ... Hit .500 while recording seven kills in her first collegiate match against Georgia (9/1) ... Posted 16 kills against Northern Iowa (9/2) ... Hit a season-best .714 in a Yellow Jacket victory over South Florida (9/15) ... Recorded three blocks on four occasions during the year ... Notched a season-high four digs to go along with three block assists and 11 kills at Virginia (10/21).

High School: Four-year letterwinner at Overland High School as an outside hitter ... Also lettered in basketball and track and field ... Captain of both her volleyball and basketball teams at Overland ... Earned all-state honors in volleyball in 2004 and tabbed all-league in 2003 and 2004 ... MVP of the Overland Volleyball Classic in 2004 ... Participant in both the volleyball and basketball all-state games ... An all-conference honoree in basketball in both 2003 and 2004 ... Holds the school record in the shot put ... The Wendy's High School Heisman Award Winner at Overland.

Member of the Colorado Juniors club team that won the 2005 National Division Junior Olympic Championship ... Ranked the No. 34 prospect in the nation on the Senior Aces List and tabbed the No. 15 outside hitter in her class by Prepvolleyball.com ... Member of a recruiting class that was ranked No. 21 in the nation by Prepvolleyball.com ... With her arrival on the Flats, joined Laura DeMichelis in becoming the first sisters to play for the Georgia Tech volleyball team.

Personal: Christina Leigh DeMichelis is the daughter of Bernard and Ramona DeMichelis ... Prefers to be called Chrissy ... Born May 17, 1988 ... Has an older sister, Laura, and a younger sister, Gracie ... Laura played volleyball for Georgia Tech and earned her degree in 2008 ... She is now in her second year of law school at Howard University in Washington, D.C. ... Gracie is a sophomore on the Virginia Commonwealth volleyball team ... Dean's list student majoring in management at Georgia Tech ... Enjoys playing the piano and swimming in her free time ... Says her sister, Laura, has had the biggest influence on her volleyball career ... Mother ran the 400 meters and father was a pole vaulter at the University of Arizona ... Cousin Dennis Norman is a center for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Chrissy DeMichelis' Career Statistics
Season GP-MP K K/G PCT. A A/G SA SA/G DIG D/G BS BA TB B/G
2006 57-24 125 2.19 .190 1 0.02 0 0.00 17 0.30 6 15 21 0.37
2007 103-32 371 3.60 .203 0 0.00 1 0.01 43 0.42 22 39 61 0.59
2008 83-23 263 3.17 .242 2 0.02 2 0.02 41 0.49 12 33 45 0.54
Career 243-79 759 3.12 .213 3 0.01 3 0.01 101 0.42 40 87 127 0.52

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