Dominating player who returns for her fourth season as the starting outside hitter . . . Received 1st team all-ACC honors in 1999 and 2000 and all-District III honors in 1999 and could contend for Player of the Year honors this season . . . Holds records at Tech for kills in a match (38) and kills in a season (552) . . . Ranks sixth on Techís career kills list with 1,375 and needs 374 to become the all-time leader . . . Also ranks fourth on Techís career list in matches with double figure kills with 73 . . . Ranks 10th on Techís career dig list with 90, and needs only 34 to move into ninth place . . . Received the teamís Most Valuable Player award in 1999 . . . Improved upon her blocking and passing in the off-season . . . Deanís list student majoring in Management who carries a 3.3 grade point average . . . Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll in 1999 and 2000.
2000: Finished the season third on the team in kills with 433 . . . Led the team in digs with 341 . . . Ranked eighth in the conference in digs per game (3.08) . . . Ranked seventh in the conference in kills per game (3.90) . . . Led the team in kills in nine matches . . . Tallied a season-high 29 kills against Florida State on 10-13-00 . . . Notched a career-high 29 digs against Pacific . . . Tallied a career-high six block assists versus Florida State . . . Recorded the 1,000th kill in her career against Virginia on 9-29-00 . . . Earned all-tournament honors at the Davidson Wildcat Classic.
1999: The Jacketsí go-to player at the outside hitter position who played in every match . . . Received all-District III honors . . . Led Tech in kills (552), hitting percentage (.251) and digs (317) . . . Led the conference in kills per game (4.75) . . . Also finished second in the conference in service aces per game (.40) . . . Led the team in kills in 22 games during the season . . . Broke the record for kills in a match (38) in a five-game loss to NC State . . . Ended 26 games with double-figure kills, including 10 with 20 or more . . . Also led the Jackets in digs in six matches . . . Had a season-high 19 digs in match against Wake Forest . . . Had a career high six service aces against Virginia Tech.
1998: Starting outside hitter the entire season who played in 31 matches and finished second on the team in kills with 420 . . . Had 23 matches with double-figure kills, including four with 20 or more . . . Named to the Nike-Pacific All-Tournament team . . . Finished the season tied ninth in the ACC in kills per game with 3.75 . . . Also had a season high 23 kills in the match against Clemson on - - - . . . Ended the year third on the team in digs with 249 . . . Named to the Eugene Stone Memorial Invitational All-Tournament Team . . . Had a season high 27 digs in the match against Clemson in the ACC Tournament.
High School/Personal: Member of the club team Schwerin which won the national German club championship in 1998 . . . Was the starting outside hitter for the German Junior national team in 1997 . . . Club team was the runner-up at the German Championships in 1997 . . . Her club team finished fifth at the European Championships in 1996 . . . The Schwerin club team won the German youth national championship in 1994 . . . Her sister Hanka was a member of the German volleyball team that competed in Atlanta during the 1996 Olympic Games . . . Her father threw the discus as an Olympian, placing fifth in the world while representing Germany in the 1976 Olympics in Montreal, Canada . . . Her mother was also an internationally successful athlete, throwing the discus for the German national team . . . Interested in a career in business . . . Speaks fluently in English, German and French . . . Born October 18, 1979 . . . Full name is Maja Pachale . . . Pursuing a degree in Management . . . Parents are Siegfried and Kristina Pachale.
Pachale's Career Statistics
Year GP/MP Kills Err Att Pct SA BS BA A Digs 1998 112/31 420 173 1,060 .233 19 6 35 13 249 1999 110/31 522 202 1,277 .251 44 1 60 20 317 2000 111/31 433 187 1,091 .225 22 12 47 26 341 Total 333/93 1,375 562 3,434 .237 85 19 142 59 907