SAN DIEGO STATE 2004
Recorded SDSU's first individual double double of the season when she had 13 kills and 10 digs at Wyoming on Oct. 30...Her 10 digs in that match was a career high as she had recorded nine digs in four other matches this season, just missing a double double on each occasion...At the conclusion of Mountain West Conference play, her kill average of 3.19 kpg ranked 10th in the final league-game stats...Average of 3.13 kills per game overall was 11th-best in the MWC...Recorded 13 double-figure kill games to lead the team...Had a personal and team-high 23 kills vs. San Francisco on Sept. 17...Recorded 13 kills vs. Brigham Young at the league tournament to lead the team...Her 23 kills against San Francisco on Sept. 17 is the fifth-highest single-match total in the conference this fall and second-best total for a four-game match...Career-high five blocks vs. James Madison on Sept. 11...Her .462 attack percentage (9-3-13) against Air Force on Oct. 16 was her best as an Aztec...Named to the 2004 Mountain West Conference all-academic team.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2003
Played 13 games in nine matches in her first season at SDSU...Recorded personal season-highs of six kills and 23 attacks in starting role at Utah on Oct. 18...Had pair of kills and season-high five digs in one game of match vs. Harvard on 9/18...Credited with two block assists on two occasions (vs. Rhode Island 9/4 and vs. Harvard 9/18).
Played one season (2002) at Chandler-Gilbert Community College in Chandler, Ariz....Named to the NJCAA Division II All-America first team and AVCA JC All-America second team ...First team all-region and all-Arizona Community College Athletic Conference (ACCAC) selection...Average 4.28 kills per game...Named team's Most Valuable Player as Chandler-Gilbert won regional championship.
Redshirted during her freshman season (2001) at Arizona State University.
Prepped at Mountain View High School in Mesa, Ariz....Played club volleyball with East Valley and Club Red...Captain of Mountain View volleyball team in 2000 and 2001...2001 All-East Valley Player of the Year...East Valley all-academic team...Named all-state in 2000 and was an all-region selection during sophomore year...Helped lead team to 1999 state title.
Melissa Jane Stapley was born May 12, 1983, in Mesa, Ariz...Daughter of Gary and Becky Stapley..Enjoys shopping, rollerblading and jet skiing...Favorite athlete is Kobe Bryant...Majoring in exercise science at San Diego State with plans to become a physical therapist.