Melissa Miller has committed to Stockton University


Coach Info
Name Phone Email Team Name City State
Club Greg Rutz Princeton Volleyball Club West Windsor/Princeton NJ
High School Michael Collins
Primary Position Middle Blocker
Secondary Positions RS
Career 38 2 - 3 - - - - 74 - 25 25 - - - - - - - - - - -
Season 38 2 - 3 - - - - 74 - 25 25 - - - - - - - - - - -
Match Bests
Career 4 3 6 - - - -
Season 4 3 6 - - - -
Wins Losses
19 6
Physical Attributes
Wingspan Vertical jump
71 -
Volleyball Honors

-Varsity GMC (greater middlesex conference) Champions 2015 (first in program history)

-2016 White Division Champions (first in program history)

Volleyball Additional

Blocking: 8' 8"
Approach Reach: 9' 3"
Stand and Reach: 7' 7.5"

Helios Volleyball Club Cocoa Beach 17s Regional Team (East Brunswick, Nj)
Princeton Volleyball Club 18-1s National Team (West Windsor Plainsboro South/Princeton, Nj)


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SAT Score (Composite)
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High School
Monroe Township High School
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Guidance Counselor
Damaris Dominguez
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Class Size
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Class Rank
School Division
Major Category
Health Professions and Related Sciences
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Other Academic Information
Honors History - Sophomore & Junior Year Honors Anatomy & Physiology- Senior Year Honor Roll- Junior & Senior Year
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Personal Highlights

-First year varsity letter (2016)

-Received the Sefakor Scholarship with one of my teammates (2016). This scholarship shows dedication and love for the game and was named after a former player who passed away from a car accident. It was an honor to receive this scholarship and this is only the third time this scholarship has been given out in program history!

-First in blocking (2016 high school season)
-Second in Hitting % (2016 high school season)

-Fourth in Kills (2016 high school season)

Additional Questions:
Why do you want to be recruited to play sports in college?

I started becoming a very competive person at a young age. I played every board game like a TV game show where I could win money, and played any physical education game in school like it was an important championship in the big league.
I started dancing when I was about three years old and dancing basically everyday since I was fourteen. Dance was my life, until I started playing basketball and volleyball.
In sixth grade, I started playing basketball and that changed my whole life because that was the first time I actually was playing a contact sport, and starting to realize I wanted to keep playing some kind of sport until I physically can't. So I played on a recreational team in sixth and seventh grade. In seventh grade I tried out for my towns travel team, and played it for two years.
Then came high school where I played on two teams my freshman, sophomore and junior year. During high school, I started playing volleyball for the first time not in gym class and fell in love with the sport! Throughout high school, I started loving the sport more and more because I kept on learning new skills and terminology which I found interesting and helpful.
Then I was thinking about playing at a higher level, which means playing club. Freshman year I tried out for club, but didn't make it, but I didn't take it as a time to quit. I took it as an advantage to practice harder during the offseason. Sadly I couldn't try out for club my sophomore year because of an injury. Then junior year club season came, and I'm happy to say I'm having a successful club season!
I just want to keep on learning and keep on competing at a higher level! Sports has been a part of my life for a long time, and I don't want to end the sport I love so soon and that's why I would love to be recruited to play sports in college! I'm a very committed, organized student athlete who knows to use time management!

Athletes are often leaders on and off the field. Please provide one example of how you have demonstrated leadership in both areas.
Please explain how you pursue "healthy athletic performance" as a student-athlete.

How I purse "healthy athletic performance" as a student-athlete is I do put school first since that's my number one priority because in today's world, you can't get anywhere without a successful school career. And you are a student-athlete, so school does come before sports.
Once it come to sports, I turn my whole focus to my coaches, trainers and teammates. The most important thing is I stay active all year round. Right now, I'm in a class called strength and conditioning which teaches us the proper technique for lifting and how to do different movements without getting injured while keeping everyone in shape with cardo workouts. Also, I make sure I don't overuse my body. So I make sure I eat healthy, and keep hydrated. Once I get home I make sure I ice anything that's bothering me and stretch before and after practice to make sure I don't get injured or get any muscle cramps.

Please describe how you are involved in service in your community and why these efforts are important to you.

I work at a special needs camp during the summer. The kids have special needs such as allergies, diabetes, ADHD, asthma, etc. This camp makes me realize that you have to make sure everyone is treated equal, and teaches me to be patience because some of the kids work slow, other work fast.
Also, my school just started a club in our school called Project F.U.N. which stands for Falcons Unifed Now. This club is help unify the special need students with the general education students. In this club, we work with the special education kids on projects and go on trips to the recreation center to help them stay fit and also go to the school activities like basketball games.

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Blog Posts

College Decision
April 6, 2017
So excited to say I will be attending Stockton University fall of 2017 and majoring in Health Sciences with a concentration in Pre-Physical Therapy! I may not be playing college volleyball but I am...
March 8, 2017
The N. Carolina MAPL Tournament is cancelled for Princeton 18-1 National Team due to lack of players...
GEVA 18-Open 1 Tournament (02/12/2017)
February 3, 2017
Princeton 18-1s Nationals Team will be playing at the Metuchen SportsPlex in Metuchen, Nj on Sunday February 12, 2017. Game play starts at 9am! I will be playing middle & wearing #4
NEQ Event (Jan 21-23)
January 18, 2017
Princeton Volleyball Club 18-1 will be playing at the Gaylord Convention Center in Maryland. Our first day of tournament play will start at 3:30pm and 4:30pm on Court 10. Then a cross over later at...
Scrimmage (1/7/17)
January 7, 2017
Scrimmage 1/7/17
January 3, 2017
There will be no tournament for 18s this weekend for the play-in for open category. But I will be having a scrimmage this Saturday (Jan. 7th, 2017) Time and Place is TBA (most likely from 3pm-7pm @...
Club Team!
November 20, 2016
I will be playing for Princeton Volleyball Club in New Jersey on their 18-1s National Team! The tournament schedule will be posted soon! I practice every Tuesday and Thursday/Friday and Saturdays (...
State Tournament (11/02/2016)
October 29, 2016
The first round of states will be on Wednesday November 2, 2016 @ #15Cherokee High School @4pm
Post Season Schedule
October 23, 2016
We won our first round of GMCs on Friday Oct. 21 Home vs. South Plainfield 2-1. We play next on Tuesday Oct. 25th HOME @4pm vs. South Brunswick in the main gym! I will be playing middle & wearing...
October 14, 2016
The New Brunswick game got moved to Saturday Oct. 15, 2016 & we will play at 11am at Monroe Twp. HS
Upcoming Schedule
September 18, 2016
Our next game is on Monday Sept. 19, 2016 at John F. Kennedy HS @4pm. This will be a great match up because we met last year in the Conference Championship, and since we won, they will be eager for...
Home Opener
September 13, 2016
We lost in 3 sets against Woodbridge who has won the division for the past 2 years. But we put up a fight and will this carry over to practice and to our next game which is on Wednesday September...
Clifton Invitational (09/10/2016)
September 10, 2016
We finished pool play 3(wins)-0-1(tie) and we lost in the semifinals 29-27 against Clifton HS
Game Day (09/10/2016)
September 10, 2016
My high school volleyball team has a tournament at Clifton High School in Clifton, NJ on Saturday September 10, 2016. The tournament starts at 9am. I will be wearing #4 and playing middle.
Game Day (08/30/2016)
August 30, 2016
I have my last high school scrimmage today August 30, 2016 at Pennsbury High School in Pennsylvania at 4pm.
GEVA Regionals
April 8, 2016
My last club tournament of the season with Helios is on April 24th. Since it's regionals, we do not know the venue until the week before the tournament.
Club Tournament- GEVA Club 1
January 25, 2016
*UPDATE: The facility is Rahway Rec Center in Rahway, NJ. Pool play starts at 9:00am, but don't know the exact time or court number yet. Helios is in Pool #3.
Club Tournament- GEVA CLUB 1
January 23, 2016
My next club tournament is on Sunday January 31, 2016 in Rahway, NJ. Time TBA.
January 23, 2016
My club volleyball number for Helios is # 4