8  Danielle Spitzer
Danielle Spitzer

Hometown:
Birmingham, AL

High School:
John Carroll Catholic HS

Height:
6-0

Position:
MB


Notes: Enters her second season of collegiate competition ranked tied for 28th all-time on Western Carolina's career blocks charts ... She is tied with classmate, Melissa Parana ... Ranks just outside of the all-time top 20 in career kills, posting 162 during her freshman year ... Is one of five sophomores on the 2005 Western volleyball team.

2004: Played in 97 games in 27 of Western's 28 matches as a red-shirt-freshman ... Finished the year ranked fifth on the team in kills with 162, averaging 1.67 kills per game ... Completed her first year of competition tied for the team lead in blocks, tallying 70, including 17 solo stops ... Averaged 0.72 blocks per game ... Recorded double-digit kills five times, including a career-high 15 at UNC Greensboro (11/6/04) ... Tallied her first career double-digit kill match finishing with 10 in the five-game, tournament victory over Campbell ... In that same match, set a career-high with eight total blocks ... Established a career-high in hitting percentage (.500) in Western's three-game sweep of UNC Greensboro (10/2/04) ... Tallied seven kills while only committing one error on 12 total attacks versus the Spartans ... Had back-to-back double-digit kill matches in late October ... Hammered home 10 in the 3-1 home victory over East Tennessee State (10/26/04) ... Finished with 11 kills in the 3-1 home win over Chattanooga (10/28/04).

2003: Completed a medical red-shirt during her freshman season.

High School: A four-year varsity player at John Carroll HS where she was an All-State honorable mention selection as well as a Birmingham News Player of the Week her senior year ... Named the "Most Outstanding Student-Athlete" at her school as a senior ... Also voted as a captain and team MVP in her final season ... Her high school squad reached the Class 6A semifinals in 2001 ... Played club ball for the Birmingham Volleyball Club, which competed at Nationals three out of the eight years she played for the team.

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