Marilee Fisher Repeats as NCAA Division III Statistical Champion
St. Louis, Mo., December 8, 2010 – Washington University in St. Louis sophomore setter Marilee Fisher finished the 2010 season as the NCAA Division III statistical champion in assists per set, marking the second season in a row she has accomplished the feat.
Fisher ended the season with 1,276 assists for an average of 11.71 per set, edging second place Niki Calverley of the University of Texas-Dallas for the top spot in the nation. As a freshman, Fisher finished first in the nation by tallying 1,049 assists for an average of 11.4 per set.
Through just two seasons at Washington University, Fisher already ranks eighth in school history with 2,325 assists. She is also a two-time American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-America honoree, earning first-team accolades this year after being named a second-team All-American following her freshman season.
With the most efficient setter in the nation running their offense, Washington University also captured the team statistical title for assists per set at 13.02, and finished second in NCAA Division III with 14.04 kills per set and fourth with a team hitting percentage of .282.
Washington University finished the 2010 season with a 35-4 overall record and advanced to the NCAA Division III semifinals before falling to Emory University, 3-1, on Nov. 20, at the Washington University Field House in St. Louis, Mo. It marked the second-straight trip to the NCAA semifinals for Washington University, which captured the NCAA Division III championship in 2009.