Duke Volleyball BIO
9 Rachael Moss
2008: A Second Team Academic All-America selection...Earned Academic All-District III and All-ACC Academic Volleyball honors...Named AVCA All-America Honorable Mention ...Earned All-East Region and All-ACC First Team honors...Played in all 131 sets and started every match as a junior...Led the team and ranked third in the ACC with 3.50 kills per set...Had the second most kills in the ACC with 458...Led the conference with 56 service aces and 0.43 aces per set...Led the ACC with 19 double-doubles...One of two in the ACC to average over 3.00 kills per set and 3.00 digs per set...Took a team-high 1,279 attacks...Had 10 or more kills in 27 matches and 20 or more kills in three matches...Had at least 10 digs in 23 matches and 20 or more in four matches...Ended her season with a run of five straight double-doubles, including one in each of Duke's two NCAA Tournament matches...Put down two or more kills in 18 matches, including two consecutive five-ace outings...Had 16 kills and 17 digs in a 3-2 win over No. 25 San Francisco in the first round of the NCAA Tournament ......Was the first ACC Player Of The Week of the season on September 8...Led Duke to a three-match sweep at the Duke Invitational where she was named the tournament's MVP...Had double-doubles in every match at the Duke Invitational and put down 20 kills in a 3-2 win over Georgia (9/6)...Also named to the Purdue Mortar Board Premier's All-Tournament Team.
2007: Earned a spot on the All-ACC Academic team...Named to the AVCA All-America Honorable Mention squad and All-East Region First Team...Picked up All-ACC Second Team honors for the second straight year...Appeared in 120 sets and all 32 matches as a sophomore...Led the team in service aces and finished second in kills, digs, attacks and points...Had at least one ace in eight straight matches...Put together 21 double-doubles for the second most on the team...Ranked fourth in the ACC with a 4.09 kills per game average, fourth with 559.0 total points and fifth with 45 aces... Had 10 or more kills in 28 of Duke's 32 matches, including seven outings with 20 or more and one outing with a career-high 30... Picked up 10 or more digs in 24 matches, including a career-high 28 against Virginia (10/20)...Had 29 kills in that match against the Cavaliers... Had 20 kills and 20 digs in a match twice...Named to the All-Tournament team at the USC Classic...Contributed 19 kills, a .415 clip and 16 digs against No. 4 USC (8/31)...Hit .462 with 20 kills and 15 digs in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against American (11/30)...Followed with 19 more kills on a .324 clip along with nine digs in Duke's second round match against No. 7 Cal (12/1).
2006: Became the sixth Duke player in school history to receive ACC Freshman of the Year honors...Also became the third player in school history to be named East Region Freshman of the Year...Second team All-ACC selection...Named to the ACC All-Freshman Team...Named to the All-ACC Academic Volleyball Team...Named ACC Player of the Week on Oct. 9 and Oct. 23...Played in 101 sets and 30 matches as a freshman...Ranked eighth in the ACC in digs and digs per game ...Finished ninth in the ACC in kills kills per game...Led the Blue Devils with 17 double-doubles...Posted 10 or more kills 22 times, 15 or more kills 11 times and 20 or more kills twice...Had 10 or more digs 21 times and 20 or more digs six times.
High School: Led Los Alamitos High School to four Sunset League Championships, the CIF Championship in 2002, 2004 and 2005 and state division 1-AA titles in 2003 and 2005...Garnered Volleyball Magazine First Team All-America honors and Prep Volleyball All-America honors as a senior and USA Volleyball Junior Olympics All-America honors as a sophomore and senior...Named the Sunset League Female Athlete of the Year, CIF Female Student-Athlete of the Year, Press Telegram Player of the Year and Los Alamitos Female Athlete of the Year during her senior season...Named a Prep Volleyball National Player of the Year finalist, the MVP of the California Division I-AA Tournament and a first team all-state selection as a senior...Named the 32nd-best Senior Ace by PrepVolleyball.com...As a junior, she was named the Sunset League MVP, CIF First Team, the Orange County Register all-county team and to the Los Angeles Times All-Star Second Team...Captained the USA Volleyball A2 Youth National team...MVP of the High Performance Championships after leading squad to first-place finish as a junior...Won the Junior Olympics 17 Open Gold Medal with her Team Complete Athlete club squad and finished fifth in the Junior Olympics 18 Open in 2005...Led her TCA club team to the 18 Open Junior Olympic National Championship...Named to the All-Tournament Team at the Global Challenge in Slovenia...Received the Pursuing Victory with Honor Award from her high school.
Personal: Rachael Vera Moss was born on November 28, 1988, in Long Beach, Calif....She is the daughter of Greg and Phyllis Moss...Majoring in Political Science with a minor in Theater.