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SoCon Co-Player of the Year
SoCon Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 16)
SoCon Honor Roll
First Team All Southern Conference
SoCon Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 24)
SoCon Honor Roll
First Team All Southern Conference
SoCon Player of the Week (Sept. 14)
SoCon Freshman of the Year
2017 (Senior): Southern Conference Co-Player of the Year … First Team All-SoCon … SoCon Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 16) … Earned 407 kills, 3.60 per set … Hit at a .234 average with 28 assists … Led the team with 30 service aces … Earned 313 digs, averaging 2.77 per set …. Blocked 56 opponent attacks … Played and started in all 31 matches … Spartan-Aggie Invitational Most Valuable Player … Double-digit kills in 22 matches … 20 or more kills in six matches … 15 or more kills in 12 matches … 17 double-doubles … Season-high 22 kills against American (Sept. 8) … 21 kills against UMass Lowell (Aug. 25), ETSU (Sept. 22) and Chattanooga (Nov. 17) … 15 or more digs in five matches … Went for Went for 20 kills and ten digs against Samford (Sept. 30) … Season-high six blocks in matches against High Point (Sept. 15) and The Citadel (Oct. 13) … Season-high four assists against Wofford (Nov. 4) … Went for multiple assists in six matches … Five block assists against High Point (Sept. 15) … For block assists against The Citadel (Oct. 13) and Samford (Oct. 27) … Season-high four service aces in back-to-back matches against Wofford (Nov. 4) and Western Carolina (Nov. 8) … Multiple service aces against Florida Atlantic (Sept. 9), Navy (Sept. 16), Wofford (Oct. 6), Western Carolina (Oct. 11), Samford (Oct. 27) and Furman (Nov. 3).
2016 (Junior): First Team All Southern Conference as an outside hitter… SoCon Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 24)… Played in every set, starting all 31 matches… Earned a team-best 471 kills, ranking sixth-most in school history for a single season… Averaged 3.89 kills per set throughout the year, ranking third in school history in a single season… That average ranked third in the conference… 22nd in the country in total attacks… 32nd in the country in total kills… 38th in the nation with 518.5 total points… 51st in the nation with a 10.82 attacks per set average… Ranked 63rd in the country in kills per set… Ranked 76th in points per set in the nation… Second on the team with 318 digs, averaging 2.63 per set… Earned 54 blocks, including 17 solo blocks… Added 12 service aces… Chipped in 19 assists… Double-digit kills in 26 matches… Earned a double-double in 14 matches… Hit above a .400 average in six matches… Went for 20 or more kills in four matches… Had at least 15 kills in 18 matches… Season-best 26 kills in a five-set match with High Point (Sept. 2)… Went for 24 kills in matches against Eastern Kentucky (Aug. 27), and Western Carolina (Nov. 19)… Had at least 15 digs in nine matches… Season-best 22 digs in a four-set victory over Samford (Oct. 14)… Added 21 digs in a four-set victory over SoCon Regular Season Champion ETSU (Oct. 29)… Added 18-dig performances against The Citadel (Nov. 4) and Mercer (Nov. 5)… Went for 17 digs against Wofford (Oct. 21)… Closed the season earning a double-double in seven of the final eight matches… Season-high three assists in a five-set victory over Chattanooga (Oct. 15)… Two assists in matches against Mercer (Sept. 20), Charlotte (Oct. 19) and Wofford (Oct. 21)… Earned a pair of block solos in matches against Wofford (Oct. 21), Western Carolina (Oct. 28), The Citadel (Nov. 4) and Mercer (Nov. 5)… Season-high four total blocks against Valparaiso (Sept. 17), Mercer (Nov. 5) and Western Carolina (Nov. 9).
2015 (Sophomore): First Team All Southern Conference as an outside hitter… Named Southern Conference Player of the Week (Sept. 14)... Played in 114 of 115 total sets, having started and played in all 33 matches… earned a team-high 422 kills, with a 3.70 kills per set mark, second best in the SoCon… The 3.70 mark is fifth best in a single season in school history… Earned 13 assists to go with 10 services aces… Added 213 digs and a total of 57 blocks, including 19 solo blocks… 13 double double performances and recorded at least three kills in every match… Went for double digit kills in 26 matches, including a season high 24 kills in a five set victory over Mercer and added 13 digs (Oct. 28)… Hit for a .556 hitting percentage (18k/3e/27a) in a three set victory over North Carolina A&T (Sept. 12)… Earned 19 kills against Tennessee Tech (Sept. 5)… Double digit digs in 13 matches… Earned a season-high 16 digs in a three-set victory over The Citadel (Oct. 14)… 13 or more digs in six matches… 14 digs in a three set victory over Western Carolina (Oct. 3)… Racked up 15 digs in a four-set victory over Wofford while earning 14 kills (Nov. 13)… Added 15 digs in a 15 kill performance against Wofford in the SoCon Tournament (Nov. 21).
2014 (Freshman): Played in 29 matches and 98 sets while making 10 starts … Named the Southern Conference Freshman of the Year – the first such honoree for the program since the award's initial year in 1998 – as well as the All-Freshman Team … Finished fourth on the squad in kills (240) and kills per set (2.45) … One of five Spartans to tally 100 or more kills as she ended up with 164 … Notched four double-doubles with all of them occurring in SoCon play … Recorded career highs in kills (19) and digs (27) against Western Carolina (Oct. 21) … Collected double-figure kills in 12 matches.
High School: Played three years of varsity volleyball as an outside hitter under head coach Bryan Grant … Earned all-conference accolades in 2013 and 2014 … Named recipient of the Panther Award as the best statistical player on the squad both offensively and defensively … Was the 2013-14 North Carolina beach volleyball offensive player of the year … Earned scholar athlete status at Orange … Played her club volleyball for Club Red in Cary, N.C.
Personal: Ashely Carin Muench … Born August 27, 1996 in Syracuse, N.Y. … Daughter of Todd and Jacqueline Muench … Majoring in kinesiology.