15 Maria Scocca
15 Maria Scocca
Height: 6-2
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Melrose, Mass.
High School: Arlington Catholic
Position: MB
Major: Accounting

As a junior: Appeared in 30 matches (122 games) for the Bulldogs as the team's top offensive threat and one of the top weapons in the Northeast Conference, starting in 29... Injuries held Scocca back for much of the season, but she still eclipsed the 300-kill mark for the third-straight year, leading the team with 308 and a .236 attack percentage... Also paced the squad at the net for the third-consecutive season with 120 total blocks (30 solo), averaging nearly a stuff per set... Also led the team in points (410) and points per game (3.36)... Served up 27 aces, good for second on the team... Recorded an incredible 12 blocks against Buffalo on Sept. 19 in a 3-2 win... Reached double-digit kills 18 times, including nine-straight matches from Aug. 28-Sept. 14... Complimented the year with 11 assists and an .878 reception percentage... Earned a trio of all-tournament team selections (Bryant Invitational, Harvard Invitational, West Point Challenge)... Named the MVP of the Bryant Invitational with 70 kills and 13 aces over four contests... Named to the Bryant Volleyball All-Decade Team... Earned the team's only NEC Player of the Week selection... Named to the NEC Academic Honor Roll.

As a sophomore: Started in all 34 matches, playing in all 126 sets on the year... Led the Bulldogs in nearly every offensive category, including kills (406), kills per set (3.22), attack percentage (.277), service aces (38), total blocks (153), solo blocks (17), block assists (136) and points (529)... Recorded a pair of double-doubles, collecting a career-high 15 blocks and 16 kills at Brown on Sept. 10 and posting an 11-block, 18-kill performance against the Bears at home on Sept. 26... Turned in a career-high 29 kills against Providence College on Sept. 5, setting a new conference record... Her 15 total blocks and 14 block assists against the Bears set new Bryant program marks for both total blocks and block assists in a single match and also tied an NEC mark set back in 1998... Registered a career-best five aces against St. Francis (NY)... Recorded double-digit kills in 23 contests on the season and collected 20 or more kills three times... Hit at a .300 clip or better in 17 matches... Named the program's first-ever Northeast Conference Player of the Week on Sept. 21... Also earned three-straight All-Independent weekly honors, taking home a pair of All-Independent Player of the Week selections (Sept. 7 & 28) as well as an All-Independent Defensive Player of the Week pick (Sept. 14)... Named to a trio of all-tournament teams (Bryant Invitational, Marist "Volley in the Valley" Tournament, Columbia Tournament)... Earned the volleyball program's first-ever league season accolade, being named to the 2009 Northeast Conference Second Team... Chosen as the All-Independent Player of the Year... All-Independent First Team selection... Named to the NEC Academic Honor Roll... Selected to the All-Independent All-Academic Team.

As a freshman: Started in every match for the Bulldogs, playing in all 126 sets... Led the team in kills (343), points (447) and blocks (127) with a squad-best .250 attack percentage... With 103 block assists, Scocca sits at No. 8 in the single-season records, while her 127 total blocks fall into ninth... Set a number of individual match records, including a No. 2 ranking in block assists and total blocks in a match (9a, 12tb at Dartmouth, Sept. 27) and a No. 13 ranking in points in a four-set match (28.5 at Dartmouth)... Earned an all-tournament selection at the Dartmouth Tournament... Was tied for second in service aces (29) and had 67 digs on the year... Recorded first career double-double with 21-kill, 12-block outing against Dartmouth on Sept. 27... Earned an NEC All-Academic Honor Roll selection.

Before Bryant: A 2008 graduate of Arlington Catholic, Scocca was a three-year starter for the Cougars... Led team to fifth-straight league title and Mass. Div. 2 semifinals... Earned all-league and all-state honors in 2006 and 2007... Team captain as a senior... Boston Globe All-Scholastic Team selection and D2 Player of the Year as a senior... Boston Herald All-Scholastic... League co-MVP in 2007... Member of top-ranked Mass. club team... National Honor Society.

Personal: Daughter of Mike and Marion Scocca, Maria K. Scocca was born on February 21, 1991.