9 Michaela Berendt
Michaela  Berendt

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Olympia, Wash.

High School:
Olympia

Height:
6-4

Position:
Middle Blocker

Birthdate:
08/30/1994


11/23/2014

Wildcats Take to the Capital for Season Closer

Villanova Volleyball Takes on the Georgetown Hoyas to put 2014 on the books

11/21/2014

Villanova Falls to Creighton in Omaha

The Wildcats will take on the Georgetown Hoyas for the final match of the 2014 season on Sunday, November 23 at 2 p.m.

11/20/2014

Wildcats Look to Close 2014 Season on the road against Creighton and Georgetown

After an exciting weekend in the Jake Nevin, Coach Steinbach and his squad will work to end the season on a high note

11/15/2014

Block City: Freshman Cunningham Breaks Program Record

Despite the three-set loss to Marquette, the Wildcats can be proud of effort at last home match of 2014 season.

Career: Played in 76 matches and 232 sets ... Recorded 420 kills on 1,130 attempts ... Hitting percentage of .227 ... Recorded 154 blocks, 102 digs, 28 service aces and 5 assists ... Averaging 1.81 kills, 0.66 blocks, 0.43 digs and 0.12 aces per set ... Double digit kills in 12 matches ... Career-highs of 20 kills (Delaware, 9/17/13), 10 blocks (St. John's, 10/12/13), 7 digs (Providence, 10/31/14), 5 aces (Georgetown, 10/10/14) and 1 assist, five times (St. John's, 10/18/13 - Delaware, 9/16/14 - Creighton, 10/11/14 - DePaul, 11/14/14 - La Salle, 9/19/15)

2015:
Played in 16 matches and 25 sets ... Recorded 8 kills on 23 attempts ... Hitting percentage of .130 ... Recorded 6 blocks, 1 dig, 1 service ace and 1 assist ... Averaged 0.32 kills and 0.24 blocks per set ... Season-high 2 kills three times, last vs La Salle (9/19/15) ... Season-high 3 blocks vs La Salle (9/19/15) ... Season-high 1 dig vs La Salle (9/19/15) ... Season-high 1 ace at Penn (9/18/15) ... Career-high/season-high 1 assist vs La Salle (9/19/15)

2014: Played in 33 matches and 108 sets - started in 24 ... Recorded 209 kills on 631 attempts ... Hitting percentage of .192 ... Recorded 21 service aces, 66 blocks, 53 digs and 3 assists ... Averaged 1.94 kills, 0.19 aces, 0.61 blocks and 0.49 digs per set ... Double digit kills in six matches ... Season-high 14 kills vs DePaul (11/14/14) ... Career-high/season-high 5 aces vs Georgetown (10/10/14) ... Season-high 7 blocks vs San Diego State (9/6/14) ... Career-high/season-high 7 digs at Providence (10/31/14) ... Career-high/season-high 1 assist three times, last vs DePaul (11/14/14)

2013: Played in 27 matches and 99 sets ... Recorded 203 kills on 476 attempts ... Hitting percentage of .279 ... Recorded 82 blocks, 48 digs, 6 service aces and 1 assist ... Averaged 2.05 kills, 0.83 blocks and 0.48 digs per set ... Double digit kills in six matches ... Career-high/season-high 20 kills vs Delaware (9/17/13) ... Career-high/season-high 10 blocks at St. John's (10/12/13) ... Career-high/season-high 4 digs four times, last at St. John's (10/12/13) ... Career-high/season-high 1 ace six times, last at Marquette (10/26/13) ... Career-high/season-high 1 assist vs St. John's (10/18/13) ... Named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll once (9/16/13) ... Named to the Maryland Invitational All-Tournament Team

Olympia High School: Earned three varsity letters for a team that won the 4A state championship her junior year (2011), while also finishing fourth in the state in 2012 and sixth in 2010 ... Named to the Seattle Times All-State team as a senior and was a two-time first team All-Narrows League selection as a junior and a senior ... Both of those years was also tabbed as an All-Area selection by the Tacoma News Tribune and The Olympian ... Graduated as the school record holder in five different categories, including most block assists in a single set (6) and for a match (10) ... Also holds the records for highest hitting percentage in a match (1.000, 9-for-9), season (.415) and career ... Played club volleyball for KJVBC (two years) and the Olympia Volleyball Club (four years).

Personal: Born 8/30/94 in Olympia, Wash. ... Only child of Paul and Beth Berendt ... Enjoys volunteering in the community along with reading and spending time with friends ... Chose Villanova for the combination of the school's academic rigors along with the athletic opportunities provided ... Political Science major.



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