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Maria Bellinger
Player Profile:
Maria Bellinger 2786043
Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 6'1"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Paramus, N.J.
High School: Paramus
Major: Psychology
Experience: 1 Letter

AT DELAWARE
• Second-year member of the Blue Hens
• has totaled 698 kills, 414 digs, and 82 blocks during her career
• 2017 ECAC Academic Honor Roll Selection. 

2017 SEASON (MATCH BY MATCH STATISTICS)
Started in all 26 matches during her sophomore campaign • the only Blue Hen to compete in all 96 sets • selected to Third Team All-CAA • ranked third in the CAA with 360 kills, averaging 3.75 per set and fourth with 399.0 points, averaging 4.16 • led the Blue Hens on the season in both statistics while also leading the team with 18 service aces, ranked second with 233 digs, and tied for fourth on the squad with 36 blocks • named to the West Virginia Invitational All-Tournament Team, Yale Invitational All-Tournament Team, Temple/Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia Cherry & White Challenge All-Tournament Team, and George Washington All-Tournament Team • named Preseason CAA Honorable Mention • reached double-digit kills in 17 matches, including seven consecutive matches twice • recorded a career-high of 28 kills at George Washington on Sept. 15 and matched her career-high at UNCW on Oct. 6 • posted a career-high 20 digs while adding 25 kills vs. UMBC on Sept. 15 • also slammed 25 kills at William & Mary on Sept. 21 • posted 19 digs and 23 kills at Elon on Sept. 23 • had 16 digs to go with 12 kills vs. Elon on Oct. 22 • finished the season with six double-doubles • named CAA Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 18.

2016 SEASON (MATCH BY MATCH STATISTICS)
Selected to CAA All-Rookie Team • appeared in 32 matches while making 29 starts during her freshman campaign • tied for the team lead with 338 kills, while her 2.77 kills per set led the Blue Hens • ranked second on the team with 381 total points, was third with 18 service aces, and placed fourth with 181 digs • reached double digit kills in 18 matches, including 10 of the final 13 contests  recorded career-highs of 21 kills and 14 digs vs. UNCW on Sept. 29 • matched her career-high with 14 digs to go with 13 kills in the CAA Tournament semifinal win vs Charleston on Nov. 19 • also had 14 digs vs. Penn and Northeastern • recorded 18 kills, 10 digs, and four blocks in the win vs. Hofstra on Nov. 6 • finished the year with six double-doubles • named CAA Rookie of the Week on Nov. 7


HIGH SCHOOL
AVCA Under Armour Honorable Mention All-American • 2015 Max Preps and PrepVolleyball.com All-American • named New Jersey Gatorade Player of the Year and Newark Star-Ledger State Player of the Year as a senior • tabbed North Jersey Player of the Year during her final two years • first team All-League, All-Bergen County, All-North Jersey, All-Group 3, and All-State honoree • Brian Piccolo Award recipient • four-year starter at Paramus • led the team to four consecutive Big North League championships, and to the 2015 Group 3 state sectional title • set a school record with 1,527 career kills • member of National Honor Society.

PERSONAL
Maria Lynne Bellinger • born June 16, 1998 • daughter of Mike and MariaElena Bellinger • has two younger brothers, Matthew and Mason • mother played volleyball at Rutgers and served as Maria's head coach in high school • psychology major at Delaware with a minor in coaching science.

CAREER HIGHS
Kills: 28, twice, last at UNCW, 10/6/17
Aces: 3, twice, last vs. Holy Cross, 9/16/17
Digs: 20 vs. UMBC, 9/15/17
Blocks: 4, four times, last at Elon, 9/23/17

CAREER STATISTICS

Year Sets K E TA Pct. Asst. SA Digs BS BA TB
2016 122 338 156 1078 .169 6 18 181 5 41 46
2017 96 360 168 1051 .183 14 18 233 6 30 36
TOTALS 218 698 324 2129 .176 20 36 414 11 71 82
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