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19 Maria Bellinger

AT DELAWARE
Second-year member of the Blue Hens • has totaled 338 kills, 181 digs, and 46 block during her first season.

2016 SEASON (MATCH BY MATCH STATISTICS)
Appeared in 32 matches while making 29 starts during her freshman campaign • Tied for the team lead with 338 kills • led all Blue Hens with 2.77 kills per set • ranked third on the squad with 18 service aces • second on the team with 381 total points • reached double-digit kills in 18 matches  recorded a career-high 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 Charleson on Nov. 19 • recorded 18 kills, 10 digs, and four blocks in the win vs. Hofstra on Nov. 6 • named CAA Rookie of the Week (Nov. 7) • selected to the CAA All-Rookie Team. 


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 • has not declared a major at Delaware.

CAREER HIGHS
Kills: 21 vs. UNCW, 9/29/16
Aces: 3 at Northeastern, 10/10/16
Digs: 14, four times, last vs. Charleston, 11/19/16
Blocks: 4, three times, last vs. Hofstra, 11/6/16

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
TOTALS 122 338 156 1078 .169 6 18 181 5 41 46
Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 6'1"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Paramus, N.J.
High School: Paramus
Major: Undeclared
Experience: 1 Letter
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