16 Rachel Thomas
16 - Rachel Thomas
Height: 6-2
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Okemos, Mich.
High School: Okemos HS
Position: MB
Major: Exercise Science, Physical Education and Wellness
Club: Team Detroit
m 30
k/s 2.64
h % .260
a/s 0.04
b/s 0.89
sa/s 0.06
d/s 0.34

2017: Started all 28 matches… collected 186 kills, 55 digs, 73 blocks (17 solo), 242 points and 11 service aces and added a hitting percentage of .230… her block total and solo blocks number led Tech on the season, while her kills and points ranked second… set a new career-high with eight blocks at Eastern Kentucky (Sept. 29)… set a new career-high hitting percentage (min. 10 attempts) of .500 against Southeast Missouri (Oct. 27)… had five games with double-digit kills.

2016: Played in all of Tech’s 29 matches, starting 27… totaled 219 kills (for an average of 2.13 per set), 50 digs, 48 blocks (six solo) and 246 points… her kill and point totals led the team and her 48 blocks ranked second… put up a career-high 15 kills versus Eastern Kentucky (Sept. 23) in Tech’s OVC season-opener, which marked one of her seven games with double-digit kills… put together a career-high hitting percentage (min. 10 attempts) of .387 off 31 tries also against EKU… had three games with five blocks (Aug. 27 versus UAB, Sept. 3 versus Northwestern State and Sept. 10 at Middle Tennessee)… also collected a career-high 17 points against UAB.

High School: Thomas comes to Tech from Okemos High School, where she won three letters as a middle and right side under head coach Jamie Ianni… compiled 788 kills, 291 blocks, 137 service aces and 559 digs in her career… helped the Chieftains to 2013 and 2015 Capital Area Activities Conference titles… received Class A all-area honors from the Lansing State Journal in 2014 and 2015 and All-Region honors from the Michigan Interscholastic Volleyball Coaches Association in 2014 and 2015… also earned CAAC Blue Division All-Conference honors in 2014 and 2015 and was on the honorable mention list in 2013… named to the 2014 AVCA Phenom list and 2015 AVCA Under Armour All-American watch list.

Personal: Majoring in general curriculum… named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll three times (fall 2017, spring 2017, fall 2016) and the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll once (2016-17).

Recent Games
Oct 26 Morehead State L, 3-1
Oct 27 Eastern Kentucky L, 3-2
Nov 2 at Tennessee State W, 3-0
Nov 3 at Belmont W, 3-2
Nov 7 Jacksonville State L, 3-0
Nov 10 UT Martin L, 3-1
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 30 16
Sets 118 66
Kills 311 165
Kills per set 2.64 2.50
Errors 106 58
Total Attacks 789 416
Hitting Percentage .260 .257
Assists 5 2
Assists per set 0.04 0.03
Service Aces 7 3
Service Errors 13 8
Service Aces per set 0.06 0.05
Reception Errors 0 0
Digs 40 23
Digs per set 0.34 0.35
Block Solo 19 15
Block Assist 86 52
Block Total 105 67
Blocks per set 0.89 1.02
Block Errors 10 6
Ball Handling Errors 0 0
Points 380.0 209.0
Points per set 3.2 3.2
Matches started 30 16
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Aug 24 vs. Fairleigh Dickinson W, 3-1 1 4 20 2 37 .486 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 21.5
Aug 24 vs. Evansville L, 3-2 1 5 11 2 24 .375 1 0 0 0 4 0 5 0 5 0 13.5
Aug 25 at Western Illinois W, 3-1 1 4 16 5 30 .367 0 0 1 0 0 1 7 1 8 0 20.5
Aug 30 Hampton W, 3-0 1 3 7 0 16 .438 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 7.5
Aug 31 USC Upstate W, 3-0 1 3 8 0 21 .381 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 8.5
Aug 31 New Orleans L, 3-2 1 5 14 6 37 .216 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 0 6 0 18.0
Sep 1 East Carolina L, 3-0 1 3 9 9 33 .000 2 2 0 0 4 0 3 0 3 0 12.5
Sep 4 Chattanooga W, 3-1 1 4 13 2 32 .344 0 1 1 0 0 1 4 2 5 0 17.0
Sep 7 vs. North Alabama W, 3-1 1 4 12 5 31 .226 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 3 0 13.5
Sep 7 at Memphis L, 3-1 1 4 10 2 24 .333 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 10.5
Sep 8 vs. ULM L, 3-0 1 3 4 2 18 .111 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 5.0
Sep 14 at Seattle U L, 3-0 1 3 6 2 22 .182 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 6.5
Sep 14 vs. Montana State L, 3-1 1 4 10 7 31 .097 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 10.5
Sep 15 vs. Idaho State L, 3-0 1 3 6 4 17 .118 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.0
Sep 21 at Eastern Kentucky L, 3-2 1 5 12 3 27 .333 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 4 0 14.0
Sep 22 at Morehead State L, 3-0 1 3 9 2 16 .438 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 9.5
Sep 28 Belmont W, 3-2 1 5 12 4 30 .267 1 1 2 0 0 3 4 1 7 0 18.0
Sep 29 Tennessee State L, 3-1 1 4 5 4 31 .032 1 0 0 0 3 1 5 0 6 0 8.5
Oct 2 at Jacksonville State L, 3-1 1 4 8 3 20 .250 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 2 4 0 10.0
Oct 6 at Southeast Missouri L, 3-2 1 5 21 5 39 .410 0 0 0 0 3 1 3 0 4 0 23.5
Oct 12 SIUE W, 3-0 1 3 15 3 28 .429 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 15.5
Oct 13 Eastern Illinois W, 3-2 1 5 6 5 23 .043 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 5 0 9.0
Oct 19 at Murray State L, 3-0 1 3 4 3 18 .056 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 5 0 7.5
Oct 20 at Austin Peay L, 3-2 1 5 17 4 37 .351 0 1 2 0 4 2 2 1 4 0 21.0
Oct 26 Morehead State L, 3-1 1 4 9 8 30 .033 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 0 3 0 11.0
Oct 27 Eastern Kentucky L, 3-2 1 5 12 4 33 .242 0 0 2 0 4 0 7 1 7 0 15.5
Nov 2 at Tennessee State W, 3-0 1 3 9 1 14 .571 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 3 0 11.0
Nov 3 at Belmont W, 3-2 1 5 13 2 29 .379 0 0 0 0 2 1 8 0 9 0 18.0
Nov 7 Jacksonville State L, 3-0 1 3 9 2 20 .350 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 11.5
Nov 10 UT Martin L, 3-1 1 4 4 5 21 -.048 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 2 0 5.5
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
2016-17 29 103 219 2.13 118 672 .150 1 0.01 0 0.00 50 0.49 6 42 48 0.47 246.0 2.4
2017-18 28 97 186 1.92 69 508 .230 1 0.01 11 0.11 55 0.57 17 56 73 0.75 242.0 2.5
2018-19 30 118 311 2.64 106 789 .260 5 0.04 7 0.06 40 0.34 19 86 105 0.89 380.0 3.2
2019-20 27 92 223 2.42 66 546 .288 3 0.03 0 0.00 8 0.09 13 55 68 0.74 263.5 2.9
Total 114 410 939 2.29 359 2515 .231 10 0.02 18 0.04 153 0.37 55 239 294 0.72 1131.5 2.8
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
Total 30 118 311 2.64 106 789 .260 5 0.04 7 0.06 40 0.34 19 86 105 0.89 380.0 3.2
Conference 16 66 165 2.50 58 416 .257 2 0.03 3 0.05 23 0.35 15 52 67 1.02 209.0 3.2
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Home 13 51 123 2.41 52 355 .200 4 0.08 5 0.10 18 0.35 11 38 49 0.96 158.0 3.1
Away 11 44 125 2.84 32 276 .337 0 0.00 1 0.02 15 0.34 8 36 44 1.00 152.0 3.5
Neutral 6 23 63 2.74 22 158 .259 1 0.04 1 0.04 7 0.30 0 12 12 0.52 70.0 3.0
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Wins 11 43 131 3.05 29 291 .351 1 0.02 3 0.07 6 0.14 8 36 44 1.02 160.0 3.7
Losses 19 75 180 2.40 77 498 .207 4 0.05 4 0.05 34 0.45 11 50 61 0.81 220.0 2.9
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August 6 24 76 3.17 15 165 .370 1 0.04 1 0.04 8 0.33 3 19 22 0.92 89.5 3.7
September 12 45 108 2.40 46 312 .199 4 0.09 4 0.09 14 0.31 5 29 34 0.76 131.5 2.9
October 8 34 92 2.71 35 228 .250 0 0.00 1 0.03 14 0.41 7 26 33 0.97 113.0 3.3
November 4 15 35 2.33 10 84 .298 0 0.00 1 0.07 4 0.27 4 12 16 1.07 46.0 3.1