University of Miami Athletics

Ciara Michel


Middle Blocker




Redshirt Junior


Miami, Florida

High School

Palmer Trinity HS

Team Captain…coming off her best season as a Hurricane…is an intimidating blocker and effective hitter…named to the 2007 Preseason All-ACC Team.

2006 (RS-Junior)
Named to the 2006 All-ACC Second Team…played in all of Miami’s 119 games…led the team with a career-high 168 total blocks…ended the season ranked fourth in the ACC in blocks, averaging 1.41 per game…recorded at least eight blocks in six matches…led the team in blocks in 18 matches…tied her single-match Miami record for total blocks with 12 against Florida A&M… tied the Miami three-game match record for blocks with nine against Maryland…led the team with a career-high .299 season hitting percentage, placing her ninth in the ACC…had a career- high 22-kill match at Clemson…recorded 14+ kills in eight matches…also led the team in kills in eight matches…averaged 2.82 kills per game for the season…added a career-high three aces against Florida A&M…garnered All-ACC Academic Team honors…named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.

2005 (RS-Sophomore)
Appeared in 28 matches and played in 107 games…set a Miami record for solo blocks in a season (27)…tallied a career-best 209 kills for 1.95 kills per game…set a Miami match record with 12 total blocks against Florida State…fifth in the ACC with a team-high 133 total blocks (27 BS-106 BA) for 1.24 blocks per game…led the team in total blocks 13 times during the season…turned in seven double-digit kill performances…set a Miami match record with five solo blocks against Clemson…turned in six eight-plus block performances…recorded a career-best 18 kills against Georgia Tech, while also adding eight total blocks…went 8-of-9 while committing only one error for a .778 hitting percentage in Miami’s season finale against Duke…named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.

2004 (RS-Freshman)
Became a dominant force in the middle for the Hurricanes after redshirting her freshman season…appeared in 91 games…was the team leader in solo blocks (23), block assists (109), total blocks (132) and blocks per game (1.45)…her 1.45 blocks per game placed her third in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 35th in the nation…set a new UM match record with 11 block assists against Virginia Tech, also matching their record for total blocks in a match…after only one season, is the all-time blocks per game leader (1.45)…registered 139 kills during the season for a 1.49 kills per game average…registered double-digit kill efforts against SMU (11), Duke (10) and Virginia (10)…recorded a .714 attacking percentage after tallying a season-high 11 kills on 14 attempts while committing no errors against SMU…her .714 attacking percentage against SMU placed her second on the all-time individual match records list…posted a season-high four digs against Cincinnati…went five-of-eight for a .625 attacking percentage with seven total blocks (1 BS-6 BA) against Virginia…had a season-high four solo blocks at North Carolina, also adding four block assists for eight total blocks and recorded eight kills…was honored as the team’s Most Improved Player…named to the 2004-05 ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2003 (Redshirt)
Granted a redshirt during her freshman year.

High School (Palmer Trinity)
Honors include selection for the SFISAA All Conference Team (2001/02), the Westminster Christian School All-Tournament Team (2001), Palmer Trinity School’s Most Valuable Player (2001) and Crusader Invitational All -Tournament Team (2002). Club (Boomers 17’s) OVA Invitational Champions, Florida Regional Runners-Up, the Power League Champions and the Florida Fest Champions…Also participated in Florida High Performance 17’s team and South Florida Volleyball Club 16’s while 14 years old and 17’s while 15. (South Florida Volleyball Club): 2000 AAU Champions…the Peachtree Classic Champions (2000)…Early Bird Extravaganza Runner-Up (2001) …won AAU and Peachtree Championships (2000) and placed second in Early Bird Extravaganza (2001) with South Florida Volleyball Club.

Majoring in psychology.