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Michele Marenus

position

Defensive Specialist

Height

5-8

Class

Freshman

Hometown

Miami, Fla.

High School

Our Lady of Lourdes Academy

Michele Marenus - Volleyball - University of Miami Athletics

2015 (Sophomore): Had a service ace in three-set victory over Illinois State (Aug. 28) … Recorded a service ace in five-set win over Kansas State (Aug. 29) … Saw action in win over Georgia Tech (Oct. 2) … Saw action in victory at Wake Forest (Oct. 9) .. Saw action against No. 22 Louisville (Nov. 13) … Had one dig in win at Clemson (Nov. 25)

2014 (Freshman): Appeared in 82 sets over 26 matches, making one start … Tied for fifth on the team with 12 service aces …Made her Hurricane debut against Virginia Tech, recording three digs and a service ace in victory over Virginia Tech … Recored a service ace and a dig in victory over Wake Forest … Recorded two service aces, one assist, and two digs in victory over North Carolina State … Notched two service aces and four digs in win over Pittsburgh … Recorded six digs and one service ace agaist Syracuse … Notched three digs in the victory against Boston College … Had two services aces in NCAA Tournament first round victory over UCF … Recorded a service ace in second round match against No. 8 Florida

High School: Was the team captain and team MVP after helping Our Lady of Lourdes Academy to a 8A District 15 championship and appearance in the regional semifinals … Named first team All-Dade by the Miami Herald … Three-time Miami Herald Player of the Week during her senior season … Named AVCA Class 8A region 4 District 15 Player of the year … Recorded 298 kills, 187 digs and 39 aces as a senior for the Bobcats … As a junior, earned second team All-Dade after helping Lourdes earn the 8A District 15 championship and reach the regional semifinal … Played club volleyball for Voleimiami, helping them win the Fort Lauderdale Showcase and place fourth at the Florida Regionals

Personal: Full name is Michele Wolf Marenus …Daughter of Mitch Marenus and Lourdes Wolf-Marenus … Has one sibling, Laura … Intends to major in sport administration … Hobbies include beach volleyball, working out and reading … Was a member of the National Honor Society, National English Honor Society and Key Club in high school.