Natalie

Welsch

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Height: 6'2"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Eden Prairie, Minn.
High School: Minnehaha Academy

Bio

2015:

  • Appeared in all 29 matches, playing in all 107 sets on the season.
  • Ranked third on the team with 210 kills, averaging 1.96 per set.
  • Notched a season-high 14 kills in a 3-0 win over Loyola on Oct. 31.
  • Ranked second on the team with 70 blocks on the season, averaging 0.65 per set.
  • Added a season-high nine blocks in a 3-1 loss to Fairfield on Sep. 4.
  • Named to UMass Lowell Invitational All-Tournament team.
  • Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

2014:

  • Played in nine matches on the season.
  • Missed most of the season due to injury.
  • Appeared in 31 sets.
  • Finished sixth on the team with 66 kills on the season.
  • Set a season high 15 kills in a matchup against Colgate on Nov. 01.
  • Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

2013:

  • Played in all 28 matches on the season.
  • Appeared in 92 sets.
  • Led the team in kills with 232 (2.52 per set).
  • Finished third on the team in blocks with 41.
  • Also posted 24 assists on the season.
  • Had a season-high 22 kills against Bryant (9/14).
  • Named to Harvard Invitational All-Tournament team with 27 kills over the two match tournament.
  • Received Brown Invitational All-Tournament team accolades with 36 kills over three matches.
  • Named to Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

Before Holy Cross:

  • Five–year starter on the varsity volleyball team at Minnehaha Academy for coach Kelley Gowling.
  • Team captain as a senior.
  • A three-time All-Conference selection.
  • Earned Academic All-State honors five times.
  • Named to the Breakdown Sports Super 100 as a senior.
  • Broke the school record for most career assists.
  • Helped lead team to the Tri-Metro Conference championship and the Sub-Section 4AA West title in 2008, and the 2009 Section 4AA championship in 2009.
  • Member of the Mizuno M1 volleyball club for coaches Dustin Vincent (2011) and Joy Tietz (2012).
  • Previously played with the Northern Lights club volleyball team under coach Walt Weaver (2009-2010), placing second (2010) and third (2009) at the 15 Gold at AAU Nationals…member of National Honor Society.


Personal:

  • Daughter of Bob and Heidi Welsch.
  • Has one brother (Isaac).
  • An Accounting major.
 Welsch's Career Statistics
Season Sets Played Kills Assists Digs Blocks Aces
2013 92 232 24 17 41 0
2014 31 66 1 16 11 0
2015 107 210 6 40 70 0
Total 230 508 31 73 122 0

 

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