4 Denise Van de Mortel
Denise  Van de Mortel

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Temecula, CA

High School:
Murrieta Valley

Height:
5-9

Position:
Setter

Experience:
3V

Club Team:
951 Elite


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HIGH SCHOOL: Played volleyball at Murrieta Valley High School...helped Murrieta Valley to a 26-5 overall record as a senior and an 8-2 mark in the Southwestern League...played in 90 games as a senior, registering 67 kills, 34 aces, 54 solo blocks, 53 block assists, 226 digs and 836 total assists...was a three-time Southwestern League All-Academic selection and earned first-team All-Southwestern League honors once and second-team honors twice...also was a member of the track and field team and the soccer squad.

Denise Van de Mortel's Collegiate Career

FRESHMAN (2008): Was the Bulldogs starting setter, playing in all 31 matches and 117 sets...her 1,206 assists rankes her eighth in the Zags single-season record book and career record book...was third in digs (248) and blocks (70) and tied for third in service aces (18) ...finished with nine double-doubles (assists/digs) to her credit...had double-figure assists in all 31 contests...had 50 or more assists six times...passed out a career-high 65 assists at Washington State University (9/10)...added 18 digs against WSU...had a career-high 20 digs versus Virginia Commonwealth (9/19)...collected 15 digs and dished out 58 assists against Loyola Marymount University (11/13)...had six blocks versus Boise State University (9/5) and at Washington State...served up three aces against Virginia Commonwealth...tallied a career-high six kills, along with 44 asssits, eight digs and six blocks at Boise State (9/5).

SOPHOMORE (2009): Played in all 28 matches, including 112 sets...was one of two setters for the Bulldogs...finished with a team-high 783 assists, a 6.99 assist per set average...she finished seventh in the WCC in total assists...was second on the team in digs with 206, a 1.84 digs per set average, and third on the team in service aces with 13...also had 23 kills and 28 blocks... had double-figure assists in all but one match...registered nine double-doubles (assists/digs)...passed out a season-high 58 assists and added 10 digs, three blocks, two service aces and two kills in GU's 3-2 victory over the University of San Francisco (11/14)...had a season-high 17 digs in a 3-1 setback to Saint Mary's College (10/24)...had a season-high four blocks on two different occasions; versus Boise State University (9/5) and at Pepperdine University (11/7).

JUNIOR (2010): Played in all 31 matches, including 114 sets...led the team with 1,024 assists and 19 service aces...also had 244 digs, 70 total blocks and 58 kills...had eight double-doubles on the season...with her 1,024 assists, she now has 3,013 career assists to stand in sixth in the Gonzaga career record book...passed out a season-high 58 assists and had six digs, three kills and two block assists at the University of Portland, Oct. 23...handed out 43 assists, and had a season-high 17 digs against Santa Clara University, Oct. 9...tied a career-high in kills with six in Gonzaga's 3-1 win over Loyola Marymount University, Nov. 11...tied a career-high in service aces with three against Eastern Washington University, Nov. 17...had five blocks, along with 42 assists, 15 digs, five blocks and two service aces against the University of Idaho, Sept. 18...was named All-Tournament at the Pioneer Classic and garnered All-Tournament honors at the Zags Volleyball Classic.

Misc: 3.9 high school GPA...honor roll...California Scholarship Federation member.

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